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Merrimack County, New Hampshire

Merrimack County

Merrimack County was founded on 1823 from Rockingham County and Hillsborough County . The county was named for the  Merrimack River.

The Merrimack County Seat is located in Concord and the county government website is http://www.merrimackcounty.net/

Areas adjacent to Merrimack County are Grafton County, Sullivan County, Hillsborough County, Rockingham County, Strafford County, Belknap County.

Cities and towns (date formed) situated in Merrimack County are Allenstown (1721), Andover (1779), Boscawen (1760), Bow (1727), Bradford (1787), Canterbury (1727), Chichester (1727), Concord (1765), Danbury (1795), Dunbarton (1752), Epsom (1727), Franklin (1828), Henniker (1768), Hill (1837), Hooksett / ?), Hopkinton (1735), Loudon (1773), New London (1779), Newbury (1837), Northfield (1780), Pembroke (1759), Pittsfield (1761), Salisbury (1768), Sutton (1784), Warner (1774), Webster (1860), Wilmot (1807)

Merrimack 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.

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

Merrimack County Society and Family History Resources

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

  • RAOGK Volunteers for New Hampshire (raogk.org)
  • New Hampshire State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
  • Merrimack Historical Society, P.O. Box 1525, 520 Boston Post Road, Merrimack, NH 03054-1525; (603) 880-4343
  • Allenstown Historical Society, Phone: 603-485-8170   PO Box 94, Allenstown , NH  03275-0094
  • Andover Historical Society   PO Box 167, Andover , NH  03216-0167, Website: andoverhistory.org
  • Bear Brook Museum Complex (NH State Park), Phone: 603 485-9869  State of NH, DRED (State Parks), PO Box 1856, Concord , NH  03302-1856, Website: www.nhstateparks.org
  • Boscawen Historical Society, Phone: 603-796-2001   4 Marlboro Rd, Boscawen , NH  03303-2317
  • Bow Heritage Commission   10 Grandview Rd, Bow , NH  03304-3410
  • Bradford Historical Society   PO Box 551, Bradford , NH  03221-0551, Website: www.bradfordnh.com/id12.htm
  • Canterbury Historical Society, Phone: 603-783-4702   PO Box 81, Canterbury , NH  03224-0081, Website: www.canterbury-nh.org/Pages/CanterburyNH_HistoricalSociety/programs
  • Canterbury Shaker Village, Phone: 603-783-9511   288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury , NH  03224-2728, Website: www.shakers.org
  • Chichester Historical Society, Phone: 603-798-5609   49 Main St, Chichester , NH  03258-6507
  • Concord Coach Society   PO Box 4077, Concord , NH  03302-4077
  • Concord Historical Society, Phone: 603-224-2508   PO Box 1027, Concord , NH  03302-1027, Website: www.concordhistoricalsociety.org
  • Danbury, NH, Historical Society  c/o Bonnie Fletcher, Danbury Historical Society, 30 Deckmans Rd, Danbury , NH  03230
  • Daniel Webster Birthplace (NH State Park), Phone: 603 934-5057; 603 485-2034  State of NH, DRED (State Parks), PO Box 1856, Concord , NH  03302-1856, Website: www.nhstateparks.org
  • Dunbarton Historical Society, Contact: Ted Vallieres;  c/o Ted Vallieres, 18 Tucker Hill Road, Dunbarton, NH 03046, Website: www.historicalsocietiesnh.org/dunbarton/
  • Epsom Historical Association  Epsom Historical Association, PO Box 814, Epsom , NH  03234-0814, Website: www.epsomhistory.com
  • Franklin Historical Society   PO Box 43, Franklin , NH  03235-0043, Website: www.franklinnhhistoricalsociety.org
  • Franklin Pierce Homestead (NH State Park), Phone: 603 478-3165  State of NH, DRED (State Parks), PO Box 1856, Concord , NH  03302-1856, Website: www.nhstateparks.org
  • Henniker Historical Society, Phone: 603-428-6267   PO Box 674, Henniker , NH  03242-0674, Website: www.HennikerHistory.org 
  • Hill Historical Society   PO Box 193, Hill , NH  03243-0193, Website: www.historicalsocietiesnh.org/hil
  • Hooksett Historical Society   16 Main St, Hooksett , NH  03106-1312, Website: www.Hooksetthistoricalsociety.org
  • Hopkinton Historical Society, dba of NH Antiquarian Society, Phone: 603-746-3825   300 Main St, Hopkinton , NH  03229-2627, Website: nhantiquarian.org
  • Kimball Jenkins Estate, Phone: 603-225-3932   266 N Main St, Concord , NH  03301-5053, Website: www.kimballjenkins.com
  • Little Nature Museum, The, Phone: 603-746-6121   216 Tucker Dr, Hopkinton , NH  03229-2426, Website: www.littlenaturemuseum.org
  • Loudon Historical Society   PO Box 7837, Loudon , NH  03307-7837
  • Mary Baker Eddy House - Concord, Phone: 603-225-3444   62 N State St, Concord , NH  03301-4330, Website: longyear.org/houses/concord.html
  • Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum, Phone: 603-456-2600   18 Highlawn Rd.,, Warner, NH  03278, Website: www.indianmuseum.org 
  • Museum of Family Camping, Phone: 603-485-3782, off season: 603-239-4768  State of NH, DRED (State Parks), PO Box 1856, Concord , NH  03302-1856, Website: www.ucampnh.com/museum
  • Muster Field Farm/Harvey Homestead, Inc., Phone: 603-927-4276   PO Box 118, North Sutton , NH  03260-0118, Website: www.musterfieldfarm.com
  • New London Historical Society, Phone: 603-526-6564   PO Box 965, New London , NH  03257-0965, Website: www.newlondonhistoricalsociety.org
  • Newbury Historical Society   PO Box 176, Newbury , NH  03255-0176, Website: www.newburyhistorical.org
  • NH Antique Snowmobile Museum, Phone: 603-648-2304   PO Box 10112, Concord , NH  03302-0112, Website: www.nhsnowmobilemuseum.com
  • NH Historical Society, Contact: Lisa Santilli, , Phone: 603-228-6688   30 Park St, Concord , NH  03301-6316, Website: nhhistory.org
  • NH Telephone Museum, Phone: 603-456-2234   PO Box 444, Warner , NH  03278-0444, Website: www.nhtelephonemuseum.com
  • Northfield Historical Society  c/o Northfield Town Hall, 21 Summer St, Northfield , NH  03276-1616
  • Pembroke Historical Society, Phone: 603-227-9226  c/o Town Hall, 311 Pembroke St, Pembroke , NH  03275-3234
  • Penacook Historical Society   16 Penacook St, Penacook , NH  03303-1702, Website: PenacookHistoricalSociety.org
  • Pittsfield Historical Society   PO Box 173, Pittsfield , NH  03263-0173, Website: www.pittsfield-nh.com
  • Richard Diehl CCC Museum  c/o NH Chapter 107 CCC Alumni, 29 W Main St, Warner , NH  03278-4213
  • Salisbury Historical Society, Contact:  PO Box 263, 655 Old Turnpike Rd, Salisbury , NH  03268-0263
  • Sanborn Mills, Inc., Phone: 603-435-7314   7097 Sanborn Rd, Loudon , NH  03307-1618, Website: www.sanbornmills.org
  • Society for the Preservation of the Old Meeting House, Webster NH   1220 Battle St, Webster , NH  03303-7311
  • Sutton Historical Society   PO Box 457, South Sutton , NH  03273-0457, Website: www.sutton-nh.gov 
  • The Fells, Phone: 603-763-4789  PO Box 276, 456 Route 103A, Newbury , NH  03255-0276, Website: www.thefells.org
  • The Pierce Manse, Phone: 603-225-4555   PO Box 425, Concord , NH  03302-0425, Website: www.piercemanse.org
  • Warner Historical Society, Phone: 603-456-2437   PO Box 189, Warner , NH  03278-0189, Website: www.warnerhistorical.org
  • Wilmot Historical Society, Phone: 603-526-4559   143 Shindagan Rd, Wilmot , NH  03287-4616
  • Merrimack County, New Hampshire Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
  • Merrimack County, New Hampshire Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
  • USGenWeb Archives for Merrimack County (usgwarchives.net)

Merrimack County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist frequently forget about the great importance of Merrimack 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 Merrimack 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 Merrimack County. The years indicated below are considered the first noted records data in this county.

Merrimack County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Merrimack 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 Merrimack County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Merrimack Co. NH Books, Newspapers & Publications

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Merrimack Co. NH Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Merrimack Co. NH Census Records

Merrimack Co. NH Cemeteries & Church Records

Merrimack Co. NH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Merrimack Co. NH General and History Websites

Merrimack Co. NH Immigration & Naturalization

Merrimack Co. NH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Merrimack Co. NH Military Records

Merrimack Co. NH Schools & Directories

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