Exeter New Hampshire Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Welcome to the Exeter New Hampshire Family History Center.

Due to health concerns, our library is closed and will remain closed until further notice.

Check this sight or call for more information as the situation changes.

Exeter New Hampshire Family History Center

Our mission is to provide help and support for the family history community in Rockingham County, NH and nearby areas. The Center is open to everyone and basic services are free, with just a minimal fee for printing and scanning. We are a branch facility of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT and offer free access to many premium subscription websites through the FHC Portal on all of our computers.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map: Location Map

Address: 55 Hampton Falls Rd, Exeter, NH 03833-4700 Please note that this is not a mailing address.

Enter at the rear of building through the door on the left.

Language: English

Phone: 1-603-778-2509

E-mail: NH_Exeter@familyhistorymail.org

Open Hours:

  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 2:00pm and 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Thursday: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Inclement Weather Closings: We are closed on school snow days. If roads are cleared during the day we may be open in the evening. Before you come please call 603-778-2509 during our scheduled hours to see if we have re-opened.

2020 Holiday Closings:

May 24, July 4, September 5, November 25 - 28, December 23 - January 2

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by patrons, assorted titles. Contains family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  • Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • FHC Portal- Free subscription websites available at our center.
The 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive
Access Newspaper Archives - historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world
Alexander Street Press, American Civil War - data on soldiers, letters and diaries, images, photographs, ephemera
Ancestry.com (World Edition)
ArkivDigital Online - Swedish church records
Fam.net - New Zealand Family History
Find My Past - mainly British records, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australian, New Zealand, Canada, the United StatesUnited Kingdom, Ireland, Australian, New Zealand, Canada, United States as a British colony
Fold3 - records from every major US, complete pensions files for the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, international records, newspapers and a native American collection
Geneanet - genealogy in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Germany
Kinpoint - Shows problems for your ancestors in the FamilySearch tree
My Heritage - Us and international records, family trees
Paper Trail - 19th-century westward American migration documents to the far West, a searchable index with names, places and a survey of the text
Puzzilla Premium Services - reveals new areas for research in descendants of ancestors in the FamilyTree database

Software installed on our computers[edit | edit source]

Snagit – screen capture software

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

Lexmark multi-function printer / scanner - Scan larger documents, Scan pictures directly to FamilySearch or to a thumbdrive or external drive, Prints legal size.
6 computers with dual screens
4 Microfilm readers
1 Microfilm/Micro Fiche scanner - images can be printed or scanned to a thumbdrive
1 Micro Fiche reader
Wolverine Reels to Digital Movie Maker - Converts 8 mm and Super 8 movies to a digital format
Wolverine Film to Digital Converter - Converts negative and slides for film sizes 126, 127 and 135 mm, Converts 110 negatives, Converts 110 slides, Stores Digital conversions to SD card, 20 megapixel  digital resolution
Epson FastFoto FF-640 - Scans as fast as 1 photo per second, Adjusts to different photo sizes, Scans the image and handwritten notes on the back in a single scan, Restores faded photos, Organizing software
Honestech VHS to DVD Converter - Captures video from VHS, cameras and optical discs or audio from cassettes, micro cassettes or record players to the computer in digital form that can then be edited with software
Vivitar Card Reader - Transfer photos or documents stored on: SD cards, Micro SD cards, XD cards, Memory sticks, Micro Memory Sticks. Compact Flash cards to your laptop, to your computer, an external drive or thumbdrive
Magix Movie Pro Software - Photos, documents, audio or video can be be edited or used to create movies or slideshows with transition, text, music or audio narration.

Other Helpful Websites[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

American-Canadian Genealogical Society https://acgs.org/

Rockingham County,New Hampshire

New Hampshire

New England Historical Genealogical Register Online