Watertown History and Genealogy
The library has extensive Watertown history and genealogy resources.
Full Online Resources:
- Bond Genealogies
- Crossroads on the Charles
- Descendants of Thomas Hastings (c1605-1685)
- Great Little Watertown
- High School Yearbooks
- Town Directories
- Divided We Stand Watertown, Massachusetts, 1630-1680 by Roger Thompson
Call Number: HIST 974.443 THO 2001
- Historical Sketches of Watertown, Massachusetts by Solon F. Whitney
Call Number: HIST 974.443 WHI 1893
- Great little Watertown; a tercentenary history, by G. Frederick Robinson and Ruth Robinson Wheeler
Call Number: HIST 974.443 ROB 1930
- Watertown's Military History
Call Number: HIST 974.444 WAT 1907
Linked to a genealogy list by family name.
These are databases we currently offer patrons. Please be aware that some are only available for use within the library.
- HeritageQuest Online - is a digital resource that combines searchable images of U.S. federal genealogical census records with digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country. It includes 28,000 family and local history books, U.S. census records, and PERSI, an index of over 2.3 million genealogy and local history articles.
- American Ancestors - is a digital/print resource we offer that has dozens of genealogical databases from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, including full text of the New England Historical and Genealogical Record, The Search for Missing Friends, and Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910.
- Ancestry - is a digital resource available for use within the library only. This database offers thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, military records and lots more!
- USGenWeb Project
- MyHeritage Research
- Family Search
- Cyndi's List
- Olive Tree Genealogy
- Access Genealogy
- Genealogy Today
- National Archives
- Census Records
External links to Information about Watertown: