The Celia Epstein Stone Research Room houses the library’s collection of Wareham and Local History. This room is open by appointment only – please call for details – 508-295-2343 x0
If you need a copy of an article or an obituary from the Wareham Courier Microfilm, please fill out this form. There is a $3 charge per article. All proceeds support the Stone Research Room.
Wareham Cemetery Records – This website contains names of individuals buried in Wareham’s four cemetery’s along with photos of gravestones. It has been curated by Andrew Griffith.
Wareham Courier Obituary Index – Website covers obituaries (sorted by last name) of the Wareham Courier from 1905-1918 and 1931-1998.
Massachusetts Cultural Resource System – Information about historic homes/locations around the Commonwealth
Every Thursday, the Wareham Free Library will share a postcard from our local history collection. To view previously selected postcards, please click here.
Doing genealogy research?
For a limited time, Wareham Free Library card holders have access from their homes to Ancestry Library Edition. This database delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos and more. Search more than 7,000 databases – which include immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, and maps.
The Plymouth County Registry of Deeds has scanned two atlases that are in our Stone Room Collection, in black and white form. The links are down below.
The Library of Congress has recently digitized several maps of local interest that are in our Stone Room Collection. The links for these maps are below.
1832 Map of Wareham – Surveyed by Sylvanus Bourne
1885 Onset Bay Grove Arial Map
1887 Sanborn Insurance Map – Wareham – 1 image
1896 Sanborn Insurance Map – Wareham – 3 images
1901 Sanborn Insurance Map – Wareham – 4 images
1906 Sanborn Insurance Map – Wareham/Onset – 9 images
1912 Sanborn Insurance Maps – Wareham/Onset – 12 images