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, September 18, 2013

Acton Library (Genealogy Section), Massachusetts -- Wordless Wednesday

Memorial Library 1889
Built as a memorial to those who died in the Civil War.

Addition at the entire back and side. The circular addition is a teen reading area.
Photo of original library.
The locked cubicles is where the genealogy material is kept. 
Massachusetts "Tan Books" may be seen (births, marriages and deaths to 1850).

Quite a large Civil War exhibit, with a lot about Acton soldiers.
*See flyer about the Library's Civil War website, at the bottom .

Microfilm Room (above)
Original fireplace and front door at left.
Below is a shot looking out the front entrance, next to door.

Excellent site to search for your ancestors if they were from Acton and fought in the Civil War. The records for 374 men include: Index to Soldiers and Sailors, Regimental histories, Pension Files, G.A.R records, Obituaries, Veteran grave markers (with photos), Documents and Manuscripts, and Extensive Bibliography.

Other Libraries I visited:


Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA

Adams Library, Chelmsford, MA
Not all are Tan (Massachusetts Vital Records Series)

Tewksbury, MA Library (Genealogy Room) and 9/11 Memorial

Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA -- History and Genealogy Section

Still in the Past  --  Massachusetts State Library

Boston Public Library (Genealogy area) --  Boston, Massachusetts

Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA (Genealogy Section)

Concord Free Library, Concord, MA

Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, MA

Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, MA  --  Wordless Wednesday

Lynnfield Public Library  --  Wordless Wednesday

Watertown Free Library, Watertown, MA

Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen, MA

Acton Memorial Library, Acton, Massachusetts


Library (Genealogy Section) -- Dover, New Hampshire

Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH  --  Wordless Wednesday


Historical Society  --  Maine Historical Society and Library