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Town of Harwich Annual Reports 1866 – 2017


We are happy to introduce you to the newly released digitized version of our annual town reports! We own the most complete collection of these printed annual reports right here at the Reference Department at Brooks Free Library and last year we were able to get them digitized and posted online at no cost to the town thanks to a program at the Boston Public Library and through the Digital Commonwealth.

The printed version of these annual reports has been a popular research tool here at the library for anyone doing research into town matters. These books contain annual reports from most town departments and some years contain vital statistics such as birth and death records and even the salaries of town employees for some years. The content of these reports changed from year to year and as a result the pages counts got longer and longer, but the good news is that the digital version of these reports is keyword searchable so you can find what you need a lot quicker. Please let us know at the Reference desk if you need assistance finding any other town documents or historic town information and we will do our best to help you.

A link to the digitized Town Reports is available on our Reference Overview page.