Local History Sources

Specific Belmont History Sources and where to find them

Belmont Heritage Commission
The Belmont Heritage Commission was founded by citizens at the 2004 Town Meeting.  Under New Hampshire law RSA 674:44-b as a Land Use Board, we promote recognition, use and protection of the unique historic and cultural resources of Belmont, and also integrate preservation planning as a partnership with individuals, businesses, Town boards and other appropriate groups.  (Adopted by the Belmont Heritage Commission on January 13, 2005)

Belmont Historical Society
The purpose of the Belmont Historical Society, which was established in 1969 is to bring together those who have an interest in preserving and recording the history of our area.The Belmont Historical Society is a non-profit, 501C(3) organization run by volunteers and funded by annual membership dues, donations and proceeds from various fund raisers.

Belmont NH Heritage 
Birth, Death, and Marriage Records, Cemetery Records, Graduation Lists & Photos, Obituaries, the History of the Belmont, NH, Diaries, and much more!
Belmont Cemetery Trustees
Lakes Region (NH) History Online 
A collaborative effort between Laconia Public Library, Laconia Historical & Museum Society and Belknap Mill Society, to provide the public with greater access to Laconia's history. Search by keyword, last name, year, or research term to find images.  Or browse the collection with a random search.

Save the Gale School
UNH Town Reports Digital Collection
Scanned PDFs of Belmont Town Reports from 1860-2008.

Researching Your NH Family History Online from Home 
There are many online resources you can access to work on your New Hampshire genealogy research from the comfort of your own home. Here are some examples of commonly used print or microfilm resources in our library that you can also access in a digitized format online.

Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" Young 1905 Diary

Presented and transcribed by Diane Marden May 28, 2004 Belmont NH Heritage Commission
Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" Young 1905 Diary

Failed Kennedy Assassination Plot

The Kennedy Assassin Who Failed - Smithsonian Magazine December 6, 2012

Researching your old house

Andrew Cushing of the NH Preservation Alliance visited us in April 2018. He's consolidated his tips and tricks in the blog post linked here.

New Hampshire Authors Database

This is a link to the New Hampshire Authors Database -- from the Center for the Book at the NH State Library, this database allows you to find authors associated with NH by searching names, dates, burial places, NH residences, genres, and awards.