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}} <div style="width: 74%; padding-left: 1px; float: left;"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[New_Hampshire|New Hampshire]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the New Hampshire page,<br>the Granite State<br> '''''State Motto:''''' "Live Free or Die"&nbsp;{{/p}}&nbsp;[[Image:{{DiaBatPic}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
 
*[[Massachusetts]] has many NH records 1641-1679 when the two combined<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>
 
*Statewide NH birth, marriage, &amp; death indexes are found in ''[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/list#page=1&region=NORTH_AMERICA Record Search]''
 
*[[New Hampshire History#Local_Histories|Town histories]] with good genealogies are abundant in New Hampshire<ref>Eichholz, 431.</ref>
 
  
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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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*[[Carroll County, New Hampshire|Carroll]]  
 
*[[Carroll County, New Hampshire|Carroll]]  
 
*[[Cheshire County, New Hampshire|Cheshire]]  
 
*[[Cheshire County, New Hampshire|Cheshire]]  
*[[Coos County, New Hampshire|Coos]]
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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]].  
 
'''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 Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Albany County, New Hampshire|Albany]]{{·}} [[Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts|Norfolk (old)]]{{·}} [[Washington County, New Hampshire|Washington]]  
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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]]  
  
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
 
=== 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)]][[Image:New-hampshire.png|right|170px]]  
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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]]  
  
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
Connecticut River{{·}} Merrimack River{{·}} Saco River{{·}} [[Kennebunk Road]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]</div><div style="width: 147%; float: left;">
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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.  
 
*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.  
*[http://www.New Hampshiregenealogy.net/ New Hampshire Genealogy] offers databases, transcribed records, and a social network for New Hampshire researchers.  
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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.
*[[New Hampshire County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]][[Image:New Hampshire flag.png|right|180px]]
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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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=== FamilySearch Historical Record Collections ===
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
  
Online collections containing these records are located in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list FamilySearch.org.]
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*[[New Hampshire Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Hampshire Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[New Hampshire Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Hampshire Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[New Hampshire Statewide Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Hampshire Statewide Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[New Hampshire Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Hampshire Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)&nbsp;]]
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*[[New Hampshire Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Hampshire Marriage Records ( FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_Hampshire_Statewide_Deaths_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) New Hampshire Statewide Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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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.

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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.