Genealogy / Local History

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Press the Play button above to view our tutorial on using Ancestry Library Edition via Niche Academy.

Ancestry Library Edition is available for in-library use.

Press the Play button above to view our tutorial on using HeritageQuest via Niche Academy.

HeritageQuest can be accessed from anywhere with your library card number. Search Census records, city directories, books, Revolutionary War records, 1850 and 1860 slave schedules, U.S. Indian census rolls, mortality schedules, agricultural and industrial schedules, 1890 Veterans schedule, and more.

Local History Collection

The library’s local history reference collection is shelved in the general reference area and can be accessed during open library hours. The library also maintains a vertical file of clippings, which is not indexed online.

Recommended Topsfield History Resources

(All of these titles can also be read online – see links from the online catalog for “Electronic Access”)


Other Local Resources

Pine Grove Cemetery
Pine Grove Cemetery

Other Local History Collections and Organizations:

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