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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Hampshire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire|Rockingham]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Newton'''
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===Brief History===
  
'''Early records. ''' Information about early residents of '''Newton''' 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 Newton, visit [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?includeIsParent=true&primaryText=Newton,%20Rockingham,%20New%20Hampshire,%20United%20States&reqParents=4576937&reqParentsLabel=Town&reqParentsType=376&searchTypeaheadInputText=Search%20Within:Newton,%20Rockingham,%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 Newton:<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 Newton:
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*'''1732-1897''' {{FHL|267676|title-id|disp=Town records, 1732-1897}} 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 Newton:
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===Newspapers===
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===Probate Records===
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[[New Hampshire Probate Records]] contains detailed information on New Hampshire probate records.
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===Town Histories===
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Go to [https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%28Newton%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 Newton 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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*'''1732-1897''' {{FHL|267676|title-id|disp=Town records, 1732-1897}} 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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Newton Town Office<br>PO Box 378<br>Newton, NH 03858
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[http://www.newton-nh.gov/ Website]
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===Vital Records===
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====Births====
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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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*'''1732-1897''' {{FHL|267676|title-id|disp=Town records, 1732-1897}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1800-1998''' {{FHL|1020914|title-id|disp=Card file of births, marriages, and deaths, ca. 1800-1998}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1836-1893, 1904-1916''' {{FHL|19668|title-id|disp=Records of marriages, births, and deaths, 1836-1893, 1904-1916}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1850-1880''' {{FHL|1020971|title-id|disp=Records of births, marriages, and deaths (loose papers), 1850-1880}} 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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* {{FHL|332622|title-id|disp=Newton vital records}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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====Marriages====
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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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*'''1732-1897''' {{FHL|267676|title-id|disp=Town records, 1732-1897}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1800-1998''' {{FHL|1020914|title-id|disp=Card file of births, marriages, and deaths, ca. 1800-1998}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1836-1893, 1904-1916''' {{FHL|19668|title-id|disp=Records of marriages, births, and deaths, 1836-1893, 1904-1916}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1850-1880''' {{FHL|1020971|title-id|disp=Records of births, marriages, and deaths (loose papers), 1850-1880}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1869-1889''' {{FHL|1020986|title-id|disp=Certificates of marriage, 1869-1889}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1889-1903''' {{FHL|1020991|title-id|disp=Records of intentions of marriage, 1889-1903}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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* {{FHL|332622|title-id|disp=Newton vital records}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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====Deaths====
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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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*'''1732-1897''' {{FHL|267676|title-id|disp=Town records, 1732-1897}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1800-1998''' {{FHL|1020914|title-id|disp=Card file of births, marriages, and deaths, ca. 1800-1998}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1836-1893, 1904-1916''' {{FHL|19668|title-id|disp=Records of marriages, births, and deaths, 1836-1893, 1904-1916}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1850-1880''' {{FHL|1020971|title-id|disp=Records of births, marriages, and deaths (loose papers), 1850-1880}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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* {{FHL|332622|title-id|disp=Newton vital records}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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====Town Reports====
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The town of Newton kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Newton 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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{| style="width:40%; vertical-align:top;"<br>
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1934newt/page/n93/mode/2up 1933]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1936newt/page/n91/mode/2up 1935]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1938newt/page/n87/mode/2up 1937]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1941newt/page/28/mode/2up 1940]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1948newt/page/n97/mode/2up 1948]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1949newt/page/100/mode/2up 1949]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1950newt/page/108/mode/2up 1950]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1951newt/page/104/mode/2up 1951]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1952newt/page/116/mode/2up 1952]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1953newt/page/100/mode/2up 1953]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1954newt/page/98/mode/2up 1954]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1955newt/page/n107/mode/2up 1955]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1956newt/page/100/mode/2up 1956]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1957newt/page/108/mode/2up 1957]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1958newt/page/106/mode/2up 1958]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1959newt/page/108/mode/2up 1959]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1960newt/page/108/mode/2up 1960]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1961newt/page/114/mode/2up 1961]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1962newt/page/116/mode/2up 1962]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1963newt/page/134/mode/2up 1963]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1964newt/page/n161/mode/2up 1964]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1965newt/page/n135/mode/2up 1965]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1977newt/page/90/mode/2up 1977]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1978newt/page/94/mode/2up 1978]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1980newt/page/88/mode/2up 1980]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1982newt/page/88/mode/2up 1982]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1985newt/page/94/mode/2up 1985]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1986newt/page/106/mode/2up 1986]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1987newt/page/102/mode/2up 1987]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1988newt/page/100/mode/2up 1988]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1989newt/page/116/mode/2up 1989]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1990newt/page/102/mode/2up 1990]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1991newt/page/100/mode/2up 1991]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1992newt/page/98/mode/2up 1992]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1993newt/page/114/mode/2up 1993]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1994newt/page/124/mode/2up 1994]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1996newt/page/115/mode/2up 1996]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1997newt/page/111/mode/2up 1997]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1998newt/page/122/mode/2up 1998]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1999newt/page/140/mode/2up 1999]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto2000newt/page/130/mode/2up 2000]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto2001newt/page/130/mode/2up 2001]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto2002newt/page/130/mode/2up 2002]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto2003newt/page/111/mode/2up 2003]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto2004newt/page/129/mode/2up 2004]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto2005newt/page/136/mode/2up 2005]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto2008newt/page/147/mode/2up 2008]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto2009newt/page/168/mode/2up 2009]
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*[https://archive.org/details/annualreportofto2010newt/page/158/mode/2up 2010]
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|}<br>
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===References===
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'''Early records. ''' Information about early residents of '''Newton''' before 1680 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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Latest revision as of 11:53, 29 July 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 Newton, 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 Newton:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Newton:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

New Hampshire Probate Records contains detailed information on New Hampshire probate records.

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 Newton 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.

Newton Town Office
PO Box 378
Newton, NH 03858

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


References[edit | edit source]

Early records. Information about early residents of Newton before 1680 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: Rockingham Co.: East Kingston | Kingston | Plaistow | South Hampton | Massachusetts: Essex Co.: Amesbury | Haverhill | Merrimac