New Hampshire, Hillsborough County, Manchester, Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title of the Record

New Hampshire, Manchester, Hillsborough County, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007

Record Description

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Cemeteries begin keeping records as soon as they are opened. The purchase of a burial plot is a land transaction and is recorded with a deed. 

For a list of cemeteries and obituaries currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"New Hampshire, Manchester, Hillsborough County, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007." FamilySearch ( Various cemeteries throughout Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. FHL digital images, 29 digital folders. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Record Content

The key genealogical facts in the New Hampshire, Manchester, Hillsborough County, Cemetery Records may include the following information:

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  • Name of deceased
  • Age
  • Date of Death
  • Date of Burial
  • Date of Birth
  • Cremated or Buried
  • Location of grave
  • Cause of Death
  • Place of Interment
  • Name of Undertaker

How to Use the Record

When you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what is information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

For example:

  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
  • Use the birth date along with your relative’s names to find the family in census records.
  • Use the locality and relative's name to locate church and land records.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person with the same surname. This is especially helpful for rural areas or unusual surnames.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.

Why the Record Was Created

Cemetery records are kept as a permanent record of who was buried and usually who purchased the burial plot.

Record Reliability

The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"New Hampshire, Hillsborough County, Manchester, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007:  digital images FamilySearch ( accessed 7 December 2011).  Francis Josephine Abbott. March 16, 1996; citing Cemetery Records. Obituaries, Abbott, Arnold L.-Zavorotny, Myroslav; Various cemeteries throughout Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States.