Library

Open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
(please call ahead to ensure the library is open)

The library at the Society is open to the public without charge. The staff can only provide minimum direction for those doing general research. The focus on the collection is on areas and sources best to document Mayflower ancestry. The strongest elements are Massachusetts town histories and vital records; Connecticut and Maine vital records; colonial Nova Scotia; and a Mayflower history collection.

There is a photocopier that is self-service for 25 cents per page. The researcher may make copies of books and manuscripts at the sole discretion of the MSMD staff and with respect to the laws regarding the copyright of any material.

 

Holdings of the Library

The library's book holdings have been inventoried and are kept current. Below are printable lists of our holdings by subject in pdf files. Please use these lists to help determine if our collections can be helpful to your research. These lists include many cross-references to aid researchers.

Local Histories

Mayflower History and Sources
(updated 5 Jan. 2012)

General Reference / Periodicals
(updated 12 Aug. 2011)
New England
(updated 29 Sept. 2011)
Connecticut
(updated 27 July 2007)

Maine
(updated 5 Jan. 2012)

Mass. - State / Co.
(updated 24 Feb. 2011)

Mass. Towns - A - Bol
(updated 27 July 2007)

Mass. Towns - Boston
(updated 17 April 2007)
Mass. Towns - Bou - D
(updated 27 July 2007)

Mass. Towns - E - K
(updated 17 Aug. 2007)

Mass. Towns - L - M
(updated 20 March 2008)
Mass. Towns - N - Pla
(updated 27 July 2007)

Mass. Towns - Plymouth
(updated 26 Sept. 2006)

Mass. Towns - Plympton - S
(updated 17 October 2008)
Mass. Towns - T - Y
(updated 24 August 2007)

New Hamsphire
(updated 14 Jan. 2010)

Rhode Island
(updated 16 Apr. 2010)
Vermont
(updated 16 May 2008)

New York
(updated 1 Nov. 2011)

Miscellaneous U.S States
(updated 8 February 2008)

Canada
(updated 7 Sept. 2007)

Genealogies

A - B
(updated 17 Apr. 2007)

C - E
(updated 17 July 2008)
F - H
(updated 18 May 2010)

I - M
(updated 7 May 2009)

N - R
(updated 4 Mar. 2011)
S - T
(updated 10 Dec. 2010)
U - Z
(updated 7 May 2009)

 

Rare Books and Manuscripts
New Titles
R.B. and Mss.
(updated 21 May 2010)
New Titles
(updated 5 Jan. 2012)

 

Library Wish List
[donation items wanted for the library]
(updated 13 July 2012)

 

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Page updated 13 July 2012