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Speaker: Dennis Ahern
Topic: Researching Civil War Genealogy

Saturday, April 23, 2011

BPL Microtext Department has new home

The Microtext Department of the Boston Public library is now operating from its new home on the second floor of the Johnson Building (Main Library) on Copley Square.

The transfer of the collection and facilities from the old location off the courtyard of the McKim building was completed by March 30, 2011, when the Department opened to researchers after only one day's closing.

Microtext Department at the Boston Public Library

A key research center for genealogists, the Department's holdings include:
  • U.S. Newspapers: Boston; Mass; US Domestic; Foreign
  • Federal Census for all New England States 1790-1930
  • Genealogy and Local History
  • Regimental Histories of the American Civil War
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Atlases
  • Index to Passenger Lists (Boston 1848-1891; 1899-1920)
  • United States City Directories (including Boston)
Click for a more complete listing.

Good News!

You can visit the new home of the BPL Microtext Department as part of the CCGS Research Trip to Boston on Tuesday May 10, 2011. Click for details, cost and registration.

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