Access Ancestry.com from home with your Plymouth library card

Good news for genealogy researchers!  We are currently able to offer access to Ancestry Library Edition to our Plymouth Public Library library cardholders working remotely. Follow this link to access the database. To log-in, you will need to enter your library card number. Now see what great information you can dig up on your ancestors!  […]

Explore Your Family’s Past With Heritage Quest Online

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. To get started, you can watch this brief video tutorial here.  You can also download a handy guide with tips on how to search. Included in the information you […]

Fold3: User-Friendly Access to US Military Records

Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry is a subscription resource that provides access to a wide variety of records, many of which are directly related to or created by the US Military. Dating from the Revolutionary War, it enables you to search: Casualty lists Draft records Enlistment/Muster record Pension/Survivors’ benefits records Photographs Stories Plus some non-military […]

Newsbank – Boston Metro Collection and Old Colony Memorial

Your Plymouth Public Library card gives you access to Newsbank, providing comprehensive news and information at the local, state, regional and national levels. News of local interest happens everywhere, from small towns to big cities across the United States. America’s News provides access to information on people, issues and events in the local area and around the […]

Here’s To Parades, Past and Present

Before the annual Thanksgiving Parade became a tradition in town, one of the grandest parades ever held in Plymouth (and the only one with a sitting President in the reviewing stand) took place on August 1, 1921, when a crowd estimated at over 100,000 gathered to view the “Pilgrim Spirit” Pageant and Parade. The parade […]

Plymouth Cordage News – Now Online

Between 1945 and 1954, the Plymouth Cordage Company published a monthly company newsletter jam-packed with all sorts of information, ranging from updates on the rope industry to a wealth of employee related news, including announcements of hirings, retirements, births, engagements, weddings, and deaths (including many detailed obituaries). Working in collaboration with the Cordage Museum, the […]