Converse Free Library on WMUR-TV!

Many thanks to Fritz Wetherbee and NH Chronicle for a wonderful presentation of the history of Lyme's many libraries over the past 220 years and a little plug for its current institution, Converse Free Library. Come visit us again soon!

Click on the photo of Fritz to see the episode of "I'll Tell You the Story" broadcast on June 27, 2017.

Materials from the Citizen Town Hall of March 22

Many thanks to the nearly 50 people who were able to attend the session with Dan Vallone from Reaching Higher New Hampshire.

Linked here are the three documents Dan wanted to share with all who are interested. Additional materials are available at the library. Also, you may click on the image to the left to visit the RHNH website to follow their legislative tracker and more.

The March 22, 2017, Education Legislative Update

The RHNH Education Funding Webinar

The RHNH Community Briefing: State House 101

New Services, New Look for HeritageQuest

from Bobbi Slossar, Technology Services Librarian at the New Hampshire State Library

There are some wonderful updates to the HeritageQuest Online database for genealogical research. The database is now running off of the Ancestry platform and incorporates many fantastic features from the popular commercial database. This database is licensed for at-home patron use. Please contact the library to access the account username and password.

New Features (Click any image to enlarge)

Check out the added transcription at the top and bottom of records!

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Users can send the information as links to themselves.

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Or save the image to their computer.

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And there are printer-friendly versions of records just a click away!

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While viewing an image from the census, it is possible to click on the Tools menu and browse the film strip. This can be helpful in finding other nearby family members.

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Thankfully, one of the more useful features of the original HeritageQuest Online still exists in the new platform: the ability to browse the census records by location. This can be really helpful in cases when you know where the family lived, but name searches fail.

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And thanks to the Ancestry platform, any spelling changes previously recommended by Ancestry.com subscribers help you find your relatives!

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You can learn more about the new features on the HQO help.