Genealogy Resources

Thanks to Julia O’Hara, the 3rd edition of “Resources for Lyme Genealogy and History” is now printed (6/12).  During the summer, many people visit, looking for their Lyme roots.  Information is at the Town Office, the Academy Building (The Historians), and the Library.  This pamphlet explains who has what and, thanks to David Robbins, Zoning Administrator, has a description and map of the seven Lyme cemeteries.

For folks looking for information about their Lyme ancestors:

For birth, death and marriage records contact: Patty Jenks at the Lyme Town Office

    or 795-2535


For family information, contact the Lyme Historians.  Open Tuesday mornings at the Lyme Center Academy Building or call Jane Fant at 795-4780 or email at


For general information and history of Lyme, use the Converse Free Library’s catalog, available from the website:
Lyme Room: 

The Lyme Room contains the library’s collection of Lyme, Upper Valley and New Hampshire history,  books by Lyme authors, and the Historian’s collection of print resources.  The Room also contains a computer from which genealogy databases may be accessed; staff and volunteers will help with genealogy research during the above hours or by appointment.

For Lyme folks doing genealogy research about their families from elsewhere:

The New Hampshire State Library uses federal funds to make the Heritage Quest available to NH residents. Heritage Quest may be accessed from your home with a password, available at the library.  Just ask us.
Heritage Quest: This online database has over 25,000 genealogies on line, the  U.S. Federal Census and PERSIAncestry Plus: The library has a subscription to this database through a consortium of New Hampshire libraries.  It is for In-Library Use ONLY.  Ancestry Plus includes all the United States Census Records and those from many foreign countries.  There is Immigration information through ships≠ logs and passenger ship lists; Military Records and a Vital Records and Social Security Death Indexes.

Updated 7/2/12

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