Local History Resources

Online Resources

Ancestry Library (in Library use only)

Search genealogical and historical documents including Census, Social Security, Military, Schools, Church Histories, City Directories, immigration, and other records.

Cyndi's List

One of the largest collections of categorized genealogy links on the Internet. 

Family Search

This free website provides access to a large collection of genealogy resources from over 100 countries. 

Laconia Ancestry Too

A genealogy site presented by the Laconia Historical & Museum Society (LHMS), where you'll find indexes to genealogical information transcribed by the historical society and library volunteers.

Lakes Region History Online

Experience Laconia's history through photographs and artifacts.

Laconia Annual Reports

Laconia's annual reports dating 1877-1967 are digitized as part of the University of New Hampshire's digital collection and are available online.

The Black Heritage Trail

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire’s mission is to “promote awareness and appreciation of African American history and life in order to build more inclusive communities today”. 

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire also hosts a searchable database of people African and Black American individuals and families: http://blacknewengland.org/ 

New Hampshire State Archives 

The New Hampshire State Archives contains records of vital statistics, town histories and reports, name change records, naturalization records, land title deeds, probate records, and more.

New Hampshire Historical Society

The New Hampshire Historical Society has digitized and on-site records and archives that can be used to conduct genealogical and historical research.  

New Hampshire State Library Family History Research Guide

Compiled by former Reference Librarian, Rebecca Stockbridge, this research guide provides a gateway to many sources for researching your family history.  

New Hampshire History Network

New Hampshire History Network is a voluntary group of organizations in New Hampshire that offer digital and on-site access to local history and genealogy records for research purposes.  

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization that provides free online access to publicly crowd-sourced resources for research including: archived internet websites, cultural artifacts, books, and other digitized items. Many town reports and vital statistics are available and have been digitized so that they are text searchable within the document.  

Additional Resources

Laconia Historical and Museum Society
P.O. Box 1126
Laconia, NH 03247
(603) 527-1278

New Hampshire Historical Society
30 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 228-6688

New Hampshire State Library
20 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2144

New Hampshire Vital Records
71 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-4650

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