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Many records from the colonial era in New England were kept at the town or county level. Search the catalog at the town or county level to locate those records.
Court Records

Land and Tax Records

Vital Records

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History[edit | edit source]

The first European settlement in New Hampshire was built in 1623 along the Piscataqua River by merchants who came from the Plymouth Colony. Initially included in the province of Maine, Captain John Mason was granted land between the Merrimack and Piscataqua rivers which he named New Hampshire. In 1641, the jurisdiction of New Hampshire came under the Massachusetts Bay Colony and it became part of the county of Norfolk in 1643. Although New Hampshire continued to share a governor with Massachusetts until 1741, it became a royal province in 1679. [1]

Earliest Church Records Earliest Land Records Earliest Court Records Earliest Newspapers
1634 1623 1629 1756

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 289 WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998
  2. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 183, 192. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998