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American military heritage in New Hampshire started with the organization of the colonial militia beginning in the 17th century primarily to battle to prevent assaults from native inhabitants. The applications and importance of New Hampshire military records in genealogical research for ancestors who have been veterans are obvious but New Hampshire military records can also be crucial to researchers whose primary ancestors were not soldiers in any war. Due to the amount of genealogical information and facts contained in quite a few New Hampshire military pension documents they ought to never be disregarded during the research process.

Often, New Hampshire men enrolled in the military along with their neighbors and did so near their homes. So, military lists can provide a lot of information about the migration patterns of certain groups or individuals. There are three published collections that contain the complete service records for all New Hampshire resides from colonial times until the End of the Civil War. Researchers should also consult the Civil War enlistment paper records on microfiche at the New Hampshire Records and Archives. Copies of those records can also be found at the New England Historic Genealogical Society

Any New Hampshire residents who received pensions, no matter where they resided, are listed in a 71-volume collection of abstracts and indexes at the New Hampshire Historical Society. The New England Historic Genealogical Society has a microfilmed copy of those volumes and an index to them on file. Microfilmed copies can also be found at the New England Branch of the National Archives, which is located in Waltham, Massachusetts. However, he originals can be found at the National Archives in Washington D.C.

New Hampshire in the Colonial War

Colonial War Website Links

New Hampshire in the Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War Website Links

New Hampshire in the War of 1812

War of 1812 Website Links

New Hampshire in the Civil War

Civil War Website Links

New Hampshire Modern Wars

War Website Links

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