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NH History & Genealogy

New Hampshire History and Genealogy Resources

The library has an extensive collection of books and material relating to New Hampshire history and local genealogy. Some of our historical collection is now also available online; including some of the earliest decades of our Digital Newspaper Archive (see below).

While visiting the library you also have free access to and HeritageQuest Online.

The library building is open Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30am-7:00pm, Thursday and Friday 9:30am-5:00pm, and
Saturday 9:30am-2:00pm.

All our microfilm collection of historical local newspapers has been digitized into searchable PDF images.

Available for viewing on the NH Room computer:

  • Littleton Courier: DEC 1889-2007
    Littleton Courier: MAR 26, 2008 – DEC 2022
    (from the publisher’s pdfs)
  • Littleton Journal: 1881-1889
  • People’s Journal: 1855-1864
  • White Mountain Republic: 1867-1913

For  more information call (603-444-5741) or email the library.

Digital Newspaper Archive Now Online

Through our a partnership with Advantage Archives,some  early editions are now available for online searching and viewing.  Currently Available Online: Littleton Courier: DEC 1889 – 1976

Go to Littleton Public Library History Archives Online

From Advantage Archives: “The Community History Archive is user-friendly and easy to learn. We focused on making it as simple as possible so that everyone…from students to grandparents (and everyone in between) can browse, search, view, clip, and share articles, headlines, pages, and stories recorded in the pages of the community newspaper. Just type a search and hit “enter” or browse to a specific year, month, day, or page in any (or all) publications contained in the archive. Often a better value than a single microfilm reader! Advantage Preservation has developed a tailor-made solution to meet the preservation needs of libraries across the country.”

LPL Searchable Spreadsheets

New Hampshire Room File Cabinet Index

Index of file folders located in the Littleton Public LibraryNH Room file cabinet, of local historical value.

Kilburn Brothers Stereographic Slide Index

Index of over 10,000 stereographic slides that physically resides on the shelves of the Littleton Library in the NH History Room.

From NH Historical Marker (at the intersection of Cottage Street and Kilburn Street in Littleton, NH): “Kilburn Brothers Stereoscopic View Factory | Here, from 1867 to 1909, the world famous Kilburn brothers, Benjamin and Edward, produced and distributed thousands of stereoscopic views. Their collection, largest in the world and collector’s items today, provided popular parlor entertainment for generations.”

Additional Littleton Archives online

Littleton, NH Annual Reports after 1859 are available at: Littleton Annual Reports 


Littleton Archives at Omeka (a web publishing platform for sharing digital collections)
Littleton Library Collections: Kilburn Stereoviews

Ancestry & Heritage Quest

The Ancestry Library (World) Edition and HeritageQuest Online are only accessible while in our library.  You can access them from one of our computers or from your own device while connected to our WiFi network.