Historical Room Policy

Any group/patron 14 years or older may use the Blackstone Public Library Historical Room. This room is available for individuals or groups, and may be used for historical research, quiet study, and meetings.  Patrons using the Historical Room must follow the library’s Behavior Policy. Failure to adhere to the Behavior Policy will result in the loss of room usage.
 
The room may be reserved for up to one month in advance, for a two-hour period per day.  If no one is waiting to use the room, the patron may inquire at the circulation desk and re-register for another two hours. Exceptions may be facilitated through the Library Director.
 
A reserved room will be held for up to fifteen minutes after the reservation period begins before the room becomes available for use by another group/person.
 
  • No food or drinks.
  • Flash photography is not allowed.
  • Children, performing research, must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Items from the Historical Room do not circulate and cannot be removed from the library proper.
Room Capacity:
Historical Room          16 people maximum

 

 Historical Room Contents
The following are helpful links to websites containing genealogy information.
 
Click on photos to access links.



   (Formerly Digital Treasures)


Genealogy Sites for Worcester Massachusetts by rootsweb.com http://resources.rootsweb.com/USA/MA/Worcester/




Massachusetts Historical Society

Blackstone Historical Commission
http://www.townofblackstone.org/Pages/BlackstoneMA_Bcomm/Historical/index



Blackstone Historical Museum


My Family.Com
http://www.myfamily.com/
 
Newspaper Obituaries – ObituariesHelp.org
http://www.obituarieshelp.org/
 
Roots Web.Com
http://www.rootsweb.com/

Search the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
http://www.familysearch.org/

Genealogy . Com 
http://www.genealogy.com/index_n.html

Ancestry.Com  Fee required for most databases
http://www.ancestry.com/home/mbDefault.aspx

Family Genealogy and History Internet Education Directory
http://www.academic-genealogy.com/

USGENWEB - Volunteer website with loads of information for each state and county.
http://www.usgenweb.com/