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New Hampshire Revolutionary War Records, 1675-1835
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
New Hampshire, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Revolutionary War
Collection years 1675-1835
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes record from 1675-1835, many from the Revolutionary War era. The collections were acquired from the Division of Archives and Records Management, Concord, New Hampshire.

  • Oaths of allegiance,1695-1816
  • Muster rolls and petitions,1710-1779
  • Tax books, 1775-1823
  • Pension rolls, 1794-1834
  • Pension applications, Hillsborough county, 1820-1835
  • Officers account books, 1-3rd regiments

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Hampshire Revolutionary War Records, 1675-1835.

What Can This Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

War Records

  • Name of soldier
  • Residence, town and county
  • Date of muster or application
  • Description of military service

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • Other identifying information such as residence, at the time of application in Maine
  • Military unit or units from the Revolutionary War

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Record Category
  2. Select the Record Type, Date Range and Volume to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date from the date of the application
  • Use the soldier's age and residence to find his family in census, church, and land records
  • Use the military service information to obtain a copy of history service and pension file

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variant spellings of the names
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the records of nearby localities (or military unties, counties, parishes, etc.)
  • Consult the New Hampshire Record Finder to find other records

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of New Hampshire.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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