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''[[United States]] [[File:Gotoarrow.png]]''''' [[New Hampshire, United States Genealogy|New Hampshire]]'''{{NH-sidebar}}Guide to '''New Hampshire genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==New Hampshire Information==
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New Hampshire is a state in the northeast part of the United States.   It is divided into 10 counties.
  
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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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*[[Belknap County, New Hampshire|Belknap]]
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<h3>Getting Started with New Hampshire Research</h3>
*[[Carroll County, New Hampshire|Carroll]]
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Links to articles on getting started with New Hampshire research.
*[[Cheshire County, New Hampshire|Cheshire]]
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*[[How to Find New Hampshire Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Coos County, New Hampshire|Coos]]
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*[[How to Find New Hampshire Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
 
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*[[How to Find New Hampshire Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[New Hampshire Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Grafton County, New Hampshire|Grafton]]
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*[[Hillsborough County, New Hampshire|Hillsborough]]
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*[[Merrimack County, New Hampshire|Merrimack]]
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*[[Rockingham County, New Hampshire|Rockingham]]  
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*[[Strafford County, New Hampshire|Strafford]]  
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*[[Sullivan County, New Hampshire|Sullivan]]
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<h3>New Hampshire Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in United States research.
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*[[New Hampshire Record Selection Table|Record Finder]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newhampshire Boundary Changes Maps]
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*[[New Hampshire Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://www.usroots.com/usgwnhus/ NHGenWeb]
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in New Hampshire.
 
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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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=== Major Repositories ===
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Genealogy records are kept on the county level in New Hampshire Click on a county below to go to the Wiki article listing more information.
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==Counties==
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Genealogy records are kept on the county level in New Hampshire.  Click on a county below to go to the  Wiki article listing more information.
  
[[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]]  
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*[[Belknap County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Belknap]]  
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*[[Carroll County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Carroll]]  
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*[[Cheshire County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Cheshire]]  
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*[[Coös County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Coös]]
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*[[Grafton County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Grafton]]  
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*[[Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Hillsborough]]  
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*[[Merrimack County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Merrimack]]
  
=== Migration Routes  ===
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Connecticut River{{·}} Merrimack River{{·}} Saco River{{·}} [[Kennebunk Road]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]</div><div style="width: 147%; float: left;">
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*[[Rockingham County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Rockingham]]
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*[[Strafford County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Strafford]]
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*[[Sullivan County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Sullivan]]
  
[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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*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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*[[Albany County, New Hampshire|Albany]]
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*[[Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts|Norfolk (old)]]
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*[[Washington County, New Hampshire|Washington]]
 
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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==New Hampshire Migration Routes==
  
*[[New Hampshire Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Hampshire Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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[[Connecticut River]] {{·}} [[Merrimack River]] {{·}} [[Saco River]] {{·}} [[Kennebunk Road]] {{·}} [[King's Highway]]  
*[[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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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/help#localResource Family History Center locator map]
  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/nh/ Cyndi's List] - New Hampshire genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/newham/ New Hampshire Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of New Hampshire
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/New-Hampshire-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for New Hampshire
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/NewHampshire-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for New Hampshire genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/NewHampshire-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for New Hampshire
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/NewHampshire.pdf New Hampshire Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[http://www.nh.searchroots.com/ New Hampshire Genealogy and History ]website is an extensive guide which provides a clickable map taking you to detailed resources f[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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*The&nbsp;[http://gedcomindex.com/Reference/new_hampshire_1875.html Statistics and Gazetteer of New Hampshire, 1875]&nbsp;has been scanned and is available online. This has an abundance of information on the early history of the state. &nbsp;Starting on page 47, it has a short description of every town in the state as it was in 1875. or every county in New Hampshire as well as many of the towns. It also provides links to online resources, maps, gazetteers, message boards, surname lists, vital records, land records, cemetery records and much more.
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*[http://sos.nh.gov/arch_rec_mgmt.aspx State of New Hampshire Archives and Records Management] 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 flag.png|right|180px|New Hampshire flag.png]]
  
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New Hampshire Information

New Hampshire is a state in the northeast part of the United States. It is divided into 10 counties.

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Counties

Genealogy records are kept on the county level in New Hampshire. Click on a county below to go to the Wiki article listing more information.

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New Hampshire Migration Routes

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