Archives

The Scituate Archive Holdings are public record open to all for research purposes. For a nominal fee of ten dollars you may submit your research request(s) in writing and include ten dollars for each certified copy of Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate.

The Scituate Town Archives is the depository for all Town Records. These include records from 1636 to present.

Archive Mission Statement

The mission of the Archives is to provide the Town of Scituate, the citizens of the Town and the general public availability by identifying, acquiring, arranging, describing, preserving, and making accessible--for the use of Town agencies, scholars, students, and the general public--the records of enduring value created or received by Town agencies and elected officials.
The Town of Scituate Archives serves government record creators and users, providing education and guidance on records' issues, conservation, research, and records management.

Our extensive collections chronicle the course of Scituate and its inhabitants since the incorporation of the Town in 1636, and illustrate the relationship between government and the population.

The Vital records of Birth begin with the first recording in 1639.

  • The Vital records of Deaths begin with the first recording in 1647.
  • The Vital records of Marriages begin with the first recording in 1640.
  • Town Reports begin in 1853.
  • Land Records from 1700's to present.
  • Property Deeds recorded after 1900, indexed as to grantor-grantee, book and page recorded at the Plymouth Registry of Deeds.
  • Town Meeting Records from 1665.
  • Minutes of the Board of Selectmen beginning in 1794.
  • All permanent Records of all other Town Departments.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Elizabeth Foster Town Archivist (781) 545-8745