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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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Sunday, October 4, 2015

About my Blog, Libraries and the Gilmanton Library, Gilmanton, New Hampshire

My blog will not always be all about libraries. Nobody has asked me why I do my little reports on them, but I'm sure some are wondering. The reason is simple, I have loved libraries since the fourth grade when there was a small library* in  front of my school in Lexington, Massachusetts. From 4th to 6th grades I went in there many times. During the past few years, it has become a fun thing for my husband and I to travel to old and new towns to see their libraries. I'm amazed at how many times I'd gone by one and never knew what was inside.

The Gilmanton Library found us, because my husband and I got lost! But I soon was disappointment because they weren't open on the Tuesday morning we happened to pass by. This library is in New Hampshire, some distance from where I live. I'm still yearning to get inside that barn and see the interior. Good news, we visited the library on June 8, 2016. To see the photos, please see my new post HERE.


The photos below are of the first library I ever used. It was one of two in Lexington, Massachusetts. Just feet from my grade school, called Adams School (now The Waldorf School), was the East Lexington Library (now called Stone House). When I googled it, I discovered it closed in 2007, after major water damage. So, a few hours ago, we drove to the town where I took the photos below. I believe the town is using it for special events.
To the left is the Follen Church, the old library now Stone House and Adams School, ca. 1912. These buildings are in the Historic District, and earlier photos of these and other buildings may be seen on the pdf from the town