Boston Public Library
Genealogy -- Searching Family Histories
Electronic Resources

The resources for genealogy available on the Internet are increasing daily. Library catalogs, the Social Security Death Index, bulletin boards and more are just a few clicks away. However, the Internet does not yet replace or duplicate certain important resources such as manuscript church records or early city and town records. The recommended links below can lead the researcher to sources, people and organizations that can assist in the extensive research essential to genealogy. Researching family histories is a time-consuming endeavor, however, the Library has staff and resources to guide you in your search.