Local History and Genealogy

Historical Reference Room

  • Here you can find a variety of books on local town histories, including Townsend, surrounding towns, and into New Hampshire.
  • Vital Records for Massachusetts towns to 1850, and Townsend Town Reports are included in the collection.
  • Please contact the circulation desk for access.

Online Geneology Resources

Ancestry Library Edition In library use only.

HeritageQuest Online  In library use only.


Funded by the Townsend Public Library Endowment


Additional History-Related Resources

Townsend Historical Society