Watertown History and Genealogy

The library has extensive Watertown history and genealogy resources.

Full Online Resources:

Print Resources:

  • Genealogies
    Linked to a genealogy list by family name.

These are databases we currently offer patrons. Please be aware that some are only available for use within the library.

  • HeritageQuest Online - is 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.
  • American Ancestors - is a digital/print resource we offer 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.
  • Ancestry - is a 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 lots more!

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