Genealogical Adventures in Town Halls


Town halls are common in individual towns and cities in the United States, but particularly in the northeast. While town halls in newer areas of the country are simply places where the municipal business of the city is conducted, northeastern town halls can often be treasure troves of genealogical information. It’s usually easier to get information from them in person on a genealogical research trip, so put them on your list of places to visit when you go out in the field.
Here’s how to use northeastern town halls to look for genealogical information, how to approach the staff there to do searches for you, and what types of information you may find there...