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.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Reading Public Library -- History and Genealogy Department

Above is the Reading Public Library, formerly a large school. It was a very overcast day when we entered through the back entrance.
The local history room is on the main floor. Photo is of my husband, not a patron.
The above photo and the two following are in the same room. The collection is mostly for Reading, but other nearby towns are included.

The below photo is in the second room. Shown is a large collection of the Vital Records for Massachusetts, otherwise known as, the tan books. In addition, there is a table, chair, microfilm reader (I believe) and other equipment. A person was there, so I didn't pay a lot of attention.

Nice and sunny when we left. I will be returning and hope to retake the front of the library and a few other photos inside. Well, I did return on August 29, 2015, and this is what greeted us.