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Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, fraternal, family name, and ethnic societies often transcribe and publish records useful to family historians. Local genealogical societies often help family history researchers contact local record searchers or copy records that mention ancestors. A current list of societies, archives, and libraries can be found on several Internet sites. Many of these organizations have their own Internet sites.

For New Hampshire genealogical and historical societies that have records and services to help you with your research, see New Hampshire Archives and Libraries, New Hampshire Church Records, and Periodicals. Many counties also have local historical and genealogical societies. You can find local society addresses by using directories cited in the United States Societies Wiki article.

Genealogical and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

New Hampshire Historical Society
30 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: 603-225-3381, Ext. 11
Fax: 603-224-0463
Online Catalog

New Hampshire Society of Genealogists
P.O. Box 2316
Concord, NH 03302-2316
Telephone: 603-432-8137
Fax: 603-269-4524

American-Canadian Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 6478
4 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03108
Telephone: 603-622-1554

New England Historic Genealogical Society
101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Telephone: 617-536-5740

Lineage Societies[edit | edit source]

-New Hampshire State Directory of Members and Ancestors, Daughters of the American Revolution. Littleton, New Hampshire: Courier Printing, 1964. This source is the state directory of members and ancestors of the Daughters of the American Revolution, including deceased members. A listing of the Rolls of Ancestors is indexed to show the relationship with current members. Family History Library book 974.2 C4d; film 982030
-Register of the New Hampshire Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Manchester, New Hampshire: The Society, 1898. This source shows the members’ ancestors’ names, dates and places of residence, and service records. Family History Library book 974.2 C4c
-Proceedings of the New Hampshire Society. Concord, N.H.: Society, 1889–1904. These proceedings include a listing of officers, correspondence, and notes beginning with the first meeting in 1889. Included is a list of the last 14 survivors of the Revolutionary War with notes on their military service. Portraits and an index are included. Family History Library book 974.2 C4 and film 1320531 item 7, 1889–1897; film 1320524 item 5, 1898–1904
  • Society of Colonial Wars (New Hampshire).

     -Olsen, Ronald L. Master Index of Indexes of Ancestors of The Society of Colonial Wars. Iona, Idaho, 1998. This lists ancestors who fought in wars before the Battle of Lexington of 1775. At the end are the film numbers to the index of ancestors. This gives the ancestors' lineage paper numbers and/or supplemental papers numbers, and the film numbers for those papers. FHL book 973 C42o; film 1425262 item 27.

-List of Officers, Committees and Members Chronicle for Thirty Years, 1894–1924. (Concord, New Hampshire: Society, 1924). This source includes a list of officers, committees, and members between 1894–1924 and the members who died between 1910–1924. Included are sketches of their lives, lines of descent, and an index of ancestors and descendants. FHL book 974.2 C4sL; film 908591
-New Hampshire Society of Colonial Wars 1897 Register

Piscataqua Pioneers[edit | edit source]

The Piscataqua Pioneers organization gathered information on the history and genealogy of about 1,000 early settlers of New Hampshire and Maine. Their published books have extensive genealogical information about the earliest settlers of New Hampshire and their spouses and children.

  • Piscataqua Pioneers. Register of Members and Ancestors, 1623–1775. Dover, New Hampshire: C.F. Whitehouse, 1919. (Family History Library film 928026 item 5.) This register contains a list of early officers, genealogical information on the members and their ancestors, and where they settled. It includes portraits and is indexed.
  • Piscataqua Pioneers. Applications for Membership, 1978–1982. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982. (Family History Library film 1035963.) The applications show the genealogical information necessary to prove lineage from a pioneer ancestor. Included are references and personal history sketches. The records are arranged alphabetically.
  • Piscataqua Pioneers. Applications for Membership, 1908–1990. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978. (Family History Library films1036925–27 and 1597856 item 6.) The first three films are copies of applications through 1978. Film 1597856 item 6 includes applications 1980–1990. The applications are alphabetical lists of over 1,000 descendants of the first settlers of Maine and New Hampshire. The applications have full genealogies of the families.

FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

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