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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.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Library List -- Photos and Write-up of 58 New England Libraries


During the past three years I've visited quite a few libraries, all were in either Maine, Massachusetts or New Hampshire. There is quite a difference from the first ones I visited to the most recent. Initially, I just took photos of the genealogy room or area, and didn't do much writing. The most recent posts contain more writing, many more photos and I tried to showcase the entire library. In the beginning, I would secretly take my pictures, but during the past two years, I made it a point to talk to all the librarians...they had a wealth of information. Even if they didn't know much about genealogy, they knew where the books, maps and local cemeteries were. Of course, the best librarians were the ones interested in genealogy.

I hope this list makes it easier to see the libraries I've been to and you can get an idea of what their collections are like. Enjoy some favorite photos of mine...it is hard to believe they are libraries.


MAINE (12)


Patten Free Library, Bath, Maine


Freeport Community Library, Freeport, Maine


Orr's Island Library, Harpswell, Maine


York Public Library, York, Maine


Wiscasset Public Library, Wiscasset, Maine


Topsham Public Library, Topsham, Maine


Rice Public Library, Kittery, Maine


Kennebuck Free Library, Kennebuck, Maine


Ogunquit Memorial Library, Ogunquit, Maine


Jesup Memorial Library / Bar Harbor Library, Bar Harbor, Maine


Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine


Maine Historical Society and Library, Portland, Maine



MASSACHUSETTS (42)


Lawrence Library, Pepperell, Massachusetts


Billerica Public Library, Billerica, Massachusetts


Wilmington Memorial Library, Wilmington, Massachusetts


Medford Public Library, Medford, Massachusetts


Winchester Public Library, Winchester, Massachusetts


The Forbush Library, Westminster, Massachusetts


Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Winchester, Massachusetts


Leominster Public Library, Leominster, Massachusetts

Robbins Library / Arlington Library, Arlington, Massachusetts


Bolton Public Library, Bolton, Massachusetts


Salem Public Library, Salem, Massachusetts


Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton, Massachusetts


Bedford Free Public Library, Bedford, Massachusetts


Randall Library, Stow, Massachusetts


Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster, Massachusetts


Harvard Public Library, Harvard, Massachusetts


Sargent Memorial Library, Boxboro, Massachusetts


Memorial Hall Library, Andover, Massachusetts


Reading Public Library, Reading, Massachusetts


Newburyport Public Library, Newburyport, Massachusetts


Gleason Public Library, Carlisle, Massachusetts

J.V. Fletcher Library, Westford, Massachusetts


Groton Public Library, Groton, Massachusetts


Waltham Library, Waltham, Massachusetts


Haverhill,Massachusetts Library, Haverhill, Massachusetts


Ipswich Library, Ipswich, Massachusetts


Acton Memorial Library, Acton, Massachusetts


Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen, Massachusetts


Watertown Free Library, Watertown, Massachusetts


Tewksbury Public Library, Tewksbury, Massachusetts


Concord Free Library, Concord, Massachusetts

Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, Massachusetts


Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, Massachusetts


Lynnfield Public Library, Lynnfield, Massachusetts


Woburn Public Library / Winn Memorial Library, Woburn, Massachusetts

Lincoln Public Library, Lincoln, Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Public Library. Boston, Massachusetts


Lowell's Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, Massachusetts


Goodnow Library, Sudbury, Massachusetts


Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, Massachusetts


Adams Library, Chelmsford, Massachusetts


NEW HAMPSHIRE (4)

Keene Public Library, Keene, New Hampshire


Peterborough Public Library, Peterborough, New Hampshire


Gilmanton Library, Gilmanton, New Hampshire


Nashua Public Library, Nashua, New Hampshire




MISCELLANEOUS



New York City Public  Library, New York


Photos and write-up about the DAR Library, Washington, DC are below.

http://lifefromtheroots.blogspot.com/2009/11/new-job-at-dar-part-1.html

http://lifefromtheroots.blogspot.com/2009/11/dar-job-2.html

http://lifefromtheroots.blogspot.com/2009/11/dar-becoming-member-and-100-year.html

View of the library, in the middle.