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FIRST, To learn about how to research your family tree in Goffstown NH, and throughout the state of New Hampshire VISIT this important section of my web site! Included is how to obtain documents, such as birth, marriage, death, divorce, probate, land deeds, military records, etc.

For FREE original birth, marriage and death records (not certified) visit FamilySearch.

Only GOFFSTOWN NH-specific genealogy research information is listed below... all other resources may be found at the above link.

Please visit the GOFFSTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY web site. They have many old archives, documents and resources available!

OBTAINING VITAL RECORDS IN GOFFSTOWN, N.H. (If you need certified copies)
In addition to the NH Bureau of Vital Statistics, the Goffstown Town Clerk's Office maintains copies of birth, marriage and death certificates that occured in Goffstown
  • Bureau of Vital Records
    Division of Vital Records Administration
    71 South Fruit Street
    Concord, NH 03301-2410
    Telephone: (603) 271-4650
    Fax: (603) 271-3447
    Email: vitalrecords@sos.state.nh.us
    Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • For more information about vital statistics in New Hampshire, see this page.
  • Goffstown Town Clerk's Office
    16 Main Street
    Goffstown, NH 03045-1761
    Phone: (603) 497-3613

  • If you are unable to locate the vital records through both of these methods because the dates are pre 1800, consider the NH State Library collection and the Archived collection (see below)

*VITAL RECORDS OF GOFFSTOWN, New Hampshire (NH) 1746-1858* Mostly births and marriage (not 100% complete, but an excellent list) - TXT file, this site

TOWN REPORTS (Births, Marriages, Deaths)
Annual report of the Town of Goffstown NH (with Vital Records) for years: 1858, 1860, 1863-1867, 1869-1886, 1888, 1890, 1893-1905, 1914-1915, 1919, 1929, 1934-1947, 1948-1965, 1967-1981, 1982-1987, 1989-2009

Goffstown Marriage Abstracts from 1776 to 1902 [NOT all recorded, just some]

April 1891-Oct 1892 Hillsborough County Farm & Jail, list of Paupers, Prisoners, and Death Records in PDF format.

Hillsborough County complex in (Grasmere) Goffstown NH--the jail, hospital, and poor farm. 1919 listing of all prisoners and paupers. Birth and death records for the years ending 1907, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1914 and 1919

The Cemetery Division of Goffstown Public Works along with the Cemetery Trustees maintain Goffstown's three municipal cemeteries. The largest cemetery is the Westlawn Cemetery (created in September 1817) located on North Mast Road just north of the village. The other municipal cemeteries are the Hillside Cemetery across from the Grasmere Town Hall (on Goffstown Back Road in Grasmere,the oldest in the town, holding many of the town's pioneers from the late 1700's) and the Shirley Hill Cemetery on Back Mountain Road (founded in the 1840's). There are many historic features in all of Goffstown's municipal cemeteries. For for information, call (603) 497-4824 or email the Department of Public Works.

The Goffstown Historical Society has compiled some of the Goffstown burials (tombstone inscriptions). Contact them for more information.

A Catholic cemetery located in Goffstown is Mount Calvary Cemetery.

For SOME photographs of tombstones in Hillside Cemetery, See "Photographs"

In addition there are many smaller cemeteries throughout the town: Background info and descriptions of cemeteries in Goffstown

Dodge Family Tombstones - Goffstown NH



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