The National Trust for Historic Preservation defines heritage tourism as “traveling to experience the places, artifacts and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present.” Ipswich is the country’s best-preserved Puritan town, and its residents have been the proud custodians of its history. Many people trace their roots back through several generations to Ipswich, one of the earliest towns in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, to “walk in the footsteps of their forefathers.”
- Ipswich In the Massachusetts Bay Colony by Thomas Franklin Waters. Online through Archive.org. Use the search feature on the site to find any mention of an Ipswich inhabitant.
- Early Inhabitants of Ipswich: An alphabetical listing of early inhabitants of Ipswich, their families, and related information. Online through Archive.org
- Vital Records to 1850: Births, Deaths and Marriages, listed alphabetically by family name.
- Native American heritage Articles by Mary Ellen Lepionka
- Ipswich Burying Grounds: Ipswich cemeteries dating as far back as 1633. Alphabetical listings of interments linked to photos and the FindaGrave site. Location maps for graves at the Old North Burying Ground, South Cemetery and Linebrook Cemetery sites.
- Tombstones of the settlers of Ipswich: gravestones and surviving houses.
- Memento Mori: Alphabetical listing of interments and inscriptions at the Old North Buying Ground,