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Urgent Needs

Here are a few links and resources to help start your genealogy research. Please keep in mind that public libraries have a wealth sources for genealogical research such as The Handy Book for Genealogists and other guides as well as individual family genealogies and local histories. Check with your local public library for more information.

Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA
Phone: 1-800-625-7738

Digital Commonwealth
This is a cooperative project that contains many pictures of towns in Massachusetts. You can also find scholarly articles from the Scholarworks project at the University of Massachusetts. These articles cover many different subjects, not just history or genealogy.

Digital Treasures

This site is a wonderful resource for finding photographs about this past. It is a cooperative library project and is growing all the time.

Family Search Affiliate at the Chicopee Public Library

449 Front Street
Chicopee, MA 01013
Phone: (413) 594 - 1800

Note: The Family History Center in Ludlow, MA is no longer open to the public.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family Search Web Site

Godfrey Memorial Library
134 Newfield Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 346 - 4375
Red Scholar $45 per year
Gold Scholar $80 per year (includes newspaper databases)

Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215-3695
Phone: (617) 536.1608
Massachusetts State Archives
Commonwealth Museum and State Archives Building
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
Phone: (617) 727-2816

New England Historic Genealogical Society
Research membership $89.95 for one year
99 Newbury Street
Boston, MA  02116
Phone: (888) 296 - 3447
Pioneer Valley History Network
This site is maintained by history professionals in Western Massachusetts. You will find some interesting resources on this page as well as history related events that are happening in our area.

Westfield Athenaeum
6 Elm Street
Westfield, MA  01085
Phone: (413) 568-7833 

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This image is from the original glass negative that is part of a collection of photographs taken by Reverend Hollis A. Campbell.  The photographs were taken from 1895 to 1896 and are some of the oldest know photographs of Agawam and Feeding Hills, Massachusetts. Photograph courtesy of the Agawam Historical Society.

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