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.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Acton Library (Genealogy Section), Massachusetts -- History and Genealogy Room

Built as a memorial to those who died in the Civil War.

Addition at the entire back and side. The circular addition is a teen reading area.
Photo of original library.
The locked cubicles is where the genealogy material is kept. 
Massachusetts "Tan Books" may be seen (births, marriages, and deaths to 1850).

Quite a large Civil War exhibit, with a lot about Acton soldiers.
*See flyer about the Library's Civil War website, at the bottom .

Microfilm Room (above)
Original fireplace and front door at left.
Below is a shot looking out the front entrance, next to door.

Excellent site to search for your ancestors if they were from Acton and fought in the Civil War. The records for 374 men include: Index to Soldiers and Sailors, Regimental histories, Pension Files, G.A.R records, Obituaries, Veteran grave markers (with photos), Documents and Manuscripts, and Extensive Bibliography.