Genealogical Resources


The Internet is the perfect medium for publishing genealogy. With the ability to quickly click the mouse and flip between pages it's easy to follow family lineages forward and backward through time. Still doing your research? Here are some links and some tips to get you started. 

RESEARCHING Birth, Death and Marriage Records in New Hampshire

City of Keene Vital Records:  The City Clerk maintains the official records for all births and deaths occurring in the City of Keene and for all marriage licenses issued in the city. 

The Keene Public Library has scanned marriage records for 1762-1942, death records for 1742-1941, and birth records for  1753-1914 (excluding 1882-1886, no information available), and these are available online. They also have a genealogy page.

State of New Hampshire Vital Records:    Each City or Town Clerk maintains the records for his city or town.  Additionally, the New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records has data for births, marriages, and deaths occurring in the state from 1640.  The bureau also has divorce records from 1880.

Cemetery Information: Click here to look up information on Keene's Cemeteries. Any questions regarding Keene cemetery, please contact the cemetery division.

Superior Courts maintain files of all divorces granted by the court.  For divorces granted in Cheshire County contact: Cheshire County Superior Court, PO Box 444 (12 Court Street), Keene, NH 03431 (1-800-212-1234).


Historical Society of Cheshire County: Located at 246 Main St. in Keene, this building houses a rich collection of genealogy materials as well as local history resources and photos.

N.E.H.G.S.:   Tip: check the circulating library catalogs at the New England Historic Genealogical Society Library. Has someone published a genealogy on your surname?

New Hampshire State Library:   History and genealogy reference, local N.H. resources. 

My   Find long lost friends and relatives through this professional search service.

ROOTS-L Home Page:   Learn about one of the largest genealogical email lists. Dozens of messages a day on genealogy will fill your mailbox!

The Mayflower Web Page:   Are you a Mayflower descendant? Thousands of people in America today can trace their roots to these colonists.

American-Canadian Genealogical Society:   For help researching your Canadian or Canadian-American ancestry

Research Aids

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - Ships And Passenger Lists:   Cyndi's site has lots of resources. The ships passenger lists are a particular gem here.

Switchboard:   This is a the place to search phone books - all of them! All the U.S whitepages and business listings are searchable here.

U.S. Census Genealogy:   The Census Bureau won't answer your genealogy questions, but they will tell you how common your surname ranks in America.

The Genealogy Home Page:   Provides links to various sites detailing how to go about your search.

Genealogy Resources by Veritas Prep: This article provides information and online resources to get your research started!

Yahoo! - Arts:Humanities:History:Genealogy:   A great list of helpful research sites can be founds here.

Genealogy Hotline:   more helpful links pulled together in one convenient location.  This article provides information and online resources to get your research started!

Gedcom and internet publishing

U.S. GenWeb Project The idea of the GenWeb Project is for local communities to provide access on the web to their local resources. The GenWeb is indexed and searchable at a global level for this information.


HistoryKat - Providing Access to Historical Records

Everton's Genealogical Helper: Web Site

Software provides a listing of available software to assist you in your genealogical research, as well as ratings and comments from individuals that have used the products.