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Genealogy Collection

  • Guides for researching family history
  • Family Histories
  • Vital Records to 1850 for most Massachusetts towns
  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847 to present day
  • Mayflower Descendant
  • Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War and Civil War
  • Every Tuesday afternoon from 2:00pm-4:00pm volunteers from the Falmouth Genealogical Society assist individuals seeking genealogical help. No appointment is necessary, just drop in for help. A listing of genealogical resources at the Falmouth Public Library can be found at http://www.falgen.org/library.htm

Katharine Lee Bates

Katharine Lee Bates, poet, professor of English, and author of "America the Beautiful," was born in Falmouth on August 12, 1859. A representative collection of her works is available in the library.

Local History

  • Falmouth Town Annual Reports from 1876 to present day
  • The Falmouth Enterprise on microfilm from 1896 to present day
  • Cape Cod Times formerly the Cape Cod Standard-Times on microfilm from October 19, 1936 to present day
  • Books on the history of Falmouth
  • Lawrence High School Yearbooks 1938-1973
  • Falmouth High School Yearbooks 1974 to present day
  • Falmouth Street Lists from 1979 to present day