Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of men and women who served. You will need your Palmer Public Library card number to access this resource.

Sanborn Maps Massachusetts

Digital Sanborn® Maps (1867-1970) of Massachusetts delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in more than 232 Massachusetts towns and cities across a century of change. The Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps provide a wealth of … Continued

Heritage Quest Online

(ProQuest / funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners) Discover where your American past begins with this comprehensive collection of genealogical sources. It features US federal census records, local and family histories, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank records, memorials and petitions to the U.S. Congress, and the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) article citations from … Continued Library Edition

(ProQuest / funded by the Palmer Public Library) Trace your amazing personal history with the world’s largest online collection of family records and resources. It includes billions of names from US, UK, and Canadian census and vital records; immigration and passport records; military histories and records; photos; and more. A learning center and other tools … Continued

American Ancestors

(New England Historic Genealogical Society / funded by the Palmer Public Library) NEHGS provides a wealth of opportunities for all genealogists to learn more about family history and genealogy, whether you are just beginning your search or have been researching for many years. A vast number of educational resources are available to you in the … Continued