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Grafton County, New Hampshire

Grafton County

Grafton County was founded on March 19, 1771 one of the five original counties identified for New Hampshire in 1769. The county was named Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton (1735-1811), , who had been a supporter of American causes in Parliament, and who was serving as Prime Minister of Great Britain (1768-1770) at the time.

The Grafton County Seat is located in Haverhill and the county government website is http://www.graftoncountynh.us/

Areas adjacent to Grafton County are Caledonia County, Vermont, Orange County, Vermont, Windsor County, Vermont, Merrimack CountySullivan County, Belknap County, Carroll County, Coos County, Essex County, Vermont.

Cities and towns (date formed) situated in Grafton County are Alexandria (1753), Ashland (1868), Bath (1761), Benton (1839), Bethlehem (1799), Bridgewater (1786), Bristol (1819 ), Campton (1761), Canaan (1761), Dorchester (1761), Easton (1867), Landaff (), Ellsworth (1802), Enfield (1761), Franconia (1782), Grafton (1761), Groton (1792), Hanover (1761), Haverhill (1763), Hebron (1792), Cockermouth (), Holderness (1751), Landaff (1774), Lebanon (1761), Lincoln (), Lisbon (1824), Littleton (1784), Livermore (), Lyman (1761), Lyme (1761), Monroe (1854), Orange (1790), Orford (1761), Piermont (1764), Plymouth (), Rumney (1761), Sugar Hill (1962), Thornton (1763), Warren (1764 ), Waterville Valley (1976), Wentworth (1766), Woodstock (1840)

Grafton County does have Federal Census Schedules to help in researching your family tree. United states federal Population Schedules exist for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Grafton Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Grafton Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Grafton Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There is free down-loadable and printable census forms to help with your research.

Grafton County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Grafton County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

  • RAOGK Volunteers for New Hampshire (raogk.org)
  • New Hampshire State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
  • Alexandria Historical Society, Phone: 603-744-5831  c/o Pat Moore, 317 Shem Valley Rd, Alexandria , NH  03222-6110
  • Ashland Historical Society   PO Box 175, Ashland , NH  03217-0175, Website: www.oldashlandnh.org
  • Bath Historical Society, Phone: 603-747-2454   PO Box 44, Bath , NH  03740-0044
  • Bethlehem Heritage Society, Phone: 603-869-3330  PO Box 148, Main St, Bethlehem , NH  03574-0148, Website: www.bethlehemheritagenh.com
  • Bridgewater Historical Society  c/o Ruth Whittier, 1785 Summer St, Bristol , NH  03222-3243
  • Bristol Historical Society, Contact: Lucille Keegan, Pres; 603 744-2751; , Phone: 603-744-9108   PO Box 400, Bristol , NH  03222-0400, Website: www.bristolhistoricalsociety.com
  • Campton Historical Society  PO Box 160, 529 NH Route 175, Campton , NH  03223-0160, Website: www.camptonhistorical.org
  • Canaan Historical Society   PO Box 402, Canaan , NH  03741-0402, Website: www.rootsweb.com/~nhchs
  • Crossroads of America, Phone: 603-869-3919   6 Trudeau Rd, Bethlehem , NH  03574-5106, Website: http://members.tripod.com/~s_scale/index.html
  • Dartmouth College Archives, Phone: 603-646-0538  Special Collections, 6065 Webster Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover , NH  03755-3519, Website: www.dartmouth.edu/~speccoll/
  • Dorchester Historical Society  No mailing address., Open Sun., 2-4pm, Memorial Day to Columbus Day and Old Home Days all weekend., Admission free,
  • Enfield Historical Society   PO Box 612, Enfield , NH  03748-0612
  • Enfield Shaker Museum, Phone: 603-632-4346   447 NH Route 4A, Enfield , NH  03748-3503, Website: www.shakermuseum.org 
  • Franconia Area Heritage Council, Phone: 603-823-5000   PO Box 169, Franconia , NH  03580-0169, Website: www.FranconiaHeritage.org
  • Groton Historical Society   PO Box 50, Rumney , NH  03266-0050
  • Hanover Historical Society, Phone: 603-646-3371  PO Box 142, 32 N Main St, Hanover , NH  03755-0142
  • Haverhill Historical Society   PO Box 25, Haverhill , NH  03765-0025
  • Hebron Historical Society, Phone: 603-744-1048   PO Box 89, Hebron , NH  03241-0089, Website: wwww.hebronhistsoc.org
  • Holderness Historical Society, Phone: 603-968-7575   PO Box 140, Holderness , NH  03245-0140
  • Lebanon Historical Society   PO Box 18, Lebanon , NH  03766-0018, Website: www.lebanonnhhistory.org
  • Lisbon Area Historical Society, Phone: 603-838-6615  Lisbon Public Library, 45 School St, Lisbon , NH  03585-6512
  • Littleton Area Historical Society, Phone: 603-444-6435   120 Main St, Littleton , NH  03561-4074, Website: www.golittleton.com/littleton_history.php
  • Lyme Historians, Phone: 603-795-2508   PO Box 41, Lyme , NH  03768-0041
  • Mary Baker Eddy Historic House - Rumney, Phone: 603-786-9943   PO Box 464, Rumney , NH  03266-0464
  • Monroe Historical Society, Phone: 603-638-4104  c/o Charles Hammer, 60 Fairfield Rd, Monroe , NH  03771-3274
  • New England Ski Museum, Phone: 603-823-7177   PO Box 267, Franconia , NH  03580-0267, Website: www.skimuseum.org
  • Old Man of the Mountain Museum   PO Box 893, Franconia , NH  03580-0893
  • Orford Historical Society, Phone: 603-353-9307   PO Box 44, Orford , NH  03777-0044,
  • Pemi Baker Valley Historical Society Council  c/o Michelle Betts, 10 Palmer Rd, Campton , NH  03223-4422
  • Piermont Historical Society, Phone: 603-272-4359   PO Box 273, Piermont , NH  03779-0273, Open on request.,
  • Plymouth Historical Society, Contact: Lisa Lundari, President, 603-536-1646, , Phone: 603-536-2337   PO Box 603, Plymouth , NH  03264-0603, Website: www.plymouthnh-historicalsociety.org
  • Rumney Historical Society   PO Box 945, Rumney , NH  03266-0945
  • Sugar Hill Historical Museum, Phone: 603-823-5336  PO Box 591, Route 117, Main St, Sugar Hill , NH  03586-0591, Website: www.franconianotch.org
  • The Frost Place Museum, Phone: 603-823-5510   PO Box 74, Franconia , NH  03580-0074, Website: www.frostplace.org
  • Thornton Historical Society  Thornton Town Hall, 16 Merrill Access Rd, Thornton , NH  03285-6127
  • Township of Grafton Historical Society   PO Box 173, Grafton , NH  03240-0173
  • Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society, Phone: 603-745-8159   PO Box 863, Lincoln , NH  03251-0863, Website: www.logginginlincoln.com
  • Warren Historical Society, Phone: 603-764-9949   PO Box 114, Warren , NH  03279-0114
  • Wentworth Historical Society   PO Box 13, Wentworth , NH  03282-0013
  • Grafton County, New Hampshire Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
  • Grafton County, New Hampshire Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
  • USGenWeb Archives for Grafton County (usgwarchives.net)

Grafton County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist frequently forget about the great importance of Grafton County court, probate, and land documents as a resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Hidden away in New Hampshire courthouses and archives just about everywhere tend to be the hopes and dreams and worries of the many New Hampshire citizens.

The odds are excellent that your particular forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least some elements of their lives in the Grafton County court records. Even if your ancestors and forefathers is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Please speak to the clerk's dept to verify hours, mailing address, fees and other facts in advance of visiting or inquiring about information because of occasionally changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Many workers will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the person to complete the research.

The following facts indicates whatever birth, death, marriage, property, wills, and courtroom records are typically in Grafton County. The years indicated below are considered the first noted records data in this county.

Grafton County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Grafton County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a fee. This is simply a collection that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to furnish your own most liked Grafton County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Grafton Co. NH Books, Newspapers & Publications

Grafton Co. NH Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Grafton Co. NH Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Grafton Co. NH Census Records

Grafton Co. NH Cemeteries & Church Records

Grafton Co. NH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Grafton Co. NH General and History Websites

Grafton Co. NH Immigration & Naturalization

Grafton Co. NH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Grafton Co. NH Military Records

Grafton Co. NH Schools & Directories

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