Newport Historical Society

House History: Suggested Resources

The following list of resources is just a guide. Local information is given only for Newport, NH but the titles listed serve as a guide for other towns. Internet links are current as of this posting, but remember they often change. 


 Historical/Genealogical Societies: State and Local

Newport Historical Society 22 Main Street Newport, NH 03773 603/863-1294

NH Historical Society 30 Park Street  Concord, NH 03301, 603/228-6688

Historical Society of Cheshire County PO Box 803, Keene, NH 03431

American-Canadian Genealogical Society 4 Elm St. PO Box 6478   Manchester, NH 03108 603-622-1554      


 Libraries: State, Local, College

NH State Library   20 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301 Reference Desk 603/271-2144

Richards Free Library  58 N. Main Street, Newport, NH 03773 603/863-3430  

Biographical Review, Vol. 22 Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Sullivan and Merrimack Counties, New Hampshire.                                                                           (Call Number:CLOSED 920 BIO)

Genealogies (CLOSED 929)

The Granite Monthly: a New Hampshire Magazine (CLOSED 051 GRA)

Green, Betsy J. Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Press, 2002. (907.2 GRE)

Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790 (CLOSED 974.2 DEP)

Historic Resources Survey (CLOSED 728.742 HIS)

Light, Sally. House Histories: A Guide to Tracing the Genealogy of Your Home. Spencertown, NY: Golden Hill Press, 1989. (728.3 LIG)

Manning's Claremont and Newport N.H. Directory for Year Beginning July, 1960    (CLOSED 974.2751 MAN)

Mansions and Prominent Landmarks of Newport, New Hampshire (CLOSED 728.742 REI)

McAlester, Virginia. A Field Guide to American Houses. New York: Knopf, 1984.   (91730MCA)

A National Register of the Society Sons of the American Revolution (CLOSED 369 COR)

New Hampshire State History of the Daughters of the American Revolution    (CLOSED 369 FOL )

Newport Anniversary, 1761-1911 (CLOSED 974.2751 NEW)

Newport Benefactors: A History of Philanthropy (CLOSED 362.7 NEW)

Newport Directory, 1899 (CLOSED 974.2751 NEW)

The Newport Historic Survey Report and Map (CLOSED 728.742 NEW)

Newport, New Hampshire 1761-1961 Bicentennial Celebration, August 14-2-, 1961    (CLOSED 974.2751 NEW)

The Story of Architecture: an Outline of the Styles in All Countries  (CLOSED 720 MAT)

Wheeler, Edmund. The History of Newport, New Hampshire from 1766-1878, with a Genealogical Register. (CLOSED 974.2751 WHE )

Dartmouth College  Library Hanover, NH 03755  Evans Map Room, Berry Library 2nd Level   603/646-2579   The Evans Map Room at Dartmouth College has a set of the actual Sanborn maps for most of the towns and cities in New Hampshire.


State Resources

NH Division of Historical Resources  19 Pillsbury Street,  Concord, NH  03301-3570  603-271-3483

NH Department of State, Division of Vital Records Administration 71 South Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301  603/271-2410


County Resources

Sullivan County Registry of Deeds  14 MainStreet, Newport, NH 603-863-2110                                                                           

Sullivan County Probate Office 22 Main Street, Newport , NH 603-863-3150

Cheshire County Registry of Deeds   33 West Street Keene, NH 03431    603-352-0403      



Online Resources

A Brief History of Lighting. Craftsman Outdoor Lighting.

House History Checklist. Kansas Historical Society.

Langenberg, David. Researching the History of Your House: A Bibliography

Paradis, Dr. Tom. Architectural Styles of America.


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