Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tuesday's Tip - Find New Hampshire Records at FamilySearch

This week's Tuesday's Tip is:  Find FREE New Hampshire records in FamilySearch record collections.

The New Hampshire record collections (put 'new hampshire" in the search field) include:

*  New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900* (indexed, images)

*  New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904**  (indexed, no images)

*  New Hampshire, County Naturalization Records, 1771-2001 (browse images only)

*  New Hampshire, County Probate Estate Files, 1769-1936 (browse images only)

*  New Hampshire, County Probate Records, 1660-1973 (browse images only)

*  New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947* (indexed, images)

*  New Hampshire, Deaths and Burials, 1784-1949 (indexed, no images)

*  New Hampshire, Hillsborough County, Manchester, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007 (browse images only)

*  New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947* (indexed, images)

*  New Hampshire, Marriages, 1720-1920** (indexed, no images)

*  New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947 (browse images only)

The collections marked with one asterisk (*) are images of file cards submitted by towns to the state with birth, marriage and death records.

The collections marked with two asterisks (**) are the International Genealogical Index entries extracted or submitted by LDS church members over the years.

The New Hampshire Town Clerk collection are the original town records, and transcriptions of them in some cases, which contain vital records in addition to other town business.

The two New Hampshire County probate records collections are the county probate court clerk records, so are record copies of original records.

I can hardly wait for the New Hampshire County Land Records that will be in a browse images category when it becomes available.  I need to "mine" more of the birth, marriage and death collections for the Seaver surname and my New Hampshire ancestral families.

For the "browse images only" collections, the user has to treat the records as "digital microfilm" and page through them a page at a time.  These collections are usually "waypointed" by county and/or town, and then by specific record books (volumes, etc.).

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Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver

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