The Moffett House has seen a steady increase of activities in the genealogy and records departments of the museum. Many people are coming in to research their roots as are organizations and groups doing research for historical documentaries and other projects.
The Moffett House & Genealogy Center is the repository for about 2000 historical objects, 1500 images, and 3000 historically related books, documents and binders. It also contains the largest library of genealogical material North of Manchester.
To assist you in your research here are some links to external resouces that are rich with information about your Berlin ancestors:
The Brown Company Collection will be replacing the Beyond Brown Paper collection described below. This is an ongoing project that will continue to grow though 2017.
Beyond Brown Paper is an ongoing project that includes over 11,000 photographs that were scanned with preservation quality resolution. The scanned images, totaling over 45,000 to date, are accessible from this website and allow users to input written content related to the photographs.
Family Search is a free service provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. You can search historical records by name and location or you can browse through thousands of Catholic Church Parish records for Baptisms, Marriages and Sepultures at Family Search Quebec Catholic Parish Records. Family Search Community Trees are lineage-linked genealogies from specific time periods and geographic localities around the world.
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. In a project sponsored by the University of New Hampshire Library, the Berlin City Annual Reports and Town of Gorham Annual Reports are available online as searchable PDF documents. You can also find US Census data for Coos County. Access to these documents is free.
Coos County New Hampshire Genealogy and History is a web site resource for researchers of family tree (genealogy)and history in Coos County, New Hampshire.
Automated Genealogy has organized volunteers to produce indices to the people enumerated in the 1851, 1901 and 1911 Canadian Censuses. Access to these indices is free.
I visited the Moffett House this past weekend to continue my family tree research. Using their Quebec genealogy resources, I was able to trace the Gilbert, Blanchette, and Letourneau families back to France in no time!
The Morrill, Wardwell, Shumway and Bean families would like all family researchers to know that never, in years of experience of researching all over the country, have we ever found anything to match the courtesy, enthusiasm and scholarship of the historical society in Berlin, New Hampshire. If there were Academy Awards for historical societies you would receive an Oscar.
You have our devotion and respect. We will spread the word. If you want to see how it should be done, go to Berlin!