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Genealogy Resources

Links & Clubs

genealogy treeNew Hampshire Society of Genealogists:  The New Hampshire Society of Genealogists was founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization with the following purposes:

  • To Provide education in genealogical research techniques
  • To bring together all persons interested in genealogy
  • To publish and make available genealogical material
  • To ensure public access to records and promote records preservation

NH County Registry of Deeds:  Links to each county listing.

NH State Library Genealogy Help: Information on genealogy services and links provided by the State Library.

NH’s Secretary of State page INDEX to the NH STATE PAPERS + all 40 Volumes available in PDF format. WARNING: These volumes are large files and may take a long time to download depending upon your internet connection. The size of each volume is indicated in parentheses ().

The Statistics and Gazetteer of New Hampshire containing descriptions of all the counties, towns and villages; also, boundaries and area of the state, and its natural resources. Compiled by Alonzo J. Fogg 1874

History of Rockingham County New Hampshire and Representative Citizens by Charles A. Hazlett, 1915.

1940 Census Access

The 1940 Census is available online.Poster for the Census

Click on the Get Started button to begin searching more than 132 million names! On the first day of its release the website received over 22.5 million hits - which slowed everything down. Before you start searching on this site it is important to know that it is not name-indexed yet.

You will need to know the Enumeration District (ED) that your ancestor lived in (which is most likely different from a previous census). You can do the tutorial to find your enumeration district. The tutorial will ask you questions that will help determine the ED by narrowing down the address where they lived in 1940. If you already know the address click on the Unified ED Finder button.

Additional Resources

Ancestry Library Edition: This is a subscription database paid for by the Library which gives access to Barrington residents. Thousands of records, family trees, and census information. This service may be accessed in the library on our public computers.

Heritage Quest: This database may be accessed via your home computer. You will need your library card number to login.

Family Search: The site requires free registration to view some of the original census records. Not all of the images to the census records have been added online, but the records themselves have been transcribed. This site is from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Cyndi's List: Cyndi's List has been a trusted genealogy research site for more than 15 years. Cyndi's List is free for everyone to use and it is meant to be your starting point when researching online.

Rochester Public Library Index to obituaries in the Rochester Courier, the Rochester Times, and Foster's Daily Democrat 1884-Present: This page allows you to search obituary listings for the towns of Barrington, Farmington, Milton, New Durham and Rochester. 

Usgennet site: Vital statistics for Barrington, NH from 1890 - 1987.  This database was created and maintained by Pamela Anne Souza McCauley.  Scroll down to the bottom of the site to link to Vital Statistics for Rochester 1892-1952 and Strafford 1888-1999.

American-Canadian Genealogical Society: The Society was founded in Manchester, New Hampshire in September 1973 to serve persons interested in ancestral research. Today membership has expanded to include individuals and organizations from all parts of the world.

Library and Archives Canada: Did you all know that many of the Canadian Census records are available online by the Canadian government for free? There truly is a wealth of information available for anyone searching for Canadian ancestors.
The Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy.

Barrington Town Reports

The Library also has a variety of resources for genealogy research, including old Barrington Town Reports, local histories, Internet Genealogy Magazine, Family Tree Magazine, and numerous books on genealogy research.  

You can see digitized copies of the Barrington Town Reports Here. Most years from 1934-2008 are now online in PDF format. Also included are years 1929, 1891, and 1893. Missing 1967.

Years Missing From Above Link in PDF Format:

2009 Town Report 2010 Town Report
2011 Town Report 2012 Town Report
2013 Town Report 2014 Town Report
2015 Town Report 2016 Town Report
2017 Town Report 2018 Town Report
2019 Town Report 2020 Town Report