Genealogy, Local History & Family History Research

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Resources offered by the SPL: 

  • Ancestry Library Edition (available in-library only on public computers).
  • American Ancestors from the New England Historic Genealogical Society is available on our public computers. 
  • Fold3 (for military records)- Fold3 can be accessed from your home computer with your SPL card. 
  • Newspapers.com (Northeast)- Newspapers.com can be accessed from your home computer with your SPL card. 
  • Click here to view an updated list of items in our Local History Collection. 

If you need assistance with any of our resources, please give us a call at 413-569-1221 or email southwicklibrary@comcast.net so we can make a time to meet with you and show you around!

The following links may be helpful in your research:

Atlas of Historical Geography of the United States

The Boston Public Library has tons of resources and materials to help you get started in your research.

Ellis Island Immigration Records

Find a Grave- search local cemeteries and cemeteries across the country.

HeritageQuest Online

Massachusetts State Archives

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Southwick Historical Society, Inc.