Massachusetts Online Historical Directories - listed by county

Expand your research by checking out the Massachusetts Online Historical Newspapers here.

Unsure of which county your city, town or village is a part? Check out RootsWeb's Town/County Locator here.

Barnstable Berkshire
EssexFranklin Hampden
Suffolk Worcester


In order to view directories at Historic Map Works, you must register (for free). This will give you 10 free credits allowing you to view 10 directories on the site. After you have used your 10 credits, you may either purchase more in increments of $10.00 each (each credit is worth 10 cents), or by purchasing a monthly subscription of $29.95 or a yearly one of $249.95. More info on rates is available here, and a list of available directories is here.

New England Business Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1916 - Free (Internet Archive)
 - Part I (through page 499; Fall River, Massachusetts: Machado, Manuel)

New England Business Directory and Gazetteer, Sampson & Murdock, 1918 - Free (Internet Archive)
 - Part I (through page 493; Springfield, Massachusetts: Carroll's Garage)

American Society Directory, Keller, 1930
- Free* (Historic Map Works)

Automobile Registration Directory, Auto List Publishers, 1949 - Free* (Historic Map Works)
 - Vol. 1, 6, 7, 8

Automobile Registration Directory, Auto List Publishers, 1952 - Free* (Historic Map Works)

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