For Genealogy questions please call the Reference Desk at 413-789-1550 x2.

Genealogy Databases


American Family Immigration History Center
This massive database contains records of over 22 million passengers who entered the U.S. through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924. Requires registration, available free of charge.






for remote use click hereancestry from home

for in-library use click here: ancestry in Agawam library



Family Search
Site contains a billion names from over 110 counties and territories including those found in the 1880 United States Census, the 1881 Canadian Census, the 1881 British Census, the Ellis Island database and the Freedman’s Bank Records.

Find a Grave
Find the grave site of your ancestors.   


HeritageQuest Online
Genealogy Database
HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 – 1930 U.S. federal censuses.


National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has a very large amount of records that are useful for genealogy, but most of these records are not online. NARA has locations all over the country but the two nearest to Agawam, are the archives in Waltham and Pittsfield.