Below is a list of resources that we think you may find helpful! If there's a something specific you’re looking for, please feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to help you find resources you need!

Community Resources

Historic Town Hall Project

Learn about Effingham’s Historic Town Hall-Library and efforts to preserve this centuries-old structure.

Effingham History Project

The Effingham Public Library and the Effingham Historical Society have partnered to create a digital archive which includes local oral histories.

Effingham Preservation Society

Helping to preserve Effingham’s historic structures through volunteering, fundraisers and events.

Effingham Historical Society

Helping to preserve Effingham’s historical records.

Lord’s Hill Meeting House

Working to preserve Lord’s Hill Meeting House and maintaining the parade grounds.

Green Mountain Conservation Group

Dedicated to the protection and conservation of natural resources in the Ossipee watershed.

Beautiful Effingham

A friendly, positive Facebook community of people who live in or have ties to Effingham New Hampshire.

Effingham Connect

A Facebook group that was created to connect people and resources to serve, strengthen, and celebrate the Effingham community

NH Food Bank

The New Hampshire Food Bank offers several programs, from mobile food pantries and summer meals for students to culinary training. There is a Find Food button at the top of the home page that will give you access to a map of food distribution sites, the mobile food pantry schedule, information about SNAP benefits, and more.

Municipal Links

Library Resources


The University of New Hampshire in Durham has four libraries on their campus, all of which are open to the public. Library cards are free to New Hampshire residents with a photo ID and proof of current residence (such as a utility bill).

  • UNH Library Hours 
  • Directions & Parking
  • Ask a Librarian: Contact a UNH librarian for research assistance or questions about using the library
  • Visitor Guide: This easy-to-use directory was created just for UNH visitors. You can find everything from how to get a library card and available services to links for genealogy research, government information, and more.


The New Hampshire State Library offers a wide variety of resources for all ages.

  • Talking Books: A service for those who are unable to read or physically handle print materials. The Talking Books service includes braille, large-print publications, audiobooks, and playback equipment.
  • Genealogical Resources: A guide to the New Hampshire State Library’s Genealogy collection, with tips on how to research your family history.
  • Ask a Librarian: Ask a NHSL librarian about genealogy, New Hampshire history, how to use the library, and more.


Are you looking for information on a friend or relative that lived in the Effingham, New Hampshire area? Below are some helpful links to aid in your genealogy search!

Genealogy 101

A helpful PDF on how to begin your genealogy search

Town Reports & Vital Records


FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization and website offering genealogical records, education, and software. It is operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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UNH's Dimond Library and Milne Special Collections and Archives contain a wide variety of resources for genealogical research, including books, maps, pamphlets, newspapers, census records, microfilm, and photographs. This guide contains links to university, local, state, and general genealogy resources.


The New Hampshire State Library houses approximately 2400 titles of published family histories for New Hampshire and New England. They also have town records dating back to 1640, federal census records for New Hampshire (1790-1930), newspapers on microfilm, military indexes, and more.


Created by a NH Public Library Genealogy Specialist, this annotated compilation offers a list of online resources you can access from the comfort of your own home!