Resources for Rowley

The History of Rowley by Thomas Gage, 1840
This book is available for free on-line. Go to
MAEssex Mailing List:
An email mailing list specifically assigned for people researching ancestors who lived in Essex County, Massachusetts.

There are a number of ways to post queries for Essex County:

Essex Antiquarian Online
at the Essex County USGenWeb site, ongoing effort to transcribe the entire collection.
Higginson Book Company
Publisher of out of print and rare books, located in Salem, MA.
A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England before 1692
By James Savage
Heritage Quest
Check your local libraries to see if they offer card holder access to these terrific databases, which each contain a multitude of books about Ipswich and the early settlers- as well as census records and old newspapers.
Wills On-line
There are over a hundred early Essex County Wills online at the Essex County Home Page
Historical Societies
New England Naturalization Records
This page explains how to locate, research and request United States citizenship or naturalization records that occurred in various courts throughout New England. A link to a Fee Service is also provided