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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.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

List of 72 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 (12)

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

Patten Free Library, Bath, Maine

Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine

Freeport Community Library, Freeport, Maine

Orr's Island Library, Harpswell, Maine

Kennebuck Free Library, Kennebuck, Maine

Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, Kennebunkport, Maine (10/12/18)

Rice Public Library, Kittery, Maine

Ogunquit Memorial Library, Ogunquit, Maine

Maine Historical Society and Library, Portland, Maine

Topsham Public Library, Topsham, Maine

Wiscasset Public Library, Wiscasset, Maine

York Public Library, York, Maine


MASSACHUSETTS (42)

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 (12/14/2018)

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 (09/20/2018)

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 (10/08/18)

Salem Public Library, Salem, Massachusetts

Salisbury Public Library, Salisbury, Massachusetts (12/14/2018)

Stockbridge Public Library Association, Stockbridge, Massachusetts (10/11/18)

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


NEW HAMPSHIRE (4)

Gilmanton Library, Gilmanton, New Hampshire


Keene Public Library, Keene, New Hampshire

Leach Library, Londonderry, New Hampshire (11/18)

Nashua Public Library, Nashua, New Hampshire

Peterborough Public Library, Peterborough, New Hampshire


NEW YORK (1)

New York City Public  Library, New York

VERMONT  (1)

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Norman Williams Public Library, Woodstock, Vermont (10/18/18)


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


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

Some of my favorite libraries






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