Welcome to Durham Public Library’s genealogy and local history resource page. The library has a dedicated space, The Heritage Room, which houses some of our local history materials and has a computer exclusively designated for genealogical research. 

The tabs above will take you to links that provide specific types of information related to Durham’s history and its citizens.
Ancestry® Library Edition delivers hundreds of millions of names from sources such as federal and U.S. censuses; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security Death Index; and U.S. border crossing and trans-ocean ship records.

Our Ancestry.com library subscription is available for in-library use only. Please ask at the circulation desk if you need assistance.


Photographs at the top of the page courtesy of UNH Historical Collections.