LHMS genealogy website
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Laconia’s Annual Reports
Most all of Laconia’s Annual Reports are available online and contain vital statistic info in the back pages. Access Laconia’s Annual Reports online
Articles in our newsletters
For years, Julie Upham and Warren D. Huse reported on the historical programming series offered by the Laconia Historical Society. See an index of topics including a history of Laconia people, places, events, businesses.
Contained in this section are various print and electronic resources pertaining to the history of Laconia and those parts of Meredith and Gilford/Gilmanton which later became part of Laconia.Read More ...
(Under construction) The following are print and electronic resources you may find helpful.
Apfel Gary, “Meredith Parade Historic Trail, Laconia-Meredith, New Hampshire,” booklet, privately printed, 1982
Huse, Warren D.,”Laconia,” Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, 1995
Huse, Warren D., “Lakeport,” Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, 1999
Huse, Warren D., “The Weirs,” Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, 1996
Vaughan, Charles, “The Illustrated Laconian,” 1899
Microfilm newspaper collections at Laconia Public Library (A duplicate set of microfilm is available at the State Library in Concord), including:
The Laconia Democrat
The Laconia News & Critic
The Laconia Evening Citizen
The Laconia Daily Sun
Calvert’s Weirs Times (incomplete, but still valuable)
Lake Village Times (later Belknap Republican)
Other Laconia publications (often incomplete runs) such as The Laconia Tocsin and Daily Tocsin, Winnipesaukee Gazette and The Strafford Gazette (published in Sanbornton).
It should be noted that statewide weekly newspapers of the mid- to late-1800s may contain information missing from the microfilm files of local papers — for example, the following Concord publications: The Independent Democrat, The Independent Statesman, The Concord (or NH) Patriot. Microfilm of these newspapers can be viewed in Concord, at the State Library or at the New Hampshire Historical Society. There are also on-line search engines, which may charge a fee.
www.weirsbeach.com — an encylopedic collection of images pertaining to The Weirs and Weirs Beach, together with identifications and historical information. Highly recommended.
www.winnipesaukee.com/forums/ — Winnipesaukee Forum: Lakes Region topics, general discussion, questions and answers, history, boating, restaurant information & reviews, etc.
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