New Hampshire Census Records
New Hampshire Census Notes
In 1776, New Hampshire required all males over the age of 21 to sign the Association Test. This patriotic signing of the loyalty oath created a unique type of census which may enable researchers to locate ancestors in early NH records. See 1776 Inhabitants of New Hampshire at Ancestry.
Federal New Hampshire census records begin in 1790 and were enumerated every 10 years thereafter. Complete Federal NH census records are available on microfilm for the following years: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, & 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.
1890 Federal New Hampshire Census Records were destroyed in a 1921 warehouse fire, however the 1890 New Hampshire Veterans and Widows schedules did survive the fire and can be used as a census substitute. See A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census, Bridging the 1890 Census Gap.
Soundex code (phonetic indexes) for New Hampshire Federal census records are available for the census years 1880, 1900, and 1920. The 1930 Federal census for NH was NOT soundexed by the Federal government, however Ancestry.com provides an every name index to the 1930 Census.
New Hampshire State Census Records: Many U.S. states took their own censuses, however, there are not any New Hampshire state census records known to exist.
Learn what questions were asked in each census year and where to find census records online. This section of Census Finder covers each census year from 1790-1940 and will give you clues and tips to help you learn to locate your ancestors quickly in census records.
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Births, deaths and marriages are complete from 1901 to present.
Vital records as early as 1640 are on file in each individual town and are kept by town clerks.
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One of the original thirteen colonies. The first settlements were in Dover, Portsmouth and Rye in the 1620's. For almost a hundred years, fear of Indian attack delayed further settlement. New Hampshire was part of the Massachusetts colony in 1641. In 1679 it was under British rule. After the Revolutionary War, new settlements began springing up and statehood was achieved in 1788.
Statewide New Hampshire Census Records Online
Other NH Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes
NH Census Records Online by County
Belknap County (formed 1840 from Merrimac & Strafford)
1882 Annual Report for Gilford located here.
Smith Meeting House Church Records
Carroll County (formed 1840 from Strafford)
1895-1896 City Directory for Keene located here.
1931 Annual Report for Town of Fitzwilliam located here.
Coos County (formed 1803 from Grafton)
No known census online. Submit census links for inclusion in Census Finder's Directory.
Grafton County (formed 1769)
1850 Federal Census Records for Canaan - Use with above 1850 Census Indexes.
1870 Federal Census Records for Canaan - Use with above 1870 Census Indexes.
Hillsborough County (formed 1769 - Original County)
1768 Petition for incorporation of Temple (with signers)
Merrimack County (formed 1823 from Hillsborough and Rockingham)
1912 Annual Report for Town of Warner located here.
1914 Tax List of Dunbarton located here.
1925 Tax List of Dunbarton located here.
Our Lady of Lourdes Church Records
Rockingham County (formed 1769 - Original County)
1892-1910 Vital Records for Northwood (NH Town Records)
Strafford County (formed 1769 - Original County)
Sullivan County (formed 1827 from Cheshire)
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