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Local History and Genealogy

Getting Started

The History room includes resources on Exeter history and the surrounding seacoast cities and towns. Stop by or contact us to get started on your search for information about your home, the town, or genealogy.

Most of the online resources can be used at home with a user name and password. Help is available by emailing or contacting us.

NEW!  Exeter Newsletter (Newspaper)

The library now has the newspaper "Exeter Newsletter" digitally archived up to June 1975.

Access the site here:

With over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition is the most comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history. 

Ancestry Library Edition

New England Historic Genealogical Society

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the study of family history in America and beyond, by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise.


HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Powered by Ancestry®, this amazing collection consists of numerous core data sets such as; census collection, military records, books, city directories, and much more to explore.


Additional Resources

  • The Microfilm Inventory contains archived newspapers and reports dating back to the 1800's. At this time, some of the Microfilm is off-site being digitalized.
  • Other collections such as;
           Book records of renown families in the
          Town Reports,
           Cemetery locations,
 Please contact the library if you have any questions. 603-772-3101.
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