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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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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Manchester City Library, Manchester, New Hampshire


Manchester City Library
405 Pine Street
Manchester, New Hampshire 03104


From Victory Park, you can see the Library.

Front entrance, but there is probably a handicapped entrance on the side or back.
Circular reception area, straight ahead, but before I asked my questions, I had to look up at the ceiling.



From the 2nd floor, looking down to the 1st floor. The New Hampshire Room is where the local history and genealogy books and resources are kept.
https://www.manchester.lib.nh.us/Research/NH-Room
See below flyer for the New Hampshire Room.


The reference librarian's desk.

As you can see from these pictures, there are many bookshelves, vertical file cabinets, lots of city directories, and cabinets with microfilm of newspapers. The thing I enjoyed seeing the most were some census books. There might have been a computer or two, but I didn't go into the area where one patron was working. I didn't do any research, although I have a few names I could have researched. Not seen very well, were two tables with chairs to do sit at.



Nice view from above window.







On the 2nd floor, husband checking out something in the display cabinet.


These two pictures were taken because I loved the heated benches and book shelves. No photos of the Children's room on the lower level because renovation work was being done.
For those interested in the over 100 year history of the Library, please read what friend Janice Webster Brown wrote four years ago, when the Library was celebrating it's Centennial.
http://www.cowhampshireblog.com/2014/09/05/new-hampshire-celebrating-the-manchester-public-librarys-centennial/

Facing the park from the library stairs.

Additional photos of the library.




Google map to show location of library and 700 Elm Street, where the New England Regional Genealogical Conference will be held in 2019.