Local History

The Local History Collection is a resource for historians and genealogy researchers. Our Local History Collection includes, but is not limited to, maps, City Directories, newspapers, periodicals, Church Records, Vital Records, cemetery catalogs, genealogies, and electronic resources which will help you in your research.




Heritage Quest    Paid for by the Billerica Public Library

Your Library’s Resource for US Federal Census Data, Freedman’s Bank Records,  Revolutionary War Pension, City Directories and much more.

Billerica, Massachusetts: History Captured on Glass

H.W. Sheldon and sign


These images were taken by Natt Hutchins, a photographer from North Billerica, with the assistance of H. W. Sheldon. Together, they captured life in Billerica at the turn of the 20th century.

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