Links & References

Have you found a great local history resource, research tool or publication? Drop us a line and let us know!

Medford Historical Organizations & Resources
Medford Historic District Commission
Medford Historical Society
M-BELT/Medford Brooks Estate Land Trust
Royall House and Slave Quarters
Medford Public Library Local History
Preserve Medford – Medford Community Preservation Committee

State, Regional, & National Organizations
Massachusetts Historical Commission/MACRIS database
Historic New England
New England Historical Genealogical Society
Massachusetts Historical Society
Massachusetts State Archives
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey
National Historic Landmarks Program/National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places/National Park Service
Preservation Massachusetts
National Archives and Records Administration
American Antiquarian Society
Friends of the Middlesex Fells
Middlesex Canal Association
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Friends of the Mystic River

Homeowner References
Medford’s Historical House Marker Program, run by the Historical Society.
Home History, Preservation and Research (an article on how to research your historic home)
Many thanks to Kelly Ackford and her student Anna for sharing this article with us!

Available at the Medford Public Library, 111 High Street, (781) 395-7950.

Tracing the History of Your Medford House is a publication of the Medford Public Library, available here and in brochure form at the library.

History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855 by Charles Brooks; revised, enlarged, and brought down to 1885 by James M. Usher

Medford in the Revolution : Military history of Medford, Massachusetts, 1765-1783 : also list of soldiers and civil officers, with genealogical and biographical notes by Helen Tilden Wild

The Mystic River : a natural and human history and recreation guide including Winchester, Arlington, Cambridge, Medford, Malden, Somerville, Charlestown & Chelsea by Richard H. Beinecke

Medford : a brief history by Dee Morris

Please note, this is only a fraction of what’s available at the library! Our public library has books on everything from shipbuilding to the history of Medford’s Rotary Club.

Family History & Genealogy