This database contains the records of births, marriages, and deaths filed with the state of New Hampshire through the year 1901. These records are currently held by the New Hampshire Division of Vital Records Administration. The collection includes more than 475,000 birth records, more than 500,000 marriage records, and more than 300,000 death records. Names of parents and spouses have also been indexed, when available.
The records held in this collection refer to the statewide index of vital records maintained by the Division of Vital Records Administration. Town clerks were required to send copies of vital records to the state beginning in 1866, although participation was limited until the Bureau of Vital Records was established in 1905. The town clerks then extracted historical vital record information to update the files at the state level, although some records were never reported. The original vital records are still held at the town level. It may be possible to obtain a copy of the original record by contacting the corresponding town clerk’s office.
We will be adding records of marriages and deaths to 1937 in the upcoming calendar year. Copies of more recent vital records can be requested from the Division of Vital Records Administration. Births between the years 1900 and 1911, as well as marriages, divorces, and deaths to the year 1961 are considered to be publicly accessible. Researchers must demonstrate a direct interest in the requested material to obtain copies of records from later years.
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