New Hampshire Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  





U.S.—New Hampshire

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Goal 1: Learn about New Hampshire research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your New Hampshire ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic New Hampshire research strategies.
    FS—Basic New Hampshire Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for New Hampshire research on Ancestry.
    AC—New Hampshire Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for New Hampshire research.
    AC—New Hampshire State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the New Hampshire Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—New Hampshire Record Selection Table




Goal 2: Learn about New Hampshire archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Hampshire archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about New Hampshire archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: New Hampshire Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: New Hampshire Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the New Hampshire state archives.
  3. Explore the New Hampshire Genealogy and History Site.
  4. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for New Hampshire.
  5. Explore New_Hampshire State Archives collection.
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for New Hampshire genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.

B. Learn about New Hampshire city directories.

  1. Learn about New Hampshire city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Hampshire Directories
  2. Explore New Hampshire city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore New Hampshire city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore New Hampshire historical directories by county.
  6. Explore additional links for New Hampshire city directories on the LDSGenealogy site.
  7. Search for free online books on New Hampshire research on the FamilySearch site.
  8. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.


Goal 3: Learn about New Hampshire vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Hampshire vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about New Hampshire vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: New Hampshire Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: New Hampshire Vital Records
  2. Search for online New Hampshire vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  3. Explore New Hampshire birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  4. Explore New Hampshire birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  5. Explore additional links for New Hampshire vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  6. Explore additional links for New Hampshire birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore New Hampshire marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Learn how to find New Hampshire marriage records with FamilySearch.
  2. Explore links for New Hampshire marriage records.
  3. Explore additional links for New Hampshire marriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  4. Learn about New Hampshire divorce records in this article.
    FS—Wiki: New Hampshire Divorce Records
  5. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for New Hampshire death records.
  6. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for New Hampshire obituaries.
  7. Find additional resources for New Hampshire obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  8. Explore New Hampshire death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  9. Explore additional links for Alaska death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore New Hampshire census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of New Hampshire censuses in this article.
    FS—New Hampshire Census
  2. Learn about New Hampshire census records.
    Census Records for New Hampshire
  3. Explore additional links for New Hampshire census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  4. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for New Hampshire state and county census records.
  5. Explore New Hampshire census records on the AccessGenealogy site.


Goal 4: Learn about New Hampshire church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Hampshire church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of New Hampshire church records in this article.
    FS—New Hampshire Church Records
  2. Learn about New Hampshire church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—New Hampshire Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for New Hampshire church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore New Hampshire cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore New Hampshire cemetery records in this article.
    FS—New Hampshire Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for New Hampshire cemetery records.
  3. Search for New Hampshire cemetery records online.
  4. Explore New Hampshire cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for New Hampshire cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  9. See additional cemetery resources on the New Hampshire Linkpendium site.



Goal 5: Learn about New Hampshire emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Hampshire emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about New Hampshire emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Hampshire Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about New Hampshire migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Hampshire Migration
  3. Explore additional links for New Hampshire immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about New Hampshire military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Hampshire military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to New Hampshire military records.
    New Hampshire Military Records
  2. Learn about New Hampshire military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Hampshire Military Records
  3. Explore additional links for New Hampshire military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  4. Explore New Hampshire military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about New Hampshire probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Hampshire probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about New Hampshire probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: New Hampshire Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: New Hampshire Probate Records
  2. Learn about New Hampshire land and property records.
    FS—New Hampshire Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about New Hampshire land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—New Hampshire Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for New Hampshire probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for New Hampshire land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about New Hampshire court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about New Hampshire court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Hampshire Court Records
  2. Learn about New Hampshire court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: New Hampshire Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about New Hampshire maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Hampshire maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about New Hampshire maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Hampshire Maps
  2. Learn about New Hampshire maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: New Hampshire Maps
  3. Learn about New Hampshire gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Hampshire Gazetteers

B. Explore New Hampshire maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of New Hampshire maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of New Hampshire.
  3. Explore historical New Hampshire maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for New Hampshire maps.



Goal 9: Learn about New Hampshire newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Hampshire newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about New Hampshire newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Hampshire Newspapers
  2. Learn about New Hampshire newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: New Hampshire Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore New Hampshire newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for New Hampshire historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search New Hampshire newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search New Hampshire newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search New Hampshire newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore New Hampshire newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional New Hampshire newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for New Hampshire newspapers and obituaries records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for New Hampshire research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


Goal 11: Search records from New Hampshire.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or New Hampshire County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for New Hampshire.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the New Hampshire Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your New Hampshire research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the New_Hampshire Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the New Hampshire Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the U.S. Northeast Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  4. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for New Hampshire.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for New Hampshire research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about New Hampshire research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for New Hampshire research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the New Hampshire research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about New Hampshire research.

C. Learn about New Hampshire genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in New Hampshire in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Hampshire Societies
  2. Explore the New Hampshire Society of Genealogists site.
  3. Explore the New Hampshire Historical Society site.
  4. Explore New Hampshire genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




New Hampshire Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Belknap    A    L Carroll    A    L Cheshire    A    L Coos    A    L Grafton    A    L Hillsborough    A    L
Merrimack  A    L Rockingham  A    L Stratford    A    L Sullivan    A    L


Map Courtesy of Digital-Topo-Maps.com