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.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

List of 81 Library Visits to Check out the Genealogy and History Sections -- Most are in New England

Ogunquit Library, Maine
During the past seven years, I've visited quite a few libraries, 64 to date. There is quite a difference from the first ones I visited to the most recent that I wrote about. 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 four years, I made it a point to talk to all the librarians...they have a wealth of information. Even if they didn't know much about genealogy, they knew where the books, maps, and local cemeteries are. Of course, the best librarians were the ones interested in genealogy.

I will continue visiting new-to-me Libraries and revisiting those that have been enlarged. My next blog report is for the Lenox Library, in Massachusetts, next week. I'll update the list as I go along, and won't post it to any facebook group until it hits 75. If you want to follow along, you can subscribe by putting in your email in the space on my main page (I won't know who you are). Thank you.

This is a newly revised list, put in alphabetical order by name of towns in the state category.

MAINE (17)

Jessup Memorial Library / Bar Harbor Library, Bar Harbor, Maine

Patten Free Library, Bath, Maine

McArthur Public Library, Biddeford, Maine (12/9/19)

Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine

Freeport Community Library, Freeport, Maine

Lewiston Public Library, Lewiston, Maine (12/18/19)

Orr's Island Library, Harpswell, Maine

Kennebuck Free Library, Kennebuck, Maine

Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, Kennebunkport, Maine

Rice Public Library, Kittery, Maine

Ogunquit Memorial Library, Ogunquit, Maine

Libby Memorial Library, Old Orchard Beach, Maine (12/6/19)

Maine Historical Society and Library, Portland, Maine

Topsham Public Library, Topsham, Maine

Wells Public Library, Wells, Maine (12/11/19)

Wiscasset Public Library, Wiscasset, Maine

York Public Library, York, Maine


Acton Memorial Library, Acton, Massachusetts

Memorial Hall Library, Andover, Massachusetts

Robbins Library / Arlington Library, Arlington, Massachusetts

Bedford Free Public Library, Bedford, Massachusetts

Billerica Public Library, Billerica, Massachusetts

Berkshire / Pittsfield Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts (Six Floor Tour)

Boston Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts (What was in it for Me?)

Boston Public Library. Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Library, Boston, Massachusetts

New England Historical and Genealogical Library (NEHGS), Boston, Massachusetts
These were written in 2011, and there have been some changes at the library.
Are You Visiting NEHGS? #1
Are You Visiting NEHGS in Boston, Massachusetts? #2

Bolton Public Library, Bolton, Massachusetts

Sargent Memorial Library, Boxboro, Massachusetts

Gleason Public Library, Carlisle, Massachusetts

Adams Library, Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton, Massachusetts

Concord Free Library, Concord, Massachusetts

Peabody Institute Library, The Danvers Archival Center

Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, Massachusetts

Georgetown Peabody Library, Georgetown, Massachusetts

Groton Public Library, Groton, Massachusetts

Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill, Massachusetts

Harvard Public Library, Harvard, Massachusetts

Ipswich Library, Ipswich, Massachusetts

Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster, Massachusetts

Lenox Library, Lenox, Massachusetts

Leominster Public Library, Leominster, Massachusetts

Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, Massachusetts

Lincoln Public Library, Lincoln, Massachusetts

Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, Massachusetts

Doing Research in Lowell, Massachusetts? Here's Help, Lowell, Massachusetts
Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, Massachusetts

Lynnfield Public Library, Lynnfield, Massachusetts

Medford Public Library, Medford, Massachusetts

Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen, Massachusetts

Newburyport Public Library, Newburyport, Massachusetts

Lawrence Library, Pepperell, Massachusetts

Reading Public Library, Reading, Massachusetts

Rowley Public Library, Rowley, Massachusetts

Salem Public Library, Salem, Massachusetts

Salisbury Public Library, Salisbury, Massachusetts

Stockbridge Public Library Association, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Randall Library, Stow, Massachusetts

Goodnow Library, Sudbury, Massachusetts

Tewksbury Public Library, Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield Massachusetts

Waltham Library, Waltham, Massachusetts

Watertown Free Library, Watertown, Massachusetts

J.V. Fletcher Library, Westford, Massachusetts

The Forbush Library, Westminster, Massachusetts

Wilmington Memorial Library, Wilmington, Massachusetts

Winchester Public Library, Winchester, Massachusetts

Woburn Public Library / Winn Memorial Library, Woburn, Massachusetts


Dublin Public Library, Dublin, New Hampshire (12/12/19)

Gilmanton Library, Gilmanton, New Hampshire

Keene Public Library, Keene, New Hampshire

Leach Library, Londonderry, New Hampshire

Manchester City Library, Manchester, New Hampshire

Nashua Public Library, Nashua, New Hampshire

New Ipswich Public Library, New Ipswich, New Hampshire (12/5/19)

Peterborough Public Library, Peterborough, New Hampshire


New York City Public  Library, New York


St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Norman Williams Public Library, Woodstock, Vermont

MISCELLANEOUS: The DAR Library in Washington, DC, and my employment there.

Some of my favorite libraries.

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