Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

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 Canterbury, visit FamilySearch Places.

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 Canterbury:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of Canterbury:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Canterbury:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In New Hampshire, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Canterbury:

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:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Canterbury 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.

Canterbury Town Office
PO Box 500
Canterbury, NH 03224
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

Town Reports[edit | edit source]

The town of Canterbury kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Canterbury 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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