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American Ancestors

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American Ancestors: Library Edition is available on Somerset Public Library Computers only and provides access to more than 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines, and the only online source for Boston's Catholic records.


Ancestry: Library Edition is available on Somerset Public Library Computers only. This edition offers census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. Use it alongside HeritageQuest for even further genealogical scope. Unlike, Ancestry, HeritageQuest can be accessed from home!

Digital Commonwealth


Digital Commonwealth allows you to explore historical collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Massachusettss. 



FamilySearch is available on Somerset Public Library Computers only. FamilySearch adds over 300 million free genealogical records and images online yearly from all
over the world and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It has amassed
billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land and court records from more than 130 countries
to help you discover and make family connections.

HeritageQuest Online

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HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

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