New Hampshire Online Historical Newspapers Summary

New Hampshire is one of the states that does not have a single central online state repository for historical newspapers, nor do they use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as their main site for searching old newspapers. There are several free online newspapers on other sites and collections available on subscription sites. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them. 

There are about 1,300 newspapers that have been published in the Granite State – certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are several that are indeed available. So go for it – find your New Hampshire ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives. 

Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also, I suspect that some of these links may change over time – so if there is a dead link – please use your favorite search engine to find their new location. 

(Updated January 2024; recently added links are in BOLD)

New Hampshire Historical Newspapers

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Google News Archive

County and Library Collections:

Carroll County
Conway Public Library

  • Reporter
  • White Mountain Reporter
  • Fryeburg Reporter
  • The Reporter
  • The Mt. Washington Valley Mountain Ear

Coos County
Colebrook Public Library

  • The Colebrook Sentinel
  • The Essex County Sentinel
  • The News and Sentinel
  • The Northern Sentinel
  • The Upper Coos Herald

Grafton County
Bethlehem Public Library

  • White Mountain Echo

Littleton Public Library

  • The Lisbon Courier
  • The Littleton Courier

Minot-Sleeper Library

  • Bristol Weekly Enterprise
  • Enterprise
  • The Bristol Enterprise
  • The Record Enterprise
  • Weekly Enterprise

Hillsborough County
Fuller Public Library

  • Hillsboro Enterprise 
  • Hillsboro Messenger 
  • Hillsborough Messenger 
  • Messenger 
  • Messenger 
  • Messenger Outlook 
  • News Messenger 

New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society

  • Ammon Terminal Souvenir Edition
  • Daily News
  • Grenier Field Beacon
  • Honolulu Star Bulletin Extras
  • NAD Airmada
  • NAW Airmada
  • Northern New Hampshire Magazine
  • Northern Sentinel
  • Scientific American
  • The Beacon
  • The Dedication of Genier Athletic Field
  • Union Leader Army Air Base Supplement

Nashua Public Library

  • Nashua Daily Telegraph
  • Nashua Telegraph
  • L’Impartial

Peterborough Public Library

  • Contoocook Transcript
  • Hillsboro County Republican And State Clarion
  • Hillsborough Republican
  • Hillsborough Republican And New Hampshire Clarion
  • Jaffrey Recorder Transcript
  • Millers Paper
  • Monadnock Ledger
  • Monadnock Ledger Transcript
  • Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
  • New Hampshire Land Surveyor
  • New Hampshire Underground Railroad
  • Peterborough Messenger
  • Peterborough Transcript
  • The Peterborough Transcript
  • Transcript

Wadleigh Memorial Library

  • Cabinet
  • Farmers Cabinet 
  • Farmers Cabinet and Milford Advance 
  • Milford Cabinet 
  • Milford Cabinet and Wilton Journal 
  • Milford Daily Pointer 
  • Wilton Journal 
  • The Cabinet
  • The Milford Cabinet And Wilton Journal 

Merrimack County
New Hampshire State Library

  • New Hampshire Sentinel
  • Keene Evening Sentinel

Rockingham County
Derry Public Library

  • Derry Enterprise
  • Derry News
  • Derry News And Salem Enterprise
  • Derry Serviceman
  • Derry Times
  • Evening Record
  • Manchester Advertiser
  • Nutfield News
  • Nutfield News Tri Town Times
  • The Derry News
  • The Derry Star
  • The Enterprise
  • Thursday

Exeter Public Library

  • Exeter News-Letter
  • Exeter News-Letter and Rockingham Advertiser
  • Exeter News-Letter and Rockingham County Advertiser
  • Exeter News-Letter and Rockingham Probate Advertiser
  • The Exeter News-Letter

Kelley Library

  • Salem Observer 
  • Observer

Portsmouth Public Library

  • The Portsmouth Herald

The Nesmith Library

  • Annual Reports 
  • The Windham News
  • Windham Independent 
  • Windham News 

Strafford County

Dover Public Library

  • Fosters Daily Democrat
  • Fosters Democrat
  • Fosters Weekly Democrat
  • Fosters Weekly Democrat And Dover Enquirer
  • Strafford Inquirer
  • The Dover Enquirer
  • The Public Forum
  • The Times And Dover Enquirer

Farmington News Archive

  • Farmington News 

Lee Public Library

  • Newmarket Advertiser 

Rochester Public Library

  • Rochester Courier

​Sullivan County
Fiske Free Library

  • National Eagle 
  • The National Eagle

Richards Free Library

  • Argus Champion
  • New Hampshire Argus And Spectator
  • Republican Champion
  • Argus Champion And Newport Lake Sunapee Times 
  • News Leader
  • Newport Guardian And Kearsarge Sunapee Sun
  • Lake Sunapee Echo 
  • Newport Lake Sunapee Times 
  • Tuesday Argus 
  • Whip And Spur
  • Daily Champion

Lane Memorial Library Hampton Newspapers

  • Hampton snippets from old historical newspapers (1700s-1800s)
  • Atlantic News
  • Beachcomber
  • Beach News
  • Exeter News-Letter
  • Hampton Union
  • Hampton-NorthHampton

Student Collections:

Antioch University New England – Keene

Colby Sawyer College – New London

Dartmouth College – Hanover

​Franklin Pierce University – Rindge

Granite State College – Concord

Hanover High School – Hanover

Keene State College – Keene

Manchester Community College – Manchester

New England College – Hanniker

Oyster River High School – Durham

Phillips Exeter Academy – Exeter

Plymouth State University – Plymouth

Rivier University – Nashua

Saint Anselm College – Goffstown

Southern New Hampshire University – Manchester

University of New Hampshire – Durham

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Independent Voices – Alternative Press

  • Off The Brass

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1941

Small Town Papers

Newspaper Abstracts – New Hampshire

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historical newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page. ​​​​

Other Free Sites:






Subscription or Pay Sites:

There are currently 20 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – New Hampshire Newspapers

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 139 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – New Hampshire Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 17 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – New Hampshire

There are currently 12 publications available on this site. See all the titles at – New Hampshire

And Finally:

You also need to visit the New Hampshire Newspaper Project site, which can tell you what is occurring in the state with regard to newspaper projects and where some microfilmed newspapers are available in the state. 

Please note – even more may be available via a local library where a library card is required. And of course, there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.

For more links for different states, provinces, and countries – please see the Newspaper Links page on this website

For all Free New Hampshire Collection Links in 24 Genealogy Categories, go to the By Location Page, click on New Hampshire, and then click on the category of interest.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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