City & Population Records

The following is a general listing of what hold in our collection related to City and Population records. Please contact us at 978-686-9230 or for more information.

  • Lawrence City Documents (bound annual reports of various city departments) 1846 - 1913
  • Board of Health records, including some death registers, communicable disease registers
  • Board of Health minutes
  • Chattel Mortgages
  • Vital Records (microfiche) to 1905 (hardbound located at City Hall)
  • U.S. Census for Lawrence 1850 – 1920 (except 1890, which burned) on microfilm
  • City Directories 1847 – 1994
  • School Committee minutes 1847 – 1853
  • Annual Reports, various during 20th century (earlier are found in bound City Documents)
  • City Atlases showing lot layouts and often ownership 1875, 1888, 1906, 1926, 1938
  • Cemetery Records


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Lawrence, MA 01840

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Founded in 1978 as the Immigrant City Archives, the mission of the Lawrence History Center is to collect, preserve, share, and animate the history and heritage of Lawrence and its people.