New Hampshire Research Guide Digital Download

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You'll love this if…
  • You're getting started tracing your ancestors in New Hampshire
  • You want new ideas and resources to get past a New Hampshire brick wall
  • Your genealogy search is focused mainly on New Hampshire
Trace your New Hampshire ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:
  • a how-to article detailing New Hampshire’s history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
  • the best websites, books and other resources for New Hampshire research, handpicked by our editors and experts
  • listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
  • timeline of key events in the state's history
  • full-color map to put your research in geographical context
Here's a sampling of the helpful tips you'll get in the New Hampshire guide:
  • New Hampshire established the country’s first publicly funded library (1833), and since 1952, has traditionally held the nation’s first presidential primary.
  • Towns, not counties, record vital statistics in the Granite State. New Hampshire began requiring town clerks to report births, marriages and deaths to the state in 1866, but most didn’t comply until the 1880s.
  • WWI draft registration cards for men age 18 to 45 list each soldier’s address, birth date, birthplace, race, nationality, citizenship and next of kin. NARA holds the originals and the FHL has microfilm copies; they’re also searchable on
Plus, each guide contains active web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.
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