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Boston for Nature Lovers

Boston for Nature Lovers

by Leigh Montgomery, Past-President, SLA New England and Librarian, The Christian Science Monitor

Here are just a few suggestions on how to enjoy the wide range of nature and landscape experiences in Boston, based on how much time you’d like to spend.

If you have 1 – 2 hours or less:

The Boston HarborWalk – just a few blocks from the Convention Center you can access the HarborWalk in the South Boston Section.  Here is Boston’s Harbor; a natural harbor and estuary, and one of the reasons for the settlement of the city and development as a major shipping port, then and now.

It is also a major environmental success story.  The water was so dirty after three centuries of dumping and runoff that it triggered a court-ordered cleanup, as well the Standells’ 1966 garage punk-turned Red Sox anthem ‘Dirty Water.’  Depending on how much time you have, walk north / left toward the Fort Point Channel and the North End, or south/right to see more along the South Boston and Dorchester section.  Or just sit on the deck in front of the I.C.A. to enjoy the sea breezes, coastal birds, harbor traffic, and the revived waterfront.

Rose Kennedy Greenway – Boston’s newest green space can be enjoyed just walking less than a mile over Seaport Boulevard.  You can also take the MBTA Silver Line there.  Enjoy a variety of beautiful plants, trees, and an unusual carousel which features species of New England.  You can appreciate the most aesthetic benefit of the Big Dig construction project, which deconstructed a rusted double-deck bridge and put 8-10 lanes of I-93 underground.

If you have 2-3 hours to spend:

Boston Common is the oldest park in the United States, used for many public purposes from grazing livestock to military exercises during the American Revolution to public addresses and demonstrations.  There is plenty of wildlife to see, largely in terms of birds, dogs, squirrels and people.  There aren’t any frogs in the Frog Pond – it is concrete, with children splashing in the summer and skating in the winter.  But it is pleasant to walk by.

This is about a 1.5 mile walk from the Seaport / Convention Center or 20 minutes on the MBTA Silver Line.

The Boston Public Garden, bisected from the Common by Charles Street, which was almost developed at several points in its history.  It has over 100 varieties of trees, some from the 19th century.  Its gorgeous gardens are inspired by its Victorian-era stewardship, and include roses, tulips(said to be the first imported into the U.S.) and tropical plants.  Tread its many paths to see beeches, willows, elms, which are identified with signage, or enjoy these from the water if you take a Swan Boat ride.

Arlington Street is the beginning of Back Bay.  If you plan to venture into Back Back, try a stroll along the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, an elegant urban walk that is actually landfill; this was once a marshy inlet. In addition to trees and plants, there are nine monuments along this trail commemorating people and events in Boston area history. This is a link in the Emerald Necklace, the vision of preeminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, which comprises 1,200 acres in six parks over seven miles.

Charles River Esplanade – Cross Beacon Street at Arlington Street right outside the Public Garden to take the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge across Storrow Drive to the Esplanade.  Enjoy breezes from the Charles River and lots of sailboats.  The birds enjoy it too: there are many migratory waterfowl during the day, and night-herons fishing at night if you are there at dusk.

If you have more than 3 hours to spend:

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Vast collection of trees from all over the world, from miniature bonsais to a Redwood. 187 species of birds have been observed here. Take the MBTA Orange Line to Forest Hills and follow the signs for the Arboretum.

Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park

Enjoy a special part of Boston; its 32-island park. The larger islands are a 30-45-minute ferry ride from the waterfront where you can enjoy a hike or a picnic, and appreciate the history of the city and its ecology, and leave every two hours.  The ferry departs every two hours and is on a spring schedule until June 20; the islands of Georges and Spectacle Islands are the two that are open in advance of that date.  Georges is the largest and visitors can explore structures from the Civil War, dominated by Fort Warren, a P.O.W. prison.  There is no fee for the park, though the round-trip ferry tickets are $17.  There are often ferry discounts in some of the Boston papers and promotional materials.

Directions: Take the HarborWalk if you have a few extra minutes, or the Seaport Blvd, or the MBTA Blue Line to the Aquarium stop.  The Boston Harbor Ferry leaves from Long Wharf.

Fort Point Pier

Attention kayakers: Boston is apparently the only major metropolitan area with a public canoe/kayak/SUP launch that also has parking, so if you have brought your own kayak and vehicle, you can put in right there.  Explore the 32 Boston Harbor islands at your leisure, and watch for harbor seals!

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Boston for Runners

Boston for Runners

Post was written by Angela Kelly, Research Analyst at Bain Capital

The following is a guide for running in Boston.

Sites to see for running enthusiasts

  • Boston Marathon Finish Line (Copley Square at the intersection of Boylston St & Clarendon St)
  • Visit the Niketown Store in the Back Bay area@ 200 Newbury St.
  • Boston Athletic Association (BAA) Museum (Mon-Fri 9-5pm by appointment)
    • 185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02116, 617-236-1652

To get to any of these sites via public transportation, take any Green line to Copley Station or Orange Line to Back Bay Station.

Running with fellow conference attendees: Join the SLA Runners Facebook group or follow #slarunners on Twitter for dates and times.

Running routes closest to the Convention Center, check out HarborWalk at the Fan PierJohn Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse, and Institute of Contemporary Art.

Running Trails & Routes List: Take a break from the conference and go for a run! See the city on foot & take jog through the Boston Common, around the Charles River or along the HarborWalk. For more information read about 5 of the Best Running Routes in Boston.

Free & Fun running clubs: If you have time, while in Boston, wind down with fellow runners by joining one of these running clubs. Please visit websites for additional details including dates/times/registration.

  • The Most Informal Running Club Ever Meetup Calendar has a list of free running events.
  • Lululemon Run Club: meets Monday nights at 6:00pm at Prudential Mall location.
  • City Sports Run Club: meets Tuesdays at 6:00pm at Boylston St. store location.

What else can you do while in town?

Need music for your run? Check out the Runner’s World playlist of Boston-themed Songs (source: Runner’s World, April 2013)

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Boston for Music Lovers

Boston for Music Lovers

by Tom Clark

Home to Aerosmith, The Dropkick Murphs and Berklee College of Music, Boston has a great music scene.

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Boston for Sports Lovers

Boston for Sports Lovers

by Mary Purdey, SLA New England Secretary and Tom Clark

Boston is a BIG sports town so there’s lots to see and do.  If you can’t make it to these highlights, but don’t want to miss the sports news while you’re away, tune in to either of our local sports stations: 93.7, WEEI FM or 98.5, the SportsHub.

  • Fenway Park is the oldest ball park in the MLB and the home of the Red Sox. Located in Boston’s Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood, the Park opened in 1912, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. Tours of Fenway Park are offered year round. They last 60 minutes and start at the top of the hour. Fenway Park is accessible by Boston’s public transit system (the T). You can take the T to the Kenmore or Fenway stops on the Green Line.
  • TD Garden is the home arena for both the Bruins and the Celtics. The Garden is located directly above North Station, a stop on the MBTA’s Green Line, and a major commuting hub. A bronze statue of Bobby Orr (one of the Bruins most famous players) was unveiled outside of the Garden in 2010. The Garden is also home to The Sports Museum which has exhibits on the history of Boston Sports. Tours of the TD Garden are given through The Sports Museum at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM and are included in the museum admission. Tours run from the end of the Bruins and Celtics seasons through Labor Day Weekend. **The Sports Museum is closed on June 12th and 16th.**
  • Gillette Stadium is located in Foxboro, MA (35 minute drive from Boston) is home to both the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution soccer team. The Revolution has a home game on June 13th at 7:30pm.
  • The Basketball Hall of Fame is located in the city of Springfield, MA (90 minute drive from Boston). There are several hotels in the area as well as numerous restaurants.
  • Boston is also home to the Boston Marathon, which is held annually on the third Monday of every April. If you want to visit Copley Square to see the Marathon finish line in person, you can take the Green Line to Copley Square.
  • Boston is home to the Head of the Charles Regatta, a rowing race held annually in October. The Head of the Charles Charity Program has raised thousands of dollars for charity since its inception in 1998.
  • Two sports statues commemorate Boston Celtics heroes Red Auerbach (Coach and GM from 1960-2006) at Fanueil Hall and Bill Russell (legendary player and activist) at City Hall.
  • Two sports bars to check out are The Fours near TD Garden and McGreevy’s near Fenway Park.

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Boston for Beer Lovers

Boston for Beer Lovers

Thanks to Sarah Bennett, Director Of Library Services at Sullivan & Worcester, LLP for compiling this list. 

Boston (and surrounding areas) are known for its local brews.  Check out this guide for places for local brews along with great beer selections. The guide’s order is from closest to the convention center to farthest.

Harpoon Brewery is a short walk from the Convention Center. This destination brewery has  a beer hall,  brewery tours for $5 and a retail shop.  The beer hall and tours are both family friendly, except on Saturdays, when the Beer Hall is 21+.

Row 34 with a world class rating of 100 from the Beer Advocate, this restaurant is not only known for its unique beer selections but for great oysters! It is also a short walk from the convention center.

Bell in Hand, is one of the oldest bars in the United States. The bar has been around since 1795! Decent beer selection. The pub is in the Government Center area near Faneuil Hall. Walkable on a very nice day but you can also take the subway to State Street station on the Orange or Blue Lines or Downtown Crossing station on the Red or Orange Lines.

Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale is walkable on a nice day but you can also catch a bus or the Silver Line or Red Line to Downtown Crossing.  Zagat has ranked Stoddard’s one of the “best restaurants in Downtown Cross./Financial District Boston” with 20 Draft Lines & 5 Cask Engines.  Good craft beer selection. Open at 5pm Tues-Sat. 11am Sunday. Closed Monday. 

Tip Tap Room was ranked by Zagat one of the “best restaurants Near Boston’s T.D. Garden“, the home of the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. Located in the Beacon Hill area, it is a gastropub with 30 taps and world class rating from the Beer Advocate of 95. Tip Tap is a short walk from Charles MGH station on the Red Line.

Bukowski Tavernif you are in the Back Bay area of the city, then check out this funky and popular dive bar  named after the famous poet, Charles Bukowski. It has a great beer selection. The tavern is walking distance from Back Bay Station on the Orange Line and Copley, Prudential, and Hynes Convention stations on the Green Line.

Lower Depths is home of over 150 bottles of beer, 16 rotating drafts, and killer food. Best to go when the Red Sox aren’t in town.  Younger crowd, great service. The restaurant is near Kenmore station on the Green Line.  

Cambridge Brewing Company, if you find yourself in the Cambridge area then check out what Zagat named “best beer halls in Boston area.” My personal favorite.  A Brew pub with something for everyone.  A solid line of year round brews and eclectic seasonals paired with localvore American comfort fare. Hop on the Red line to Kendall Square /MIT station then walk ½ mile or cab.  The station exits at the Boston Marriottt Cambridge so cabs are available.

Lord Hobo, is a short walk from Cambridge Brewing Company so a great addition to your trip to Cambridge. Hipstery bar with a world class beer list.

Sam Adams Boston Brewery, get up close with the company that started it all. Tours are available Monday – Thursday and Saturday from 10am – 3pm. Friday from 10am – 5:30pm. Tours are free. The Brewery is a short walk from the Stonybrook station on the Orange Line.

Deep Ellum has been ranked by Zagat as one of the best restaurants in the Allston area of Boston. It is known for great craft beer selection and unique cocktails.  House made charcuterie.  Great atmosphere. Hop on the Green Line Boston College “B” branch to Harvard Ave and then a 5 minute walk.

The Publick House, if you find yourself in beautiful Brookline then check out this restaurant ranked by Zagat asbest pub food in Boston area.”Friendly pub with excellent food and good brews.  Hop on the Green Line Cleveland Circle “C” branch to Washington Square stop.

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2015 Annual Conference Buddy Programs List

2015 Annual Conference Buddy Programs List

We wanted to make sure you knew that several SLA divisions and chapters have “conference buddy” programs, pairing first timers with seasoned conference attendees to help you get the most out of your conference experience. There is still time to sign up!

Thanks to James King, MLS, FSLA for kicking off the list! 

Business & Finance Division:

Details: http://bf.sla.org/resources/mentoring/ (Based on website No Deadline)

Contact: Breezy Silver at silverbr@mail.lib.msu.edu


Chemical Division :

Details:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9BS355X – Deadline May 22nd

Contact: Denise Callihan  at callihan@ppg.com


Engineering Division

The Engineering Division facilitates mentoring opportunities to support new and existing members in exchanging ideas, sharing knowledge and experience, and offering guidance. Most of the interaction will be through phone, e-mail, or social media but there may be SLA chapter events where mentors and mentees can meet face to face. A great upcoming opportunity is the SLA 2015 Conference. No deadline.
Contact: Ashleigh Faith at ashleigh.faith@sae.org


 

Leadership Management Division 

Details: http://lmd.sla.org/?p=5854  – Deadline May 15th

Contact: Valerie J. Ryder at vj3ryder@rcn.com


Philadelphia Chapter:

Details: http://philadelphia.sla.org/blog/2015/03/24/conference-buddy-program-and-local-arrangements-help/ – Deadline May 22nd


Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division

Details: http://pam.sla.org/2015/03/pam-buddy-program-at-sla-boston/ (Based on website No Deadline)

Contact: Jenny Hart at hartj@uchicago.edu

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SLA 2015 Social Media Takeover

SLA 2015 Social Media Takeover

Are you going to SLA 2015 in Boston? Help us spread the word and get others to register before the Early Bird Rate ends on April 17th.

From April 12th-17th, SLA 2015 attendees are encouraged to change their social media profile pictures to the logo designed by SLA New England member Karen Sluzenski in our sticker design contest.

Depending on the type of social media you are using, you may want to link to https://www.sla.org/attend/2015-annual-conference/ and mention that the Early Bird Rate ends Friday April 17th.

Right click on the links below and choose “save link as” to save them to your desktop. Then follow the instructions for changing your image. If you have questions, email brandy[AT]knowledge-linking.com

Facebook profile picture

  1. Right click on the link above, choose “save link as” and save the file to your desktop.
  2. Click “edit profile” under your current profile picture on the left side of your Facebook newsfeed.
  3. Click the camera icon on your current profile picture.
  4. Choose “upload photo” and navigate to the file you saved on your desktop.
  5. Use the slider below the picture to adjust the image so that it fits inside the frame.
  6. Click “crop and save”.
  7. When you click on your profile picture, find where it says “edit description” and paste this text in: Early bird registration for #SLA2015 ends Friday April 17th! https://www.sla.org/attend/2015-annual-conference/

Facebook cover

  1. Right click on the link above, choose “save link as” and save the file to your desktop.
  2. Click “edit profile” under your current profile picture on the left side of your Facebook newsfeed.
  3. Click the camera icon on your current cover photo.
  4. Choose “upload photo” and navigate to the file you saved on your desktop.
  5. Click “save changes”.
  6. When you click on your new cover, find where it says “add a description” and paste this text in: Early bird registration for #SLA2015 ends Friday April 17th! https://www.sla.org/attend/2015-annual-conference/

Twitter profile picture

  1. Right click on the link above, choose “save link as” and save the file to your desktop.
  2. Click on your profile picture on the top right of the Twitter page and choose your name from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click “edit profile” under your Twitter cover on the right side.
  4. Click “change your profile photo” then “upload photo” and navigate to the file you saved on your desktop.
  5. Send a Tweet that says “Early bird registration for #SLA2015 ends Friday April 17th! https://www.sla.org/attend/2015-annual-conference/

Twitter cover

  1. Right click on the link above, choose “save link as” and save the file to your desktop.
  2. Click on your profile picture on the top right of the Twitter page and choose your name from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click “edit profile” under your Twitter cover on the right side.
  4. Click “change your header photo” then “upload photo” and navigate to the file you saved on your desktop.
  5. Send a Tweet that says “Early bird registration for #SLA2015 ends Friday April 17th! https://www.sla.org/attend/2015-annual-conference/

Thanks for participating! If you have any questions, please contact Brandy King at brandy[AT]knowledge-linking.com

 

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Boston for Spenser Fans

Boston for Spenser Fans

This post was written by Brian McCann, Librarian at Black & Veatch

When you hear the word “Boston”, the first thing to come to mind is different for everyone.  Though many would cite its role in the American Revolution or its notoriety as the home of the Boston Red Sox, for me Boston is the home of fictional detective Spenser (whose first name we never learn).  There are more than 40 Spenser novels written by Robert B. Parker, and all—for the most part—are set in Boston.  He is also featured in a television series (Spenser: For Hire) and a series of TV movies based on the novels.

I started reading Spenser novels when I was in high school, loving his wit and tenacity.  I have come back to Spenser in recent years, and I am more in love with these books now as an adult.  The mysteries are always good, but I especially love the colorful characters and descriptions of place.  I am in awe at how Parker uses the Spenser books as morality plays (a common function for current mysteries).

Spenser is a morally-centered outsider who enters situations of ethical and emotional chaos. Spenser as a detective is tough but sensitive, a poetic thug.  He interacts with the grime of human existence, but he also holds onto the beauty and goodness around him.  He often enjoys a fine drink at a classy hotel bar or makes foodie-quality corncakes for Sunday brunch with champagne or takes his dog Pearl for a run along the harbor.  And of course, he cracks wise.  A lot.

If you’re like me, and you want to see where Spenser lived (Marlborough Street) and worked (Boylston and Berkeley) and got shot (on the bridge in the Public Gardens) and drank (too many places to list), you might find this map helpful.  I’ve included the SLA conference on the map just so everyone has a common reference point.  If you have questions or you’d like to rave with a fellow Spenser fan, feel free to contact me on twitter @writerbrarian.

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Boston for Gluten-Free’ers

Boston for Gluten-Free’ers

This post was written by Claudette Newhall, Librarian at the Congregational Library and Archives

These apps can help you locate gluten-free and/or allergy safe restaurants. You may want to search by the address of the Convention Center (415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210)  or an area of Boston (Boston Seaport, Faneuil Hall, or Boston North End).

  • Find Me Gluten Free
  • Allergy Eats — There is overlap with Find Me Gluten Free. They also have a list of “Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains.”

Both my husband and mother-in-law have Celiac Disease and we are very particular about eating in trustworthy restaurants. The restaurants listed below are ones where we have eaten several times and that we recommend.

Near the Convention Center

  • Legal Seafood Harborside:  Seafood and more. They have a gluten-free menu with lobster and fried seafood available. They are good about accommodating any other allergy-related requests.
  • Legal Test Kitchen: Seafood and more. They have a gluten-free menu (not the same menu as Legal Harborside) and they are good about accommodating any other allergy-related requests.
  • Rosa Mexicano:  Mexican food. They have a gluten-free menu.
  • Blue Dragon:  Asian plus.  They have a gluten-free menu.  They are good about accommodating any other allergy-related requests.
  • Nebo: Italian food.  They have a gluten-free menu and gluten-free pasta.

Downtown Boston

  • Back Deck: American food.  They have a gluten-free menu.
  • Legal Crossing: Seafood and more. They have a gluten-free menu (not the same menu as Legal Harborside) and they are good about accommodating any other allergy-related requests.

Chinatown

  • SA PA: Vietnamese good. They have a gluten-free menu.
  • Many other restaurants in Chinatown can also offer gluten-free dishes by request. Call ahead to each specific place you are interested in to make sure.

North End

  • Many restaurants in the North End offer gluten-free pasta. Call ahead to each specific place you are interested in to make sure.

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Boston for Genealogists and Family Historians

Boston for Genealogists and Family Historians

This post was written by Sharon Christenson and Hope Tillman, members of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists

Massachusetts is a great place to research your family history. Together with other Massachusetts ports, Boston has served as a major gateway for immigration to New England since the early 1600s. A large number of others made their way to Massachusetts from New York and Canada. Do plan ahead to make the most of your visit. You may find it useful to purchase the Legacy QuickGuide: Massachusetts Genealogy ($2.95  PDF Download Edition) to facilitate your research.

Where to go in Boston

This map will show you where these places are in relation to the convention center.

New England Historical Genealogical Society (NEHGS)  (99 Newbury Street, Back Bay. Closed Sunday and Monday)
NEHGS is America’s leading research center for genealogists. Access millions of documents, manuscripts, records, books, microfilms, photographs, artifacts, electronic resources, and other items that preserve and reveal our nation’s history. NEHGS genealogists, archivists, and librarians are available to assist patrons with their research inquiries and provide orientations to the library collections.  Buy a day pass for $15. Membership includes remote access to the NEHGS American Ancestors online databases.

Boston Public Library (700 Boylston Street, Copley Square, Back Bay.  Monday through Sunday hours)
A comprehensive collection of governmental records, city and town directories, New England newspapers, family and town histories, and more. See the guide to their resources on their web site. Most Massachusetts newspapers can be researched on microfilm in the Microtext Department. These are not generally available online. See also maps.bpl.org.

Massachusetts Historical Society (1154 Boylston Street. Closed Sundays. Call ahead! 617.536.1608)
The library is free and open to researchers of all ages and levels of interest in American history six days a week. The library does not lend materials, but any person interested in using the collections can register as a researcher and use materials in the library.

Massachusetts State Library (24 Beacon Street, State House, Room 341. Closed Saturday and Sunday)
Collection includes Massachusetts town reports, historical newspaper collections, city directories, voting lists and related materials. Search the Library’s online public catalog for specific holdings.

Massachusetts Archives (220 Morrissey Boulevard)
The Massachusetts Archives is the repository for Massachusetts vital records (births, marriages and deaths) for the period between 1841 and 1920. Do peruse their guide to genealogical resources on the web site.

Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics (150 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester. Closed Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, limited hours on remaining days. Call ahead! 617-740-2600)
Repository for all Massachusetts birth, marriage and death records from 1921 to the present.

University of Massachusetts Boston (100 Morrissey Boulevard.  Contact Archives staff to make a research appointment:  library.archives@umb.edu)
Archival and Manuscript Collections collection: areas of concentration include social welfare agencies, community organizations and alternative movements and local history. The records of local 19th and early 20th century private social welfare and charitable organizations provide a history of the work of these agencies and of the people they served. The agencies include orphanages, settlement houses, and social welfare institutions in the Boston area. Searchable finding aids, some items online.

Beyond Boston

American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, MA)
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) library houses the largest and most accessible collection of printed materials from first contact through 1876 in what is now the United States, the West Indies and parts of Canada.

Berkshire Athenaeum (Western Massachusetts, in Pittsfield)
Call ahead, talk to a reference librarian about the local history collection ((413) 499-9480).

Cape Cod Genealogical Society Library (Dennis Port, MA)
The society’s Genealogy Room is located in the Dennis Public Library. CCGS Volunteers are available to assist patrons in all aspects of genealogy research. A handout packet of useful genealogical forms and information is available for beginning researchers.

General Society of Mayflower Descendants Library (Plymouth, MA)
Each year, thousands of hopeful genealogy seekers travel to Plymouth to look for a link to the Mayflower.  A knowledgeable staff, headed up by the Historian General, is available to assist those who visit. Friendly volunteers willingly show guests around and help to find valuable documentation. 

National Archives and Records Administration(Waltham, MA)
Repository of federal records, including population censuses for all states, passenger arrival records for Boston and other New England ports, New England naturalization records, and more. t.

Old Colony Historical Society  (Taunton, MA)
Specializing in primary sources prior to 1850 for Southeastern Massachusetts, OCHS offers comprehensive genealogical research material for both novice and experienced genealogists. Genealogical research fees are $7 per day. Though not necessary, if you would like to schedule a research appointment with a member of the staff please contact the main office.

The Irish Ancestral Research Association (Auburndale, MA)
Visitors may use the books and newsletters in TIARA’s library for research by appointment. Explore the website for information on available resources and the catalog at: http://tiara.ie/libraryCollection.php.  Contact Joan Callahan (callahanjoan@hotmail.com) for an appointment. She recommends having done some basic research before visiting.

Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA)
Search the catalog, special collections, and digitized materials for relevant genealogical resources. Research visit requires an appointment.

W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts  (Amherst, MA)
The Library’s numerous books, magazines, journals, newspapers, government documents, and maps are especially strong in Massachusetts and New England history. Although the Library does not specifically collect genealogical materials, the research quality and the variety of its historical collections guarantee they are of particular interest to genealogists.

Worcester Public Library (Worcester, MA)
Strong local history resources including foreign language newspapers of ethnic communities.

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