(Please note that this database is only accessible from within the library.) Founded in 1845, New England Historic Genealogical Society is the oldest and most respected nonprofit genealogical organization in the country. American Ancestors is their online presence containing numerous genealogy databases. Click here to see a complete list of their databases.
(Please note that this database is only accessible from within the library.) Access census, vital records, immigration and much more genealogy information from around the world. Thank you to the Friends of the Meredith Library for providing this database!
This database may be used from home. With over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, and other expanding collections, HeritageQuest Online provides access to one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country. This collection of research materials helps in tracing family history and studying American culture. Please click here to e-mail the library for the password to this database or call 603-279-4303 if you are working from home.
You're a Grand Old Flag!
Tuesday, June 4, 4:00PM
From the early days of our country, flags have been a symbol, a rallying point, and a source of pride and patriotism. This program presents a history of the evolution of the United States Flag. From Betsy Ross and before, to 9/11/01, the flag has been a story of our heritage. It is a story of our growth from the 13 original colonies to the addition of Hawaii. The story is presented by Walt and Shirley Stockwell of Gilford, New Hampshire. Walt is a long term vexillophile (lover of flags), and has over 100 of them in his collection. This presentation typically uses 20 or more of these full size replicas to demonstrate this history. It is also a colorful and entertaining time line. “It’s A Grand Old Flag” is a 45 minute presentation, followed by a question and answer period. The Stockwells have done over 100 flag programs across New England.
This Program is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Meredith Library. Refreshments will be served.
Past Club Meetings
Creating Family Tree Wreaths.
Using Weebly to create Websites.
Tune-Up Your Genealogy Skills-There are many sites which offer free genealogy tutorials. Here is the hand-out from the club meeting: Genealogy Tune-Up
Using School Records-Learn about school resources online and off that will help you find your ancestors. View the Handout.
Newspapers and Genealogy-Learn what information can be found in newspapers and how to access it. View the handout with links you can click on.
Aimee Fogg-Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial and Individual Deceased Personnel File and Ordering Replacement Medals for veterans. Handout on requesting military records.
1940 Census-View the slideshow and download the hand-out. Get a blank 1940 Census Form.
Irish Genealogy Resources-View the slideshow.
Genealogists at the Library