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Compiled by the Gloucester Archive Committee and Archive Volunteers, the following resources are intended to facilitate the study of various subjects relating to Gloucester's history.

Early Gloucester History
Names and Property of Early Settlers of Gloucester, 1642-1715
Volume 1 / Volume 2
Land Grants, Lanes Cove to Sandy Bay, 1687-1688

Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1776
Cape Ann Sailors and Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War, 1775-1782

Apprentices and Indentures 
Gloucester Apprentices During the Eighteenth Century
Indentured Children, 1739-1852

People and Vessels Lost at Sea 
Vessels Lost at Sea and Vessels That Lost Men at Sea, 1703-1873
Deaths at Sea Before 1873: Addendum to Fishermen's Memorial and Record Book

Gloucester and Cape Ann Cemeteries
Early Cemetery Gravestone Inscriptions 
Volume 1: First Parish Burial Ground
Volume 2: Bay View, Lanesville, Unitarian Church, Universalist Church, West Gloucester
Volume 3: Folly Cove, Rockport

Gloucester and Rockport Burials 1711-1898, includes inscriptions on gravestones

Gloucester Buildings and Architecture

Building Removals, 1874-1983 is an inventory of the relocation of buildings in Gloucester. Information includes the street the building was moved from, where it was relocated, the name of the mover, the date it was moved, the owner of the property, any additional notes regarding the property or the move, and the source of the information. The list is arranged in three different ways:
1. Chronologically
2. Alphabetical - Moved From
3. Alphabetical - Moved To

Indexes to Items and Collections at the City Archives
Index to Maps and Plans of Gloucester and Cape Ann, Mass., 1786-1997, undated
Index to City Manager's Files, 1954-1971
Index to Town Records Book II, 1692-1816

Historical Gleanings from the Gloucester Archives
A series of articles published in the The Essex Genealogist relating to Gloucester history. Volume includes: 
1. "Tools of the Trade - Gloucester Records," by John C. Reilly, May 1991
2. "Slavery in Gloucester, Massachusetts during the Colonials Period," by John C. Reilly, August 1992
3. "Jacob Lurvey's Apprenticeship Paper in 'Gloucester Records,'" by John C. Reilly, February 1993
4. "'Warnings Out' in Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1705-1792," by John C. Reilly, May & August, 1993
5. "Moments in History," by Edith M. Sparling, May 1993
6. "GAR Blacklist," by Priscilla O. Kippen-Smith, August 1993
7. "Gloucester Apprenticeship Papers, 1739-1852," by John C. Reilly, May, August & November, 1994
8. "Naturalization Records Added to Gloucester Archives," by John C. Reilly, November 1995
9. "Suffrage in Gloucester, Massachusetts before 1920," by Priscilla O. Kippen-Smith, November 1995

Gloucester Veterans of World War II
A list of the men and women who served in World War II including their name, branch of service, birth date, and source of the information. Click here for complete list.

Abbreviations of source material:
  • A, N, M, MM2 - Service Branch
  • CD - City Directory
  • F - Flicker photo or scrapbook
  • GT - Gloucester Daily Times
  • GT2 - second reference in Gloucester Daily Times
  • H - High School scrapbook
  • M - Moose list
  • T - Trinity list
  • V - Adjutant General Veteran's list
  • W - Ward lists

Veteran Memorials in the City of Gloucester

The following information about the Veteran Memorials in Gloucester was compiled by Karen Andrews of the Gloucester Engineering Department in 2008. Each entry includes historical information about the memorial and color photographs of the memorial. For the complete volume, arranged alphabetically click here.

Revolutionary War

Nathaniel Haraden Memorial

Stage Fort Park Cannons

Soldiers and Sailors Plaque and Cannons 

Civil War

Annisquam Civil War Monument

East Gloucester Civil War Dead

G. A. R. Memorial

Lanesville Soldiers Memorial

Liberty Statue

Riverdale Martyrs

Spanish-American War

Spanish American War Memorial

War with Spain Honor Roll

World War I

A. Piatt Andrew Bridge

Annisquam Soldiers Memorial Wood

Cole Square

Collins Square

Cunningham Square

Damians Square

Doucette Square

Doucette-Lingard Post 1624, VFW

Holland Square

Joan of Arc Statue

Knutsen Square

Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion Post 3

Lowe Square

Mattos Field

Mattos Square

McKenny Square

McKinnon Triangle

Milton Lane Square

Newell Stadium

Parsons Playground

Wass Square

Welch Square

Wile Square

World War I Honor Roll, City Hall

World War II

Becker Playground

Beeman School

Earl F. Rice, Jr. Playground

Gemmellaro-Ciaramitaro Playground

Merchant Mariners Memorial

Riverdale World War II Memorial

Ward 7 World War II Memorial

West Gloucester World War II Honor Roll

World War II Memorial

World War II Honor Roll, City Hall

World War II Marine Memorial Painting, City Hall

World War II Memorial, Rocky Neck Veterans

Korean War

Korean War Honor Roll

Korean War Memorial, Sargent Street

Korean War Memorial, Stacy Boulevard

Vietnam War

Amaral Square

Bowman Square

Burke Square

D’Amico Square

Kreseskie Square

Piscitello Square

Steven Lane Square

Tyne Square

Vietnam War Honor Roll

Vietnam War Memorial, Stacy Boulevard

Vietnam War Memorial, Gloucester High School

Operation Enduring Freedom

Steven Gerrior Memorial Plaque 

Multiple Campaigns and Veterans of Past, Present, and Future

Magnolia Veterans Memorial

Memorial Plaque, Gloucester City Hall

Major Fred W. Ritvo Veterans Center

Ten Pound Island Coast Guard Station

Ward 2 Veterans Memorial School

Ward 2 Veterans Memorial



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