New Hampshire Vital Records







New Hampshire State Vital Records Office

Bureau of Vital Records
6 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-4651

Make check or money order to Treasurer, State of New Hampshire. In New England, the town clerk is the principal record keeper on the local level. The earliest records are called proprietor's records. Town records generally begin with the founding of a town and are kept to the present. Town records may contain records of births, marriages, burials, cemeteries, appointments, earmarks, estrays (records of stray animals), freemens' oaths (men becoming eligible to vote), land records, mortgages, name changes, care of the poor, school records, surveys, tax lists, town meeting minutes, voter registrations, and "warning outs" (of town). The original records are in the respective town clerk's office or the New Hampshire Historical Society.

Record Type Cost Dates Comments
Birth/Death/Marriage $12.00 Since 1883 Until 1883 less than half of the population was recorded in the vital records. Moreover, these records often gave very little information about parents and their birthplaces. After 1901 the records are very complete and give much more genealogical information.
Birth/Death/Marriage Since 1640 Copies of records may be obtained from the city or town clerk in the town where the event occurred.
Divorce $12.00 Since 1808 Copies of records may be obtained from the State office or from the Clerk of the Superior Court in the county where the divorce was granted.

New Hampshire Counties:
Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, Sullivan

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