New Hampshire Societies
Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, fraternal, family name, and ethnic societies often transcribe and publish records useful to family historians. Local genealogical societies often help family history researchers contact local record searchers or copy records that mention ancestors. A current list of societies, archives, and libraries can be found on several Internet sites listed in "Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards" in this outline. Some of these organizations have their own Internet sites.
For New Hampshire genealogical and historical societies that have records and services to help you with your research, see the "Archives and Libraries," "Church Records," and "Periodicals" sections of this outline. Many counties also have local historical and genealogical societies. You can find local society addresses by using directories cited in the "Societies" section of the United States Research Outline.
New Hampshire Historical Society
30 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: 603-225-3381, Ext. 11
'New Hampshire Society of Genealo'gists
P.O. Box 2316
Concord, NH 03302-2316
American-Canadian Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 6478
4 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03108
New England Historic Genealogical Society
101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Information on the genealogical records in the lineage societies of New Hampshire can be found in the following sources:
Daughters of the American Revolution (New Hampshire). New Hampshire State Directory of Members and Ancestors, Daughters of the American Revolution. Littleton, New Hampshire: Courier Printing, 1964. (FHL book 974.2 C4d; film 982030.) This source is the state directory of members and ancestors of the Daughters of the American Revolution, including deceased members. A listing of the Rolls of Ancestors is indexed to show the relationship with current members.
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Hampshire. Register of the New Hampshire Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Manchester, New Hampshire: The Society, 1898. (FHL book 974.2 C4c.) This source shows the members’ ancestors’ names, dates and places of residence, and service records.
Sons of the American Revolution. New Hampshire Society. Proceedings of the New Hampshire Society. Concord, N.H.: Society, 1889–1904. (FHL book 974.2 C4smp; film 1320531 item 7, 1889–1897; film 1320524 item 5, 1898–1904.) These proceedings include a listing of officers, correspondence, and notes beginning with the first meeting in 1889. Included is a list of the last 14 survivors of the Revolutionary War with notes on their military service. Portraits and an index are included.
Society of Colonial Wars (New Hampshire). List of Officers, Committees and Members Chronicle for Thirty Years, 1894–1924. Concord, New Hampshire: Society, 1924. (FHL book 974.2 C4sL; film 908591.) This source includes a list of officers, committees, and members between 1894–1924 and the members who died between 1910–1924. Included are sketches of their lives, lines of descent, and an index of ancestors and descendants.
The Piscataqua Pioneers organization gathered information on the history and genealogy of about 1,000 early settlers of New Hampshire and Maine. Their published books have extensive genealogical information about the earliest settlers of New Hampshire and their spouses and children.
Piscataqua Pioneers. Register of Members and Ancestors, 1623–1775. Dover, New Hampshire: C.F. Whitehouse, 1919. (FHL film 928026 item 5.) This register contains a list of early officers, genealogical information on the members and their ancestors, and where they settled. It includes portraits and is indexed.
Piscataqua Pioneers. Applications for Membership, 1978–1982. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982. (FHL film 1035963.) The applications show the genealogical information necessary to prove lineage from a pioneer ancestor. Included are references and personal history sketches. The records are arranged alphabetically.
Piscataqua Pioneers. Applications for Membership, 1908–1990. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978. (FHL films 1036925–27 and 1597856 item 6.) The first three films are copies of applications through 1978. Film 1597856 item 6 includes applications 1980–1990. The applications are alphabetical lists of over 1,000 descendants of the first settlers of Maine and New Hampshire. The applications have full genealogies of the families.
Additional sources about New Hampshire societies can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Locality Search under:
NEW HAMPSHIRE- SOCIETIES
NEW HAMPSHIRE- GENEALOGY- SOCIETIES
NEW HAMPSHIRE - SOCIETIES - DIRECTORIES