19 Grove St. ~ PO Box 58 ~ Peterborough, NH 03458 ~ 603-924-3235 

Please note face masks are required to visit the Monadnock Center. We thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe and healthy!

Archives Research is now by appointment only. Please contact us at (603) 924-3235 to schedule an appointment.

By April 17, 2020 Read More →

Ten-Minute Tutorials will teach you how to be a local history detective

The Monadnock Center is pleased to introduce a new series, Ten-Minute Tutorials!

We are all spending a lot of time at our computers or on our tablets these days. Rather than scrolling through Facebook or checking the news again, why not spend some time doing some historical detective work?

Wonder about that old cellar hole near your house? Have some genealogy puzzles you are trying to solve? Wishing you knew more about the history of your house or your town? Tune into the Monadnock Center’s new Ten-Minute Tutorials to learn about loads of free online resources for doing local history research.

Each tutorial will show you how to find and use free online resources like the Peterborough Transcript database and Title Graphic for Ten-Minute TutorialsArchive.org in ten minutes (or less!)

“Historical research is so much fun but it is time-consuming,” said the center’s director Michelle Stahl, “Right now people have time, so I thought why not share what I have learned in my work at the Monadnock Center?”

The series begins with a two-part tutorial about using the Transcript newspaper database. Part 1 gives an overview of what kind of information can be found in the newspapers during different time periods, what towns were covered in the newspaper, and how to find the database.

Part 2 will take you through tips for keyword searching and how to virtually clip the newspaper to save what you find.

The tutorials are found on the Monadnock Center’s YouTube channel, Monadnock Center for History and Culture, and through these direct links:

Ten-Minute Tutorials- Transcript Newspaper Online Part 1

Ten-Minute Tutorials- Transcript Newspaper Online Part 2

We hope you enjoy the tutorials and have fun with your research!


Published on 4/17/2020