New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index for vital and town records from town clerk offices in New Hampshire. These include birth, marriage, and death records.

 

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What Can I Learn from Vital Records?

 

Birth records may include:

  • Name of child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Parents’ names, residence, age, race, occupation and birthplace

 

Marriage records may include:

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Parents’ names, residence, age, race, occupation and birthplace
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Birthplace
  • Number of marriage

 

Death records may include:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Place of birth
  • Cause of death
  • Parents’ names, birthplace, and occupation
  • Burial date and place

 

 

How Can Vital Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Search for the family in census records
  • Search for church and land records
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
  • Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records
  • Compiling the entries for every person who has the same surname as the primary individuals is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct

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