The New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) databases include vital records, land records, family genealogies and local histories plus much more. It can be searched in-library only

Ancestry Library Edition

Search census, immigration, city directories, and other historical records from all over the world, as well as view public family trees on Ancestry. Available through ProQuest for in-library use only.


Free genealogy resource from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Searchable from home with a free account; more records available since Wilbraham is an affiliate library.

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Military records including draft card registrations, pension records, and more available through Proquest. In-library use only.

Heritage Quest

Search records broken down into topic, including city directories, censuses, wills and probate, and more. U.S. and international records are available, and this is accessible from home for anyone in Massachusetts. Northeast

Search newspapers in New England, New Jersey and Delaware for news articles, obituaries, and more from 1690–2011. In-library use only.