Nantucket Resources


Cyndi's List has a vast number of resources listed. It also has a lot of "How-to" type information. The site is huge and can be overwhelming, but is worth the effort.


The Nantucket Historical Association has launched a Nantucket Cemeteries Project in an effort to record the inscriptions of the island’s grave markers. The NHA inscription project has gathered epitaphs and condition information about many of the markers of Nantucket island, and created a database of information that allows searching across cemeteries. Gradually, more stones are being inventoried and maps are made, and will be made available.

Colored Cemetery
Founders Burial Ground
Friends' First Burial Ground
Old North Cemetery aka Gardner Burying Ground
New North Cemetery
Miacomet Indian Burial Ground
Mill Hill Cemetery
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Polpis Cemetery
St. Mary's Cemetery
Edward Lewis/Unitarian Cemetery
Newtown Cemetery aka Old South Cemetery
Quaker Cemetery
Quaise Burial Ground


The Inquirer and Mirror - since 1821
Nantucket Gazette - The Nantucket Antheneum has this and other newspapers on microfilm.


Nantucket Antheneum

Historical Societies

Nantucket Historical Association


The US Army Center of Military History - They have a photocopy service and lots of good info.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - Preserving the Memory of the Grand Army of the Republic and our Ancestors who Fought to Preserve the Union.
The On-Line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies devoted to the research of those residents of North America who remained loyal to the British Crown during the American War for Independence.
Massachusetts National Guard Military Museum - The Massachusetts National Guard Museum has a rich collection of National Guard history including an extensive Civil War archive.


New England Naturalization Records - This page explains how to locate, research and request United States citizenship or naturalization records that occurred in various courts throughout New England. A link to a Fee Service is also provided.


Summer Street Church
Living Faith Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Nantucket
St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle
United Methodist Church
First Congregational Church

Families & Local Histories

First Families