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Did you know you can make an appointment with a librarian who can assist you with your genealogy research? Please call 413-587-1014 or email us at localhistory@forbeslibrary.org to make an appointment.

Databases

  • HeritageQuest Online
    Use your Forbes Library card to access HeritageQuest's Online searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.

  • Ancestry.com
    Available on the library computers only. Ask reference librarian for help logging on.

  • New England Historical Geneological Society
    Please see reference librarian to log you in. Library use only.
  • MassCat
    MassCat is a library catalog of holdings from school, medical, law, special, historical society, museum and a few public libraries. Of particular interest to local history and genealogy research are the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum in Springfield and the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Library in Deerfield.

General Resources

Cemeteries

See also our Northampton Cemeteries subject guide.

  • Find A Grave
    Over 15 million graves searchable by surname and location including some famous/celebrity graves. Free to use and add your own family or photos. Over 300 graves from Bridge Street, Park Street and Spring Grove Cemeteries in Northampton and Florence are included.

  • Political Graveyard
    Grave site locations and biographies of U.S. politicians.

  • Interment.net
    Similiar to Find A Grave, this is a free site featuring cemetery transcrptions for over 3 million people from over 8,000 cemteries. You can also submit your ancestor's information to this site.
  • Billion Graves
    Similar to Find a Grave, user's submit photographs and transcriptions of tombstones.

Getting more help

  • If you live in the Northampton area or are researching your Northampton area ancestors you can make an appointment with a librarian who can assist you with your genealogy research. Please call 413-587-1014 or email us at localhistory@forbeslibrary.org to make an appointment. If you are out of the area and would like a list of local researchers for hire, call or email the local history department.
 
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