Other information about our holdings (several not yet online):
Vital Records (Births, as well as the Marriages, Deaths) and Indexes on microfiche:
North Adams 1763-1917 (with gaps)
Adams (which included N. Adams until 1878) 1763-1907 (with gaps)
In addition, we have local newspapers on microfilm from 1844 through current;
The Advocate (Williamstown) from May 1981-January 1983,
and The American Historical Review 1895-1993 (with gaps)
Resources on microfilm or fiche are available during all library hours. These include North Adams City Directories and Annual Reports, Sprague Logs, local Sandborn maps, historical buildings survey and more.
We now have a computer specifically for Local History and Genealogy research. On it are Ancestry.com, New England Ancestors (NEHGS), the LDS databases and many other great resources.
Check our CATALOG to identify genealogical materials available at our library
We do a limited amount of research for those who cannot visit our library. All requests must be made in writing by email or postal mail. Please clearly state what you seek, what you know that will help us identify the informtion (i.e. death date if you want an obituary), and your name and contact information. There is a $3.00 charge per question when an exact date is given, or a $24 per hour (in 1/4 hour increments) for general research. Fees are due whether or not the search is successful.
Questions should be sent to our Special Collections/Reference Department or c/o North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St., North Adams, MA 01247
Veterans in North Adams Cemeteries
Genealogy & History Links
Adams Historical Society
North Adams Historical Society
Link to some Local High School Yearbooks
Class of 1951 Pictures, State Teachers College