The Library has a small collection of basic books and reference materials on genealogy for the researcher. In addition, we have a number of reference resources specific to the early settlers of Truro and their families.  Researchers are welcome to use these materials in the Library. An index to the Town cemeteries is available on-line. (Click “Links” on sidebar.) Early Vital Records of many Massachusetts towns are available as compilations on the Mayflower descendants, early marriage records, Truro Annual Town Reports dating from 1894, and various local histories.

Truro Public Library staff can provide basic reference services to all library patrons.

Director Tricia Ford or Public Services Librarian Galen Malicoat can assist you with your reference, genealogy, and local history questions with the library’s Cape Cod Collection and Cobb Reference Collection for Genealogy, along with online resources such as Ancestry and HeritageQuest.

If you would like to reserve the Cobb Room for Genealogical research, please call the library to make an appointment.

If you would like a librarian to assist you in your research please provide all pertinent information in your inquiry and call (508) 487-1125 or email