The Local History and Genealogy collection is located in the Marcia Wiswall Lindberg Room on the first floor of the building. The room is open to the public whenever the Library is open, and volunteers are usually available on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. until noon. We suggest calling the Library at 781.334.5411 to make sure a volunteer will be available to help you.
The materials in this collection do not circulate but may be taken out of the Local History and Genealogy Room and used in the Reading Room. All of the materials for this collection are cataloged and searchable in our online catalog.
The Reference Desk offers interlibrary loan service to genealogy researchers at no cost. Please see the librarian at the Reference Desk for help.
The Meeting House on the Common
Ancestry.com : This link is to the website only, not the full database.
- The following Magazines/Periodicals are available in the Marcia Wiswall Lindberg Room to use in the library only.
American Genealogist (1932-2013)
Berkshire Genealogist (1989-1999)
Cape Cod Genealogical Bulletin (1993-2013)
Connecticut Nutmegger (1977-2008)
Down East Ancestry (1977-1992)
The Essex Genealogist, TEG (1981-2013)
The Genealogist (1999-2004)
Historical Collections of the Essex Institute (1859-1883)
Maine Genealogist (1986-2012)
Mayflower Descendant (1985-2010)
Mayflower Quarterly (1988-2013)New England Ancestors/American Ancestors (2000-2009/2010-2013)
New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1847-2013)
New Hampshire Genealogical Record (incomplete, July 1990-2012)
Nova Scotia Genealogist (1983-2012)
Putnam’s Genealogical Quarterly (July 1890-?; 9 volumes in 4)
Rhode Island Genealogical Register (1978-1987)
Rhode Island Roots (1975-1994)
Second Boat (1980-1998)
Vermont Genealogy (1973-2012)
York County Genealogical Society (1986-1993)