The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Peterborough Public Library, Peterborough, New Hampshire (Genealogy and History Section)

The Peterborough Town Library was a gem of a library for several reasons. The original part of the library was simply beautiful, and as you enter the front door, the photo above is what you see on your left. There was plenty of parking, the building was easy to find, lots of genealogy and history books in the private History Room, two very nice and helpful librarians who answered my questions. To top it off, the weather was perfect as were the flowers and foliage.
The front of the old library is beautiful. The town is going to celebrate it's 275th birthday this coming weekend, and they were sprucing up the outside by working on the walkway and portico. 
Next to the Library, on the left side is a river, I couldn't resist taking this photo.


Established by vote of
the town  April 9 1833

The Oldest Free Library
in the World Supported
by Taxation

This building erected
by Descendants of
The First Settlers
of Peterborough
The old section meets the new (above).
Reference Room
I went first to the reference room and discovered there were no genealogy books, so I had to ask the librarian where they were. I had already seen the sign, "Historical Room" up some stairs and was very happy when she said she would take me to that room...I couldn't get in there fast enough.
In the photo above, there is a door in the wall, and another one on the opposite side. I didn't think to ask what was inside.
The "Historical Room" had plenty of space, a microfilm reader, printer (I believe), and lots of books (a sampling is below).

Main Street was looking mighty lovely.