The Pace Center for Genealogy Research is located in the Reference Room of the Saugus Public Library. The Center is funded by the John R. Pace Trust, in memory of Joseph Wilson Pace.
The Center has developed a collection of genealogy materials to assist in your search for your ancestors, both print and online.
The genealogy materials at the Saugus Public Library are shelved using the Dewey Decimal system. Major areas are listed below. Most will be found in the Genealogy section, 920, but materials in the history section, 747, can be helpful to genealogists. The list, with examples of items typically found in each section, will help you get started, and a catalog search will lead you to other items.
Thank you to the Saugus Public Library Foundation for purchasing the microfilm reader/printer and PC which allow scanning and e-mailing material from our Local History, Genealogy, and microfilm collections.
In this section you will find both general and specific guides and aides to finding sources.
Scotch-Irish family research made simple
Black roots : a beginner’s guide to tracing the African American family tree
The Unpuzzling your past workbook : essential forms and letters for all genealogists
Here you will find family histories and genealogies.
Early Lynn families including Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus and Swampscott : genealogical study from the earliest settlers through the Revolutionary War
The Mayflower Families
The Read family of Salem, Massachusetts
Indian deeds : land transactions in Plymouth Colony, 1620-1691
The pension lists of 1792-1795 : with other Revolutionary War pension records
Vital records, Saugus, Massachusetts, 1630-1699 : alphabetized lists of births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths
Irish names and surnames
Charter Street Cemetery burial records : genealogical and historical : Salem, Massachusetts
A guide to cemeteries in Essex County, Massachusetts
Royal families : Americans of royal and noble ancestry
The ancestry of Diana, Princess of Wales : for twelve generations
Here you will find genealogy information in its historical context. The 973 section covers United States history, and 974 includes the northeastern states
History and genealogy of the Mayflower planters and first comers to ye olde colonie.
History of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men …
The Saugus Public Library Foundation has funded several items for the Library that make Genealogy researchers’ lives easier. Two database services, Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest, provide information for genealogists researching their family histories. Ancestry. com and HeritageQuest are available on all computers in the Library. HeritageQuest is also available from home with a Saugus Public Library Card.
You may also want to try these:
Family Search, a free collection of billions of genealogy records which is available in the library or from home.
Castle Garden. Before Ellis Island became an immigration center, over 8 million people entered the United States through Castle Garden.