People & Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition
In Library Only
Online genealogical resource that offers a wealth of information in an easy-to-use format, including records of more than and 4 billion names in over 4,000 databases.  It includes census data, maps, military, immigration, DAR records, slave stories, and more.  Funded by Thayer Public Library.

From home or the Library
Premier reference and marketing database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more.  Funded by Thayer Public Library.

Biography In Context
From Home or the Library
Combines biographies from reference books with full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. 

Boston Globe
From Home or the Library
Complete full-text content from 1980-present. Coverage of community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, people in the community, and much more. Paid advertisements and syndicated columns are not included. 

Braintree High School Yearbooks and Town Reports
From Home or the Library
Braintree High School yearbooks from 1935 to 2016 are now digitized and available to browse online. Browse through any year or download as many as you like to search for friends and relatives! Braintree Town Reports from 1640 to 2006 are also digitized and available online.  The Town Reports include births, deaths, and marriages from 1640 to 1946.

Heritage Quest
From Home   From the Library
Research your family tree with over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, and other expanding collections. Funded by Thayer Public Library.

Infotrac Newsstand
From Home or the Library
An innovative full-text newspaper resource that allows you to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. It includes access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

Massachusetts Digital Collections
From Home or the Library
Links to digital special collections from Massachusetts libraries that include local history monographs and pamphlets, a significant portion is manuscript material (personal and organizational papers), photographs, posters, ticket stubs, broadsides, etc. 

Massachusetts Special Collections Directory
From Home or the Library
A database of over 600 archive and manuscript collections in Massachusetts.