Researching Your Malden Home

It’s no secret that Americans move around a lot. Whether it’s for a job, cheaper housing, or to be closer to friends and family, the average American will pack up and move 11.4 times over the course of their lifetime. With each new home comes a new story. After all, the home may be new […]

Hours & Access

The Archives, along with the art galleries and local history materials, are available to the public on Monday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-4:00 p.m., and by special appointment.

Malden Instructions

Book of Town Records, Vol. 2 1764-1812 Digitization by the Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA’’ In May the Provincial Congress asked the towns to “express their minds with respect to the important question of American Independence.” Malden was the first to respond. On Monday, May 27, 1776, the freemen of Malden declared by unanimous […]

About the Collection

The Malden Public Library houses the local history and the family histories in the renovated Converse Memorial Building with other special collections. The local history collection includes archive material, historic photographs, historic newspapers, maps, and books by local authors. The rare books room houses the Deloraine Pendre Corey Collection, the John Gardner Collection, and the […]

Local History


Many people who visit the archives are interested in their genealogy. They are generally looking to discover their own genealogy, although sometimes they are simply hoping to learn more about a prominent Malden family or figure. In order to help you make the most of your time in the archives, this pathfinder will highlight some helpful genealogical sources. Genealogy […]  is available to the public for in-library use only. Visitors may access it from computers in our local history room or from library computers in the main building.