- Free Ancestry.com with a Library card (Fitchburg residents only) brought to you by the Friends of the Library.
- Heritage Quest Subscription for Library patrons provided by Friends of the Library.
- Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collection Online - Explore historical photo collections from libraries, museums and archives across Massachusetts.
- Fitchburg High Yearbooks - The Boulder - from Internet Archive.
- Index of Obituaries from the Fitchburg Sentinel since 1943 as prepared by Library Personnel and Volunteers.
- Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise - News Bank- You will need your library card number (years 2001-2020).
Online Genealogy Resources
- Beginner’s ( the Ultimate) Guide to Genealogy.
- Civil War Veterans Obituary Index (large files).
- Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society.
- Cyndi’s List- - thousands of genealogy websites.
- Ellis Island Records.
- FamilySearch - The website from the Church of Latter-day Saints.
- GENEALOGY.COM - Some sites are free.
- Genealogy Learning Center - for the beginner.
- How to Obtain Massachusetts Vital Records.
- Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston.
- Mass. State Archives.
- Massachusetts Historical Society.
- Mass. Vital Records 1620-1850--Search by town.
- Mass Vital Records 1620-1850--Search by name or Family, even if you don’t know the town.
- National Archives.
- New England Historic Genealogical Society.
- Newspaper Archives--Read actual Sentinels going back to the 1870’s!
- Olive Tree Genealogy - over 500 free links.
- ROOTSWEB - America’s largest free genealogy site.
- Social Security Death Index Search.
(Note:this service is unavailable during the Covid-19 Pandemic)
Every Thursday in the Willis Room, from 12:30-4:00 p.m when the library is open. Volunteers can help you get started with your family tree, or learn about Fitchburg history.