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Portsmouth, NH Records, 1776 to 1838

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Portsmouth, NHPortsmouth, N.H.: Abstracts from Portsmouth Newspapers, 1776-1800

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These abstracts were created from the online newspaper images of America’s Historical Newspapers, Early American Newspapers Series 1, 1690-1876 and from newspapers reviewed at the Library of Congress and the Library at Dartmouth College, by NEHGS member Sean Furniss. Abstracts are grouped as Births, Deaths, Marriages, Probate, Advertisements, Notices, and News items.

The information provided consists solely of abstracts. These abstracts are not exact transcriptions of the wording that was used in the original printed publications. The spelling of the names and words in the abstracts was generally left the same way the names were spelled in the newspapers articles. Readers are encouraged to review the actual publications to obtain the exact text and wording from the original printed versions. Date, page, and column number citations are provided for each abstract.


Portsmouth, NH: Records of the Overseers of the Poor, 1817-1838.

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This compilation of abstracts is intended to provide information about the people who received goods and services from the Overseers of the Poor, Town of Portsmouth. It does not include records for all the general payments made by or to the Overseers of the Poor that could not be associated with individual beneficiaries (paupers).

These abstracts were created from the Family History Library microfilm copy of the Volume 10 transcriptions of the Portsmouth town records containing Vol. II Expenses of Overseers of the Poor.

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