"New Hampshire Marriage Records 1637–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2011. “New Hampshire Statewide Marriage Records 1637–1947,” database, FamilySearch, 2009. New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records. “Marriage Records.” New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord.
This database contains an index extracted from New Hampshire marriage records.
What’s in the Index
While the earliest vital records for New Hampshire were recorded by town clerks in the mid-1600s, legislation requiring the secretary of state to compile a statewide record of vitals was not passed until 1866. Compliance improved in the 1880s and was firmly established in 1905 with the creation of the Bureau of Vital records.
Details in this index were extracted from microfilmed copies of original marriage records, including certificates of intention of marriage and certificates of marriage for more recent years.
Details in the entries vary depending on the original record, but they may include
- date of marriage
- place of marriage
- birth date
- marital status
- father’s name
- mother’s name
- paternal grandparent
- maternal grandparent
- previous spouse
- spouse’s birth date, birthplace, age, race, gender, marital status, previous spouse
- spouse’s father
- spouse’s mother
- spouse’s paternal grandparent
- spouse’s maternal grandparent
- FHL film number
The FHL film number refers to a microfilm copy of the source held by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.