Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Massachusetts National Guard Museum and Archives

*Updated 8-2015

Hours are 9am-4pm and researchers are encouraged to contact the Archives a day in advance prior to coming over for research.

The NG Museum & Archives has moved to the Concord Armory, located at:
91 Everett St
Concord, MA 01742

And they can be reached at:

Phone: 978-369-4807

As a genealogist, I believe in being familiar with all of the records repositories in my region. A few days ago, someone asked me a question about military records held within the state of Massachusetts.

The State of Massachusetts military records are maintained at the MA National Guard Museum & Archives located in Worcester, MA. Their website is easy to navigate and provides a reasonably good idea of what records they have.

MA National Guard Museum & Archives Website

Their records are not online, so you would need to either go there yourself or arrange for a researcher to visit for you.

According to their website, they have records dating from 1775 to the near present and are not limited to service and unit records.

The Museum is open Monday- Friday from 9am - 4pm and researchers are encouraged to call ahead a day in advance.

Gun port in the walls of the Massachusetts NG Archives and Museum. 

The pictures on this post are of the Worcester NG Armory, which housed the Museum and Archives at 44 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609 until 2014.