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Research Requests

The Research Committee is a volunteer based committee, which is dedicated to helping the community with general research on Nashua history and genealogy. The Research Committee uses the resources found within the Society's library and museum.


Research Policies & Fees

For patrons who choose to conduct their own research, there is no charge to use the Society's library. The library is a non-lending library and is open to the public (Tues - Thurs, 10am - 3pm). The patron will be briefly assisted by a Research Member to the proper resource(s) and shown how to properly use the resource(s) available. No new research is conducted after 3pm.


Patrons who are unable to visit the Society need to fill out the Research Request Form and a member of the volunteer Research Committee will be available to provide research service at the following rates:


First Hour of Research: Free. However, a $5.00 minimum donation per request is suggested.
Additionally, there is a $5.00 charge for copies, postage, and fax.
Most research requests fall into this category.
If it is determined that the research request will take longer than one hour, the patron will be notified by a member of the Research Committee.

Fees After One Hour:
Rates Members Research fee $20.00 per hour. Shipping, postage, copies, fax $5.00
Rates Non-Members Research fee $40.00 per hour. Shipping, postage, copies, fax $5.00

Payment — After the research is completed, the patron will be invoiced. When the Nashua Historical Society receives payment, the research results will be sent to the patron.

House Research — The Research Committee does not conduct research on houses. A brochure can be provided of the various resources available at the Society and at other institutions, so the patron can conduct their own research.

Image Requests — The Society offers image reproduction services for non-profit/personal use as well as for commercial use. There is a separate fee for image requests.

Research Request Form:


Complete the form below or click here to print out out a request form that can be mailed to The Nashua Historical Society, 5 Abbott Street, Nashua, NH 03064 or emailed to

The requestor will be notified before any possible charges are incurred.

Note: Our online forms will not work with Internet Explorer, which is no longer supported by Microsoft.  We encourage you to use an updated browser, or you can download a pdf form to fill out.

Nashua history, genealogy, and image request form


Requestor information:

Describe your request here:

Intended use of materials:


Exhibit, Genealogy, Presentation/Lecture, Publication, Schools

If not educational, please describe the intended use:

I have read the statements on this form and hereby acknowledge that all images, materials, documents, and other information made available to me by The Nashua Historical Society at any time in connection with this Research Request, are made available without representation or warranty of any kind, whether express, implied, or statutory, as to the accuracy and completeness of such materials, documents, or other information, including as to copyright ownership or infringement. I also assume sole responsibility for infringement of copyright, or other rights pertaining to this material, and I hereby indemnify and hold harmless The Nashua Historical Society against all suits, claims, actions, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of my use of the materials. I will credit materials used as described herein.

Warning of Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Provision of research results from the collection of The Nashua Historical Society is governed by the foregoing policy. The completion of this order form does not imply clearance of any copyright restrictions other than those vested in The Nashua Historical Society. It is the responsibility of the party using the images from the collection of The Nashua Historical Society to ascertain and clear all copyright restrictions.

Your submission has been sent.  Please contact us if you do not get a confirmation within 6 business days.

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