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The Online Genealogist: Old blueprints from the Mass. State Archives

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: My ancestor helped built public buildings in Brighton, Massachusetts in the early 20th century.  Do you know where those blue prints are preserved?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Answer: The Massachusetts State Archives has hundreds of blue prints of publicly accessible buildings.  You first need to consult the card index in the reading room of the archives (this is not online).  Then you make a formal agreement with the archives in writing that you want copies. According to the Reference Desk the price is currently $30.00 per page to have a blueprint scanned.  For more information call the archives at 617-727-2816, or email - archives@sec.state.ma.us 

Posted by David Lambert at 10/17/2012 11:27:04 PM | 


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