Friday, March 8, 2013
The PCIS yard sale/craft fair fundraiser originally scheduled for Feb. 9 has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9.
1. The PCIS yard sale/craft fair fundraiser originally scheduled for Feb. 9 has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Plymouth Community Intermediate School, located at 117 Long Pond Road. Tables are still available for rent. For more information contact Kathy Babini at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-830-4476. Money raised will support the grade 8 trip to Washington, D.C. in May. 2. The American Red Cross will conduct the blood drive at Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac, located at 137 Samoset Street in Plymouth, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 10. Donors from the general public are welcome to attend. Walk-ins are also welcome. You can make an appointment in advance by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-…
Monday, April 2, 2012
Whether you're a history buff, a genealogy fan, or just plain nosy, Census data provides all kinds of information about your town 72 years ago.
Starting today, you can access U.S. Census data from 1940 through the National Archives. One of our Twitter followers, @SBAnderson, reminded me of it this morning with this handy tweet. "1940 Manomet census data I downloaded this a.m. http://db.tt/yOU4dANv The link's a good one, it will take you to a dropbox where you can download a zip file. The file includes 28 pages of scanned Census documents, that includes names and addresses of Manomet residents in 1940. It's pretty neat. You can access more information on the National Archives website, 1940census.archives.gov. The site includes a database of Americans living within the existing 48 states and six territories on April 2, 1940. The database can be searched by enumeration district. The …
Monday, March 5, 2012
It's Monday and here are some things you ought to know.
1. Genealogist Michael Brophy presents Irish Genealogy in New England at 7 p.m. in the Otto Fehlow Meeting Room, at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street location. 2. There's a St. Patrick's Cooking Demo and lunch at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton next Saturday. 3. Get your tickets to Steel Magnolias produced by Plymouth Community Theatre next Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 4. Plimoth Plantation's annual Cleanup Day has been postponed due to rain until March 10. 5. Learn about the benefits of claiming your business's listing on Patch.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Still have those old phone books even though the kids haven't needed booster seats in, oh, 30 or 40 years? Take them to the Plymouth Public Library.
Do you have old Plymouth telephone books that date before 1970 and don’t know what to do with them? Then contact the Library. The Plymouth Collection -- the local history and genealogy resource of the Plymouth Public Library -- is collectingvintage Plymouth telephone books. Phone books are a fabulous source of information for both genealogists and local history researchers for these books annually include names, addresses, phone numbers, businesses, social groups, advertisements, maps, clubs and organizations of a community. Historically, the first phone book in the United States was a single 14 cm. x 21 cm. sheet which was issued in New Haven, CT in 1878. The oldest telephone books usually had nothing but text and decorative borders on …