Enter a name to search for New Hampshire birth certificates. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to New Hampshire birth certificates.. Additional information on how to obtain New Hampshire birth certificates is available below.
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Birth certificates contain information about a person's birth, including the date of birth, place of birth, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the birth. Birth certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.
Birth certificates can be used to establish a person's date and place of birth. Most birth certificates provide the mother's maiden name. Birth certificates are often required to obtain other documents, licenses or to prove eligibility.
This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing New Hampshire birth records, New Hampshire birth ceritificates, New Hampshire birth notices, New Hampshire birth indexes, and other related New Hampshire genealogy records.
Birth 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 birth takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store birth records into various online archives. This has brought access to online birth records much more easier for genealogy researchers.
Newspapers frequently publish notices of births, and in addition to birth certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists. Newspapers typically do not announce the names of the newborn, but list the sex of the child, the names of the parents, the place and date of birth.
On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing birth records of New Hampshire. We also suggest searching for "New Hampshire birth records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.
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How to Obtain New Hampshire Birth 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:
Bureau of Vital Records
State office has records since 1883. Copies of records may be obtained from State office or from City or Town Clerk in place where event occurred. Cost for copy is $12.00. Additional copies ordered at the same time are $6.00 each.
Personal check or money order should be made payable to Treasurer, State of New Hampshire. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (603) 271-4654. This will be a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at http://vitalrec.com/nh.html.
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