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The Daily Genealogist: University of New Hampshire Library

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Digital Collections, University of New Hampshire Library

The Digital Collections of the University of New Hampshire Library provides a number of resources of interest to family history researchers. Click an item on the left side of the page to view results for that category. An overview of the resources in four categories follows.

Local History & Genealogy
The Local History & Genealogy section's 131 digitized items include twenty-seven issues of The Coos Guardian newspaper (1934) and six volumes of The New Hampshire Genealogical Record (1904-1909). Click the Date links to see these and other resources. You will find a large number of town histories, beginning with The History of Gilmanton (1845) and ending with the History Boscawen-Webster: Fifty Years 1883-1933 (1933).

Maps & Atlases
In this section is the Atlas Accompanying the Report on the Geology of New Hampshire (1878) and the Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire in Three Parts (1817). The latter volume includes descriptions of locales and landmarks throughout the state.

N.H. Cities & Towns
This digital collection contains nearly 16,000 volumes of annual reports for more than 175 cities and towns. The range of dates spans 1836 to 2013; the date range available for each locale varies. The annual reports for Fitzwilliam cover 1845 through 2008. The reports generally cover the year prior to the date of publication. Vital statistics may be found in most towns' reports. In some cases the reports include lists of births, marriages, and deaths to nearly the present day. Annual town reports often include school reports (including lists of teachers, students with perfect attendance, and the like), property transactions, and property valuation lists.

Civil War
This section includes digital copies of the Report of the Adjutant General for 1865, 1866, and 1867; letters, journals and reports; reminiscences; regimental rosters; unit histories; and more.



The Daily Genealogist: Accessing Books on Mobile Devices

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked about male relatives who used the same given names over multiple generations. 3,704 people answered the survey. The results are:
•    5%, I have no lines of consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    20%, I have a line of two consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    31%, I have a line of three consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    22%, I have a line of four consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    11%, I have a line of five consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    4%, I have a line of six consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    2%, I have a line of seven consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    1%, I have a line of eight consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    2%, I have a line of nine or more consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).   
•    2%, I don't know.    
This week's survey asks about accessing books on mobile devices. Take the survey now!

The Daily Genealogist: Multiple Generations of A Given Name

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked if any of your ancestral couples (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc.) came from significantly different backgrounds. 4,085 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:
•    29%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from different social classes.   
•    33%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from families with different economic statuses.    
•    46%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from different religious backgrounds.    
•    37%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from households that spoke different languages.    
•    34%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from different ethnicities.    
•    4%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from different racial backgrounds.   
•    31%, No, I am not aware of any significant differences between the backgrounds of any of my ancestral couples.    
 
This week's survey asks about male relatives who used the same given names over multiple generations. Take the survey now!
 


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