Genealogy Tools and Databases
NEW: African American Heritage is a genealogical database especially focused for African Americans. It includes freedman and slave records, census records, vital records, church records, and more to address the unique challenges of African American family history research. The collection was created in partnership with African American genealogists and field experts.
NEW: Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This database is perfect for those looking to discover their family's or community's military history.
NEW: MyHeritage (Library Edition) is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. It provides you with access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.
American Ancestors* - is a database available through the New England Historic Genealogical Society for genealogy research. Available only in the Main Library.
Ancestry Library Edition* - is a source for conducting genealogical and local history research including the Federal Census. Available only in the Library, including the Library's wireless service.
HeritageQuest Online - A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.
World Vital Records* -Search over 5 billion Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; 1 million newspaper pages; unique, exclusive local and world collections.