Historical Resources

The following are links to  documents referenced in notification of LHMS Annual Meeting, Jan. 27, 2021:

LHMS Articles of Agreement 2021 Revised:
Position Descriptions:
LHMS Mission & Goals Revised:

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Survey Link

LHMS genealogy website

The LHMS genealogy website is available as a membership benefit to our silver, gold and platinum  members ($25+ level).   If you are a silver or gold member and need instructions on how to gain access to this site, contact [email protected]. for instructions.  If you would like to become a silver or gold member, please visit our membership page, or simply contact us.

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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=”Read More …” less=””]

(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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