Research your family history at the Holbrook Public Library!

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! Remote access available until Dec. 31, 2020. Contact the library for password.

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.

Other Sites:

Chronicling America Library of Congress
Historic American Newspapers
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963. The U.S. Newspaper Directory can be used 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
FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For over 100 years, FamilySearch has been gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide. It is a free service 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 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 and Records Administration (NARA) Boston
The nation's record keeper.  The NARA holdings date back to 1775.  It preserves and provides access to records of the citizens of the United States.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you would like help with genealogy research, email Lisa horef@ocln.org.