New Hampshire Archives and Libraries

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United States RTENOTITLE New Hampshire RTENOTITLE Archives and Libraries

In addition to the Family History Library, other record repositories with major collections and services for genealogists are described below. The Family History Library has copies of many of the records at these archives, but most repositories will have additional sources. They often have compiled biographies and family and local histories. Some have maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids. When one of these institutions is referred to elsewhere in this outline, return to this section for the address or web site.

New Hampshire Department of State
Division of Records Management and Archives
71 South Fruit Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Telephone: 603-271-2236
Fax: 603-271-2272
An alphabetical Guide to Archives is available, by subject matter in the collections and publications. 

A 1981 inventory for this repository is:

New Hampshire. Department of State. Division of Records Management and Archives. Guide to Early Documents (c. 1680–c. 1900) at the New Hampshire Records Management and Archives Center. Concord, N.H.: Division of Records Management, 1981. (Family History Library book 974.2 A3n; film 1320570 item3; fiche 6332691.)

National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02452-6399
Telephone: 781-663-0130
Fax: 781-663-0154

National Archives—Northeast Region (Pittsfield)
10 Conte Drive
Pittsfield, MA 01201-8230
Telephone: 413-236-3600
Fax: 413-236-3609

New Hampshire State Library
20 Park Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Telephone: 603-271-6823 or 2144
Fax: 603-271-2205

You can see their Genealogy and NH History page at their internet site:

The University of New Hampshire Library
Dimond Library Special Collections
18 Library Way
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Telephone: 603-862-2714

New England Historic Genealogical Society
101 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Telephone: 617-536-5740

Massachusetts State Archives
Columbia Point
220 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, Massachusetts 02125
Telephone: 617-727-2816
Internet address

Web Sites

You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from New Hampshire in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly, and most of the information is available at no cost. The following sites are gateways linking you to more sites (addresses are subject to change):

FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service. [Salt Lake City]: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 22 March 1999 [cited 6 August 1999]. Available at At this site you can access the Family History Library Catalog, Ancestral File, International Genealogical Index, SourceGuide, lists of Family History Centers, web sites related to family history, and lists of researchers interested in similar genealogical topics. You can also learn about and order Family History Library publications.

Howells, Cyndi. "U.S.- New Hampshire- NH." In Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet. Puyallup, Washington: Cyndi Howells, 14 December 1999 [cited 14 December 1999]. Available at This list has more links to other New Hampshire genealogical sites and describes more resources than any other site on the Internet.

"New Hampshire USGenWeb." In The USGenWeb Project. N.p., 10 November 1999 [cited 14 December 1999]. Available at This is a cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.

"United States Resources: New Hampshire." In RootsWeb. N.p., 12 December 1999 [cited 14 December 1999]. Available at This list of sites and resources includes a large, regularly-updated research coordination list.

Guant, Christine. "New Hampshire Resources." In Genealogy Resources on the Internet. N.p., 6 December 1999 [cited 14 December 1999]. Available at [1]. This site provides links to vital record offices, genealogical and historical societies, queries, mailing lists, county-by-county Internet sites, and gopher sites.

"NHGenExchange." In Genealogical Exchange & Surname Registry. N.p., 1996-1999 [cited 14 December 1999]. Available at [2] This site brings searchable data to genealogists, including databases (church, cemetery, census, land, immigration, naturalization, and vital records), directories, historical accounts, mailing lists, queries, local surname researchers, and look-up volunteers. (This page may have been discontinued)

Cleaveland, Richard. "BBSes for New Hampshire." In Richard Cleaveland’s Genealogical Bulletin Board Systems World-wide (GBBS). [Washington, D.C.]: National Genealogical Society, 4 May 1998 [cited 14 December 1999]. Available at Look for answers and post queries on the genealogical electronic bulletin boards of this list.

Further inventories and other information about New Hampshire archives and libraries can be found in the Family History Library Catalog Place Search under: