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=== Welcome to New Hampshire, The Granite State  ===
 
  
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New Hampshire has a total area of 9,304 sq miles (24,097 sq km), comprising 9,027 sq miles (23,380 sq km) of land and 277 sq miles (717 sq km) of inland water. New Hampshire has 1300 lakes or ponds and about 40 rivers with a total mileage of about 41,800 miles. The highest point is Mount Washington at 6,288 feet (1,918 m); lowest point is sea level; approximate mean elevation is 1,000 feet (305 m).
 
  
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== 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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}} <div style="width: 74%; padding-left: 1px; float: left;"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[New_Hampshire|New Hampshire]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to New Hampshire,<br>the Granite State
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<br> '''''State Motto:''''' "Live Free or Die"&nbsp;{{/p}}&nbsp;[[Image:{{DiaBatPic}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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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>
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*In NH the main record keeper is the town clerk. You will find vital records in the &nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/New_Hampshire_Town_Records town records]&nbsp;A knowledge of town records and townships is critical for NH research.
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*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]''
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*[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]&nbsp;are found at the county level.
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*[[New Hampshire History#Local_Histories|Town histories]] with good genealogies are abundant in New Hampshire<ref>Eichholz, 431.</ref>
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*Many pre-Revolutionary War court records are now at the [http://www.sos.nh.gov/archives/genealogy.html New Hampshire State Archives] in Concord.
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*The [http://www.nhhistory.org/ New Hampshire State Historical Society]&nbsp;has a large collection of published genealogy books. They have a booklet that is a surname guide to the genealogies.
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== Counties  ==
 
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*[[Grafton County, New Hampshire|Grafton]]  
 
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*[[Hillsborough County, New Hampshire|Hillsborough]]  
 
*[[Hillsborough County, New Hampshire|Hillsborough]]  
*[[Merrimack County, New Hampshire|Merrimack]]
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*[[Strafford County, New Hampshire|Strafford]]  
 
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*[[Sullivan County, New Hampshire|Sullivan]]
 
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'''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, [[New Hampshire Counties Map|click here]].
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'''Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:&nbsp;''' [[Albany County, New Hampshire|Albany]]{{·}} [[Dominion of New England]]{{·}} [[Massachusetts Bay Colony]]{{·}} [[Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts|Norfolk (old)]]{{·}} [[Washington County, New Hampshire|Washington]]
  
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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[[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)]][[Image:New-hampshire.png|right|170px|New-hampshire.png]]  
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/New_Hampshire/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/nh/nhfiles.htm The New Hampshire GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb| USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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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].
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*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.
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*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.
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*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.
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*The first potato planted in the United States was at Londonderry Common Field in 1719.
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*In 1833 the first free public library in the United States was established in Peterborough.
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*The *[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/nh/nhfiles.htm New Hampshire GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
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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.
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*[http://www.newhampshire-genealogy.com/ www.newhampshire-genealogy.com/]&nbsp; &nbsp;is another great source for information.
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*[http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/ www.nh.gov/nhsl/]&nbsp; New Hampshire state library.
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*[[New Hampshire County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]][[Image:New Hampshire flag.png|right|180px|New Hampshire flag.png]]
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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.

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Things you can do

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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.