Nantucket Records

 

Vital Records

Earliest to 1849

1850 to 1910

Massachusetts Archives at Columbia Point
220 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125
Phone 617-727-2816
They have a searchable index.

1911 and later

Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
1st Floor, 150 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester MA 02125-3105
(next to the Bayside Expo Center)
Phone (617) 740-2600

Lewis Funeral Home Records 1894 - 2006

Probate

Established 22 June 1695 from Dukes County

Town and County Building
16 Broad Street, PO Box 1116, Nantucket, MA 02554
Main Telephone: (508) 228-2669
Hours: M -F 8:15AM - 3PM  Get Driving Directions

Online transcripts

Wills & Probates, 1680-1778  Jane Devlin site
Wills & Probates, 1778-1815  Jane Devlin site
Wills & Probates, 1815-1842  Jane Devlin site

Deeds

16 Broad Street Nantucket MA 02554
Tel: (508) 228-7250 
Fax: (508) 325-5331 
Email: jen.ferreira@sec.state.ma.us 
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 
8:00a.m.-12:00p.m. & 1:00p.m.-3:45p.m. 

Recorded Land Name Search (Dates Available: 01/02/1967-Current)

Census Data

1855 Massachusetts State Census
1865 Massachusetts State Census

The Nantucket Atheneum contains, on microfilm, U.S. censuses for Nantucket for the following years: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880. On microfilm only. Also on microfilm are handwritten town censuses for Nantucket for the following years: 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1870, 1880, 1895. On microfilm only; originals available at the Nantucket Historical Association. Location: CENSUS RECORDS - Microfilm Box - IX - first census - Heads of Families, Box- X - census 1800 - 1820, Box- XI - census 1830, Box- XII - census of 1870, 1880, 1895.

City Directories and Reports

Annual reports of the town of Nantucket from 1893 to the present are available. Nantucket "tourist guides" from 1897 to Present (some omissions) are available to researchers upon request. Phone directories from 1929 to the present day (some omissions) are available to researchers upon request. Reports of the Town of Nantucket Annual Reports of the Town of Nantucket from 1893 to the present are available.

Miscellaneous

Social Security Death Index - Ancestry.com (free)