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HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.  With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help you find ancestors and discover a place’s past.


Newspapers.com Library Edition is an extensive database that provides online access to 4,000+ historical newspapers. Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, Newspapers.com Library Edition contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.


Ancestry is available at the Library on any public computer.




FamilySearch is free from home, or use a Library computer for additional content.  Swansea Free Public Library is now a FamilySearch Affiliate Library, which means it has access to more genealogy resources to help you make more family discoveries.  It offers over 6 billion searchable names and 2 billion images of historical records.


Digital Commonwealth - Explore historical collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Massachusetts.

The Tuesday Club is our genealogy group that meets in the Library each Tuesday from 12-2 pm.  For everyone from beginner to advanced!