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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Hampshire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Strafford County, New Hampshire|Strafford County]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Dover'''
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===Brief History===
  
'''Early records. ''' Information about early residents of '''Dover''' before 1680 may be found in [[Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts|Norfolk (old) County]] records. Norfolk (old) County was discontinued in 1680, but her records are still available.<ref>"Old Norfolk County Records," ''Essex Antiquarian'' 1, no. 2 (February 1897), 19-20.  Part of NEHGS [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx American Ancestors Search]. {{WorldCat|18623145|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|53754|item|disp=FHL Film 599729 Item 2; Book 974.45 B2a}}.</ref> For more details about these early records see [[Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts]].
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===Cemeteries===
  
=== References  ===
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===Church Records===
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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.<br><br>
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To see the churches in Dover, visit [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?includeIsParent=true&primaryText=Dover,%20Strafford,%20New%20Hampshire,%20United%20States&reqParents=4576521&reqParentsLabel=City&reqParentsType=186&searchTypeaheadInputText=Search%20Within:Dover,%20Strafford,%20New%20Hampshire,%20United%20States&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places].<br><br>
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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 Dover:<br><br>
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===City Directories===
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===Land Records===
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The following are online land records for the town of Dover:
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*'''1647-1714''' {{FHL|206860|title-id|disp=Records of the county of Norfolk, in the colony of Massachusetts}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1647-1838''' {{FHL|37216|title-id|disp=Town records, 1647-1838}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1670-1747''' {{FHL|30954|title-id|disp=Births, marriages, deaths, marriage intentions, earmarks, strays, 1670-1747}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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===Libraries and Historical Societies===
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===Maps===
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The following are online maps of the town of Dover:
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===Military Records===
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'''''Spanish-American War'''''
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* [https://archive.org/details/dovernh00quim/page/n5/mode/2up Historical Sketch of Dover’s Participation in the Spanish-American War May 12, 1898 to October 31, 1898]
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===Newspapers===
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===Probate Records===
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In New Hampshire, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Dover:
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*'''1636-1947''' {{RecordSearch|1987741|New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - index and images
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*'''1647-1714''' {{FHL|206860|title-id|disp=Records of the county of Norfolk, in the colony of Massachusetts}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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===Town Histories===
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Go to [https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%28Dover%20n.h.%29 Archive.org] to find published materials for this town
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===Town Records===
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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:
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<ul class="column-spacing-halfscreen" style="padding-right:5px;">
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    <li>Births</li>
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    <li>Marriages</li>
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    <li>Deaths</li>
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    <li>Burials</li>
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    <li>Cemetery records</li>
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    <li>Appointments</li>
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    <li>Earmarks</li>
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    <li>Estrays (stray animals)</li>
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    <li>Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)</li>
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    <li>Land records</li>
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    <li>Mortgages</li>
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    <li>Name changes</li>
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    <li>Care of the poor</li>
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    <li>School records</li>
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    <li>Surveys</li>
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    <li>Tax lists</li>
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    <li>Town meeting minutes</li>
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    <li>Voter registrations</li>
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    <li>Warning outs (of town)</li>
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</ul>
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|}
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The following are Dover town records available online:
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*'''1636-1947''' {{RecordSearch|1987741|New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - index and images
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*'''1647-1838''' {{FHL|37216|title-id|disp=Town records, 1647-1838}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1819-1856''' {{FHL|1461563|title-id|disp=Receipts & expenditures of the Town of Dover, 1819-1856}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1893-1948''' {{FHL|1461563|title-id|disp=Annual report of the receipts and expenditures, 1893-1948}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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====Town Clerk====
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The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.<br><br>
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Dover City Clerk<br>288 Central Avenue<br>Dover, NH 03820<br>[http://www.ci.dover.nh.us Website]
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===Vital Records===
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====Births====
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*'''1623-1823''' {{FHL|329972|title-id|disp=Dover, New Hampshire marriages, 1623-1823}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1636-1947''' {{RecordSearch|1987741|New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - index and images
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*'''1647-1838''' {{FHL|37216|title-id|disp=Town records, 1647-1838}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1670-1747''' {{FHL|30954|title-id|disp=Births, marriages, deaths, marriage intentions, earmarks, strays, 1670-1747}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1686 to 1850''' {{FHL|190089|title-id|disp=Collections of the Dover, N.H. Historical Society : volume 1}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1686-1850''' {{FHL|191170|title-id|disp=Vital records of Dover, New Hampshire, 1686-1850}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1800-1900''' {{FHL|1134725|title-id|disp=Birth certificates, 1800-1900}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1846-1885''' {{FHL|1134345|title-id|disp=Records of marriages, births, deaths, 1846-1885}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1860-1901''' {{FHL|1134697|title-id|disp=Births registered, 1860-1901}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1901-1915''' {{RecordSearch|1876928|New Hampshire Birth Certificates, 1901-1915}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[New Hampshire, Birth Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index and images
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====Marriages====
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*'''1623-1823''' {{FHL|329972|title-id|disp=Dover, New Hampshire marriages, 1623-1823}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1636-1947''' {{RecordSearch|1987741|New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - index and images
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*'''1647-1838''' {{FHL|37216|title-id|disp=Town records, 1647-1838}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1670-1747''' {{FHL|30954|title-id|disp=Births, marriages, deaths, marriage intentions, earmarks, strays, 1670-1747}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1686 to 1850''' {{FHL|190089|title-id|disp=Collections of the Dover, N.H. Historical Society : volume 1}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1686-1850''' {{FHL|191170|title-id|disp=Vital records of Dover, New Hampshire, 1686-1850}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1820-1947''' {{FHL|1131125|title-id|disp=Certificates of marriage, 1820-1947}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1824-1947''' {{FHL|1138111|title-id|disp=Intentions of marriage, 1824-1947}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1846-1885''' {{FHL|1134345|title-id|disp=Records of marriages, births, deaths, 1846-1885}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1877-1942''' {{FHL|1135585|title-id|disp=Marriage registers, 1877-1942}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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====Deaths====
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*'''1623-1823''' {{FHL|329972|title-id|disp=Dover, New Hampshire marriages, 1623-1823}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1636-1947''' {{RecordSearch|1987741|New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - index and images
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*'''1647-1838''' {{FHL|37216|title-id|disp=Town records, 1647-1838}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1670-1747''' {{FHL|30954|title-id|disp=Births, marriages, deaths, marriage intentions, earmarks, strays, 1670-1747}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1686 to 1850''' {{FHL|190089|title-id|disp=Collections of the Dover, N.H. Historical Society : volume 1}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1686-1850''' {{FHL|191170|title-id|disp=Vital records of Dover, New Hampshire, 1686-1850}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1800-1900''' {{FHL|1134725|title-id|disp=Birth certificates, 1800-1900}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1814-1908''' {{FHL|330627|title-id|disp=A Bill of mortality, 1814-1908}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1846-1885''' {{FHL|1134345|title-id|disp=Records of marriages, births, deaths, 1846-1885}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1853-1947''' {{FHL|1131127|title-id|disp=Certificates of death, 1853-1947}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1883-1942''' {{FHL|1138222|title-id|disp=Death registers, 1883-1942}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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====Town Reports====
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[http://genealogytrails.com/newham/strafford/baptismsdover1717-1766.html Genealogy Trails Historical Group] Baptisms, 1717 - 1766 Performed by Rev. Jonathan Cushing.
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===References===
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'''Early records. ''' Information before 1680 about early residents of '''Dover''' (aka Cochecho) may be found in [[Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Norfolk (old) County]] records. Norfolk (old) County was discontinued in 1680, but her records are still available.<ref>"Old Norfolk County Records," ''Essex Antiquarian'' 1, no. 2 (February 1897), 19-20. Part of NEHGS [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx American Ancestors Search]. {{WorldCat|18623145|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|53754|item|disp=FHL Film 599729 Item 2; Book 974.45 B2a}}.</ref> For more details about these early records see [[Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts]].
  
 
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'''Adjacent towns: ''Strafford Co.: '' [[Durham, New Hampshire|Durham]] | [[Greenland, New Hampshire|Greenland]] | [[Madbury, New Hampshire|Madbury]] | [[Rollinsford, New Hampshire|Rollinsford]] | [[Somersworth, New Hampshire|Somersworth]] | ''Rockingham Co.: '' [[New Castle, New Hampshire|New Castle]] | [[Newfields, New Hampshire|Newfields]] | [[Newmarket, New Hampshire|Newmarket]] | [[Portsmouth, New Hampshire|Portsmouth]] | [[Stratham, New Hampshire|Stratham]] | Maine: ''York Co.: '' [[Eliot, Maine|Eliot]] | [[Kittery, Maine|Kittery]] | [[South Berwick, Maine|South&nbsp;Berwick]]'''  
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'''Adjacent towns: ''Strafford Co.: '' [[Durham, New Hampshire|Durham]] | [[Greenland, New Hampshire|Greenland]] | [[Madbury, New Hampshire|Madbury]] | [[Rollinsford, New Hampshire|Rollinsford]] | [[Somersworth, New Hampshire|Somersworth]] | ''Rockingham Co.: '' [[New Castle, New Hampshire|New Castle]] | [[Newfields, New Hampshire|Newfields]] | [[Newington, New Hampshire|Newington]] | [[Newmarket, New Hampshire|Newmarket]] | [[Portsmouth, New Hampshire|Portsmouth]] | [[Stratham, New Hampshire|Stratham]] | Maine: ''York Co.: '' [[Eliot, Maine|Eliot]] | [[Kittery, Maine|Kittery]] | [[South Berwick, Maine|South&nbsp;Berwick]]'''  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:33, 10 August 2021

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 Dover, 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 Dover:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Dover:

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Spanish-American War

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 Dover:

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 Dover 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.

Dover City Clerk
288 Central Avenue
Dover, NH 03820
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

Town Reports[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Trails Historical Group Baptisms, 1717 - 1766 Performed by Rev. Jonathan Cushing.

References[edit | edit source]

Early records. Information before 1680 about early residents of Dover (aka Cochecho) may be found in Norfolk (old) County records. Norfolk (old) County was discontinued in 1680, but her records are still available.[1] For more details about these early records see Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts Genealogy.


  1. "Old Norfolk County Records," Essex Antiquarian 1, no. 2 (February 1897), 19-20. Part of NEHGS American Ancestors Search. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 599729 Item 2; Book 974.45 B2a.

Adjacent towns: Strafford Co.: Durham | Greenland | Madbury | Rollinsford | Somersworth | Rockingham Co.: New Castle | Newfields | Newington | Newmarket | Portsmouth | Stratham | Maine: York Co.: Eliot | Kittery | South Berwick


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