State Libraries: New Hampshire to North Dakota
New Hampshire Division of Records Management and Archives
71 S. Fruit St., Concord, NH 03301,
(603) 271-2236
Reference services: Requests are accepted by mail or phone.

New Hampshire Historical Society
30 Park St., Concord, NH 03301,
(603) 228-6688
Interlibrary loan: The society charges $7 for one roll of microfilmed newspapers, plus $4 for each additional roll with a limit of six.
Reference services: Volunteers conduct up to 15 minutes of free research in response to mail inquiries. Research by professional staff costs $20 an hour, plus $5 for mailing or faxing and 25 cents per page for photocopies.

New Hampshire State Library
20 Park St., Concord, NH 03301,
(603) 271-2144
Reference services: The library has newspapers dating back to 1900 and some earlier, and staff will make photocopies from indexed works and from newspapers if you supply a citation with the exact date and place. Photocopies cost 20 cents per page for up to 10 pages, with a minimum charge of $1. Requests are accepted by phone, fax, mail or e-mail.

New Jersey State Archives
225 W. State St., Level 2, Trenton, NJ 08625,
(609) 292-6260
Interlibrary loan: The New Jersey archives doesn't loan materials, but you can purchase microfilmed newspapers for $35 per roll. Search available microfilm at
Reference services: Go to for a list of records you can request by mail and the associated fees. Records include birth, marriage and death records from 1848 to 1878, wills before 1900, military records and naturalization records.

New Jersey State Library
225 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08625,
(609) 292-6220
Reference services: You can submit your research question online at The research fee is $3 per citation plus 50 cents per page. The minimum charge for photocopying is $5 for residents and $10 for nonresidents.

New Mexico State Library
1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507,
(505) 476-9700
Online databases: You can view a list of biographies in the Southwest Vertical File at

New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
1205 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507,
(505) 476-7908
Reference services: Staff will spend up to 30 minutes on a research request if you provide a specific name, date and place.

New York State Archives
Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230,
(518) 474-8955
Interlibrary loan: The archives loans newspapers.
Reference services: Questions are accepted by phone, mail or e-mail.

New York State Historical Association
Lake Road, Route 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326,
(607) 547-1400
Reference services: Nonmembers pay $35 an hour. The collection focuses on upstate New York genealogy.

New York State Library
Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230,
(518) 474-5355
Interlibrary loan: You can borrow up to five consecutive rolls of microfilmed newspapers. The library's newspapers are listed at

North Carolina Office of Archives and History
109 E. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601,
(919) 733-3952
Reference services: The archives houses all state records, while the state library houses only books. Out-of-state researchers are charged $20 for each inquiry. Use the online form to submit your question.

State Library of North Carolina
109 E. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601,
(919) 733-3270
Interlibrary loan: The library loans newspapers on microfilm. See for a list of newspapers on microfilm.
Reference services: The library's staff will check up to five indexed books and make up to 15 pages of photocopies for 20 cents per page with a minimum charge of $3. Submit yourrequests by mail or e-mail.

North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies
1305 19th Ave. N., Fargo, ND 58105,
(701) 231-8914
Online databases: Tools on the Web site include a North Dakota biography index, Fargo Forum obituary database (1901 to 1902 and 1984 to 1995), the 1885 census of Dakota Territory (north half), North Dakota naturalization records and Cass County marriage licenses.
Reference services: Photocopies of records cost $5 plus postage.

State Historical Society of North Dakota
612 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505,
(701) 328-2091
Interlibrary loan: The historical society lends newspapers; the 1885, 1915 and 1925 state censuses. The Indian reservation censuses from 1885 to 1939 do not circulate. See for newspaper microfilm numbers. Fees are $1 per microfilm roll to North Dakota libraries and $2 per roll elsewhere.
Reference services: Staff will search a newspaper for a birth announcement or an obituary, or for a name in an indexed work for $5. The fee includes up to two photocopies and postage.