Local History & Genealogy
Explore the history of Berkshire County and beyond from the 17th century to the present. Using books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, files, specialty databases and a wide range of other resources, the possibilities for exploration are endless. Trace your family history through time using both in-house and online resources. Discover the rich literary history of Berkshire County in the area dedicated to Berkshire Authors. Visit our Herman Melville Memorial Room to experience a glimpse into the life of the renowned author of Moby-Dick and other great works.