Greater Lowell Genealogy Club

Serving Lowell, Massachusetts and surrounding towns



Chelmsford Genealogy Club Meetings, first Tuesday of the month, Chelmsford, MA

MSOG Merrimack Valley Chapter Meetings


New England Regional Genealogical Consortium 2015, April 15 - 19 , 2015, Providence, RI


Overseers of the Poor Collection (1880s - 1920s) Index - U

"The Overseers of the Poor office was responsible for dispersing aid to the poor of Lowell. This collection consists of 6000+ individual files of people who applied for aid, ranging from transportation money to burials of the poor. The family history information contained in these files is extensive and often chronicle the complete travel history of many who came to Lowell looking for work." -Lowell City Hall Archives

For more information, please contact the Lowell Historic Board, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Room 55, Lowell, MA 01852, 978-674-4144 (P)

Folder Last Name FirstName DOB Birth Place Spouse
1327 Umpleby John 1834 England Ann Preston; Emma Conroy
5464 Underwood Carrie 1871 Lowell, MA  Single
1881 Unsworth John R 1855 Lynn, MA Mary Nugent
6843 Urquhart Adeline (Mott) Meech 1831 Nova Scotia, Canada John Meech; Duncan
2448 Usher Thomas 04/1865 England Ida M. Porter