Research Portal

Carlisle History and Genealogy Research Portal 

Ever wonder about the history of your family, your historic home, or just your town in general? The Carlisle Historical Society has compiled a list of links to sources on Carlisle history. Now Carlisle historical and genealogical resources can be found in one place and best yet, every source is free to access! Many of these sources are from and were digitized by libraries across the country. Thanks to a 2012 project by the Gleason Library, Carlisle now has a digitized version of the Wilkins Journals and an easy to navigate index tool too! This page by no means includes all the resources on Carlisle history. However, if you cannot find exactly what you are looking for please contact us and we would be happy to aid in your research!

Tips for navigating this portal:

—> Look through the list of resources and read their brief descriptions. The list can be viewed here

Research Portal Guide

—> Click the blue or underlined text below to access the embedded links
—> To zoom in on selected items click on the + magnifying glass icon. The magnifying glass will appear in either in the bottom right or top right of your screen.
—> Be sure to contact the Carlisle Historical Society with questions if you are unable to locate what you are looking for. Many historical items like deeds, letters, journals, and personal objects are not listed on the database and are stored in our archives. Also contact us if you would like to schedule access to our archives room.
—> Do you know what you are looking for?  Having a specific focus will help you select the best resources. Below is a list of resources organized by topic and ordered by relevance for that topic.

Resources for general town history:

5. Carlisle Mosquito Website (search archives using search bar in right corner)
6. Carlisle: As The Mosquito saw it (book of newspaper excerpts)
8. The History of Middlesex County

Resources for genealogy:

2. Green Cemetery Burial Index (created by Eagle Scout Jacob Golson in 2015)
3. Carlisle Vital records (through 1850)

Resources for historic home research:

Resources for church history:

2. Wilkins 1st Parish Church Records:
3. History of Concord and its surrounding towns (includes ecclesiastical History of Carlisle)