There are about 1,300 newspapers that have been published in the 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 April, 2016)
New Hampshire Newspaper Index
- Boston Sunday Globe NH Weekly 1989-June 2001
- Business NH 1989-
- Concord Monitor 1984-August 2005
- Historical New Hampshire 1984-
- Nashua Telegraph 1984-1995
- New Hampshire Bar Journal June 2003-
- New Hampshire Bar News 2003-
- New Hampshire Premier 1990-1995
- New Hampshire Profiles 1985-1991
- Northern NH Magazine 1998-
- Spectator 1990-1991
- Union Leader 1984-2002
Old New Hampshire News
New Hampshire Google Newspaper Archive Listings
Bethlehem Public Library
Derry Public Library
Fuller Public Library
- Hillsboro Enterprise
- Hillsboro Messenger
- Hillsborough Messenger
Nashua Public Library
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
Small Town Papers
Other Free Sites:
(Recent changes in the Google News Archive has diminished the capability to search newspapers published prior to 1970). A few of these below are in the Google News Archive.
Bedford Berlin Concord Durham Farmington Hanover Hollis Manchester Merrimack Milford Nashua Peterborough Portsmouth Salem
Subscription or Pay Sites:
There are currently 11 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry - New Hampshire Newspapers
There are currently 75 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank - New Hampshire Newspapers
There are currently 7 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive - New Hampshire
There are currently 2 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspapers.com - New Hampshire.
Links to Follow:
There are several ways to keep up with new collections as they are digitized and made available online. Two of my favorites:
- Historical Newspapers Online from the University of Pennsylvania
- Historical U.S. Newspapers Online from Bowling Green State University
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 also 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.
Good luck and happy hunting!
For more links for different states, provinces, and countries - please see the Newspapers! page on this website.