Family History Research

The Nichols Library has a collection of local records and online resources to aid you with family history research.

Our vitals database, CH marriages, births and deaths from 1800-1900 is offline as the original software it was created on is no longer supported.  A new link is coming soon.  Meanwhile, paper records in the library remain searchable for genealogy emergencies!

Vitals for years after 1990 can be searched in our collection of town reports.   The library also a book cemetery records, which contains a name index and maps, compiled by the Center Harbor Historical Society.  


HeritageQuest Online is a web-based collection of US resources, including census data, local and family histories, city directories, veterans records,  serials, and bank records. Login with your library card.

Ancestry Library Edition  is the world’s largest online resource for family history. It includes data from the US, UK and inter-national sources.  Access to ancestry is through our two desktop workstations at the library. Users make an appointment or come by on a drop-in basis.     

Access to HeritageQuest and Ancestry Library Edition are provided in cooperation with the New Hampshire State Library.

Other local resources include our cemetery map (print) and the town’s interactive town map online (click “layers” to select which map you would like to view).

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