Genealogy

Ancestry.com Library Edition (ProQuest)  Only available inside the Library.
An amazing online collection of individuals through census, vital and immigrant records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, photos, maps and more in some cases back to 1300’s.

Heritage Quest (ProQuest)  You will need your Provincetown Library card number.
Collection of genealogical and historical sources with coverage back to the 1700’s, which helps people locate their ancestors.

FamilySearch
Only available inside the Library.
A comprehensive resource through the Church of Latter Day Saints, this is useful for all genealogy research.  It compiles census records, vital statistics, probate and church records of your ancestors from the Latter Day Saints worldwide indexing project.  

 

Genealogy Websites

Here are websites which you may find of interest to your search:

Provincetown – Town Clerk’s Office – Voter registration and vital records.
American Ancestors – New England Historic Genealogical Society Vital records for New England towns and searchable database.
American Family Immigration History Center – Home of the Ellis Island web site.
Cyndi’s List – Most comprehensive list of links to online genealogy. This is the MA site but you can connect to any state and country site via the homepage.
JewishGen, Inc. –  Jewish Genealogy worldwide.
Rootsweb.com – Vast list of surnames (1,235,113 entries), mailing lists, Social Security Death Index, Guides to tracing family.
USGenWeb – Free access to Internet websites for genealogical research in every country and also states in the US. Some locations have more information than others.

 

More Genealogical Resources

Boston College Irish Genealogy – McNeil Library at BC.Boston Public Library.
Genealogy and Family History Resources – Includes MA newspapers on microfilm, city directories, vital records, obituary card index, New England Naturalization Petitions Index (1790-1906), biographical dictionaries and bibliographies, American Loyalist Claims.  For use at the Library.
Researching Your Family History at the Massachusetts Archives – Vital records to 1910 for all of MA with indexes, Mass Census 1855 and 1865, Passenger lists for Port of Boston with index, military records (1643-1781), records of Plymouth County and more.
Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics – Birth, marriage and death records from 1911.
Mayflower Passenger’s List
National Archives and Records Administration Resources for Genealogists
A Guide to Genealogy – A short introduction to genealogy that includes a variety of additional resources
Social Security Death Index – Also available through Cindi’s List and Ancestry.com