Lyme, Grafton County, New Hampshire Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in New Hampshire were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about New Hampshire denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in Lyme, visit FamilySearch Places.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of Lyme:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of Lyme:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Lyme:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Lyme:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In New Hampshire, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Lyme town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Lyme Town Office
PO Box 126
Lyme, NH 03768
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Many vital records were destroyed in an 1872 fire. However, the town clerk has some substitute records for birth, marriage, and burial information.

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

Town Reports[edit | edit source]

The town of Lyme kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. The following links list years when Lyme kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)

References[edit | edit source]