Centennial quilt
Tamworth’s bicentennial quilt, stitched in 1975-76 by many loving hands, is part of our local history collection.

Our Ulitz Genealogy & History Room houses collections related to Tamworth’s history. It is open during regular library hours.

Assistance navigating these collections is available by appointment.

Browse our digital archive of Tamworth history

Browse our catalog for books on Tamworth’s history

Purchase books on Tamworth’s history from the Friends of Cook Memorial Library

Ulitz Genealogy & History Collections

  • Cemetery Records for Tamworth & surrounding towns
  • Civil War Diaries of Lucy & Ira Blake
  • Family History & Genealogy of local families: 1700s to the present
  • Maps: Carroll County 1860; Tamworth 1892; Tamworth Nurses Map 1932
  • Special Collections:
    • Barbara Willey Fromm
    • Chocorua Mountain Club
    • Onaway Club
    • Tamworth Garden Club
    • Tamworth voting lists
    • Tamworth Scrapbooks
    • Who’s Who in Tamworth (Steve Damon photos) also available
    • Wonalancet Out Door Club
  • Town Reports:
    • Sandwich: 1891-present
    • Tamworth: 1886-present
  • Census and genealogical research with Ancestry Library (for use in library only) and HeritageQuest Online (access using your library card)

3 thoughts on “Local History

  • May 16, 2007 at 10:25 am

    Is Tuesday afternoon the only time the history/genealogy collection is available?
    I live in Boston and would like to do some family research to confirm the information that follows:
    My grandfather Noah Rogers lived in Tamworth around 1790 to 1826 and I believe is buried there. He was born in Petersham MA and a private in the Revolutionary War. He married Hannah C Whitney and had at least three sons.
    Thank you for your help.

  • May 30, 2007 at 10:34 am

    Mr. Rogers gave me permission to post his query as an example to others.

    Dear Mr. Rogers,

    I’ve found an unusual amount of information pertaining to your ancestor, Noah Rogers. I’m sending you some excerpts, but there is more.

    Noah Rogers , born October 23, 1761 in Petersham, MA, died 1826 in Tamworth. “Lived on Great Hill, Tamworth in one of the Marston houses, neighbor to Thomas Watson. He died in 1826 (age 65) and is buried in the town cemetery.”

    Hannah C. Whitney, born August 6, 1768 in Gorham, ME, married November 12, 1785 in Gorham, ME, died in Bath, ME 1861, age 93 or 4, living with her son, William. Noah and Hannah had 14 children.

    I’m sending 14 pages but there’s more you should come up and see, I think. I’ve found some fascinating anecdotal information about Hannah. It makes very interesting reading, even for a non-relative!


  • June 18, 2008 at 9:14 am

    I am delighted to learn that the Tamworth Library has interesting material about my ancestor Noah Rogers (b. 6 Aug 1768) (and that I have a relative Steve Rogers of Boston also interested in family history). Noah is my great-great-great grandfather, I believe, via his son Artemas Henry Rogers.

    Please let me know how I might learn more of the Rogers of Tamworth and share such other information as I have which might be of interest.


    — Ed Rogers

    PS…My link to Noah Rogers was only discovered via my DNA!

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