Southbridge Local History Resources

Please see below for resources that may be of use to you in researching the history of Southbridge, or in doing local genealogy research. We have linked to resources that are available from anywhere online, as well as a bibliography of books you will find in our collection.

If you have further research questions, please contact the Reference Department during normal operating hours, Monday through Friday at 508-764-5426 or

General Historical Resources Available Online

Historical Maps Online

Bibliography of Items Available at Jacob Edwards Library

Topic-Specific Online Resources

General historical resources available online:

Historical maps available online:

The first three maps are shared courtesy of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library.

Bibliography of items available at the Jacob Edwards Library:

You may also browse our online catalog. This link will take you directly to a search on Southbridge history.

Please note that the Ammidown History Room is not publicly accessible. Library staff will retrieve the specific items from the Ammidown Room for patron use in the reference area of the library. Patrons will need photo identification and are asked to sign in at the Circulation Desk to use materials from the Ammidown Room. Decisions to photocopy Ammidown materials will be made by the staff based on the condition and conservation needs of the material.

Topic-specific online resources: