Holyoke Public Library
250 Chestnut Street - Holyoke, MA 01040

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Browse research materials for tons of categories!

PowerSearch makes it possible to find subjects from A-Z in one or several of the Gale’s periodical databases in a single search. This is especially good for subjects that may be covered more than one database, such as diets, careers, etc.


Genealogy Resources

Available in the Library only


Click to access  Ancestry Library Edition 

Ancestry provides access to millions of unique, full-text primary sources and enhanced images, including U.S., U.K. and Canadian Census records;  Canadian genealogical records;  U.S. military records;  and immigration, passport, and naturalization records.

Click to Access Heritage Quest Online

In addition to providing access to tens of thousands of family and local history books, HeritageQuest Online now contains United States Census records through 1940 and City Directories from across the country.  The latter contains a wealth of information, including addresses and occupations of adults.

Please contact the History Room at (413) 420-8107 and leave a message if you have  difficulty accessing Heritage Quest Online from home.