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Sullivan County, New Hampshire

Sullivan County was founded on July 5, 1827 from Cheshire County. The county was named in honor of John Sullivan (1740-1795), the third and fifth governor of New Hampshire (1786-1788, 1789-1790).

The Sullivan County Seat is located in Newport and the county government website is

Areas adjacent to Sullivan County are Grafton CountyMerrimack CountyHillsborough CountyCheshire CountyWindham County, Vermont and Windsor County, Vermont.

Cities and towns (date formed) situated in Sullivan County are Acworth (1776), Charlestown (1753), Claremont (1764), Cornish (1763), Croydon (1763), Goshen (1791), Grantham (1761), Langdon (1787), Lempster (1761), Newport (1761), Plainfield (1761), Springfield (1794), Sunapee (1850), Unity (1764), Washington (1776)

Sullivan County does have Federal Census Schedules to help in researching your family tree. United states federal Population Schedules exist for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Sullivan County Society and Family History Resources

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

Sullivan County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist frequently forget about the great importance of Sullivan 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 Sullivan 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 Sullivan County. The years indicated below are considered the first noted records data in this county. Early deeds were damaged by fire. A separate series of “burned deeds,” consisting of copies of surviving portions of the burned volumes with a separate index, is at the registry.

Sullivan County Links

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

Sullivan Co. NH Books, Newspapers & Publications

Sullivan Co. NH Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Sullivan Co. NH Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Sullivan Co. NH Census Records

Sullivan Co. NH Cemeteries & Church Records

Sullivan Co. NH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Sullivan Co. NH General and History Websites

Sullivan Co. NH Immigration & Naturalization

Sullivan Co. NH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Sullivan Co. NH Military Records

Sullivan Co. NH Schools & Directories