THANKFUL, I truly am, for the availability of records that are online these days! Gone (for the most part) are the days of driving up to Concord, hoping to find an empty metered parking spot (good luck with that if the State House was in session), and signing up to use a microfilm reader at the State Library. The race was then on to find and copy as many records in the allotted usage time, with hopes that no one else will arrive and want to use the same machine, if the others were also taken.
One of my key research areas was the town of New Castle, New Hampshire, where a great many of my ancestors had resided. With there being a large amount of records pertaining to this town on microfilm, I spent a great deal of time copying or printing out hundreds of pages of tax lists and town meeting notes. These same films are now available for viewing on Family Search, making the process of revisiting these old families much easier!
That said, I made myself (well, and anyone else that comes across this page) a listing of the volumes of records available for New Castle, with links added for ease in finding the different books contained on the films. Currently only browseable, perhaps they'll be indexed online some day. Now, THAT would save time!
Volume 1 is a transcript of
vol. A town records 1693-1707
vol. C town records, lot layouts for 1709-1725
vol. M fragments of town records 1696-1829
vol. B fragments of town records 1698-1735 [begins on pg 47]
vol. O town records 1699-1839 [page 305]
vol. L town records 1715-1829 "on 160 slips of paper" [page 355]
vol. D town records, 1756-1807; vital statistics 1805-1854 [begin on pg 118]
vol. I vital statistics 1762-1858 [pg 240]
Vol. N town accounts 1701-1849
Vol. E town accounts 1770-1815 [starts on pg 191; with Thomas Bell account book, 1774]
Vol. F town records 1809-1839 [starts on pg 353]
vol. G inventories and tax records 1812-1822
vol. H inventories and tax records 1823- 1825 [begins on pg 624]
vol. K tax records 1690-1770 ("333 loose papers", numbered in chrono order and entered into book)
The date listed in front of volume is wrong, as records extend into the 1820's on this film
vol. P tax records and inventories 1700-1836
vol. J town accounts 1712- 1826 [begins on pg 223]