Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in New Hampshire were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about New Hampshire denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in Hampstead, visit FamilySearch Places.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of Hampstead:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of Hampstead:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Hampstead:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

New Hampshire Probate Records contains detailed information on New Hampshire probate records.

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In New Hampshire, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Hampstead town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Hampstead Town Office
11 Main Street
Hampstead, NH 03841

Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

Town Reports[edit | edit source]

See Hampstead, New Hampshire, computer printout, births, 1731-1862, Item 7 of Film # 007766055, Images 786 through 890 (link).

The town of Hampstead kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Hampstead kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)


References[edit | edit source]

Early records. Information about early residents of Hampstead before 1680 may be found in Norfolk (old) County records. Norfolk (old) County was discontinued in 1680, but her records are still available.[1] For more details about these early records see Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts.


  1. "Old Norfolk County Records," Essex Antiquarian 1, no. 2 (February 1897), 19-20. Part of NEHGS American Ancestors Search. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 599729 Item 2; Book 974.45 B2a.

Adjacent towns: Rockingham Co.: Atkinson | Danville | Derry | Kingston | Plaistow | Sandown