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The Tuck Museum contains many resources for those wishing to research the history of Hampton and neighboring towns, and the families who lived here. Below is a sample of what is available to museum visitors. Special research with the assistance of the museum staff is welcomed by apppointment (see About Us).

Family Genealogy and Related Materials

Genealogy Books

  • "Genealogical Dictionary of New England" - Savage
  • "NH Genealogy Record", Vol.1-7
  • "Fifty Great Migration Colonists to New England"
  • "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and NH" - Noyes, Libby, Davis
  • "Piscataqua Pioneers, Selected Biographies of Early Settlers in Northern New England"
  • "Hampton Vital Records"
  • "History of Hampton, NH, 1638-1892" - Joseph Dow

Books on Early Hampton Families

  • Babb
  • Batchelder (and variations)
  • Blake, Jasper
  • Brown, Thomas, Caleb, and John
  • Chase, Jonathan
  • Cole, Goody
  • Dearborn, Godfrey
  • Dow
  • Dow, Ball Eaton
  • Dow, Capt. Henry - diary
  • Drake
  • Godfrey, Oliver Hobbs, Jonty's Lane
  • Haines
  • Hayward
  • James, Edmund
  • Johnson, Asahel
  • Knowles, John
  • Lane, Samuel
  • Marston - click here to view an external book (not at Tuck Museum)
  • Moulton, Jonathan
  • Page, John
  • Palmer, William
  • Perkins, Abraham
  • Pierce, Aiken - papers
  • Robie
  • Schwartztrauber, Stewart
  • Sanborn
  • Shaw
  • Taylor, Anthony
  • Tappan, Toppan
  • Thompson
  • Trefethen
  • Tuck, Amos, Edward, Jeremiah
  • Webster

Specialty Notebooks - Related to Genealogy

  • Toppan notes on early Hampton families
  • Notebooks of founding families and early settlers - 4 volumes relating to numerous families
  • Cemetery Records
  • Bible Records - copies of genealogies taken from family bibles
  • Hampton Deaths
  • Daughter Town Information
  • New England Court Records - research guide for genealogists & historians
  • Cultural Migration Theses - Barbara McCallum
  • Hampton Revolutionary War Soldiers
  • Hampton Civil War Soldiers
  • Regimental Records - John Moulton, orderly, 1819 - 1828


Town Histories and Miscellaneous

  • Local NH histories - Most NH towns that have a published history
  • Massachusetts - Andover, Newbury

Specific to Hampton

  • Post Card Collections - 4 volumes
  • Town Reports - 1874 to present
  • Minutes of Selectmen's Meetings - 1971 thru 1977 and 1999 thru 2006
  • Town Directories - 1907-08, 1935-37, 1937-40, 1949-51, 1952-54, 1960, 1966
  • Valuations - 1900 and 1901, 1911, 1912, 1916, 1922, 1929, 1939, 1953, 1956, 1971, 1979, 1989
  • Specialty Notebooks - collections of photos & ephemera related to a number of subjects relating to Hampton:
    • Old Hampton houses
    • Hampton Daughter Towns
    • Hampton center
    • Boars Head / Hampton Beach
    • 4 volumes of postcards of Hampton - approx 1000 postcards
    • Memorial Green
    • NH Marine Memorial
    • US Coast Guard Station
    • USS Squalus / Navy Yard
    • Hampton Fire Department
    • Odd Fellows fire history
    • Hampton Police Department
    • Hampton 350th parade
    • Glass plate photos
    • Old Home Day programs
    • School pictures - classes of 1900 - 1944
    • Hampton - schools
    • Bill heads
    • Exeter Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway
    • Railroads
    • "Views of Old Rockingham" articles - Roland Sawyer
    • Goody Cole - witchcraft
    • Articles - John Holman

Miscellaneous

  • Maps - 1806, 1830, 1841, 1857, 1892, 1938
  • CDs - Piscataqua Pioneers; Atlantic News; Military Records
  • Videos - Amos Tuck; 1938 Parade; 1988 Celebration; Seacoast, NH
  • Photocopies of photograph collection by subject
  • Children's books
  • School Reports - not complete
  • Yearbooks for Winnacunnet High School - not complete - (a complete set can be found in the New Hampshire Room of the Lane Memorial Library, along with much more.)