External Web Sites
Digital Commonwealth is a Web portal and fee-based repository service for online cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives.
The Massachusetts Archives is responsible for securing, preserving and managing the records of state government. Searchable collections on this site include the Massachusetts Archives Collection Database (1629-1799), Index to Passenger Manifests (1848-1891), and Index to Vital Records (1841-1910).
The official Web site of the Massachusetts government. It includes links to the Office of the Governor, the Massachusetts Judicial Branch, and the Massachusetts General Court (state legislature).
Massachusetts Historical Society
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) is an independent research library and manuscript repository. Its holdings encompass millions of rare and unique documents and artifacts vital to the study of American history, including the Adams Family Papers. A selection of the Adams Family Papers are available as part of the MHS online collections.
National Park Service (NPS)
The fundamental purpose of the NPS is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such
means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations. The NPS provides highlights, statistics, and a list of national parks for Massachusetts.
Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The Citizen Information Service page contains facts about the history, government, and symbols of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The State Library of Massachusetts
The State Library collects materials that reflect Massachusetts' government, culture and history, and continues to maintain the most comprehensive collection of Massachusetts state publications in existence.