Genealogy Resources at Haverhill Public Library



The Haverhill Public Library is located in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Their mission is to serve the cultural, social, and community needs of a diverse population by providing global access to informational, educational, and recreational resources. The Haverhill Public Library has genealogy resources that genealogists will find useful.

Online Resources:
* Ancestry: Library Edition (available at the library, only)
* HeritageQuest Online
* Massachusetts History Online (available at the library, only)
* New England Historic Genealogical Society (American Ancestors) (available at the library, only)
* New England Quarterly (available at the library, only)
* Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database
* Cyndi’s List
* FamilySearch
* Find a Grave
* History of Massachusetts
* Internet Archive
* Library of Congress: Chronicling American (does not include Haverhill newspapers)
* Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections Directory
* Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System
* Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records & Statistics
* Massachusetts State Archives
* National Archives at Boston, MA
* Southern Essex District Registry of Deeds

Special Collections include:

* Haverhill Collection: Contains photographs, newspaper clippings, city directories, cemetery records, yearbooks, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other materials regarding the history of Haverhill.

* Pecker Collection: Contains volumes related to the genealogy of New England Families and the histories of New England towns and cities

* Whittier Collection: Contains books, manuscripts, and photographs of the Quaker poet, with biographies about Whittier as well as works of literary criticism. In addition, there are books on Quaker history and Quaker authors, as well as biographies of contemporary 19th-centurywriters and anti-slavery crusaders.

Obituary Searches
Library staff can perform an obituary search in the local newspaper if provided a name and an exact date of death. Special Collections has a standard charge of $10 for obituary searches. The charge includes up to 10 pages of copies. If the number of copies exceeds 10 pages, additional charges will apply. Please contact the librarian either by phone or e-mail to submit a request for an obituary.

Research Requests
Library staff can perform basic research and attempt to answer simple reference questions. Due to the limited hours and staff, we are unable to provide any in-depth research. The library defines in-depth research as research that would take longer than 30 minutes to complete.

Newspapers collections
The library keeps extensive microfilm copies of The Haverhill Gazette, as well as some microfilm of The Boston Globe, The Eagle-Tribune, and The New York Times.

Digitized Collections
* Haverhill High School Yearbooks
* Special Collections Photo of the Week Facebook Album
* Special Collections Photo of the Week Flickr Album

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* Massachusetts Genealogy

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