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=== Welcome to New Hampshire, The Granite State  ===
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}} <div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; 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{{/p}}[[Image:{{DiaBatPic}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
 
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*[[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>
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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*Statewide NH birth, marriage, &amp; death indexes are found in ''[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/list#page=1&region=NORTH_AMERICA Record Search]''
 
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*[[New Hampshire History|Town histories]] with good genealogies are abundant in New Hampshire<ref>Eichholz, 431.</ref>
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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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== Did You Know?  ==
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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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== Counties  ==
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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]]. <center>{{NHimagemap2}} </center>
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'''Extinct County:&nbsp;''' [[Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts|Norfolk (old)]]
  
New Hampshire [[New_Hampshire_County_Creation_Dates_and_Parent_Counties|County Creation Dates and Divisions]] showing dates they were created or renamed and counties created from older counties and the newer counties. Details will assist you in determining which county would have the records you are seeking. New Hampshire currently has 10 counties.
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=== Major Repositories  ===
  
== Research Tools  ==
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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 flag.png|right|150px]]
  
*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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=== Migration Routes  ===
*[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://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NewHampshire.pdf BYU New Hampshire Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.<br>
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[[Connecticut River]]{{·}} [[Kennebunk Road]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]{{·}} [[Merrimack River]]{{·}} [[Saco River]]
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=== Featured Content ===
  
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>
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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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=== Research Tools  ===
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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 Hampshiregenealogy.net/ New Hampshire Genealogy] offers databases, transcribed records, and a social network for New Hampshire researchers.
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*[[New Hampshire County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]][[Image:New-hampshire.png|right|200px]]
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*[[New Hampshire Record Selection Table|New Hampshire Record Selection Table]]
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*[[Indians of New Hampshire|American Indians]]
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*[[New Hampshire Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[New Hampshire Bible Records|Bible Records]]
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*[[New Hampshire Biography|Biographies]]
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*[[New Hampshire Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[New Hampshire Census|Census]]
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*[[New Hampshire Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[New Hampshire Colonial Census|Colonial Census]]
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*[[New Hampshire Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[New Hampshire Directories|Directories]]
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*[[New Hampshire Divorce Records|Divorce Records]]
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*[[New Hampshire Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[New Hampshire Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
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*[[New Hampshire Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[New Hampshire History|History]]
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*[[New Hampshire Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[New Hampshire Maps|Maps]]
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*[[New Hampshire Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[New Hampshire Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[New Hampshire Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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*[[New Hampshire Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[New Hampshire Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[New Hampshire Societies|Societies]]
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*[[New Hampshire Taxation|Taxation]]
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*[[New Hampshire Town Records|Town Records]]
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*[[New Hampshire Vital Records|Vital Records]]
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*[[New Hampshire Voting Registers|Voting Registers]]
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  New Hampshire

Welcome to the New Hampshire page,
the Granite State

Diana's Baths, North Conway, NH, (the Granite State).
Most unique genealogical features:

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 County:  Norfolk (old)

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)
New Hampshire flag.png

Migration Routes

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

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

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.