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American Ancestors
A digital/print resource that has dozens of genealogical databases from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, including full text of the New England Historical and Genealogical Record, The Search for Missing Friends, and Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910.

digital resource available for use within the library only. This database offers thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, military records and more.

Heritage Quest
A digital resource that combines searchable images of U.S. federal genealogical census records with digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country. It includes 28,000 family and local history books, U.S. census records, and PERSI, an index of over 2.3 million genealogy and local history articles.

Bond Genealogies
Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts including Waltham and Weston; to which is appended and early history of the Town with illustrations, maps, and notes, by Henry Bond, M.D. Published 1860.

Watertown Genealogies
List of individual family genealogies.  Call number provided for print copies and link provided for those available online.

Massachusetts Genealogy

High School Yearbooks
Watertown High School Yearbooks for the years 1925-2012 (some years missing)

House and Building Histories 
Search a state database of historically significant buildings

Historical maps of Watertown


Historical photographs of Watertown people and places

Resident Lists
Searchable full text resident lists from 1939-2014

Town Directories
Searchable full text resident and business directories from 1869 – 1939

Watertown Records
Early records of Watertown

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