New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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The records may include any of the following:  
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Key genealogical facts found in the birth records include:
  
*Names of primary individuals
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*Name and gender of child
*Birth dates and places
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*Date and place of birth
*Marriage dates and places
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*Parents' names, their race and residence
*Death or burial dates and places
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*Birth place of parents
*Names of family members
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*Number of child in family
*Document dates
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*Relationships
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Key genealogical facts found in the marriage records include:
*Residences
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*Occupations
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Full names of the bride and groom
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*Their age, race, marital status, occupation and residence
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*First, second or third marriage of each
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*Names of groom's parents, their occupation and residence
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*Names of bride's parents, their occupation and residence
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*Name of officiator, their title and residence
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Key genealogical facts found in the death records include:
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*Name of deceased
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*Date and place of death
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*Age of deceased in years, months and days
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*Gender, race, marital status and occupation of deceased
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*Cause of death
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*Parents' names, including maiden name of mother
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*Birth place of parents
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*Occupation of father
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*Date and place of burial
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==

Revision as of 17:21, 21 November 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

The collection consists of vital and town records acquired from local town clerk offices. The collection covers the years 1636 to 1947.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

New Hampshire. Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records. Various Town Clerks and Vital Records offices through New Hampshire.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records (11-0764) DGS 5510547 367.jpg

Key genealogical facts found in the birth records include:

  • Name and gender of child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Parents' names, their race and residence
  • Birth place of parents
  • Number of child in family

Key genealogical facts found in the marriage records include:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Full names of the bride and groom
  • Their age, race, marital status, occupation and residence
  • First, second or third marriage of each
  • Names of groom's parents, their occupation and residence
  • Names of bride's parents, their occupation and residence
  • Name of officiator, their title and residence

Key genealogical facts found in the death records include:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Age of deceased in years, months and days
  • Gender, race, marital status and occupation of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Parents' names, including maiden name of mother
  • Birth place of parents
  • Occupation of father
  • Date and place of burial

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The place where the event occurred.
  • The approximate date the event occurred.
  • The name of the primary individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom, the infant, or the deceased.

Search the Collection

To search the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the "County" ⇒Select the "Town" ⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which takes you to the images.

Some towns have indexed their records and the indexes are listed as a selection within the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume." If the town you are researching has an index you may want to search the index first.

If there is not an index, you will need to look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:

  • Use the names and relationships as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the names and residence or place to find the family in census records and to locate church and land records.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.
  • Compiling the entries for every person who has the same surname as the primary individuals is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning or end of each volume. In addition, local historical and genealogical societies may have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Related Websites

New Hampshire Genealogy and Vital Records Links

Related Wiki Articles

New Hampshire Vital Records 

Contributions to This Article

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Citing Family Search Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

  • “Delaware Marriage Records,” database and digital images, FamilySearch ([1]: 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; from Delaware, State Marriage Records 23 November 1913, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover; FHL microfilm 2,025,063.
  • “El Salvador Civil Registration,” database and digital images, FamilySearch ([2]: 21 March 2011), Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, 1880; from La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal, San Salvador.