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Welcome to the New Hampshire page,
the Granite State
State Motto: "Live Free or Die"
- Massachusetts has many NH records 1641-1679 when the two combined
- Statewide NH birth, marriage, & death indexes are found in Record Search
- Town histories with good genealogies are abundant in New Hampshire
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, click here.
Extinct County: Norfolk (old)
Major RepositoriesNew 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)
Migration RoutesConnecticut River · Merrimack River · Saco River · Kennebunk Road · King's Highway
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 click here.
Did you know?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The first potato planted in the United States was at Londonderry Common Field in 1719.
- In 1833 the first free public library in the United States was established in Peterborough.
- The *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.
- Hampshiregenealogy.net/ New Hampshire Genealogy offers databases, transcribed records, and a social network for New Hampshire researchers.
- New Hampshire County Creation Dates and Parent Counties
Things you can do
Below list some of the many tasks you can help with: