Library Blog

Spotlighting collections and services at Providence Public Library.

Submitted by kwells on Wednesday April 09, 2014

Do you utilize cemetery records for your family research?  Locating the burial sites of your ancestors can provide a great deal of information about your family members.  The marker or stone can provide

Submitted by kwells on Friday April 04, 2014

A post in the recent newsletter from the New England Historic Genealogical Society got me thinking about black sheep genealogy.  You know those family members

Submitted by kwells on Thursday March 27, 2014

"Growing Up on Fruit Hill in the Thirties and Forties: A Bit of Nostalgia" is a guest blog essay by Bob Black.  Bob grew up in Providence and lived on Fruit Hill from 1930-1948.

If you've

Submitted by kwells on Thursday March 13, 2014

This is a guest post from Spring 2014 intern, Taylor McNeilly.  Tyalor is currently in the MLIS program at Simmons College in Boston.  

Submitted by kwells on Monday February 24, 2014

Last week I began identifying photographs from a large plastic bin in our backlog.  The bin held a variety of images from various donations over the years.  Loads of great stuff - some of it well identified and unfortunately, some with