Genealogy Resources

Provided with generous support from the Friends of the Mashpee Library.

Ancestry Library Edition

With Ancestry, answers await everyone – whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

Ancestry is available for in-library use only. 
For search tips and more information about the content included in Ancestry Library Edition, check out ProQuest’s LibGuide.


   

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online delivers access to U.S. Federal Census images from 1790-1940, digitized genealogy and local history books from over 28,000 family and local histories, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) Archive containing more than 2.3 million genealogy and local history articles, Revolutionary War records and Freedman’s Bank Records.

For search tips and more information about the content included in HeritageQuest Online, check out ProQuest’s LibGuide.  

 

 

Useful Links:

Access Genealogy: Free Massachusetts Genealogy

 

Catholic Order of Foresters Records Archive:

 

Cyndi’s List:

 

Ellis Island Port of New York Passenger Record Search:

 

Family history searching at the Massachusetts Archives:

 

Family Search:

 

National Archives Genealogy Page:
TIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association):

 

US GenWeb (Links to free genealogy sites, by region):

  

US Census Resources and Information:

Family Search Wiki – US Census – https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_States_Census
 
Following Your Family Using Census Records- https://www.ancestrycdn.com/legacy/email/1940_census_dissected_guide.pdf 

Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses From 1790 to 2000 – https://www.census.gov/prod/2002pubs/pol02-ma.pdf 

History of the US Census Bureau – https://www.census.gov/history/ 

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