Local History and Genealogy
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The Season for Genealogy
The weather has turned cold and snowy and we are fast approaching that much anticipated time of year: genealogy season. Winter is a wonderful time to begin work on the family history you have wanted to compile or to dig out all that research you’ve already done so you can dive back in with fresh perspective. The staff of the local history room is ready to help, whether you are a beginning genealogist or a pro. We offer access to wonderful databases for genealogical research like Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest, New England Ancestors, and Footnote. The history room’s collection contains more than 1000 book titles and 16 periodicals devoted to genealogy, as well as dozens of how-to books that are also available for check out from our circulating collection. With so many great resources available you can’t help but get into the spirit of the season.
Tracing your family history