New Hampshire Archives, Societies & Publications

It is a good idea to familiarize personally with just about any repository in New Hampshire that you simply might travel to by communicating with to the best suited archive or library in advance.

Most, if not all, New Hampshire repositories have written and published content that present its collections as well as research policy.

New Hampshire archives and historical organizations usually have On-line sites that provide equivalent details. Several also contain down loadable data for some or parts of their collections.

List of New Hampshire Archives

List of New Hampshire Libraries & Museums

List of New Hampshire Historical & Genealogical Societies

For almost every state there is a state genealogical society, a state genealogical council, or both.

In addition to their own work, New Hampshire groups many times help coordinate the efforts of local societies throughout the New Hampshire.

Their unique publications, newsletters and quarterlies, supplement those created through the area societies.

Regional and State Societies

County, Township and City Societies

Religious and Ethnic Societies

New Hampshire Newspapers & Publications

New Hampshire Genealogical publications (magazines, newsletters, periodicals, books, etc.) contain all types of invaluable information about specific ancestors, whole lineages and families, places in time, and about all sorts of genealogical records and repositories.


The first New Hampshire Newspapers were published in the 1750s. However, some earlier Massachusetts papers mention New Hampshire residents and events.

Copies of New Hampshire newspapers from before 1900 can be found in the collection at the New Hampshire Historical Society.

That collection begins with copies of the New-Hampshire Gazette that span the years of 1758 to 1900. The society is currently working on microfilming some of its more fragile early newspapers.

The New Hampshire State Library has several newspapers from after 1900 recorded on microfilm. They also have some newspaper records on microfilm from earlier years.


Genealogical journals provide you with plenty of sources of information and facts, they are generally overlooked by genealogy and family history researchers and genealogist in looking around for family history.

Many regional and county genealogical and/or historical societies produce periodicals which have records relating to the region or vicinity they operate.

Frequently these publications have articles involving records that are not obtainable somewhere else.

  • New Hampshire Genealogical Record – Dover, N.H., 1903-10, originally short-lived (only seven volumes were published), has been revived under the auspices of the New Hampshire Society of Genealogists. Publication resumed in July 1990. It is devoted to compiled genealogies, source records, book reviews, and the like
  • New Hampshire Society of Genealogists Newsletter – The Newsletter provides the latest information on genealogy and resources — find out more about what’s going on in New Hampshire genealogy with up-to-date information in our Newsletter
  • The Granite Monthly – a sixty-two volume magazine published between 1877-1930, does not concentrate on family history but is a rich source of local and state history and includes some marriage records and other genealogical data.
  • The Genealogist – is the quarterly publication distributed to members of the American-Canadian Genealogical Society in Manchester, publishing materials and articles concentrating on Canadian-American (Quebec and New England, principally) research.