Wellesley Historical Society

Genealogical Research

  • Notable Wellesley Residents Files. Secondary resources such as obituaries, newspaper clippings, prior research, etc. 
  • Individual and Family Archives. Primary resources such as personal correspondence, ledgers, diaries, etc. Collection is largely unprocessed, limited access available.  View our list of individual and family archives.
  • Annual Reports, Town of Wellesley, 1881-2002. Editions though 1954 contain births, deaths and marriages listed by month. Annual Reports through 1967 also contain information on residents who paid taxes property taxes, including valuation of real estate.
  • Photo Archives, 1881-present. Individual and family photos, occasionally with additional information written on the reverse.
  • Wellesley Town Directories, 1883-present. Similar to phone books today, historic directories provide a list of residents and their address.  Some directories also list the age and occupation of residents.
  • List of Residents, Town of Wellesley, 1902-present. Contain information on residents including name, age, occupation and address. Listed by street and precinct.
  • Library Collection. Including self-published genealogies and general Wellesley history books.

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