Source Information

Ancestry.com. New Hampshire, Death and Burial Records Index, 1654-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:

"New Hampshire Death Records, 1654–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records. "Death Records, 1654–1947." Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire.

"New Hampshire Deaths and Burials, 1784–1949." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

About New Hampshire, Death and Burial Records Index, 1654-1949

This database contains an index of details extracted from New Hampshire death 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, and the majority of the records in this database were created after 1900.

Sources for this index include microfilmed copies of records from the Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics as well as from town and county clerks, church records, and family records.

Details in the index entries vary depending on the original record, but they may include

  • name
  • date of death
  • place of death
  • age
  • birth date
  • birthplace
  • occupation
  • marital status
  • burial date
  • burial place
  • cemetery
  • father’s name and birthplace
  • mother’s name and birthplace
  • spouse’s name, gender, estimated birth year, father, mother
  • previous spouse
  • informant’s name and residence
  • 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.

Because this database includes details extracted from family records, researchers will want to confirm facts with original and primary sources.