Tues: 10 am - 5 pm
Wed-Thurs: noon - 6 pm
Fri: noon - 5 pm
Sat: 10 am - 1 pm
Closed Sun & Mon
The Library offers research facilities including the regular Nonfiction Collection (brand new nonfiction in the main reading room and the display desk and next to fireplace mantle; the "stacks" are in the rear of the library on the first and second floor) and the general Reference Collection (on the upstairs balcony in the front of the building).
An extensive Local History & Genealogy Reference Collection ("Res-H") and Vertical Files are available for in-library use (balcony above the children's room).
A copy machine is available for your convenience. We charge 10 cents per page to cover our costs.
At the North Conway Library, genealogy and local historical information can be found on the second floor. Please ask the librarian for assistance.
The following are availalble:
- Ancestry.com: This genealogy database provides access to more than 1 billion names, more than 3,000 databases, and the federal census 1790-1940. For in-house use only; please come to the library in person to get access information. Feel free to bring your personal laptop for use.
- Obituaries: We will be happy to search for a specific obituary for you if you can provide month and year of death. Please bear in mind that early obituaries were not always published in the local papers. Please note that there are unfortunately some small gaps in the sequence of the archived materials.
- We have copies of The Reporter from 1898 through 1992.
- We have copies of The Conway Daily Sun from 1998 until today.
- We subscribe to the online obituaries published in the Conway Daily Sun.
- Archive of local newspapers (out-of-print) at the Library: This information is currently being updated.
- Town Reports and Vital Statistics: We have Town Reports and Records for the Town of Conway. Town Reports contain vital statistics which are births, deaths, and marriages.
- Conway, NH Vital Statistics since 1880 (link courtesy of the Conway Public Library)
- Cemeteries: (Links courtesy of the Conway Public Library)
- Additional genealogy information can be found on the Internet:
- Carroll County Genealogy
- Carroll County NH GenWeb Project
- Carroll County Town Offices
- Conway Historical Society
- Conway Public Library- Henney History Room
- Fryeburg, Maine Historical Society
- Jackson Historical Society
- Madison Historical Society
- Ossipee Historical Society
- Pequawket Historical League
- Tamworth Historical Society
- Search for NH Vital Statistics
- General Genealogy Links:
- HeritageQuest Online: 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. Access information and a password needed- please contact the Library for that.
- U.S. Census Bureau
- U.S. Census: Carroll County Statistics
- Order Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates online (Payable Service from Ancestry.com)