To learn about
how to research your family tree in Merrimack NH and in the state
of New Hampshire VISIT
this important section of my web site.
Only Merrimack NH specific documents, located on this web site,
or available to the public on-line are listed here.
Where you look depends on the time-frame in which the event occurs
and whether you need a certified copy or not. You should look first
which should have many original document prior to 1930.
If you know the year that the event occurred, you should look in
Town Reports, that contain vital records for each year.
FOR CERTIFIED RECORDS, In New Hampshire, birth, death and marriage
records since 1640 may be obtained EITHER from the City or Town
Clerk in the city or town where the event occurred, OR from the
of Vital Records.
note that the State of NH did not require town clerks to send
records to the Bureau until the early 1800's. You probably want
to first check with the Merrimack NH town clerk to see what records
they do maintain.
For more information
about vital statistics in New Hampshire, see this page.
NH Town Clerk /Tax Collector's Office
Diane Pollock Trippett or Linda Hall
Town Clerk/Tax Collector
Town of Merrimack
PO Box 27
6 Baboosic Lake Road
Merrimack, NH 03054
Phone: (603) 424-3651
Fax: (603) 424-0461
A few years ago the Town of Merrimack went to putting all of the
vital records into a database so when you request a copy they
print out a new one. ALWAYS ask for a copy, or certified copy
OF THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT since the original may have information
that is not in the "new" template.
MARRIAGE, DEATH RECORDS ON THIS SITE
page with direct links to databases (births, marriages, deaths,
naturalizations, and probate/wills) in New Hampshire.
-- South Merrimack Church Baptisms - 1831-1860 - PDF file
TOWN REPORTS (abt 1950-1992, a few missing with births, marriages
and deaths for each year) -- Internet Archive
in Merrimack NH - between 1775 and 1858
(compiled from town records) - PDF file
-- Later Deaths in Merrimack NH - generally between 1859
and 1940, but some earlier and later, alphabetical by surname
to B | C
to F | G
to H | I
to L | M
to O| P
to R | S
to U | V
(Tombstone inscriptions) - this site
Other sources of Vital Records (Births, Marriages and Deaths)
Reports of the town of Merrimack, NH (including vital records)
for years: 1851-1861 [kindly scanned and posted on Flickr
by Marc Nozell]
Annual Reports of the Town of Merrimack, New Hampshire
(including vital records) for years: 1950, 1952, 1954-1993, 1995-1997
BOOKS ONLINE (Searchable) RELATING TO MERRIMACK NH
-- Online Book: Reminiscences
of Old Dunstable, by John B. Hill, E.H. Spalding, Nashua NH
1878 (includes early history of area, the Bunker Hill Battle,
the story of Joe English, Chamberlain and Paugus, plus genealogies
of Hon. Jonathan Blanchard, Rev. Thomas Weld, John Lovewell, Tyng,
the Farwell Family, Branches of the Bancroft Family, Some Branches
of the Fletcher Family, Rev. Harland Weld, and John Cromwell -
Internet Archive - PDF
Address delivered on occasion of centennial celebration of the
town of Merrimack, N.H., By Stephen Thompson Allen, 1901 -
records of Dunstable, Massachusetts, to the end of the year
1849; Published 1913 by Essex Institute in Salem, Mass . - Internet
of the old township of Dunstable including Nashua, Nashville,
Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, and Merrimac, N.H. ; Dunstable and
Tyngsborough, Mass., by Charles J. Fox. - Internet Archive
of old Dunstable. Address by Hon. S.T. Worcester, October
27, 1873. Also Colonel Bancroft's personal narrative of the battle
of Bunker Hill, and some notices of persons and families of the
early times of Dunstable, including Welds, Tyngs, Lovewells, Farwells,
Fletchers, Bancrofts, Joneses and Cutlers (1878)
diary of Matthew Patten of Bedford, N.H 1719-1795 (pub 1903)
[Merrimack abuts Bedford, so many of the early families are mentioned
in his diary].
at the dedication of the monument erected to the memory of Matthew
Thornton at Merrimack, N. H., September 29, 1892, published
. - Matthew
Thornton of New Hampshire : a patriot of the American Revolution
- Adams, Charles Thornton, 1903.
family of James Thornton, father of Hon. Matthew Thornton
- Adams, Charles Thornton, 1905
Merrimack River, by J. W. Meader 4 editions (2 ebooks) - first
published in 1869 - Internet Archive
week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, By Henry David Thoreau
- Internet Archive
Early Grants of Land in the Wildernesse North of Merrimack,
by George Augustus Gordon - Internet Archive - PDF
in the White Mountains, by Charles Edward Beals, Jr.; illustrated
from photographs., Published 1916 by R. G. Badger; [etc., etc.
in Boston .
LAND/DEED RECORDS, DIVORCE, ADOPTION, PROBATE, OTHER MILITARY RECORDS,
TOWN RECORDS, AND MORE IN HILLSBOROUGH CO, NH - VISIT
THIS SECTION OF MY WEB SITE
FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE STATEWIDE RESEARCH - VISIT
-- List of Merrimack residents in
the American Revolution
-- List of Merrimack residents
in the War of 1812 [from Merrimack Historical Society web
site, PDF file]
-- List of Merrimack residents in the "War
of the Rebellion" (Civil War)
and mention of various veterans of other wars (from Merrimack
of Armistice Day (1918) in Merrimack NH at the end of World
SEE ON THIS SITE:
- "History of Merrimack"
- this history contains the names of many of the early settlers,
merchants and manufacturers
- Family Trees of Merrimack NH
- there are several family trees on this web site, and it is
still growing. In addition to the town history, I've traced many
of them back several more generations. A MUST SEE!
MERRIMACK RECORDS ONLINE [Merrimack was originally
part of "Old Dunstable"
Purpose is to bring together those interested in history, especially
the history of the town of Merrimack. Activities include the preservation
of town artifacts, research of town history, assistance to residents
and school children, and other scheduled programs. Meetings are
held on the third Tuesday of the month, from September to June,
at 7:00 PM at the #12 Schoolhouse, 520 Boston Post Road in Merrimack.
Membership is open to everyone, and all meetings are open to the
public. Membership is $10; $8 for seniors and those under 16.
- A tale by Susan Blunt, age 85, of her reminiscences growing
up in the Thornton Ferry section of Merrimack [goes to archived
page as original has changed]
of a general store, in or near Merrimack, New Hampshire. (1851)
personal thanks to Joyce Bishop, Lorraine Demers and Jo Kilbourn
for the extensive work they performed to compile information from
Merrimack cemeteries,church records and other sources.
am especially grateful to Jo Kilbourn who scanned the original
documents into PDF format and provided them for this web site.