Most people don't think of using local college libraries for genealogy research. College and university libraries are actually great places to look for family history. At Fitchburg State University, we provide access to historical newspapers, city directories and yearbooks. We also proivde access to genealogy research tools like HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com. These tools provide you with census data, birth and death data, and more official documents.
This guide is designed to give you easy access to all the resources. Please feel free to use this when you are doing your genealogy research at Fitchburg State University.
The following resources are available when you come to the FSU library:
Computers are available weekday evenings for up to 1 hour between 4-9pm. During weekends, Summer Semester and Holidays, computers are available up to 2 hours any time during the day
Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet if you have one. For laptop and tablet users, Wi-fi Internet access is available free of charge while in the library.
Printing/copying is available with the purchase of a guest card (ask librarian for details).
Purchase a library card to check out books at the circulation desk
The library staff is happy to help you, just ask!
Local Papers are available on the Internet, print or microfilm:
Historical Fitchburg Papers are all located in microfilm. Ask a librarian to help you locate these in the library.
Are you looking for a FSC alumni? Use the Fitchburg Alumni Directory to find more about them. You can find it in the Reference collection of the library on the first floor. The call number is: Ref. LD3231.M87F57 2005.
You can visit our college University Archves & Special Collections by appointment.
To schedule a time to visit the archive, contact Asher Jackson (information located above) or Library Director Robert Foley at
978-665-3194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.