Call for Papers for 2019 – closed March 10, 2018
LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, AND MUSEUMS SHOWCASE
BOTH FRIDAY, APRIL 5 AND SATURDAY, APRIL 6
The Libraries, Archives and Museums Showcase will be held outside the Exhibit Hall on both Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each of those days. The Showcase is available to conference registrants, as well as, the general public.
Please set some time aside during the Exhibit to experience the treasures that these exhibitors have brought to share.
Windsor Historical Society. Windsor Historical Society’s research library houses extensive historical resources relating to the town of Windsor, Connecticut and its people, as well as materials that explore topics of local and regional interest. Highlights include thousands of historic photographs, 17th- to 20th-century primary documents, (many indexed by date and family name), more than 350 published genealogies of Windsor families, copies of local cemetery records and vital records, regional and state histories, town reports, local newspapers, school yearbooks, city directories, and maps. Available to view will be a copy of our recreated 1890 Windsor census, an indexed map of gravestones in the nearby Palisado Cemetery, funeral home account books, and some 17th-20th-century documents from our primary source document collection.
John J. Burns Library, Boston College. Burns Library is best known for the strengths of our Irish and Irish American collections, and those which reflect our Jesuit, Catholic heritage, such as the university archives and local Boston collections. Of course, not everything fits neatly into our main collecting categories, so please visit our table to learn more specifics about available records, photographs, publications, and databases and how to access them for your genealogical research needs.
Sturgis Library, Barnstable, MA. HISTORICAL CAPE COD NEWSPAPERS, The Barnstable Patriot and The Yarmouth Register now available – and searchable online.
A coalition of people from Cape Cod libraries, historical societies, genealogical societies, and current and past editors of both the Barnstable Patriot and the Yarmouth Register worked together to sponsor the digitization of all past issues of the Register, from 1830 for the Patriot and 1836 for the Register, to the most recent year available, 2017. This is now a great advantage for researchers on and off the Cape in their investigations into early Cape Cod history.
The Barnstable Patriot had been successfully digitized from 1830 to 1930, and was available through the Sturgis Library on Route 6A in Barnstable Village at no cost, either in person or on line.
Maine Archives & Museums The Association of Maine Archives and Museums (MAM) (https://www.mainemuseums.org/AboutUs . The Association of Maine Archives and Museums (MAM) is the only professional association representing museums, archives, historical societies, and other collecting institutions in the State of Maine and will be presenting information about the economic impact of museums. MAM). You will find at the MAM table: mailing list sign-up sheets, membership brochures, and Maine Museums Economic Impact Statement rack card.
The American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA. The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is an independent research library and learned society that collects, preserves, and makes available the printed record of what is now the United States through 1876. It also holds a substantial collection of New England manuscripts, as well as secondary texts, bibliographies, digital resources, and reference works related to all aspects of American history and culture before the twentieth century. AAS will be exhibiting information on the Society’s collections, programs, and resources and will be available to answer questions for attendees about how they can take advantage of them.
Portsmouth Athenaeum, Portsmouth, NH The Portsmouth Athenaeum houses an outstanding collection of documents related the history of New Hampshire’s only major seaport. The Athenaeum’s holdings include records of Portsmouth’s churches, collections of family and business records as well as shipping documents. In addition to manuscripts that Athenaeum has over 25,000 photographs in its collection, many of which have images available in our online catalog. The Portsmouth Athenaeum was founded in 1817 at a time when there were hundreds of private membership libraries across America. Membership libraries were created to elevate the educational resources available in the community. There are now fewer than twenty private membership libraries left in the United States. The Portsmouth Athenaeum today continues this long tradition of mutual improvement by maintaining a library of over 40,000 volumes and an archive of manuscripts, photographs, objects, and ephemera relating to local history. The research library is open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 4pm and our catalog is available online at www.PortsmouthAthenaeum.org.
Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, MA. The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield Masssachusetts’ public library, houses the largest genealogical collection in Western Massachusetts. Various collections, unavailable unless you walk through the door, are at home here waiting for your inquiry.In 2008, the library was lucky enough to inherit over 70,000 reels of microfilm from the National Archives and Records Administration when they closed the local Pittsfield facility. These records include Passenger Lists, military material, census records, as well as other genealogical data.
Come visit! Winter Hours: Monday-Friday 9-9; Saturday 10-5
July/August Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-5; Tuesday, Thursday 9-9; Saturday 10-5
Dyer Memorial Library & Archives, Abington, MA. The Dyer Memorial Library & Archives was founded in 1932 to collect and share knowledge about the people and events in the towns of Abington, Rockland, and Whitman, MA, collectively known as Old Abington. The collections are made up thousands of documents, photographs, records, maps, books, artifacts and much, much more. The Dyer is often called “Old Abington’s Attic” because it has been collecting, displaying, restoring, protecting, and studying items for generations. Old Abington’s Attic. Ice skates used at Island Grove Pond. Old family photographs. Scrapbooks about clubs, fires, sports, a murder! Tools and business records about shoemaking, cars, and violins that belonged to those who were there. Pedigree charts and genealogy records for hundreds of families. This is the tip of the iceberg of the amazing things found in the Dyer’s collections.