Carroll County, New Hampshire

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The [http://www.catalognhsl.nh.gov/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile= New Hampshire State Library]&nbsp;at Concord, New Hampshire has a vast collection of books about New Hampshire towns and counties. Check their internet catalog for a town of interest.
  
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Contents

County Courthouse

Carroll County Courthouse
Rt 171
Ossipee, NH 03864
Phone: 603.539.7751 

Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1859;
Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records;
Probate Judge has probate records; Register of Deeds
has land records[1]

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Albany 1766,
Brookfield 1794,
Chatham 1767,
Conway 1765,
Eaton 1766,
Effingham 1788,
Moultonborough 1777,
Ossipee 1785,
Sandwich 1768,
Tamworth 1766,
Tuftonborough 1795,
Wakefield 1774,
Wolfeborough 1770 

 

History

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  • Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton (September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832) was a delegate to the Continental Congress and later United States Senator for Maryland. He was the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was the longest lived signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress. He lived to age 95.

Parent County

Created 22 December 1840 from Strafford County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns:

  • Albany
  • Bartlett
  • Brookfield
  • Chatham
  • Conway
  • Eaton
  • Effingham
  • Freedom
  • Hart's Location
  • Jackson
  • Madison
  • Moultonborough
  • Ossipee
  • Sandwich
  • Tamworth
  • Tuftonboro
  • Wakefield
  • Wolfeboro

Township:

  • Hale's Location

Villages:

  • Center Conway
  • Chocorua
  • Melvin Village
  • North Conway
  • Redstone
  • Silver Lake
  • Wonalancet

Neighboring Counties

Belknap | Coos | Grafton | Strafford | Maine counties: Oxford | York

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemetery Records: Courtesy of the Conway Public Library


  • The New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association has the most complete list of cemeteries. This list is available athttp://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nhoga.
  • The Findagrave organization provides a way for you to request that a volunteer will take a photograph of a gravestone. Often a volunteer will respond and will e-mail you the photo and add it to the web site.
  • If the above internet sources do not list your ancestor's name, you may wish to contact the cemetery sexton, town clerk, town library, or town historical society. Also check the Family History Library Catalog at www.familysearch.org, since the records may have been microfilmed.

Census

Censuses for 1790 through 1940, except for the 1890 population schedules, are available on several internet sites. The site www.familysearch.org is currently indexing many of these census records. Volunteers are needed! Check with familysearch.org about many indexing opportunities.

The 1890 census, except for the list of Civil War veterans or their widows, was destroyed by a fire in Washington, D. C. in 1921. An interesting help for 1890 is the Town and City Atlas of the State of New Hampshire, published in 1892 in Boston by the D. H. Hurd Company. The atlas has maps for almost every city, town, and village in New Hampshire. The maps show the locations of homes, and the map gives the name of the person living in the home. The above web site is from the University of New Hampshire Library.

Note: the 1890 census veterans' schedules for New Hampshire were preserved. They list Civil War veterans or their widows, and are available at ancestry.com.

Church

If you know the name of the town or city, and the denomination, you may wish to contact the local town historical society. They may be able to send you the names and addresses of churches of that denomination for the town.

Or, if you know the town of residence and the ancestor's denomination, see the Church Records section in the general information for New Hampshire. That section lists archives and other record keepers for the various religious denominations.

If you do not know the denomination, search for a marriage record. This may give the name of the minister. Then you can contact a historical society and learn at which church he was the minister. Also search for an obituary, which may mention the church the person attended. The death certificate may list the name of the cemetery. You can then write to the cemetery and ask if it is affiliated with a local church. The death certificate may mention the funeral home. Their file may have the name of the church, cemetery, or a copy of the obituary. Also, relatives might know the denomination.

Different churches contain a variety of types of records. Many churches keep baptism, marriage, and burial records. Sometimes birth and death information is included. The church records of brothers and sisters, etc. may give clues.


Court

Carroll County court records are kept at the courthouse at Ossipee, New Hampshire. Some records may begin in 1841 when the county was established from Strafford and Grafton counties. For information before 1841 see the wiki sections for those counties.

The Family History Library has microfilms of the following Carroll County court records:

Supreme Court, 1861-1876 and 1876-1901

Circuit Court 1874-1876

Superior Court 1901-1916

Court Judgements 1861-1916

The records include plaintiff and defendant indexes for 1859-1897, and 1897-1928.

Some New Hampshire counties are transferring their county records to the New Hampshire State Archives in Concord, New Hampshire. You may wish to contact the County Clerk or State Archives to learn if records have been transferred., 

Gazetteers

Genealogy - How to get started?

1. Check new.familysearch.org and see if your ancestor's information is listed there.

2. Check familysearch.org and see if your family's vital records of births, marriages, and deaths are listed.

3. Check familysearch.org and see if your family is listed on the U. S. census records of 1850-1940. You can also see those censuses at the Family History Center using Heritage Quest, and ancestry.com.

4. If you know the county where your ancestor lived, take a look at the free internet site www.usgenweb.com. A volunteer helper gathers information about ancestors who lived in that county. You might find biographies, cemetery records, deeds, obituaries, queries, vital records, etc. You can leave a query.

5. If you know the town where they lived, look for a town history with a genealogical section. See the section below for how to find out if there is a town history.

6. Read the wiki articles on Carroll County, and on New Hampshire, for ideas of sources. Study the Records Selection Table in the New Hampshire article. This can help you think of new sources to try.

7. Enter your ancestor's information on new.familysearch.org., genforum.com, or ancestry.com. You can also share your quest with the local historical society, genealogical socieety, or town library and ask for help. Send them a family group form and a pedigree chart.

Genealogy - Town Histories often have Genealogical Sections

For Carroll County the Family History Library has genealogical books or manuscripts for the following towns:

Conway - There is an alphabetical genealogical collection on six microfilms.

Eaton - There is the Keith Henney Family Records Card File, 1760-1947 on one film.

Tamworth - A collection is available on one microfilm with forms sent out by the town clerk to be completed by families.

Tuftonboro - A history book was written by John William Hayley in 1923. It has over 1100 pages and very likely has genealogies. The Family History Library has the book. It is not on film.

Wakefield - There is a film with various records compiled about 1949 by members of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

NOTE: For most of the towns in Carroll County, the birth records to 1900, and marriage and death records to 1947, are on microfilms or in book form available through the Family History Library. These include Albany, Bartlett, Brookfield, Chatham, Conway, Eaton, Effingham, Freedom, Hart's Location, Jackson, Madison, Moultonboroough, Ossipee, Tamworth, Tuftonboro, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro. 

Land

The Registry of Deeds at the county courthouse at Ossipee, New Hampshire has the deed records beginning in 1841. Some county records may be transferred from time to time to the New Hampshire State Archives in Concord, New Hampshire. You may wish to check with the county clerk, or the State Archives to ask if records have been transferred.

The Family History Library has microfilms of the following deed records:

Grantor (seller) indexes 1841-1860, and 1861-1909

Grantee (buyer) indexes 1841-1860, and 1861-1909

Deed volumes, 1-115, for 1841-1901.

Please go to the Family History Library Catalog at familysearch.org and look under Carroll, New Hampshire - Land and Propery, for the film numbers.

Local Histories

There are many local history books available for Carroll County, and, towns in Carroll County.  See the Family History Library Catalog and type New Hampshire, Carroll for county histories and genealogies. See New Hampshire - Carroll - [name of town] - Genealogy or History for town genealogy and history books. Following are examples:


The New Hampshire State Library at Concord, New Hampshire has a vast collection of books about New Hampshire towns and counties. Check their internet catalog for a town of interest.

The New Hampshire Historical Society also in Concord has a very large collection of local history books and other publications.

Maps

Military

Civil War 

Familysearch.org is a free source for locating names of Civil War soldiers and sailors. Ancestry.com is available free at FamilySearch Centers and is also valuable for finding names of soldiers and sailors.

You can go to ancestry.com and search for names in The Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, by Augustus D. Ayling. This book gives the age, residence, and service information about approximately 32,000 New Hampshire Civil War veterans. The book is also available on microfilm or microfiche from the Family History Library.

Town history books are available through the Family History Library, and other large libraries, for some of the towns in Cheshire County. They often contain extensive information concerning the war and the soldiers.

  • Civil War service men from Carroll County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Carroll County.
- 2nd Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Company F.
- 3rd Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Company G.
- 4th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Company D.
- 5th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Company H.
- 6th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Company D.
- 8th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Company I.
- 11th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Company C.
- 12th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Companies G and K.
- 13th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Company A.


World War I

A very helpful source for World War I is an index at www.ancestry.com of World War I draft registration records, 1917-1918. All men between ages eighteen and forty-five were required to register. Their birth date and place, address, and sometimes the name of nearest kin, are listed on the card. Many of these men served in the war.

World War II

There is an index on www.ancestry.com of the 1942 World War II draft registrations for New Hampshire, of men forty-five to sixty-five. Some of these men served in that war. The records contain name, address, birth date and place, name of kin or friend, name and address of employer, and signature. (See www.ancestry.com for further information.) The following book may be helpful:

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Certified copies of of birth, death, and marriage records are available from the State Division of Vital Records Administration or from the local city and town clerk where the event took place. Original records are kept by the city or town clerk and copies are sent to the state.

In 1905, when the state created the Bureau of Vital Records and Health, printed cards were distributed to the local clerks and earlier vital records were transcribed onto the cards and submitted to the state.

NOTE: For most of the towns in Carroll County, the birth records to 1900, and marriage and death records to 1947, are on microfilms or in book form available through the Family History Library. These include Albany, Bartlett, Brookfield, Chatham, Conway, Eaton, Effingham, Freedom, Hart's Location, Jackson, Madison, Moultonboroough, Ossipee, Tamworth, Tuftonboro, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro.

Births

Courtesy of the Conway Public Library and constructed from the Annual Reports for the Town of Conway:

  • Births: Begins in 1880 - 2010
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carroll County, New Hampshire page 452, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.