Genealogy & Local History

  • American Ancestors [In Library ONLY] Genealogy information, including Massachusetts Vital Records. Funded by the Newburyport Public Library.
  • Ancestry: Library Edition Online [In Library ONLY] (At home access discontinued by Ancestry Jan 1, 2022).
    Genealogy information including: US and UK Census Data, Vital Records, Military Records, Immigration Records.
    Funded by the Newburyport Public Library
  • Family Search
    Genealogy resources from over 100 countries, over a billion names and images. NPL is an Affiliate Site—many restricted items available onsite using public library computers or Wi-fi connection.
    Funded by the Newburyport Public Library
  • HeritageQuest Online 
    Genealogy information, including: US Federal Census, Family Histories, and Revolutionary War Records.
    Funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
  • Newspapers.com Northeast Collection by Ancestry.com For NPL Card Holders. Search for obituaries, marriage announcements, birth announcements, social pages, articles, sports, advertisements, entertainment, fashion and lifestyle pages, comics, and more in regional and local papers throughout New England from 1690 to 2011.

Tutorial: How to Use Newspaper Databases

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