Boston Public Library has a stellar collection of local and family history materials in print, in electronic format, and on microform. This includes published genealogies, town histories, immigration records, passenger lists, newspapers, and many other resources to help you find the history of your family.

Our Genealogy Specialist presents a variety of genealogy-related programming throughout the year, including lectures from guest speakers with expertise in numerous related topics. All events are free and open to the public.

Questions? Please email


Explore resources for researching your ancestors & family history at the Boston Public Library and beyond with our Genealogy Research Guide.
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