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.

We are constantly receiving donations of books, papers and artifacts, and not everything has been cataloged yet. Please contact us if you are looking for something specific.

Assistance navigating these collections is available by appointment.

Tamworth’s 250th Anniversary (October 2015-October 2016)

Tamworth History, a sampling of books in our collection

Ulitz Genealogy & History Collections

  • Cemetery Records: for Tamworth & surrounding towns
  • Civil War:
    • Diaries of Lucy & Ira Blake
  • Family History & Genealogy: Local families: 1700s to the present
  • Maps of Carroll County
    • 1860, 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 number)

Digital Collections

 Projects – volunteers welcome

New Hampshire History
White Mountain History is an interesting website with many links to various aspects of northern New Hampshire history. Tamworth is represented, along with tantalizing glimpses into other collections.

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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