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United States  go to  New Hampshire

Welcome to New Hampshire,
the Granite State
State Motto: "Live Free or Die" 

 
Diana's Baths, North Conway, NH, (the Granite State).
Most unique genealogical features:
  • Massachusetts has many NH records for the years 1641-1679 when the two areas were under the same jurisdiction.[1]
  • In NH the main record keeper is the town clerk. You will find vital records in the  town records A knowledge of town records and townships is critical for NH research.
  • Many statewide NH birth, marriage, and death records are found in Record Search
  • Land records and probate records are found at the county level.
  • Town histories with good genealogies are abundant in New Hampshire[2]
  • Many pre-Revolutionary War court records are now at the New Hampshire State Archives in Concord.
  • The New Hampshire State Historical Society has a large collection of published genealogy books. They have a booklet that is a surname guide to the genealogies.

Counties

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.

Cheshire CountyHillsborough CountyRockingham CountyMerrimackSullivan CountyStrafford CountyBelknap CountyGrafton CountyCarroll CountyCoos CountyNew-hampshire-county-map.gif

Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:  Albany · Dominion of New England · Massachusetts Bay Colony · Norfolk (old) · Washington

Major Repositories

New Hampshire State Archives · New Hampshire Historical Society · New Hampshire State Library · American-Canadian Genealogical Society · Allen County Public Library · New England Historic Genealogical Society · National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)
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Migration Routes

Connecticut River  · Merrimack River  · Saco River  · Kennebunk Road  · King's Highway

Featured Content

The New Hampshire State Papers is a 40 volume set of resources with information for New Hampshire researchers. It includes information about the founding of towns, early families, Revolutionary War service rolls, probate record abstracts (1635-1771), court records (1640-1692), and a multitude of other information valuable to the genealogist. To begin your search in this valuable resource click here.

Did you know?

  • Of the thirteen original colonies, New Hampshire was the first to declare its independence from Mother England -- a full six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed.
  • The highest wind speed recorded at ground level is at Mt. Washington, on April 12, 1934. The winds were three times as fast as those in most hurricanes.
  • New Hampshire is the only state that ever played host at the formal conclusion of a foreign war. In 1905, Portsmouth was the scene of the treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War.
  • The first potato planted in the United States was at Londonderry Common Field in 1719.
  • In 1833 the first free public library in the United States was established in Peterborough.

Research Tools

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Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:


Things you can do

Below list some of the many tasks you can help with:

Sources

  1. Alice Eichholz, ed., Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 429. (FHL Book 973 D27rb). WorldCat entry.
  2. Eichholz, 431.