Massachusetts Genealogy


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Incorporated May 10, 1643

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God Bless America

Updated January 30, 2011

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The town of Wenham, originally called Enon, was part of the first settlement in Essex County in 1628.  Wenham,  Beverly, Manchester, Marblehead, Danvers, Topsfield, and part of Lynn were originally part of Salem.   It is about 20 miles north of Boston.  It is bounded by Hamilton, Beverly, Danvers, and Topsfield.

First Church in Wenham
First Church in Wenham was organized in 1644.  There is some history on the church website at


The Wenham Cemetery is located on Route 1A, about half a mile from the center of town, next to the Wenham Golf Course.  There are many very old gravestones in the front part of the cemetery, some recording deaths in the early 1700's.  Some of these pictures can be viewed here.

Fairfield Family Burial Ground - Photographs and inscriptions from an old family burial ground. 

Vintage Postcards and Photographs of Wenham - I have begun collecting vintage postcards and pictures of Wenham.  I will post them as I receive them, so keep checking back.

Picture of Ice Making on Wenham Lake - From The Illustrated London News, May 17, 1845

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Wenham Data

Clicking on these links will take you to actual town records and other data. 

Massachusetts Vital Records.

Town Clerks and Treasurers, 1644-1887 

Wenham Selectmen, 1654-1887

1884 Map of Wenham

1790 U.S. Census

1800 U.S. Census  

1810 U.S. Census  

1850 U.S. Census

Wenham Street Directory, 1886-7


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Wenham Resources

Wenham Roll Call - Who's researching who - this is a list of surnames and the name(s) and e-mail address(es) of those researching them.

Wenham Museum

Hamilton-Wenham Public Library


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Personal Genealogy Pages

These links will take you to personal genealogy Pages relating to Wenham.

Descendants of John Fairfield of Wenham - A genealogy site inspired by the research of Wynn Cowan Fairfield.

Paula's Genealogy Corner - A site devoted to Essex County families featuring genealogy of the Batchelder, Dodge, and Edwards families.

Do you have a site relating to Wenham genealogy that you would like featured on this page?  If so, please e-mail me.

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Visit Our Neighbors

Beverly, Massachusetts Genealogy Project

Danvers, Massachusetts Genealogy Project

Essex, Massachusetts Genealogy Project

Hamilton, Massachusetts Genealogy Project

Ipswich, Massachusetts Genealogy Project

Topsfield, Massachusetts Genealogy Project


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Essex County Massachusetts Genealogy Project - Founded August 1996.
Wenham Massachusetts Genealogy Project established April 22, 2002.
This site created and maintained by Paula Stephens.
Copyright 2002 by Paula Stephens

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