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Online New Hampshire indexes and images

1880-1940

Online Federal and State Population Schedules of New Hampshire 
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Federal population schedules

Microfilm images

Federal Census Microfilms Available from the Family History Library
1940 N/A 1910  1860
1930 1900 and Soundex 1850
1920 and Soundex 1880 and Soundex 1800
1870 1790


Federal Census Microfilms Available from the National Archives
1940 N/A 1900 T623 and Soundex T1059 1850 M432  1810 M252
1930 T626 1880 T9 and Soundex T762 1840 M704 1800 M32
1920 T625 and Soundex M1575 1870 M593 1830 M19 1790 M637
1910 T624 1860 M653 1820 M33  

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of New Hampshire, click here

Federal non-population schedules

Online indexes and images

Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for New Hampshire

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1870 mortality schedule 1850 mortality schedule
1870 agriculture, industry schedule 1850 agriculture, industry schedule

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of New Hampshire, click here.

State, territorial, and colonial censuses

New Hampshire took early listing of individuals that will help locate family members. The responses and years of coverage may give additional information on the family.

  • 1776 State census of men over age 21 who declared their Revolutionary War position. Jay Mack Holbrook compiled the New Hampshire 1776 Census, Oxford, Mass.: Holbrook Research Institute, 1976, FHL book 974.2 X2, which lists name, town and county of residence, whether for or against the Revolutionary War, and page number. The page number refers to theNew Hampshire Provincial and State Papers, volume 30, which is available online through www.ancestry.com at familysearch centers.[8]

Existing and lost censuses

For a list of available and missing New Hampshire censuses, click here.

Why use a census?

A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.

More about censuses

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Sources and footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 FamilySearch, a free online service of the Family History Library, including free images of many federal censuses, including an index of the 1880 federal census of the United States; connected with 1880 census images provided by Ancestry.com, a subscription site.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Internet Archive, a free online service includes free images of most of the federal censuses.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 HeritageQuest has arranged with many subscribing public libraries in the United States to allow users free access on home computers by means of their personal library card numbers. HeritageQuest provides images of all surviving 1790 to 1930 federal censuses, and indexes to many but not all of them.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Fold3, formerly known as Footnote.com, a subscription site partnering with the National Archives and includes some federal censuses. Free access is available at many public libraries.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Ancestry.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources. They have three online editions: (1) an FHL edition free only at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers, (2) a slightly smaller Library edition free only at some public libraries, and (3) a Home edition subscription service for individuals.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Archives.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal census records, among other sources.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 FamilyLink.com, a subscription site that provides online images (and some indexes) to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources.
  8. Jay Mack Holbrook, New Hampshire 1776 Census (Oxford, Mass.: Holbrook Research Institute, 1976)[FHL Book 974.2 X2h 1776]. This book lists the name, town and county of residence, whether they were for or against the Revolutionary War, and the page number from the New Hampshire provincial and state papers, vol. 30 [FHL Book 974.2 N2nhp v. 30; Film 983567].

 

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