ATTENTION: The Archives office will be closed on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 through Friday, November 25, 2022. Regular Archives office hours will resume on Monday, November 28, 2022.
Gloucester Archives is the repository of the town and City municipal records. The department contains one of the most complete collections of municipal records in the U.S., beginning before the town’s 1642 incorporation. The documents cover many different areas, including but not limited to:
Military records dating from the Revolution
Overseers of the Poor records, including children’s indentures
Property records and maps
Vital records for genealogists
These documents are housed in the Town and City Record Guide, Volumes One and Two. In addition, research tools in the office include:
Peterson file (a vertical file of newspaper clippings and pamphlets)
Studies and reports
Various other databases
The vast collection has been maintained and organized since 1987 by the volunteer Gloucester Archives Committee.