North Adams Public Library
Historical Collections
Some of the resources.... see our catalog for a full listing

Hoosac Tunnel
Image Collections
Other Resources

Local History & Genealogy

Hoosac Tunnel Collection
Click here to view our Hoosac Tunnel Finding Aid

Image Collections
Click here to view a database of our stereoview collection

Other Holdings in Local History & Genealogy:

Vital Records (Births, Marriages, Deaths) and Indexes on microfiche:
North Adams 1878-1917 (with gaps)
Adams  1763-1907 (with gaps)

Thomas A. Brayton Diaries 1847-1858 on microfilm

North Adams During World War by
William Bradford Browne on microfilm

Personal War Sketches:
Grand Old Army of the Republic (Civil War) on microfilm

City of North Adams Annual Reports
on microfilm (1874-1990)

North Adams Historical Surveys on microfilm and in print

North Adams City Directories on microfilm
(1875-76, 1879 to present; missing 1891-95)

The North Adams Transcript on microfilm
(1852 to present)

Massachusetts Federal Census 1800 in print

Heads of Families, U.S. Census 1800 for several states, in print

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War
(17 volumes) in print

Massachusetts in the Army & Navy, 1861-65 (2 print volumes)

Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailor & Marines in the Civil War (8 print volumes)

Family Genealogies in vault:

George Spear, Jenks Ancestry, Gallup, Bradford, Babbit, St. Jean and Trahan And More (See catalog)

CD ROMS at the library,
including Family Tree Maker

(Ask at Reference Desk)

World Family Tree, pre 1600-present
Local and Family Histories: Massachusetts, 1620-1930
Local and Family Histories: New England 1600s-1900s
Family History: Mid-Atlantic Genealogies 1340-1940
Family History: Southern Biographies and Genealogies 1500s to 1940s
Marriage Index: Massachusetts, 1633-1850
Military Records: Massachusetts Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1782
Military Records: U.S. Soldiers 1784-1811
Passenger and Immigration Lists: Boston, 1821-1850
Passenger and Immigration Lists: Irish Immigrants to North America, 1803-1871
Selected U.S./International Marriage Records 1340-1980
Vital Records: Social Security Death Index 1937-1998
Census Record: Massachusetts, 1850
Census Index: Massachusetts, 1870
Vital Records Massachusetts 1850 and 1870
Vital Records: Social Security Death Index, 1937-1998
World Family Tree: European Origins, pre-1600 to 1998
Land Records: AL,AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI, 1709-1907

Genealogy & History Links
 North Adams Historical Society
Link to some Local High School Yearbooks
Class of 1951 Pictures, State Teachers College