Online Resources

America’s Genealogy Bank

America’s Genealogy Bank allows patrons to easily search and browse millions of genealogies, obituaries, marriage and birth announcements and more from 1652 to the present. Includes historical newspapers, books and documents, along with modern obituaries and the Social Security Death Index. Requires a valid Atheneum library card number to enter the site.

Nantucket Independent Newspaper

Search the Nantucket Independent newspaper to find local information on community issues and events, business, education, health, government and more. Archives span from March 3, 2005 to present. Requires a valid Atheneum library card number to enter the site.

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC)

The MBLC provides access to essential library and information resources, including searchable catalogs of more than 400 libraries in Massachusetts, millions of full-text articles in scholarly and general interest magazines, and full-text Massachusetts newspapers.

MBLC Databases

These databases provide access to web-based electronic resources that contain thousands of popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, newswires, business directories, investment reports, biographies, health and prescription drug information, literature reviews, and more. Search the databases.

MBLC Manuscripts, Archives & Special Collections Directory

This directory provides access to the holdings of more than 650 repositories in the Commonwealth, including libraries, archives, historical societies and town clerk’s offices. Search the Archive.

Massachusetts Virtual Catalog

The statewide Virtual Catalog makes locating and requesting materials from nearly 60 different online library catalogs in Massachusetts easy (and less overwhelming). Connect to the virtual catalog and request items with your CLAMS library card number, which will be sent from other libraries to the Atheneum.