New Hampshire Family History Societies(A-H)

This section lists the state-wide associations for New Hampshire.  It then lists county associations from Exeter to Henniker giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

County Societies

New Hampshire Historical Society

The association was established in 1823, its aims being to encourage and promote interest in the history of the state and to collect and preserve materials in relation to this objective.

Many resources are available in their Library, which incorporate:

  • Biographical Works
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Records
  • Genealogical Periodicals
  • Family Papers
  • Genealogies of New England Families
  • Manuscript Collection
  • Map Collection
  • Military Records
  • Newspapers
  • Notables Card Index
  • Organisational Records
  • Periodicals regarding New England Genealogy
  • Town and County Histories
  • Vital Records

An on-line catalogue of the association's resources is available on the site.


New Hampshire Society of Genealogists

The association was established in 1978 and their aims are to bring together people interested in genealogy, to publish genealogical material and to promote the preservation of records.

Some databases are on the site, which include Titles of Articles that have appeared in New Hampshire Genealogical Record and an Every-Name Index to Families in 1790. 

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Families in 1790
  • Historical Memoranda concerning Persons and Places in Old Dover Vol. 2
  • Journals of Enoch Hayes Place 1810-1865
  • Vital Records from Dover, First Newspaper 1790-1829
  • Vital Records from the Exeter Newsletter 1831-1865

County Societies

Exeter Historical Society

Numerous archives are accessible in their Research Library, which include:

  • Cemetery Records
  • Directories
  • Exeter 1888 - 1988 - Nancy Merrill
  • Exeter News-Letter - 1831 - pressent
  • Family Files
  • Genealogical Materials
  • Historical Maps of Exeter
  • History of Exeter - Charles Bell (includes Genealogical Information)
  • Newspapers
  • School Documents
  • Town Reports
  • Transcripts of the First Records of Exeter 1638-1730
  • Vital Records

Links to other sites you may find of use are also accessible.


Henniker Historical Society

A list of people who lived in Henniker, or their descendants, is on the site.  If you require further information regarding a name, please contact the association.  There is also an alphabetical list of people who were buried in Henniker or whose name was found engraved on a headstone.

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1768 Map of Henniker
  • 1889 Birds Eye View Maps of Henniker
  • Historic Cemeteries of Henniker - A Detailed Record of Gravestone Inscriptions
  • History of Henniker written in 1880 by L. W. Cogswell
  • New Cemetery, Henniker; A Detailed Record of Burials and Gravestone Inscriptions 1820-2000

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