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<br> '''''State Motto:''''' "Live Free or Die" {{/p}} [[Image:{{DiaBatPic}}]] {{NHDC}}  
 
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*[[Massachusetts]] has many NH records for the years 1641-1679 when the two areas were under the same jurisdiction.<ref name="Eichh">Alice Eichholz, ed., ''Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed.'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 429. ({{FHL|479190|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
 
*[[Massachusetts]] has many NH records for the years 1641-1679 when the two areas were under the same jurisdiction.<ref name="Eichh">Alice Eichholz, ed., ''Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed.'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 429. ({{FHL|479190|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
*In NH the main record keeper is the town clerk. You will find vital records in the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/New_Hampshire_Town_Records town records] A knowledge of town records and townships is critical for NH research.  
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*In NH the main record keeper is the town clerk. You will find vital records in the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/New_Hampshire_Town_Records 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 ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_STATES Record Search]''  
 
*Many statewide NH birth, marriage, and death records are found in ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_STATES Record Search]''  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/New_Hampshire_Land_and_Property Land records] and [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/New_Hampshire_Probate_Records probate records] are found at the county level.  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/New_Hampshire_Land_and_Property Land records] and [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/New_Hampshire_Probate_Records probate records] are found at the county level.  
 
*[[New Hampshire History#Local_Histories|Town histories]] with good genealogies are abundant in New Hampshire<ref>Eichholz, 431.</ref>  
 
*[[New Hampshire History#Local_Histories|Town histories]] with good genealogies are abundant in New Hampshire<ref>Eichholz, 431.</ref>  
 
*Many pre-Revolutionary War court records are now at the [http://www.sos.nh.gov/archives/genealogy.html New Hampshire State Archives] in Concord.  
 
*Many pre-Revolutionary War court records are now at the [http://www.sos.nh.gov/archives/genealogy.html New Hampshire State Archives] in Concord.  
*The [http://www.nhhistory.org/ New Hampshire State Historical Society] has a large collection of published genealogy books. See their [http://nhhistory.library.net/ catalog ]where you can type in the surname of the family, or the name of a town, to see what they have. They have a booklet that is a surname guide to the genealogies. (See the Town Histories section below.)
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*The [http://www.nhhistory.org/ New Hampshire State Historical Society] has a large collection of published genealogy books. See their [http://nhhistory.library.net/ catalog ]where you can type in the surname of the family, or the name of a town, to see what they have. They have a booklet that is a surname guide to the genealogies. (See the Town Histories section below.)  
*[http://www.nh.searchroots.com/ New Hampshire Genealogy and History ]website is an extensive guide which provides a clickable map taking you to detailed resources for every county in New Hampshire as well as many of the towns. It also provides links to online resources, maps, gazetteers, message boards, surname lists, vital records, land records, cemetery records and much more.
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*[http://www.nh.searchroots.com/ New Hampshire Genealogy and History ]website is an extensive guide which provides a clickable map taking you to detailed resources for every county in New Hampshire as well as many of the towns. It also provides links to online resources, maps, gazetteers, message boards, surname lists, vital records, land records, cemetery records and much more.
  
 
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[http://www.sos.nh.gov/archives/nhstatepapers.html 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 [http://www.sos.nh.gov/archives/nhstatepapers.html click here].  
 
[http://www.sos.nh.gov/archives/nhstatepapers.html 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 [http://www.sos.nh.gov/archives/nhstatepapers.html click here].  
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The&nbsp;[http://gedcomindex.com/Reference/new_hampshire_1875.html Statistics and Gazetteer of New Hampshire, 1875]&nbsp;has been scanned and is available online. This has an abundance of information on the early history of the state. &nbsp;Starting on page 47, it has a short description of every town in the state as it was in 1875.
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*[http://www.New http://www.sos.nh.gov/archives/archival.html] offers databases, transcribed records, and a social network for New Hampshire researchers.  
 
*[http://www.New http://www.sos.nh.gov/archives/archival.html] offers databases, transcribed records, and a social network for New Hampshire researchers.  
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/newhampshiregenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - New Hampshire]  
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/newhampshiregenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - New Hampshire]  
*[http://www.newhampshire-genealogy.com/ www.newhampshire-genealogy.com/]   is another great source for information.  
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*[http://www.newhampshire-genealogy.com/ www.newhampshire-genealogy.com/] is another great source for information.  
*[http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/ www.nh.gov/nhsl/] New Hampshire state library.  
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*[http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/ www.nh.gov/nhsl/] New Hampshire state library.  
 
*[[New Hampshire County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]][[Image:New Hampshire flag.png|right|180px|New Hampshire flag.png]]
 
*[[New Hampshire County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]][[Image:New Hampshire flag.png|right|180px|New Hampshire flag.png]]
  
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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).
How to Find Information about New Hampshire Ancestors

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

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

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. See their catalog where you can type in the surname of the family, or the name of a town, to see what they have. They have a booklet that is a surname guide to the genealogies. (See the Town Histories section below.)
  • New Hampshire Genealogy and History website is an extensive guide which provides a clickable map taking you to detailed resources for every county in New Hampshire as well as many of the towns. It also provides links to online resources, maps, gazetteers, message boards, surname lists, vital records, land records, cemetery records and much more.

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.

The Statistics and Gazetteer of New Hampshire, 1875 has been scanned and is available online. This has an abundance of information on the early history of the state.  Starting on page 47, it has a short description of every town in the state as it was in 1875.


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.

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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.