New Hampshire Marriage Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search New Hampshire marriage records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the New Hampshire marriage records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain New Hampshire marriage certificates is available below.

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New Hampshire marriage records

Marriage records contain information about the marriage of two people, including the date of marriage, place of marriage, sometimes the names of the mothers and fathers, and even the people who witnessed the marriage. Marriage certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residences, and perhaps even the maiden names of the mothers.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing New Hampshire marriage records, New Hampshire marriage licenses, New Hampshire marriage indexes, New Hampshire marriage announcements, and other related New Hampshire genealogy records.

Marriage records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the marriage takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store marriage records into various online archives. This has brought access to online marriage records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of marriages, and in addition to marriage certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing marriage records of New Hampshire. We also suggest searching for "New Hampshire marriage records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain New Hampshire Marriage Certificates

The town or city clerk's office is the place where vital events are officially recorded in New Hampshire. Today each town or city sends copies of its vital events to the Bureau of Vital Records. Statewide compilation, however, did not begin until a law was passed in 1866, and total compliance was not accomplished until the 1880s. The Bureau of Vital Records was not established until 1905, but holds records from 1640 to the present.

For births, marriages, and deaths to present, write:

New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services
Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics
6 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301-6527

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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