Cheshire County, New Hampshire

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Cheshire is a county in New Hampshire. It was formed in 1771 and is the original county. Cheshire began keeping vital records in 1771, and court records in 1771. For more information, contact the county at 33 West St. (deeds), 12 Court St.(probate), Keene 03431. On the attached map, Cheshire is located at K2.

Cities and towns

Genealogical Resources

The Keene Public Library has some Vital Records available online. While these pages focus mainly on Keene, you can often find information concerning people from surrounding towns.

In addition, The Historical Society of Cheshire County, founded in 1927, holds vast resources for genealogists. The Historical Society of Cheshire County is open Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday evenings to 9 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon.

The Historical Society of Cheshire County
P.O. Box 803, 246 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431


For information about the state of New Hampshire see New Hampshire Family History Research.

The Counties and County Seats of New Hampshire

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