Carroll County, New Hampshire Genealogy

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United States > New Hampshire > Carroll County

County Courthouse

Carroll County Courthouse
Rt 171
Ossipee, NH 03864
Phone: 603.539.7751 

Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1859;
Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records;
Probate Judge has probate records; Register of Deeds
has land records[1]

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Albany 1766,
Brookfield 1794,
Chatham 1767,
Conway 1765,
Eaton 1766,
Effingham 1788,
Moultonborough 1777,
Ossipee 1785,
Sandwich 1768,
Tamworth 1766,
Tuftonborough 1795,
Wakefield 1774,
Wolfeborough 1770 



  • Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton (September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832) was a delegate to the Continental Congress and later United States Senator for Maryland. He was the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was the longest lived signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress. He lived to age 95.

Parent County

Created 22 December 1840 from Strafford County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places


  • Albany
  • Bartlett
  • Brookfield
  • Chatham
  • Conway
  • Eaton
  • Effingham
  • Freedom
  • Hart's Location
  • Jackson
  • Madison
  • Moultonborough
  • Ossipee
  • Sandwich
  • Tamworth
  • Tuftonboro
  • Wakefield
  • Wolfeboro


  • Hale's Location


  • Center Conway
  • Chocorua
  • Melvin Village
  • North Conway
  • Redstone
  • Silver Lake
  • Wonalancet

Neighboring Counties

Belknap | Coos | Grafton | Strafford | Maine counties: Oxford | York



Cemetery Records: Courtesy of the Conway Public Library

  • The New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association has the most complete list of cemeteries. This list is available at
  • The Findagrave organization provides a way for you to request that a volunteer will take a photograph of a gravestone. Often a volunteer will respond and will e-mail you the photo and add it to the web site.
  • If the above internet sources do not list your ancestor's name, you may wish to contact the cemetery sexton, town clerk, town library, or town historical society. Also check the Family History Library Catalog at, since the records may have been microfilmed.




Genealogy - How to get started?

1. Check and see if your ancestor's information is listed there.

2. Check and see if your family's vital records of births, marriages, and deaths are listed.

3. Check and see if your family is listed on the U. S. census records of 1850-1940. You can also see those censuses at the Family History Center using Heritage Quest, and

4. If you know the county where your ancestor lived, take a look at the free internet site A volunteer helper gathers information about ancestors who lived in that county. You might find biographies, cemetery records, deeds, obituaries, queries, vital records, etc. You can leave a query.

5. If you know the town where they lived, look for a town history with a genealogical section. See the section below for how to find out if there is a town history.

6. Read the wiki articles on Carroll County, and on New Hampshire, for ideas of sources. Study the Records Selection Table in the New Hampshire article. This can help you think of new sources to try.

7. Enter your ancestor's information on,, or You can also share your quest with the local historical society, genealogical socieety, or town library and ask for help. Send them a family group form and a pedigree chart.


Local Histories



Civil War 
  • Civil War service men from Carroll County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Carroll County.
- 2nd Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Company F.
- 3rd Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Company G.
- 4th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Company D.
- 5th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Company H.
- 6th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Company D.
- 8th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Company I.
- 11th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Company C.
- 12th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Companies G and K.
- 13th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Company A.

World War II




Vital Records

Certified copies of of birth, death, and marriage records are available from the State Division of Vital Records Administration or from the local city and town clerk where the event took place. Original records are kept by the city or town clerk and copies are sent to the state.

In 1905, when the state created the Bureau of Vital Records and Health, printed cards were distributed to the local clerks and earlier vital records were transcribed onto the cards and submitted to the state.


Courtesy of the Conway Public Library and constructed from the Annual Reports for the Town of Conway:


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carroll County, New Hampshire page 452, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content