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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Monday, October 7, 2013

Haverhill, Massachusetts Library, Local History and Genealogy Section

Haverhill, Essex Co., Massachusetts
Back entrance to the Haverhill Public Library, taken from the parking lot. Parts of the library are older, but this is the addition.
Peeking into the Local History Room.
The room looks the same as it did a good 12 years ago. Only difference are their hours. Now open 4 hours a day, for two days. Many years ago, it was open more frequently, but they always have had the policy of closing an hour for lunch!

In the back there is a large room packed with their genealogies and other related history books. You are not allowed back there, but you can request what you need. Most reference books are up front for patrons. Years ago, there was one day a year set aside for the members of the Essex Society of Genealogists (ESOG) members to spend the entire day looking in the back room. It was a real treat the three times I went. By the way, ESOG will always be my favorite genealogy club, if you aren't a member, and have Essex Co., Massachusetts ancestors, why not look into joining.

Three patrons working on a project.

Part of the Haverhill Directory collection.