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, October 6, 2014

Rice Public Library, Kittery, Maine -- (History and Genealogy Section)

I was so anxious to get to this library recently because it was the first of the three I wanted to visit in Maine. My husband has roots in this town and we went to it a good 15 years ago. On this day, we were too early to get in at 9:10, since they opened at 10, so, we headed north to the Ogunquit library. This is a lovely library, with limited parking and not as much genealogy/history material as I expected.

We had to sign in to use their collection, and the librarian took us upstairs to the room. There were two researchers there, don't know if they were together, but they were in deep into the books. I was limited in my effort to take good photos, so you can't get a clear view of the small room. It was extremely sunny in many of the rooms and that presented another problem, so that's why I changed my color shots to black and white.
Rice Public Library, Kittery, Maine
Two photos of the genealogy room. There is a table with some chairs and another bookcase or two on the other side of these photos.
Other rooms in this library are among the most lovely I've ever seen.

Check-out area above.