Many thanks to Fritz Wetherbee and NH Chronicle for a wonderful presentation of the history of Lyme's many libraries over the past 220 years and a little plug for its current institution, Converse Free Library. Come visit us again soon!
Click on the photo of Fritz to see the episode of "I'll Tell You the Story" broadcast on June 27, 2017.
This is a drop-in time with librarian Judy Russell for you to come with your tech questions. We can make sure you are set up properly to take advantage of all the library has to offer, or help you get up and running with your email program, social media, and the like. If we can’t help you, we’ll find an answer or point you in the direction of finding it yourself. Tuesdays,1:30-3 p.m. Check the calendar to confirm dates.
PLEASE COME WITH YOUR DEVICE(S) AND ALL NECESSARY PASSWORDS!
Free or discounted admission passes to the museums listed below are available, thanks to Friends of Lyme Library. Passes may be reserved as much as one week in advance of their use, and most are good for up to 4 people. Call or email the library for more information.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA http://www.mfa.org
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH http://www.currier.org
VINS, Quechee, VT http://www.vinsweb.org
Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, VT http://www.billingsfarm.org
American Precision Museum, Windsor, VT http://www.americanprecision.org/
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, VT http://www.nhnature.org/
from Bobbi Slossar, Technology Services Librarian at the New Hampshire State Library
There are some wonderful updates to the HeritageQuest Online database for genealogical research. The database is now running off of the Ancestry platform and incorporates many fantastic features from the popular commercial database. This database is licensed for at-home patron use. Please contact the library to access the account username and password.
New Features (Click any image to enlarge)
Check out the added transcription at the top and bottom of records!
Users can send the information as links to themselves.
Or save the image to their computer.
And there are printer-friendly versions of records just a click away!
While viewing an image from the census, it is possible to click on the Tools menu and browse the film strip. This can be helpful in finding other nearby family members.
Thankfully, one of the more useful features of the original HeritageQuest Online still exists in the new platform: the ability to browse the census records by location. This can be really helpful in cases when you know where the family lived, but name searches fail.
And thanks to the Ancestry platform, any spelling changes previously recommended by Ancestry.com subscribers help you find your relatives!
You can learn more about the new features on the HQO help.