Metfern Cemetery is on the grounds of the closed Metropoliton State Hospital
and the Fernald State School. Now in a state of decay, it is unclear who is now responsible
for maintaining it.
Another Metfern Cemetery site
I do not know if there is a list of who is buried in Waltham cemeteries, and
I do not think there is an archive of photographs of the headstones.
Q. Is there data on family trees of people who have lived in Waltham?
A. The small amount of data I've gathered can be found at the
Waltham family trees page.
Q. Are there any other sources of geneological information in Waltham?
A. The National Archives and Records Administration is located at the
Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center, 380 Trapelo Road - 781-647-8104 (records), 781-647-8100 (archives)
The Records Center holds records from federal agencies throughout
New England. The Regional Archives houses historical records dating
back to 1789, including information of interest to genealogists:
immigration and naturalization, census and customes records, all of
which are open to the public for research.
Open Monday - Friday 9 am - 4:30 pm. (Records are not pulled after 4:00 pm) Closed on Weekends and Federal Holidays. Free.
Q. Are there genealogy resources at the Waltham Public Library?
A. The Waltham Room at the library, at 735 Main Street, 781-893-1750,
is a special collection of documents and computer resources for genealogical research.
Information on ethnic groups, biographies, immigration, original documents,
photographs, and family information. Open to the public during library hours.
Special archives by appointment only.