To find out more about obtaining a Sturgis Library card or accessing the databases, call us at (508) 362-6636 or email us at [email protected]
Or, you can print out a library card registration form here.
We now offer in-library access to Ancestry Library Edition, and both in-library and at-home access to Heritage Quest Online.
A Sturgis Library card is required for home access to .
They may be reached at 508-362-2982 or via email at [email protected] Please view their online finding aids in advance of your visit. The following documents are now available through the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds website: –Recorded Land indexes and images from 1704 to the present (complete). –Land Court name index (incomplete, see the caveat at the bottom of the Land Court by Name search result page) –Land Court Document images from 1899 to the present. The complete indexing of sixteen volumes of West Barnstable history was recently completed and is now posted on the Whelden Memorial Library website.
The Kittredge Maritime Collections include personal and research materials collected and used by Henry Crocker Kittredge, former Headmaster of St.
The Lothrop Genealogy and Local History Collection includes Mayflower Society Records, extensive list of local/regional town histories, , hundreds of published individual Cape Cod family genealogies, military records, probate indexes, vital records of Massachusetts cities and towns, and much more.
The Library’s archival collections are housed in a climate-controlled vault.
The information in these works dates all the way from 1644, when the first parcel that was to become West Barnstable was purchased from the Indian Serunk, to the present day.
This comprehensive history includes volumes of information on historical houses and cemeteries, the brickyard and many other areas of interest.