Genealogical Notes of Cape Cod Families

One of the most-used resources at Sturgis Library is the 50-volume handwritten set of vital records entitled Genealogical Notes of Cape Cod Families, (aka the “Green Books.”) The set compiles Cape Cod births, deaths, and marriages from a variety of publications into one resource. The information was assembled by three tireless and dedicated women in 1966, and the only print copy resides at the Sturgis Library. It is also available on microfilm.

We have been working with the Boston Public Library on a project to scan and digitize items from our collections, and the opportunity arose to have the set digitized at no cost through the BPL’s grant-funded project. The digitized set now resides in the Internet Archive, and is available online for the first time to researchers doing Cape Cod research and genealogy.

To see and use this important resource, CLICK HERE and choose the volume you are interested in.

In-Library Access to Genealogical Resources

We offer in-library access to Ancestry Library Edition free of charge.  No library card is required.