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New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
New Hampshire, 
United States
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Location of New Hampshire
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1720-1920
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is an electronic index of marriages for the years 1720 to 1920 taken from the following sources:

  • Indexed church records
  • Civil registrations
  • The Internet Indexing project sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.

This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Marriage

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Marriage date and place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
  • Parents' names
  • Date and place of birth
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Race

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1733-1900 Marriages, 1783-1920 Deaths and Burials, 1784-1949
Belknap 0 11,711 3,572
Carroll 6,542 11,324 2,142
Cheshire 886 24,286 7,504
Coos 0 8,074 4,584
Grafton 1,729 18,149 4,926
Hillsborough 1,553 113,964 61,721
Merrimack 1,823 27,478 15,405
New Hampshire 379,246 336,160 112,685
Rockingham 12,365 57,836 40,075
Strafford 0 22,727 5,315
Sullivan 315 13,337 4,731
Total 404,459 645,046 262,660

Coverage Map[edit | edit source]

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of New Hampshire marriages, click here.

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The place where the marriage occurred
  • The names of the persons at the time of marriage
  • The approximate marriage date

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


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 marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. Add this new information to your records of each family.

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

  • Search for birth and death records
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records
  • Search for the couple in the town records where they married

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur
  • Search the FamilySearch Catalog to see if other records for this place are available
  • 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]

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.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records.

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