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, November 18, 2009

Boston Athenaeum and my connection

You must wonder why I am writing about this. Well, from 1856 to 1869 my gg-grandfather was the Librarian of the Boston Athenaeum. Thought I would share the Boston Globe article dated November 15, 2009. http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/11/15/with_membership_dwindling_boston_athenaeum_steps_up_marketing_itself_to_a_new_generation/?page=1


I wrote them almost 11 years ago, and their reply is below.  I wonder if I will ever get there.


Follow-up: I did visit, a few months later. Please see my post.

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