Genealogy Resources

Online Resources From the Library (available only in the library) offers access to millions of records, including census, immigration, military, city and town directories, and more.

Heritage Quest

A database to search for ancestors and relatives. Includes searches of census information, local history, selected Revolutionary War records and Freedman's Bank (1865-1874) which was founded to serve African Americans.

Other useful websites

Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts


Find-a-Grave includes burial information for the Chicopee cemeteries listed below. You can also search all of Hampden county.

US Census Bureau

Cyndi's List

National Archives

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Library Collections

The library local history collection is located on the lower level of the library. To access the collections, ask at the Reference desk.

The following items are available in the local history room, plus many more:

Local Publications

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