Somerset Public Library has many sources regarding genealogy. Our local history room is dedicated to preserving this information. If you need additional help, please contact the reference department at:
1464 County Street
Genealogy databases and websites
Ancestry.com is available for use in the Library only. Please come in to use our public Internet computers.
HeritageQuest provides easy access to the U.S. Census information, as well as other resources for searching for your family's history.
A free research tool provided by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Genealogy Learning Center
New England Historic Genealogy Society
Providing research tools and assistance
Where to Write for Vital Records
The links on this National Center for Health Statistics site provide you with direct
access to individual State and territory information.
Sources for Somerset families
LOCAL HISTORY ROOM
Abstracts of Bristol County Probate Records from 1687-1762
Vital Records of Swansea to 1850
Pioneers of Massachusetts by Charles Henry Pope
Somerset Town Reports 1871- present.
List of Persons Town of Somerset 1970s –present
City Directories (misc. years)
Somerset High School Yearbooks (misc. years)
Massachusetts Vital Records: Somerset, Massachusetts
Vital Records 1690-1855
Town Records 1790-1830
Birth Index 1844-1975
Death Index 1844-1975
Marriage Index 1844-1975
This information is on microfiche.
See the Librarian for access to these resources.
Ancestors and relatives : genealogy, identity, and community
by Zerubavel, Eviatar.
Oxford University Press,
by Crowe, Elizabeth Powell.
Publisher: McGraw Hill,
The Family Tree sourcebook : your essential directory of American county and town records
Family Tree Books, 2010.
Check our online catalog for additional sources
Presentation to the Bristol County Chapter of the Massachusetts Genealogy Society by Bonnie Mendes on April 21, 2012
Power Point Version