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New Hampshire Vital Records
The town or city clerk's office is the place where vital events are officially recorded in New Hampshire. Today each town or city sends copies of its vital events to the Bureau of Vital Records. Statewide compilation, however, did not begin until a law was passed in 1866, and total compliance was not accomplished until the 1880s. The Bureau of Vital Records was not established until 1905, but holds records from 1640 to the present.

For births, marriages, and deaths to present, write:
New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, 6 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301-6527

New Hampshire Department of Health - Vital Records


New Hampshire Research Sources

Jenks, George E. New Hampshire Provincial and State Papers. 40 vols. Concord and Manchester, N.H.:1867–1943. (Although published under various titles, its official title is Documents and Records Relating to New Hampshire, 1623–1800, as described in R. Stuart Wallace, "The State Papers? A Descriptive Guide," Historical New Hampshire 31 (1976): 119–28.
Belknap, Jeremy. The History of New Hampshire. 3 vols. 1784–96. (It has been reprinted many times and is available on microfilm. The second edition (1812) included all three volumes, but John Farmer revised the first two volumes in one (Dover, Del., 1831), with copious notes added to the text. This one-volume edition was reprinted in 1862. Vol. 3 of the 1812 edition has been recently reprinted as Gary T. Lord, ed., Belknap's New Hampshire History: An Account of the State in 1792 (Hampton, N.H.: Peter Randall, 1973).
Haskell, John D., and T. D. Seymour Bassett, eds. New Hampshire: A Bibliography of Its History. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1979.
Hunt, Elmer M. New Hampshire Town Names and Whence They Came. Peterborough, N.H.: Noone House, 1970.
Dearborn, David C. "New Hampshire Genealogy: A Perspective." New England Historical and Genealogical Register 130 (October 1976): 244–58.
Towle, Laird C., and Ann M. Brown. New Hampshire Genealogical Research Guide. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1983. (Details of resources available are provided.)

New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services
Bureau of Geneology Records
6 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Tel: 603-271-4651

New Hampshire Division of Records Management and Archives
71 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Tel: 603-271-2236
Fax: 603-271-2272
http://www.sos.nh.gov/archives/

New Hampshire State Library
20 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301
Tel: 603-271-2144
603-271-2239
Fax: 603-271-2205
Genealogy Resources http://www.state.nh.us/nhsl/history/index.html

New Hampshire Society of Genealogists
P.O. Box 2316
Concord, NH 03302-2316
Tel: 603-225-3381
http://www.nhsog.org/

New Hampshire Historical Society/Library
30 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301-6384
Tel: 603-225-3381
http://www.nhhistory.org/index.html

New Hampshire Historical Society Searchable Collection
http://nhhistory.org/databases/index.html

 


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