New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947
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|New Hampshire, |
|Flag of New Hampshire|
|Location of New Hampshire|
|Record Type||Vital Records|
|New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Statistics, Concord|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The collection consists of vital and town records acquired from local town clerk offices. The collection includes records of births, marriages, and deaths for the years 1636 to 1947. The collection also includes vital registers, indexes, minutes of meetings and records of other civic activity.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate date of their birth, marriage, or death
- The place where the birth, marriage, or death occurred
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select the County
- Select the Town
- Select the Record Type, Date Range and Volume to view the images.
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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 that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Search for the family in census records
- Search for church and land records
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
- Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records
- Compiling the entries for every person who has the same surname as the primary individuals is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
- There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Check for variant spellings of the surnames
- Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning or end of each volume. In addition, local historical and genealogical societies may have indexes to local records
- Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
- 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.
- New Hampshire Guided Research
- New Hampshire Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
Known Issues[edit | edit source]
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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