Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Genealogy

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Early records. Information about early residents of Portsmouth before 1680 may be found in Norfolk (old) County records. Norfolk (old) County was discontinued in 1680, but her records are still available.[1] For more details about these early records see Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts Genealogy.

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Churches[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

Portsmouth City Clerk
1 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801


Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801


  • Special Collections Room focused on Local History and Genealogy
  • Access to Ancestry Library Edition, Fold3, HeritageQuest, Newspapers.com Northeast Edition, and NEHGS American Ancestors
  • Free public wi-fi
  • Computer classes
  • Digital microfilm readers
  • Copying, printing, and scanning
  • Monthly Genealogy Workshops
  • Monthly Local History Talks
  • Digital collections viewable online at portsmouthexhibits.org


Portsmouth Athenaeum
6-9 Market Square
Portsmouth, NH 03801


References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Old Norfolk County Records," Essex Antiquarian 1, no. 2 (February 1897), 19-20. Part of NEHGS American Ancestors Search. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 599729 Item 2; Book 974.45 B2a.

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