Local History & Genealogy


The Canton Public Library seeks to collect, preserve, and provide access to historical records and objects that document, educate, inspire, and promote community interest in and appreciation for the history of the town of Canton.

To uphold this mission,

we offer researchers access to materials in the Edward Bolster Local History Room, as well as a variety of local history and genealogy resources and databases, both in the library and online.

Stop by the Reference Desk during regular library hours to get started, or use our digital resources to conduct your research online!

Book Shelf with Old Volumes of Mass. Soldiers List