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  • Belknap County, New Hampshire —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 18, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Merrimack and Strafford Counties, 20-Dec-1840.
    Established:  23-Dec-1840
    County Seat:  Laconia, New Hampshire

    County history - Belknap County is named in honor of Jeremy Belknap, a noted preacher, naturalist, and historian.

    Belknap Courthouse
    GHLL Belknap County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Belknap County, NH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NHGenWeb site - Belknap County Archives
    7. US/NHGenWeb - Belknap County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Birth, death and marriage records since 1640 may be obtained from the City or
               Town Clerk in the city or town where the event occurred.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Carroll County (north), Strafford County (east), Merrimack County (southwest),
             Grafton County (northwest).

        Belknap County - County Commissioners, Departments, Delegation, Cities & Towns
        Belknap County - History and Genealogy

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  • Carroll County, New Hampshire —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 18, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Strafford County.
    Established:  23-Dec-1840
    County Seat:  Ossipee, New Hampshire

    County history - Carroll County is named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton.

    Carroll Courthouse
    GHLL Carroll County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Carroll County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Carroll County, NH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Conway Historical Society / Conway, NH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Jackson Historical Society / Jackson, NH)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Madison Historical Society / Madison, NH)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Sandwich Historical Society / Sandwich, NH)
    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wolfeboro Historical Society / Wolfeboro, NH)
    10. US/NHGenWeb site - Carroll County Archives
    11. US/NHGenWeb - Carroll County Genealogy & History
    12. Carroll County Vital Records - Birth, death and marriage records since 1640 may be obtained from the City or
               Town Clerk in the city or town where the event occurred.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Cos County (north), Oxford County, Maine (northeast), York County, Maine (southeast),
             Strafford County (south), Belknap County (southwest), Grafton County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) - Surnames:  A to CLA, CLAR to GAR, GARL to KEN, KENN to PIK, PIKE to TRI and TUTT to YOU
        1850 Census (T) - Twps:  Brookfield, Chatham, Tuftonboro-pg 1, Tuftonboro-pg 2, Wolfeboro-pg 1, Wolfeboro-pg 2
             and Wolfeboro-pg 3

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  • Cheshire County, New Hampshire —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 8, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [original County] in 1769.
    Established:  xx-xxxr-1771
    County Seat:  Keene, New Hampshire

    County history - Cheshire County is named in honor of Cheshire in England.

    Cheshire Courthouse
    GHLL Cheshire County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Cheshire County, NH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Society of Cheshire County / Keene, NH)
    6. US/NHGenWeb site - Cheshire County Archives
    7. US/NHGenWeb - Cheshire County Genealogy & History
    8. Cheshire County Vital Records - Birth, death and marriage records since 1640 may be obtained from the City or
               Town Clerk in the city or town where the event occurred.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Sullivan County (north), Hillsborough County (east), Worcester County, Massachusetts
             (southeast), Franklin County, Massachusetts (southwest), Windham County, Vermont
             (west).

        Cheshire County - History and Genealogy
        Registry of Deeds - The Registry of Deeds immages on the web

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    Census Information:
        1790 Census (T) - Federal Census Cheshire County (Text: 1 page).
        1830 Census (T) - Federal Census Cheshire County (Text: 3 pages).

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  • Cos County, New Hampshire —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 20, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Grafton County on 21-Dec-1803
    Established:  24-Dec-1803
    County Seat:  Lancaster, New Hampshire

    County history - The name "Cos" is derived from the Abenaki dialect--the word "Cohos," or "Coo-ash" signifying 'pines'. The tribe occupying this region was known as the 'Coo-ash-aukes', or 'dwellers in the pine tree country'. Current pronounciation is 'Coo-ahs'

    Cos Courthouse
    GHLL Cos County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Cos County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Cos County, NH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Berlin and Cos County Historical Society / Berlin, NH)
    6. US/NHGenWeb site - Cos County Archives
    7. US/NHGenWeb - Cos County Genealogy & History
    8. Cos County Vital Records - Birth, death and marriage records since 1640 may be obtained from the City or
               Town Clerk in the city or town where the event occurred.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Oxford County, Maine (east), Carroll County (southeast), Grafton County (southwest),
             Essex County, Vermont (west), Coaticook Regional County Municipality, Quebec,
                Canada
    (north), Le Haut-Saint-Franois Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada
             (north), Le Granit Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada (north).

        Coos County - History and Genealogy

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  • Grafton County, New Hampshire —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 20, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [original County] in 1769.
    Established:  xx-xxxr-1771
    County Seat:  Haverhill, New Hampshire

    County history - Grafton County is named in honor of Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton.

    Grafton Courthouse
    GHLL Grafton County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Grafton County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Grafton County, NH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Ashland New Hampshire Historical Society / Ashland, NH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Canaan Historical Society & Museum / Canaan, NH)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Chatham Historical Society & Museum / Chatham, NH)
    8. US/NHGenWeb site - Grafton County Archives
    9. US/NHGenWeb - Grafton County Genealogy & History
    10. Grafton County Vital Records - Birth, death and marriage records since 1640 may be obtained from the City or
               Town Clerk in the city or town where the event occurred.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Essex County, Vermont (north), Cos County (northeast), Carroll County (east),
             Belknap County (southeast), Merrimack County (south), Sullivan County (south),
             Windsor County, Vermont (southwest), Orange County, Vermont (west), Caledonia
                County, Vermont
    (northwest).

        Bethlehem Township - Local Genealogy and History
        County maps - 1756, 1784, 1794, 1845 and 1894
        Franconia Township - Local Genealogy and History
        Grafton County - History and Genealogy

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    Census Information:
        1800 Census (G) - Photos of actual Census sheets for many Townships of the time
        1810 Census (T) - Townships of Alexandria, Bath, Bethlehem, Canaan, Enfield and Grafton

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        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Hillsborough County, New Hampshire —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 10, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands
    [original County] in 1769.
    Established:  xx-xxxr-1771
    County Seat:  Nashua, New Hampshire

    County history - Hillsborough County is named in honor of Wills Hill, the Viscount Hillsborough who was British Secretary of State for the Colonies at the time.

    Hillsborough Courthouse
    GHLL Hillsborough County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hillsborough County, NH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (American-Canadian Genealogical Society (Manchester, NH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Goffstown Historical Society (Goffstown, NH)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hancock Historical Society (Keene, NH)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Manchester Historic Association & Research Center (Manchester, NH)
    9. US/NHGenWeb site - Hillsborough County Archives
    10. US/NHGenWeb - Hillsborough County Genealogy & History
    11. Hillsborough County Vital Records - Birth, death and marriage records since 1640 may be obtained from the City or
               Town Clerk in the city or town where the event occurred.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Merrimack County (north), Rockingham County (east), Essex County, Massachusetts
             (southeast), Middlesex County, Massachusetts (south), Worcester County,
                Massachusetts
    (southwest), County (west), Sullivan County (northwest).

        Amherst - NHGenWeb Amherst, New Hampshire Page
        Franco-American Centre - (Manchester) chartered in December 1990 as a non-profit
             cultural organization in the State of New Hampshire.
        Hillsborough County - History and Genealogy
        Hollis - Windows on Hollis past: a centralized collection of historical and cultural
             information.
        Mason - USGenWeb page City of Mason

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    Census Information:
  • 1790 Federal Census (T)

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  • Merrimack County, New Hampshire —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 21, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties.
    Established:  03-Jul-1823
    County Seat:  Concord, New Hampshire

    County history - Merrimack County is named for the Merrimack River. Two alternate spellings may be found as:  Merrimac and Meramec.

    Merrimack Courthouse

    Capitol history - The current statehouse was designed in 1814 with the costs paid by the city of Concord. The capitol houses the New Hampshire General Court, Governor and Executive Council. The building was constructed on a block framed by Park Street (named in honor of the architect) to the north, Main Street to the east, Capitol Street to the south, and North State Street to the west.

    New Hampshire State Capitol

    GHLL Merrimack County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Merrimack County, NH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Merrimack Historical Society / Merrimack, NH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (New Hampshire Historical Society Library & Museum / Merrimack, NH)
          Merrimack Valley Genelogical Society
          P.O. Box 1035
          Concord, NH 03301
    7. US/NHGenWeb site - Merrimack County Archives
    8. US/NHGenWeb - Merrimack County Genealogy & History
    9. Merrimack County Vital Records - Merrimack County Registery of Deeds, P.O. Box 248, Concord, NH 03302-0248.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Belknap County (northeast), Strafford County (east), Rockingham County (southeast),
             Hillsborough County (south), Sullivan County (west), Grafton County (northwest).

        Epsom Township - Town Web Site (ALHN)
        Franklin Township - Town Web Site (USGenWeb)
        Merrimack County - History and Genealogy
        New London Township - Town Web Site (USGenWeb)
        Salisbury Township - Town Web Site (USGenWeb)
        Sutton Township - Biographies, Maps, History, etc.. (USGenWeb)
        Directory of Superior Courts - Merrimack County

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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the United States.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
    Census Information Merrimac County / various townships):
  • 1830 Census
  • 1840 Census
  • 1840 Census
  • 1850 Census

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  • Rockingham County, New Hampshire —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 20, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [original County] in 1769..
    Established:  xx-xxxr-1771
    County Seat:  Brentwood, New Hampshire

    County history - Rockingham County is named in honor of Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (1730-1782).

    Rockingham Courthouse
    GHLL Rockingham County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Rockingham County, NH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Northwood Historical Society / Northwood, NH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Strawbery Banke Museum / Portsmouth, NH)
    7. US/NHGenWeb site - Rockingham County Archives
    8. US/NHGenWeb - Rockingham County Genealogy & History
    9. Rockingham County Vital Records - Rockingham Register of Deeds, Rte 125, Brentwood, NH 03830.
               Note:  Copies of divorce records may be obtained from the State office or from the Clerk of the Superior Court in
               the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Strafford County (north), York County, Maine (northeast), Essex County, Massachusetts
             (south), Hillsborough County (west), Merrimack County (northwest).

        Portsmouth Township - Make This a Hallowed Place, Honoring the "The Negro Burying
             Ground
    ".

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    Census Information:
        1790 Census (T) - Alphabetized
        1870 Census (I) (T) Page 1 (T) Page 2 - (Town of Auburn)
        1880 Census (I) (T) Page 1 (T) Page 2 - (Town of Auburn)

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  • Strafford County, New Hampshire —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 18, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [original County] in 1769.
    Established:  xx-xxxr-1771
    County Seat:  Dover, New Hampshire

    County history - Strafford County was one of the five original Counties by an Act of General Assembly on April 29, 1769, but it was not to become effective until approved by King George III.
             Strafford County is named in honor of William Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Strafford in the mistaken belief that he was the ancestor of governor John Wentworth. Although they were distantly related, William had no descendants. The county was organized at Dover in 1771.

    Strafford Courthouse
    GHLL Strafford County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Strafford County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Strafford County, NH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Strafford County Genealogical Society / Dover, NH)
    6. US/NHGenWeb site - Strafford County Archives
    7. US/NHGenWeb - Strafford County Genealogy & History
    8. Strafford County Vital Records - Strafford County Registry of Deeds, 259 County Farm Road, P.O. Box 799, Dover, New Hampshire 03820.
               Note:  Copies of divorce records may be obtained from the State office or from the Clerk of the Superior Court in the
               county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Carroll County (north), York County, Maine (east), Rockingham County (south),
             Merrimack County (west), Belknap County (northwest).

        Strafford County - New Hampshire Local History (LHN)

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    Census Information:
        1790 Census (I) - County listings by township, alphabetized Surnames, Slave owners and non-white free people.

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  • Sullivan County, New Hampshire —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 18, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Cheshire County, 5-Jul-1827.
    Established:  xx-Sep-1827
    County Seat:  Newport, New Hampshire

    County history - Sullivan County is named in honor of John Sullivan (1740-1795), revolutionary war hero and the third and fifth governor of New Hampshire (1786-1788, 1789-1790)..

    Sullivan Courthouse
    GHLL Sullivan County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Sullivan County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Sullivan County, NH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Claremont Historical Society & Claremont History Museum / Claremont, NH)
    6. US/NHGenWeb site - Sullivan County Archives
    7. US/NHGenWeb - Sullivan County Genealogy & History
    8. Sullivan County Vital Records - Sullivan County Registry of Deeds, P.O. Box 448, Newport, NH 03773.
               Note:  Copies of divorce records may be obtained from the State office or from the Clerk of the Superior Court in the
               county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Grafton County (north), Merrimack County (east), Hillsborough County (southeast),
             Cheshire County (south), Windham County, Vermont (southwest), Windsor County,
                Vermont
    (west).

        Clairmont Township - A comprehensive history of the people and times, spanning 130
             years from its first settlements.
        Cornish Township - Established in 1763, the town was once known as Mast Camp,
             because it was the shipping point for tall masts floated down the Connecticut River by
             the English.

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census Sullivan County, New Hampshire (Partial)

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