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.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sargent Memorial Library, Boxboro, Massachusetts (Genealogy Section)

Although Boxboro, Massachusetts is an old town (settled in 1680, incorporated in 1835*), the library, Sargent Memorial Library was brand new. I'm thinking they replaced the old building, and I wished I had asked where it was, like I did with the Harvard Library (to be posted soon).


I spoke with a librarian, who wasn't sure about letting me see the Local History room,  but I told her about her blog, and she was the first person not wanting me to take photos. Finally, she agreed I could from the door, lights weren't turned on, so the photos (3 below) aren't the best.




Local History room from the main reading room.
One thing about this library on a hill, there is a lot of land on all four sides, including a garden.

Prior to incorporation in 1835, the area that is now Boxborough was part of Stow, Harvard, and Littleton.



A list of all the libraries, with genealogy departments, I've visited in New England and New York is below. All are linked to my posts.


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2 comments:

Diane B said...

Barbara, did you actually get in the room? What was in those black binders? What did you think about the collection? Looks interesting. Thanks for the tour!

Barbara Poole said...

Diane, I was only allowed to stand at the door for photos, I couldn't go inside! The librarian, or fill-in employee wanted me to wait 2 hrs. for the director to get permission. It was very dark, and I couldn't read any titles.