A consortium of community libraries working together and sharing resources to meet the needs of the entire community.

American Ancestors
(New England Historic Genealogical Society/ funded by The Palmer Public Library)
Visit the Palmer Public Library in person for subscriber login (email and password).
NEHGS provides a wealth of opportunities for all genealogists to learn more about family history and genealogy — whether you are just beginning your search or have been researching for many years.
A vast number of educational resources are available to you in the NEHGS Learning Center, including help for getting started, online seminars, articles, and information about upcoming programs and special events held by NEHGS

Ancestry.com Library Edition
(Proquest/ funded by The Palmer Public Library)
Ancestry.com is only available from within the library building. A link is available from the desktop of public internet access computers.
Trace your amazing personal history with the world’s largest online collection of family records and resources. It includes billions of names from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records; immigration and passport records; military histories and records; photos; and more. A learning center and other tools help you get started and put your research together.

Heritage Quest Online
(ProQuest/ funded by the Palmer Public Library.)
Discover where your American past begins with this comprehensive treasury of genealogical sources. It features U.S. federal census records, local and family histories, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records, memorials and petitions to the U.S. Congress, and the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) article citations from the Allen County Library.


Library Research Using Primary Resources
UCBerkeley Guide

Library of Congress: American Memory Project
Primary sources for US history

Documents for the Study of American History
University of Kansas

The Foreign Service Journal Archives
The Foreign Service Journal covers foreign affairs from an insider's perspective, providing thought-provoking articles on international issues, the practice of diplomacy and the U.S. Foreign Service.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project
Collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts on ancient, medieval, modern history from Fordham University.

NARA: American Originals
Primary US documents held by National Archives.

MOA: Making of America
Books & journals from antebellum to reconstruction America

Perseus Project
Primary and secondary sources for the study of Greece and Rome and other time periods

US Historical Documents
Primary documents from the pre-colonial era to the present


American Cultural History: The Twentieth Century
Web guides by decade


Massachusetts Government
Provides a single portal to all information and services provided by the Commonwealth as well as links to state agencies, officials and community websites.

Massachusetts Law Libraries
Laws, regulations and cases, law by subjects, essential links.

Atlapedia Online
Country information and maps

CIA World Factbook