G E N E A L O G Y Research - PETERBOROUGH, NH
To learn about how to research your family tree in Peterborough
NH and in the state of New Hampshire VISIT
this important section of my web site!!
Only Peterborough NH specific documents, located on this web site,
or available to the public on-line are listed here.
EARLY NH VITAL RECORDS CAN BE FOUND FOR FREE AT FAMILYSEARCH.
VITAL RECORDS for Peterborough, NH
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 NH
Bureau 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 Peterborough
NH town clerk to see what records they do maintain.
of Vital Records
Division of Vital Records Administration
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
800-852-3345 x4651 (M-F, 8-4:30)
in NH - 603-271-4650
NH Town Clerk's Office
Town of Peterborough
1 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: 603.924.8000 -- Ext 105
Report of the Town of Peterborough (including vital statistics,
births marriages and deaths) for the years as follows: 1927, 1936-1938,
1940-1949, 1951-1963-1966, 1968-1991, 1996-1998, 1999-2003
Divorce, Land/Deed Records and Probate Records...
Department of Public Works, for the town of Peterborough is responsible for
maintenance of some of the following cemeteries.
this link for listing of cemeteries in Peterborough AREA and directions]
MacDowell Cemetery, Peterborough North*
Hill Cemetery, Peterborough South* (Route
123) | Find-a-Grave
Cemetery, Peterborough South
Plain Cemetery, Peterborough North*
Hill Cemetery, Peterborough North
Ridge Cemetery, Peterborough
Cemetery - situated between Union Street and MacDowell Road adjacent to the
Peter's Cemetery, Peterborough North
[this is behind St. Peter's Church
on Vine Street]
- Old Street Road [see LOOKUP below]
Cemetery, Peterborough North (Concord St.)
For a history of Peterborough
cemeteries, SEE History on this site.
For a limited
number of photographs of tombstones in St. Peter's and the Village Cemetery, SEE
SURNAME HISTORIES FROM THE PETERBOROUGH TOWN HISTORY
History of the town of Peterborough, Hillsborough county,
New Hampshire, with the report of the proceedings at the centennial
celebration in 1839 ; an appendix containing the records of the
original proprietors and a genealogical and historical register
by Smith, Albert, b. 1801; Morison, John Hopkins, 1808-1896; Publication
date 1876 [Internet Archive]
For those with access through HeritageQuest at their local library,
the History of Peterborough is available online for free].
of this book is also available FREE at Google Books HERE.
in this history are: Abbot,
Boynton, Brackett, Brennan,
Bullard, Buss, Caldwell, Carey,
Carley, Carter, Chapman,
Chase, Cheney, Childs, Clark, Cogswell, Converse, Cragin, Cram,
Crane, Cuningham, Cutler, Cutter, Davis, Davison, Day,
Edes, Evans, Fairbanks, Farnsworth, Farnum, Farwell, Faxon, Felt,
Ferguson, Ferry, Field, Finch,
Follansbee, Forbush, French, Frost,
Gates, Gibbs, Goodridge, Gordon,
Gowing, Gray, Gregg, Grimes, Hadley, Haggett, Hammill, Hannaford,
Hill, Holmes, Holt, Hovey, Howe, Howden, Hunt, Ingalls, Jewett,
Kimball, Laws, Leathers,
Little, Livingston, Longley, Loring, McAlister, McCoy,
McCloud, McClourge, McKean, Maynard, Mears, Melvin, Miller, Mitchell,
Moore, Morison, Mussey, Nahor, Nay / McNee, Nelson, Osgood, Parker,
Payson, Ritchardson, Ritchie, Robbe, Sawyer, Scott, Senter, Shedd,
Smiley, Smith, Spalding, Spofford, Spring, Steele, Stevens, Stuart,
Swan, Taggart, Taylor,
Templeton, Thayer, Todd, Treadwell, Turner, Tubbs, Twiss, Upton,
Vose, Varnum, Walker, Wallace, Washburn, Weston, White, Whittemore,
"At the battle of Bunker Hill, though there could not have
been more than seventy or eighty families in the town, twenty-two
of our citizens [of Peterborough] were present and seventeen actively
engaged in the fight." For further details of Peterborough
and the Revolutionary war, view "History
of Peterborough - American Revolution" (13 pages, PDF file,
please be patient for this to download)
For ALL OTHER sources of military records,
SEE THIS PAGE.
Topographical and Historical Account of Peterborough, New
Hampshire, by Rev. Elijah Dunbar, published August 1, 1822 in
"Historical Collections." (includes info on early
Address Delivered at the Centennial Celebration in Peterborough
NH, by John Hopkins Morison, published in 1839
of the Morrison-Steele Families of Peterborough NH (and
elsewhere), by Leonard Allison Morrison, published 1880
of the Sesqui-centennial Celebration Held at Peterborough NH,
1890 (Google Books, free, searchable)
Treadwell of Ipswich MA and some of his descendants, by
Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters in the New England Historical and
Genealogical Register (some descendants settled in NH, including
Peterborough), published 1906.
memorial pageant [The House of dreams; held August 16-20,
1910 in the woods on the grounds of the MacDowell Memorial Association.
- by George Pierce Baker
Walkers of Peterborough in New Hampshire : Concord, October,
1899 - Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin)
Mail: Michelle M. Stahl, Executive Director
Peterborough Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, 19 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
According to recent correspondence with the
Peterborough Historical Society any inquiries for information
and research request can be sent to the above address
Their resources include:
of Peterborough New Hampshire. George Abbot Morison and
Etta M. Smith. Richard R. Smith Publishers Inc., Rindge NH, 1954.
This is a two volume set that is no longer in print. Book one
is a narrative and history of town. Book two is the genealogy.
This history covers from settlement to the late 1940's including
the MacDowell Colony, Military history through to the Korean war,
a section on old houses and farms in the area, the fire, flood
and hurricane of 1926 and 1938 and the depression area. The genealogy
covers from the early 1800's to the 1950's.
Our Changing Town Peterborough 1939-1989. Peter Randal Publisher, Portsmouth,
NH 1996.This is a two volume set, narrative and genealogy, that covers the
recent town history from 1939-1989.The
genealogy covers the late 1800's to 1989. This book is still in print and available.
on Gravestones in the Two Old Cemeteries on the East Hill in Peterborough,
N.H. Peterborough Historical Society, 1979.This book
list all the grave stone inscriptions from the two cemeteries
on Old Street Road.
Early Roads of Peterborough: Transcripts of the early roads
from 1760 to 1860 with explanatory notes. Richard H. Sanderson,
If you visit the Historical Society in person, you can obtain
a free brochure "A Walking Tour of Peterborough NH"
which you will greatly enjoy.
2 Concord Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
Historical resources at the library - they have the McGilvray
HistoricalRoom- items can't be checked out, but they can be
photocopied. Mainly town histories, and some vital records. They
can be accessed online through the library's online catalog link.
We also have a microfilm reader/printer in the Historical Room,
so if you can find it on the microfilm, you can print it. There
are also paper copies of most newspapers, although we prefer you
use the microfilm where you can. The Transcript goes back to 1854,
the Ledger from 1976 on; and smatterings of other microfilmed holdings.
A lot of people doing historical or genealogical research contact
the Reference Librarian at the Peterborough Library.
the story by "Life From the Roots," about the offerings
of the Peterborough (NH) Library.
Web Sites about Peterborough Families
and Genealogy of Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
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