New Hampshire Genealogy
Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records

Captain John Smith sent settlers to the area that is now near Dover and Rye, along the Piscataqua River, in 1623. They were to establish a fishing village as part of a land grant from England. In 1630, Captain John Mason founded Portsmouth,

New Hampshire, and he also named the state at that time. In 1679, after 38 years of being part of a union with Massachusetts, New Hampshire was given its own royal colony status.

New Hampshire Counties – The Province of New Hampshire was organized on 1629. The State of New Hampshire was created as the 9th state on June 21, 1788. New Hampshire borders MaineMassachusettsVermont and Canada. New Hampshire has 10 Counties. The New Hampshire State Capital is in Concord and the state government website is www.nh.gov.

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New Hampshire Genealogy Record Guides

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