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.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Peterborough Public Library, Peterborough, New Hampshire (Genealogy and History Section)

The Peterborough Town Library was a gem of a library for several reasons. The original part of the library was simply beautiful, and as you enter the front door, the photo above is what you see on your left. There was plenty of parking, the building was easy to find, lots of genealogy and history books in the private History Room, two very nice and helpful librarians who answered my questions. To top it off, the weather was perfect as were the flowers and foliage.
The front of the old library is beautiful. The town is going to celebrate it's 275th birthday this coming weekend, and they were sprucing up the outside by working on the walkway and portico. 
Next to the Library, on the left side is a river, I couldn't resist taking this photo.


Established by vote of
the town  April 9 1833

The Oldest Free Library
in the World Supported
by Taxation

This building erected
by Descendants of
The First Settlers
of Peterborough
The old section meets the new (above).
Reference Room
I went first to the reference room and discovered there were no genealogy books, so I had to ask the librarian where they were. I had already seen the sign, "Historical Room" up some stairs and was very happy when she said she would take me to that room...I couldn't get in there fast enough.
In the photo above, there is a door in the wall, and another one on the opposite side. I didn't think to ask what was inside.
The "Historical Room" had plenty of space, a microfilm reader, printer (I believe), and lots of books (a sampling is below).

Main Street was looking mighty lovely.