Northumberland, Coös County, New Hampshire Genealogy
Brief History[edit | edit source]
Northumberland was originally granted on October 20, 1761 as Stonington. Ten years later, in 1771 it was regranted as Northumberland. In modern history (2013) the town is also known as Groveton. The name of Groveton is said to come from a large grove of maple trees that used to stand near the center of town's railroad station. At first it was Grove Town, and later shortened to Groveton.
The town is bounded by Stratford, NH to the north; Stark, NH to the east; south by Lancaster, NH and the west by the state of Vermont. Officially the name of the town is Northumberland. Some town services carry that name, and others, like the town clerk, go by the name Groveton.
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
Church Records[edit | edit source]
Historically, the largest religious groups in New Hampshire were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about New Hampshire denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.
To see the churches in Northumberland, visit.
Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of Northumberland:
City Directories[edit | edit source]
Land Records[edit | edit source]
The following are online land records for the town of Northumberland:
Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]
Maps[edit | edit source]
The following are online maps of the town of Northumberland:
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
Probate Records[edit | edit source]
In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Norhthumberland:
Town Histories[edit | edit source]
Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town
Town Records[edit | edit source]
In New Hampshire, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:
The following are Northumberland town records available online:
Town Clerk[edit | edit source]
The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.
Northumberland Town Office
10 Station Square
Northumberland, NH 03582
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
Births[edit | edit source]
- 1901-1915 New Hampshire Birth Certificates, 1901-1915 at FamilySearch - How to use this collection; index and images
Marriages[edit | edit source]
Deaths[edit | edit source]
Town Reports[edit | edit source]
The town of Northumberland kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Northumberland kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)
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