Local History and Genealogy

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Explore Nashua's rich history and discover your family roots. 

The library has databases, materials, and skilled librarians to help you research and learn more about local history and genealogy. 

Hunt Room

local history booksWith over 3,000 items, the Hunt Room is a community destination for in-depth knowledge of local and state history. The Hunt Room collection includes:

  • Nashua High School yearbooks 
  • Historical maps
  • Historical records of Nashua institutions

The Hunt Room is locked but available to use during the library's open hours. Check in at the Information Desk for access.

Microfilm Machine


The library has a microfilm machine available for public use in the public computer area. View microfilm and fiche in the library collection or your own personal materials along with film negatives and slides in black and white and color. Images can be saved to a USB drive, emailed, or printed. 


Ancestry-Library-Edition-logo-768x577Ancestry Library Edition (For in-library use only.) 

Provides instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land, and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists, and more. These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day.



HeritageQuest Online contains essential collections of genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s.


Nashua Historical Newspapers

Search for full-text articles and images from Nashua newspapers dating back to 1869.