November 22, 2019

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Databases Library Edition (in-library use only) contains an extensive amount of genealogical data, such as vital, census, immigration, and military records.

Heritage Quest Online (home users) Hertiage Quest is a genealogy database in which you can search United States Census records, thousands of family histories, the PERSI database of periodical articles, and pension records from the Revolutionary War.  Home users, please enter your library card number.

Heritage Quest Online (library users)



Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family Search Comprehensive site containing information about starting family history, finding ancestors in their records collection, links to other genealogical websites, and the Family History Library Catalog. Nearest location: 379 Gardner Street, Hingham MA, (781) 749-4815

Hanover Cemeteries and Cemetery Transcriptions USGenWeb genealogical site for the Town of Hanover, MA.

Massachusetts Archives Search the collection database, Index to Passenger Manifests, and Index to Vital Records

New England Historic Genealogical Society contains a free genealogical database, as well as helpful resources to help inform your research. They also have a library at 99 Newbury St, Boston.

Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics   This department processes requests for birth, marriage and death records in MA.

National Archives-Northeast Region Regional National Archives site.

South Shore Genealogical Society Meetings are at the John Curtis Free Library at 1:30PM on the second Saturday of the month from September through June.

Internet Archive Collection of digitized books on Hanover history available online.


Castle Garden  Includes New York Passenger lists and photos from 1813-1920.

Ellis Island Foundation Free, searchable database of passenger lists and other information from 1892-1924. Free registration is required.

RootsWeb is an online community run by the creators of Ancetry- its main purpose is connecting people so they can communicate and share research with one another.

Newberry Library Located in Chicago, this library’s website contains searchable databases and helpful research tools and tips.

Cyndi’s List of Genealogical Sites  An extensive list of genealogical website links.

National Archives Includes United States census, military, immigration, and naturalization records, as well as instruction for conducting your search.

USGenWeb  Volunteer-based resources, organized by state.