Winchester History Links

Architecture / House History


  • Archival Center (miscellaneous family files and resources for research)
  • Town Clerk's Office (vital records dating from 1850 when the town was incorporated)
  • Winchester Public Library (partially indexed local newspapers on microfilm, local history books, plus access to online genealogy sites for residents with a library card.)

Cemetery Records

  • Wildwood Cemetery 
  • Calvary Cemetery (through Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden) 888-919-7926.

Help With Research

Historic Houses / Sites


Publications & Postings

(The above publications are still available for sale. For others, see "Winchester History Resources" above.)

History of Winchester by Chapman and Stone

This 2-volume set contains (vol. 1) the history of the town up to 1936, written by Henry Smith Chapman, and (vol. 2) the town's history from the end of World War I up to 1975 by Bruce Winchester Stone. It is still in print and under copyright by the town. Copies may be purchased from the Winchester Public Library or from Book Ends. Permission to reproduce the work or sections thereof must be obtained by writing to the Board of Selectmen.