Monday, May 23, 2011

Londonderry Database at NEHGS!

Today I received a message from the New England Historic Genealogical Society that they have just published the Londonderry, New Hampshire (Nutfield) Vital Records to 1910 at their online database. You can read the announcement at this link:

These records are also available at  If you do not have a subscription to either website, you might have luck at your local library. Most libraries in the United States have access to Ancestry, and many, especially in the New England area, also have access to the NEHGS website. Both offer free limited time trial offers.

Other online resources for Londonderry records...

The Google Book Search also offers the Early Records of Londonderry, Windham, and Derry, NH, by George Waldo Browne, printed in 1908. This volume includes records from 1719 to 1762. Google Book Search also offers the full version of The History of Londonderry, by Rev. Edward L. Parker, which includes a chapter full of genealogies on some of the first families in Londonderry. Many other books on early Londonderry, Nutfield or Rockingham County history are available online through Google.

If you are not already familiar with it, a great resource for New Hampshire and Londonderry records is the New Hampshire Provincial Papers, sometimes known as the New Hampshire State Papers. I wrote about how to access this resource at this link: The State Papers were published in forty volumes between 1867 and 1943, and they include town documents, Revolutionary War rolls, town charters, probate and court records. These are an invaluable resource for early New Hampshire ancestors.

Recently the LDS church website published the New Hampshire Birth records to 1900, Death records 1654- 1947, and marriage records 1637 – 1947. These are about 1.5 million scanned images of the cards you see at the New Hampshire Archives in Concord, New Hampshire. If you have questions about printed or transcribed versions of the vital records, why not look at the actual scanned versions of the records for yourself to clear up any discrepancies!

Please leave a comment here if you know of any other online resources for Londonderry records!


Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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