Enter a first and/or last name to search New Hampshire death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the New Hampshire death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain New Hampshire death certificates is available below.
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Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.
This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing New Hampshire death records, New Hampshire death ceritificates, New Hampshire death notices, New Hampshire death indexes, and other related New Hampshire genealogy records.
Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.
Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.
On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of New Hampshire. We also suggest searching for "New Hampshire death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.
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How to Obtain New Hampshire Death Certificates
The town or city clerk's office is the place where vital events are officially recorded in New Hampshire. Today each town or city sends copies of its vital events to the Bureau of Vital Records. Statewide compilation, however, did not begin until a law was passed in 1866, and total compliance was not accomplished until the 1880s. The Bureau of Vital Records was not established until 1905, but holds records from 1640 to the present.
For births, marriages, and deaths to present, write:
New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services
For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.
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