The town of Newington has a rich history. We’ll be developing this page over time to help those of you searching for genealogy, cemetery, and town historical information. HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com are also available at the library.
The town history book of Newington, New Hampshire by John Frink Rowe usually answers most folk’s questions and is available for review or purchase at the library and the town hall.
Newington’s historic district includes the library, the nation’s oldest town forest, the old parsonage, the old town hall, and the meetinghouse. http://www.newington.nh.us/hdc.htm
The town historical society includes several prominent members of the community, including Gail Pare and her mother Barbara Myers.
The library is developing a special collection of de Rochemont materials, including his films and memorabilia. The library also co-sponsors periodic film screenings of his work with the historical society.
The library has several items available to review for those doing research. The town history book, the cemetery plot index, and several family histories, as well as other books of local historical import.
The Newington Neighbor has been the town paper of record since 1972. Issues from 1995 to 2005 have been digitized here.
Here is a brief history of the neighboring Pease Air Force Base, which subsequently became the Pease International Tradeport in 1991.