Can you help me with some genealogical research?

While Houghton Library is not primarily devoted to the genealogical history, like the New England Historic Genealogical Society Library, we welcome users who are researching their family history, and we may have materials that interest you.   

You can search the HOLLIS catalog and the manuscripts database HOLLIS for Archival Discovery material to find books or archival documents that are pertinent to your research. A simple name search is a good place to start.  Instructions for advanced searching in HOLLIS can be found here, and on this page for HOLLIS for Archival Discovery.  

If you find materials that interest you, you will be welcome to visit the library to use them in the Houghton Reading Room.  Most of Houghton Library’s materials can be seen without special arrangement. However, items designated as "Restricted" in the catalog need permission for access. If you are unable to visit, you may place requests for copies