Genealogy and Local History Research

Are you researching your family history or local history? Experienced volunteer researchers are on hand to help you. No computer experience required. Volunteers will accept genealogical queries and look up information about Rockport. Send your queries to genealogy@rockportlibrary.org. The Rockport Room is open to the public on Mondays from 1-8 or by appointment.

American Ancestors (formerly New England Ancestors) 
Online access to the library.  This link will only work on our public library computers or via our library’s wireless internet.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society’s new web site reflects its expanding national collection and resources.  This collection of resources features over 110 million names, gleaned from church records, newspapers and periodicals, city and town directories, court records, census, tax, and voter lists, diaries, and journals, land records, military records, published genealogies and biographies and more.

Ancestry Library Edition 
Online access is available in the library.  This link will only work on our public library computers or via our library’s wireless internet.
Includes the U.S. Census, U.S. Data Collection, UK & Ireland Collection, and Immigration Collection.

HeritageQuest Online 
Online access is available in the library and remotely.  Remote access will require your Rockport library card number.
Includes the U.S. Census, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Pension Records, Freedman’s Bank Records.