Belknap County, New Hampshire Genealogy Guide

Belknap County, New Hampshire (Map It) was created on December 22, 1840 from Strafford County. The county was named in honor of Jeremy Belknap (1744-1798), early New Hampshire historian.. Learn More About State of New Hampshire History

Belknap County is bordered by Grafton County (northwest), Merrimack County (south), Carroll County (northeast), Strafford County (west).

Belknap County Cities and Towns include Alton, Barnstead , Belmont, Center Harbor, Gilford, Gilmanton, Laconia, Meredith, New Hampton, Sanbornton, Tilton.

Belknap County, New Hampshire Courthouse Records

Belknap County, New Hampshire Courthouse
Belknap County, NH Courthouse

The Belknap County Courthouse is located in Laconia, New Hampshire. Learn More About State of New Hampshire Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Belknap county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. County courthouse has copies of Strafford County deeds covering land that became part of Belknap after formation in 1840.

  • Belknap County Clerk of Superior Court has Court Records from 1841
  • Belknap County Clerk of Probate Court has Probate Records from 1841
  • Belknap County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1841. The County Register of Deeds responsibilities include Recording documents pertaining to real estate transactions, Recording land surveys, Copying and certifying as to these recorded real estate documents, Serving as custodian for other miscellaneous legal records such as Power of Attorneys, tax liens from towns/cities, boundary line agreements, IRS notices, etc.
  • Belknap County Town Clerks has copies of vital records (birth, marriage, divorce and death records) from 1841.

Belknap County, New Hampshire Census Records

Belknap County, New Hampshire Vital Records

Belknap County, New Hampshire Resources

Belknap County, New Hampshire External Links

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