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Family Histories & Genealogies Compendia Miscellaneous
Journals Manuscripts Genealogy Magazines


Genealogical CD Resources at the Falmouth Public Library


  Marriage   Additional locality or Period or  
TYPE I TYPE II Death, etc. Locality 1 Supplemental Description. Dates
Census Index   US Colonial America 1607-1789
Military Records     US US Soldiers 1784-1811
Census Indices   US 1790 through 1860 1790 to 1860
Census Index   US Ohio 1880
Census Index   US Massachusetts 1870
Census Index   US New York City 1870
Census Index   US Eastern Pennsylvania 1870
Census Index   US Western Pennsylvania 1870
Census Index   US Every State 1870
Census Complete   US Every State 1880
Census Complete   UK Britain 1881
Index   Ireland Griffith's Valuation 1848-1864
Vital Records List Death US Social Security Death 1937-1993
Vital Records List Birth US & EUR Birth records 900-1800
Vital Records List Death   Death & Mortality 1850-1880
Vital Records     US Mass, Suffolk Co. to 1850
Vital Records     US Mass, Barnstable Co.  
Vital Records     US New York City 1675-1920
Vital Records Index   US Mass 1633-1850
Vital Records Index Marriage US IL, IN, KY, OH, TN 1720-1926
Vital Records Index Marriage US IL, IN to 1850
Vital Records Index Marriage US New York State 1639-1916
Vital Records Index Marriage US New York State 1740-1800
Genealogies Genealogies World World Family Tree, Vols 1 through 17
Pedigrees Pedigrees   World Family Pedigrees by Prof. genealogists 1500-1900
Misc     US Mass, Essex Co, Hist & Gen.  
Wills Abstracts   US New York state 1665-1801
Emigration       The Complete Book of Emigration 1607-1776
Bibliography Index     Periodical Source index-PERSI  
Catalog       Family History Library Catalog  
Vital Records Index   MA Early Massachusetts Vital Record to the Year 1850
Heritage Quest Genealogical Magazine       1985-1999
Index     200 Books indexed, includes Savage  



Genealogical Notes of Cape Cod Families - 8 rolls
1850 Census for Cape Cod - 2 rolls
Burials in Woods Hole, 1788 - 1968
Falmouth Vital Records, 1668 - 1892


International Genealogical Index (IGI) created by Latter Day Saints. Contains births and marriages sent in by church members and others. References can be checked with some difficulty.
Includes the following locations:

Denmark England
Finland Ireland
Norway Nova Scotia
Poland Prince Edward Island


Sweden Switzerland

Locality Catalog, contains list of microfilms available from L.D.S. at one of their Family History Centers. The nearest ones are in Pocaset, Brewster, North Dartmouth, and Foxborough.  FPL and FGS have the following:

England Massachusetts, 1994
France, 1994 New York, 1994
Germany, 1990
Switzerland, 1990
Ireland Parish Vital Records List, 1994


Bailey Historical Sketches of Andover
Biographical Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Essex County
Hammat Early Inhabitants of Ipswich, MA
Hayes History of the City of Lawrence, MA
Hayward A Short History of the First Church and Parish of Methuen
Hobbs Lynn, Massachusetts and Surroundings
Ipswich Comm - Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Ipswich
Lewis History of Lynn, including Lynnfield, Saugus, etc.
Merrill History of Amesbury and Merrimac, MA
Mirick The History of Haverhill, MA
Twichell John and Margaret Winthrop, 1618 - 1638
Waters Sketch of the Life of John Winthrop, Founder of Ipswich
Wellman History of the Town of Lynnfield, MA 1635 - 1895


The book collection can be divided into three main categories.

  1. First, there are HOW TO books. Some are general, and others are specific, for example how to research immigration records, or how to do research in Poland.
  2. Second, there are WHERE books: where to get vital records, or where to find information about a specific family. These books are largely lists.
  3. Third, there are WHO books. These include vital records, family genealogies, etc. These are the books which might have actual information about your family.

Our collection in this category is primarily of a local nature. There is, of course, some overlap in these categories. There is usually some WHERE information in the HOW TO books. There are also a number of journals. They are listed separately.

I. HOW TO BOOKS, General

The Researcherís Guide to American Genealogy
    by Val D. Greenwood, Genealogical Publishing Company 1990
How to Find Your Family Roots
    by William Latham, Santa Monica Press, 1994
Searching for Your Ancestors
    by Gilbert H. Doane
The Genealogists Companion & Sourcebook
by Emily Croom, 1994
Unpuzzling Your Past - A Basic Guide to Genealogy
by Emily Croom 3rd Ed. 1995
Climb It Right - A Hi-teck Genealogy Primer
by John & Carolyn Cosgriff, 1986
Ancestors - A Beginning Guide to Family History & Genealogy
    by Jim and Terry Willard, 1997
The Genealogists Handbook
    by Raymond S. Wright III, American Library Assoc., 1995
The Library, A Guide to The LDS Family History Library
    by John Cerny and Wendy Eliot, Ancestry Pub. 1988
The Source - A Guidebook of American Genealogy
    by Loretta D. Szucs & Sandra H. Luebking, Ancestry, 1997

II. HOW TO BOOKS, Record Type

They Came in Ships: A Guide to finding Your Immigrant Ancestorís Arrival Record, 1993
State Census Records by Ann S. Lainhart, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1992
Genealogy On Line - Researching Your Roots by Elizabeth Powell Crowe, McGraw-Hill, 1995
Your Family Tree Using Your PC by Jim Oldfield, Abacus, 1997


Ancestral Trails; Guide to British Genealogy by Mark D. Herber, 1997
Genealogical Research in Englandís Public Record Office - A Guide for North Americans
by Judith   Prowse Reid, 1996
Genealogistís Handbook for Atlantic Canada Research edited by Terrence M. Punch, 1989
New Hampshire Genealogical Research Guide, Heritage Books, 1983
Welsh Family History, a Guide to Research, 1993
Irish Records by James G. Ryan, 1988
Guide to Genealogical Resources in the British Isles by Dolores B. Owen, 1989
The Story of the Irish in Boston by James Bernard Cullen, James B. Cullen Co., 1889
In Search of Your German Roots by Angus Baxter, Genealogy Publishing Co., 1987
In Search of Your British and Irish Roots by Angus Baxter
In Search of Your Canadian Roots by Angus Baxter, 1994
In Search of Your European Roots by Angus Baxter, 1994
Polish Roots by Rosemary A. Chorzempa, General Publishing Co., 1993
Italian Genealogical Records by Trafford R. Cole, Ancestry, 1995
A guide to Quebec Catholic Parishes and Published Parish Marriage Records


See also L.D.S. catalog on microfiche and PERSI on CD-ROM


American & British Genealogy & Heraldry - list of books compiled by William Filby,
    American Library Assoc., 1970
The 1995 Genealogy Annual, a Bibliography by Thomas J. Kemp, Scholarly Resources, 1996
Genealogical & Local History Books in Print, edited by Marian Hoffman, 1996
Genealogies in the Library of Congress, 3 Vols. 1972, 1981
Index to American Genealogies, 1900


A Surname Guide to Massachusetts Town Histories by Phyllis O. Logner and Pauline J. Oesterlin,             Heritage Press, 1993
Massachusetts Sources: Boston, New Bedford, Springfield, Worcester. Massachusetts Society of     Genealogists, 1985
Genealogical and Local History Resources available in Plymouth; Plymouth Public Library, 1995
New England Historical Resources Catalog, New England Heritage Center, 1996
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island Atlas of Historical County Boundaries edited by John H. Long, Simon & Schuster, 1994
Directory to Collections of New York Vital Records 1726-1989 by Fred. Q. Bowman & Thomas J. Lynch; Heritage, 1995
Massachusetts, a Bibliography of its History, 1976
New England, A Bibliography of its History, 2 Vols., 1989


Newspaper Genealogical Column Directory by Anita Check Milner, Heritage Books, 1979
Virtual Roots - A Guide to Genealogy & Local History on the World Wide Web
by Thomas Jay Kemp, Scholarly Resources, 1997
The Genealogists Address Book, 3rd edition by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing     Company, 1997?
Researcherís Guide to Archives and Regional History Sources, 1988
U. S. Military Records, A Guide to Federal and State Sources by Janes C. Neagles, 1994
Directory of Family Associations, 1991
Ancestryís Redbook - American County & State Sources
County Courthouse Book
by Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996
The Hereditary Register of the United States of America (list of hereditary societies) 1972, 1997-1998 APG Directory of Professional Genealogists Assoc. of Prof. Gen., 1997


Guide to Genealogical Resources in the British Isles by Dolores B. Owen, 1989
Key to the Ancient Parish Registers of England and Wales
    by Arthur Meredyth Burks, Gen. Pub. Co., 1962
Genealogical Gazetteer of England by Frank Smith, Gen. Pub. Co., 1968
The Handy Book for Genealogists 7th Edition Everton Pub., 1981


Generations Past - Sources for Afro-American Genealogical Research
by Sandra M. Lawson, Library of Congress, 1988
Sourcebook for Jewish Genealogies and Family Histories
by David S. Zubatsky and Irwin M. Berent, 1996
American Origins: A Handbook of Genealogical Sources Throughout Europe
by L. G. Pine, Doubleday, 1960


See also CD-ROM collections and IGI on microfiche and on microfilms.


Vital Records to 1850 for many Massachusetts towns (see attched list)
New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Torrey  Supplement to Torrey, 2 vols.
Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1630-1699
Boston Births, 1700 - 1800, Gen. Pub. Co., 1978
Boston Marriages from 1700 to 1809 2 Vols. by Edward W. McGlenen, Gen. Pub. Co., 1977
Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800 by Frederic W. Bailey, Gen. Pub. Co., 1968
Cemetery Inscriptions of Barnstable 1600 - 1900 by Paul Bunnell, Heritage Books, 1992
Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts, Middleboro Pub. Lib. 1995
Provincetown, MA Cemetery Inscriptions, Heritage Books, 1980
The Village Cemetery and the Churchyard of the Church of the Messiah 1788 - 1968, by Col. Oliver         Brown, 1969
Cemetery Inscriptions of Dennis, MA by Burton Nathaniel Derick, Heritage Books, 1993
Old Calvary Cemetery, New Yorkers Carved in Stone by Rosemary M. Ardolin, Heritage Books, 1996
Records of the First Church of Wareham 1739 - 1891
Marriage Notices 1785 - 1794 for the Whole United States by Charles Knowles Bolton, Gen. Pub. Co., 1965
Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts
, Vols. 22 & 23:
Plymouth Church Records 1620 - 1859; 1920


First Settlers of New England by James Savage, 4 Vols.
Pioneers of Massachusetts by Pope
Records of Plymouth Colony 1633 - 1689 by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, Gen. Pub. Co., 1976
The Mayflower Planters of Plymouth, MA 1620 by Leon Clark Hills, Hills Pub. Co. 1936
The Great Migration Begins by Robert Charles Anderson, 3 Vols. New England Historical Genealogical     Society 1996
Passengers on the Lion from England to Boston, 1632, 2 Vols. by Sandra Sutphin Olney, Heritage Books, 1992
Lists of Emigrants to America 1600 - 1700 by John Camden Hotten, Gen. Pub. Co., 1962
English Adventurers and Emigrants 1609 - 1660, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1984
The Planters of the Commonwealth 1620 - 1640 by Charles Edward Banks, Gen. Pub. Co., 1967
Cape Cod Series, Vol. 1: The Mayflower Planters by Leon Clark Hills, 1936


Mass. Officers in the French and Indian Wars 1748 - 1763 Editor Nancy S. Voye, Society of Colonial Wars, 1975
Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution, many Vols.
Mass. Soldiers and Sailers of the Civil War, many Vols.
Mass. Minute Men of ë61 by George W. Nason
Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army by Francis B. Heitman, Gen. Pub. Co., 1967
Pension Roll of 1935, 4 Vols. Gen. Pub. Co., 1968
History of the Forty-eighth Regiment M.V.M. During the Civil War by Albert Plummer, 1907
History of the 57th Massachusetts, Vols. by John Anderson, 1896
Mass. Minute Men of ë61, by George W. Nason, 1910


The Cape Cod Library of Local History (2 Vols.) assembled by Leonard H. Smith, Jr., Gen. Pub. Co. 1992
Records of the Proprietors of the Common Lands in the Town of Barnstable, Heritage Books, 1996
Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families by Amos Otis, Revised by C. F. Swift, 1888
Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families by William T. Davis, Gen. Pub. Company, 1975
The Town of Roxbury, MA, by Francis S. Drake, 1878, Heritage Reprint 1994
The History of the Town of Hingham, MA by George Lincoln, New England History Press, 1982
History of Plymouth, Norfolk, and Barnstable Counties, 3 Vols., by Elroy S. Thompson, Lewis History Publishing Company, 1928
History of Bristol County, MA by D. Hamilton Hurd, J. W. Lewis & Co., Philadelphia, 1885
The Narragansett Historical Register by James N. Arnold Heritage Reprint, 1994
History of Marthaís Vineyard, 3 Vols. by Charles E. Banks, Dukes County Historical Society, 1966
Our Portuguese Heritage - 3,000 Families on Marthaís Vineyard 2 Vols. by Marianne Holmes Thomas, Edgartown, MA, 1996
Saints and Strangers by George F Willison, 1945
Diary of King Philipís War, 1675-76 by Col. Benjamin Church


Little Compton Families by Benjamin Franklin Wilbur, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967
New Hampshire Marriage Licenses and Intentions 1709 - 1961 by Pauline Johnson Oesterlin, Heritage Books, 1991
Some Connecticut Nutmeggers Who Migrated by Grace Louise Knox and Barbara B. Ferris, Heritage Books, 1988
Portrait and Biographical Record of Orange County, NY 3 Vols., Chapman Pub. Co. 1893, Heritage Reprint, 1994
Centennial History of Erie County, NY by Crisfield Johnson, 1876, Heritage Reprint, 1995
New France and New England by John Fiske, 1902; Heritage 1997


Women Patriots of the American Revolution by Charles E. Claghorn, The Scarecrow Press, 1991
Ancestors of American Presidents by Gary Boyd Roberts, 1989
Original Lists of Emigrants in Bondage from London to the American Colonies, 1719 - 1744, Magna Carta Book Company, 1967
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 7 Vols.
Ship Passenger Lists, National and New England, 1800 - 1825 by Carl Boyer 3rd, 1977
Ship Passenger Lists - The South, 1538 - 1825, 1979
Surnames in the United States Census of 1790, Gen. Pub. Co., 1971
Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, 2 Vols. by Bishop William Meade, Gen. Pub. Co. 1966


Ancient Scottish Surnames by William Buchanan, 1820, Heritage Reprint, 1994
The General Armory of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales by Sir Bernard Burke, 1878, Heritage Reprint, 1996
Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625 - 1825 by David Dobson, Gen. Pub. Co., 1985
History of Barrington Township, Nova Scotia by Edwin Crowell, Mika Pub. Co., Belleville, Ontario, 1981
Dictionnaire Genealogique des Families du Quebec by Rene Jette, University of Montreal, 1983
Scottish Local History
by David Moody, Gen. Pub. Co. 1986
Swedish American Landmarks by Alan H. Winquist, 1995
Nova Scotia Immigrants to 1867 by Col. Leonard H. Smith, Jr. and Norma H. Smith, Gen. Pub. Co., 1992


Ashley of the Old Colony, Vol. 1, by Rogert H. Ashley, 1981
Recollections of Lewis Bonnet, Jr. (1778-1850), 1991
Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Vol. I John ®Billington Bishop and Burroughs
Families in Early Massachusetts by Evelyn C. Lane, 1991 (paper)
History of Richard Bourn and some of his Descendants by Hannah S. Dykes,

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