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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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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Robbins Library / Arlington Library, Arlington, Massachusetts -- History and Genealogy Room

Side view of the Library entrance.
The History and Genealogy collection was on the 4th floor. It is kept locked, so a librarian had to take me up there, I also needed permission from the director to take photos, only stipulation was that I don't take pictures of people.
The room is larger than shown in these few photos, but I wanted to show more of the old sections of the Library. You'll see why.




 
View of the library from the cemetery across the driveway. Notice the two British flags, in honor of two who died near that spot during the Revolutionary War.



American
REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS
Known to be
Buried in This Cemetery


JOHN ADAMS
THOMAS HADLEY
JOSEPH ADAMS
ELIAS HAVEN
WILLIAM ADAMS
JOHN HILL
JOHN BACON
THOMAS HILL
JOSEPH BALCH
JOSEPH LOCKE
JOSEPH BELKNAP, JR.
AMOS MILLS
NATHANIEL CHADWICK
JONATHAN PARKER
NATHAN CHAMBERLIN
AMMI CUTTER
BENJAMIN PEIRCE
SOLOMON PEIRCE
AMMI CUTTER, JR.
JAMES PERRY
SAMUEL CUTTER
ABEDNECO RAMSDELL
WILLIAM CUTTER
JEDUTHAN WELLINGTON
WILLIAM DICKSON
SAMUEL WHITTEMORE
WILLIAM FLINT
JOHN WINSHIP
EPHRAIM FROST
JASON RUSSELL
SAMUEL FROST
JASON WINSHIP
STEPHEN FROST
JABEZ WYMAN


Erected by
Menotomy Chapter Daughters
of the American Revolution
1941
Old front entrance on Massachusetts Ave. Garden to the right, see below.

2 comments:

Miriam J. Robbins said...

I like the name of that library! It is a beautiful building, too.

Barbara Poole said...

Miriam, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yes, a beautiful building to go with a beautiful Miriam. (I wish I could have taken photos of the two fireplaces, but people were sitting in that area, darn.)