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.


List of Worcester County Cemeteries with some inscriptions and photos - Find A Grave

The database of cemetery listings below is provided courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) and

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Historical Societies

Central MA Genealogical Society
American Antiquarian Society
Ashburnham Historical Society
Athol Historical Society
Auburn Historical Society - 41 South St., Auburn, MA (508) 832-6856
Berlin Art & Historical Society
Bolton Historical Society
Boylston Historical Society
Charlton Historical Society
Clinton Historical Society
Douglas Historical Society
Fitchburg Historical Society
Grafton Historical Society
Harvard Histoircal Society
Hudson Historical Society
Holden Historical Society
Leicester Historical Commission
Leominster Historical Society
Lunenburg Historical Society
Marlborough Histoircal Society
Milford Historical Commission
Millbury Historical Society
New Braintree Historical Society
Northborough Historical Society
Oakham Historical Association
Paxton Historical Commission
Historical Society of Phillipston
Princeton Historical Society
Rutland Historical Society
Shrewsbury Historical Society
Southborough Historical Society
Southbridge Historical Commission
Sutton Historical Society - General Rufus Putnam Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA 01590
Narragansett Historical Society - Templeton
Upton Historical Society
Webster - Dudley Historical Society
West Boylston Historical Society
West Brookfield Historical Commission
Westminster Historical Society
Winchendon Historical Society
Worcester Historical Museum


The US Army Center of Military History - They have a photocopy service and lots of good info.
Sons of the American Revolution
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.
Naval History and Heritage


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.


List of Churches in Worcester County (courtesy of MA Home Town Locator)

Families & Local Histories

History of Worcester and Its People - PDF (large so be patient)

History of Worcester, Massachusetts: From Its Earliest Settlement to September, 1836; with Various Notices Relating to the History of Worcester County

Boylston Historical SeriesThe Historical Essays of George L. Wright, William O. Dupuis, Norman French, John Peterson, James G. Lewin, and William C. Noonan, Volumes 1-14. Index

History of the Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, from its Settlement in 1717 to 1829 (1847)

History of the Town of Princeton, in the County of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1759-1915 (1915)

History of the Town of Harvard, Massachusetts, 1732-1893 (2005)

The Early Records of Lancaster, Massachusetts. 1643-1725 (1884)

Centennial History of the Town of Millbury, Massachusetts (1915)

History of the Town of Berlin, Worcester County, Mass., from 1784-to 1895 (1895)

History of the Town of Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, from its First Settlement to 1881 (1882)

History of the Town of Gardner, Worcester County, Mass: From the Incorporation, June 27, 1785, to the Present Time

History of the Town of Hubbardston, Worcester County, Mass: From the Time Its Territory was Purchased of the Indians in 1686, to the Present

History of the Town of Winchendon, Worcester County, Mass: From the Grant of Ipswich Canada, in 1735, to the Present Time

A History of Rutland: Worcester County, Massachusetts, from Its Earliest Settlement, with a Biography of Its First Settlers

List of Persons Whose Names have Been Changed in Massachusetts. 1780-1883 (1885)

Some Lancaster Families - Genealogies