Genealogy / Local History
Houghton Historical Room
The library's Houghton Historical Room (HHR) is available for research whenever the library is open. All books are cataloged in the online catalog. A card file of Littleton vital records taken from Town Reports is also available.
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The library has a collection of Littleton Town Reports, including copies that you may borrow. The library also has historical works on Littleton and other Massachusetts towns. Search our catalog for "HHR Littleton". Many of our historical/genealogical resources may be used only in the Houghton Historical Room.
The Littleton Independent, a weekly newspaper, is available on microfilm from 1968 to the present. A CD-ROM of The Turner Public Spirit, an Ayer-based newspaper from 1908 to 1921 may be used on library computers.
For documentation on Littleton homes look for The Survey of Historic Resources for 1997 to 1998 and a similarly titled work covering the 2003 to 2005 survey.
Littleton Historical Society is an excellent resource for town history.
Hannah P. Dodge Scrap-Book
- Genealogy Club - Littleton Genealogy Club meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 10 am in the Couper Room. (No meetings in July or August)
- Local Genealogy - You will find genealogies of Littleton families, titles like Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War and The Great Migration in the Houghton Historical Room.
- A member of the Littleton Historical Society has prepared a database of Littleton families that is available both at the library and the society.
- Littleton Cemeteries and Burials are listed on the Littleton Cemetery Department page. Obituaries are being added daily.
Library Genealogy Databases
Heritage Quest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources - rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.
Discover your family history. Explore the world's largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources. (Some features may only work from library computers).
Other genealogy websites you might wish to visit: