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From: "Betty" <>
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Haverhill Public Library
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 07:41:26 -0400
I went to the web site for the Haverhill Public Library last week, and
discovered that their Special Collections Room is "closed." That is
disappointing. I'm curious whether it is just closed for the summer or
whether it is semi-permanently closed !
I know about all the problems with the Special Collections Room - losing
their popular Librarian / Historian, and all the "budget" problems. But,
I thought that someone would help ! Or "City Hall" would help.
Is there any way that we could tell more people that that Library needs
help? Have their "budget problems" been discussed in the local
newspapers enough? How can we find a local "philanthropist" to take a
strong interest in that very good "Special Collections Room?"
I have only been in the Special Collections Room 2-3 times, and that was
several years ago. But, it was the only time I was able to hold the
"KIDDER book" in my hands. And, the same for the "New Ipswich, NH" and
"Temple, NH" books. And I know there are many "town histories"
involving Maine there.
Perhaps others can mention genealogy or history books that they have found
in that "Room" that they couldn't find anywhere else !
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
Because "Yahoo/Geocities" is closing down their "Free" web sites shortly,
the "KIDDER web site" will be moving to another site. I have not gotten
the word as to where it is going, but it is probably going to the
"freepages" part of www.rootsweb.com
If you know of other "family-tree" web sites which are at Yahoo/Geocities,
you might want to check to see if they have been moved.
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