Library Digital Collection
Morse Institute Library Archives Online
Historic books and documents from the archives of the Morse Institute Library, digitized through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Boston Public Library.
Natick Veterans Oral History Project
A library project that collects and preserves the personal recollections of those who have served their country in the armed forces past and present.
Access these databases with your library card.
American Ancestors (In-library use only)
New England Historic Genealogical Society online records.
America’s Obituaries & Death Notices
Obituaries and death records from newspapers and the Social Security Death Index
Ancestry.com (In-library use only)
Premium collection of worldwide genealogy records.
HeritageQuest – Natick cardholders only
Census data and documents for genealogy research
Historical Boston Globe
Articles from 1872 – 1927
Massachusetts History Online
Magazine and newspaper articles about Massachusetts history
Access historical eBooks related to the history of Natick and surrounding communities.
Historic Natick Slideshow
Nineteenth-century photographs taken by Horace H. Potter.
Natick Town Reconnaissance History Report
Overview of Natick history and development.
Praying Indians of Natick and Ponkapoag
History and perspectives from descendants of Natick “Praying Indians.”
An online collection of cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives.
US & International Genealogy
Center for Jewish History
Searchable online records.
Search Ellis Island passenger records.
Worldwide genealogical records compiled by the Church of Latter-day Saints.
Find a Grave
Search cemetery records.
Research the History of Your Home
U.S. Bureau of Interior Land Records
Great way to trace parcels of land, their cost, and who purchased them.