Boston Public Library Research

Newspapers & City Directories at the Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library, located in Copley Square in downtown Boston, Massachusetts has an extensive collection of city directories, newspapers and newspaper on microfilm in their microtext department. Newspapers are a great source of information for our genealogy research. They are often the most overlooked of all the resources available to us.

The BPL has many newspapers and city directories from all over the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts. Their collection of newspapers includes titles from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York and many others.

The Boston Public Library is one of my favorite repositories in Boston and I enjoy researching there.

The BPL is best accessed via public transportation.

Rates are $25 for one look-up or $40 per hour for three look-ups. Multiple look-ups- Send me an email for a quote. 

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