Online Genealogy Resources

Tools for research

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition has billions of records at your fingertips.  Search your family history, census records, vital records, directories, photos and so much more!

Available for in-library use only - not available remotely. 

ProQuest HeritageQuest
Comprehensive collections of genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s.  Includes unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

HeritageHub Obituary Database

HeritageHub provides access to hundreds of years of obituaries and death notices from thousands of newspapers across the United States. This one-of-a-kind collection helps patrons and family historians uncover new family members and understand family relationships on a deeper level than ever before.

Local History and Yearbooks

Holbrook Middle High School Yearbooks

Holbrook Historical Society

Holbrook Historical Commission


Other Sites

South Shore Genealogical Society

Helpful group of local genealogical hobbyist researchers providing information and help with the genealogical research process. 

Library of Congress-Chronicling America
Historic American Newspapers
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963. Use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
A  free, comprehensive, categorized and cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch has been gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. It is free for anyone to use.

Massachusetts Historical Society
Founded in 1791, as our nation's first historical society, specializes in early American, Massachusetts and New England history.

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants
Committed to lineage research on the Pilgrims and to education on the role they played in defining our country.

Massachusetts State Archives
Preserves and manages historical records of Massachusetts' state government.

Massachusetts State Library
The repository for state documents and other historical items.

National Archives (NARA) at Boston
Holds the permanent records of Federal agencies and courts located in the six-state New England region. Houses some federal military records pertaining to New England-based installations and units.

New England Genealogical Historical Society (NEHGS)
The oldest and largest genealogical society in the United States. NEHGS offers the largest collection of original family history research materials in the country.

One-Step Web Pages by Steven P. Morse
Provides search tools for finding immigration records, federal and New York state census records, vital record indexes, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, soundex, and numerous other genealogical applications.