There are numerous other
archives and libraries that have materials pertaining to Yarmouth.
What follows is a list of some of those.
If you are researching a topic related to the history of Cape Cod, or a
family from Cape Cod, please be aware that there are fifteen separate towns on
the Cape and almost all of them have their own historical societies and
libraries -- many towns have more than one.
It is important for you to determine, to the extent possible, the
specific town you need information from. There
is no historical society that deals with the history of Cape Cod as a whole.
Learn about other Massachusetts travel resources at www.massvacation.com.
The Bay State Historical League www.masshistory.org
“Plan your explorations with this unique website loaded with information about hundreds of history museums and historic sites across Massachusetts. Find little know treasures -- as well as popular destinations -- be geographic area, time period, or topic. Discover special events, temporary exhibits, and other history activities.”
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities www.spnea.org
SPNEA owns and operates the
Winslow Crocker House in Yarmouth Port as well as many other historic sites
throughout New England.
Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce www.yarmouthcapecod.com
The website of the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce. Currently in redevelopment, this site is a good place to start planning your trip to the Yarmouth area including where you will stay, sites to visit, and where to eat.
Town of Yarmouth www.state.ma.us/cc/yarmouth.html
Yarmouthport.com is a site that
celebrates the history and arts of the village of Yarmouth Port on Yarmouth's
north side. Here you'll find articles on local artisans and antique homes,
and learn more about this lovely area - including where to stay and what to do
while you're here.
Doing Genealogical Research on your Cape Cod Ancestors
Cape Cod Genealogical Society
"The Society meets at 10:00 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month from September through May at the Brewster Ladies Library, 1822 Main Street, Route 6A, Brewster. Membership is open to all who have an interest in genealogy, and in particular of the Cape Cod area, whether or not they can attend the meetings of the Society. Please write to the Membership Chairman at the above address for a membership application. Queries may be directed to Queries Editor at the same address. The CCGS publishes a quarterly bulletin and publishes queries of members free, and others for $3.00.
Sturgis Library www.capecod.net/sturgis
The premier genealogical collection on Cape Cod is located at the Sturgis Library, Route 6A in Barnstable. For more information about the holdings and services of the library, visit their website or write Sturgis Library, P.O. Box 606, Barnstable, MA 02630. The library also has a great maritime collection.
The town of Dennis was a part
of Yarmouth until 1793 when the two towns had a friendly split so that folks
wouldn't have to walk so far to church. Subsequently,
the two towns share many of the same ancestors.
The Dennis Historical Society has two great historic sites, the Josiah
Dennis Manse and the Jericho House, both of which are open seasonally.
Finding Yarmouth & Cape Cod Books
Located in Yarmouth Port, Parnassus sells lots of books on Yarmouth and Cape Cod related topics, and can locate out-of-print books. Contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org