New Hampshire Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records

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New Hampshire Deaths and Burials, 1784-1949
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
New Hampshire, 
United States
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Location of New Hampshire
Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials Index
Collection years 1784-1949
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is an index of deaths and burials for the years 1784-1949 taken from church records and civil registration. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Deaths and Burials

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Marital status
  • Names of parents
  • Name of spouse
  • Race
  • Occupation
  • Birthplace
  • Birthplace of parents
  • Residence

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1733-1900 Marriages, 1783-1920 Deaths and Burials, 1784-1949
Belknap 0 11,711 3,572
Carroll 6,542 11,324 2,142
Cheshire 886 24,286 7,504
Coos 0 8,074 4,584
Grafton 1,729 18,149 4,926
Hillsborough 1,553 113,964 61,721
Merrimack 1,823 27,478 15,405
New Hampshire 379,246 336,160 112,685
Rockingham 12,365 57,836 40,075
Strafford 0 22,727 5,315
Sullivan 315 13,337 4,731
Total 404,459 645,046 262,660

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death or burial
  • The residence of your ancestor at the time of the death

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the FamilySearch Catalog.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find birth records
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Search for church and land records
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur
  • Search the FamilySearch Catalog to see if other records for this place are available
  • Consult the New Hampshire Record Finder to find other records

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of New Hampshire.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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