My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, Massachusetts -- Genealogy and History Section

Pollard Memorial Library
401 Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA. 01852

(978) 674-4120 (press 5)

Library links:
Local History holdings:

Genealogy overview:

All reference materials are located on the second floor.
Genealogies are located in this section. Reference books are in another area, and the city directories are near the reference librarian. There is a genealogist librarian, and if you are lucky, she might be working the time you are there. On September 17, 2017, the Lowell Sun newspaper wrote an article about the above painting, Lee's Surrender.

Hallway and stairs.

There is a separate room with readers, I believe there are 2-3.
(Reflection on screen shows the street behind.)
Film located in these file cabinets.

Stained glass window looks quite different with light shining on it at night.

Permission granted to take photos. (April 2012, June 2014)
Photos below taken from the 2nd floor.