|Essex Institute, Salem, Mass., circa 1910s|
The Essex Institute of Salem, Massachusetts, was formed in 1848 by the merger of the Essex Historical Society and the Essex County Natural History Society. This literary, historical, and scientific society had a deep interest in Essex county,
In 1992, the Essex Institute merged with the Peabody Museum to become the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM).
One hundred years of the Essex Institute Historical Collections (EIHC) is available online through the Internet Archive. The journals contain family genealogies, histories, probate records, and other miscellaneous records of interest to genealogists.
See more at the Digital Public Library of America