New Hampshire Census Records

Statewide New Hampshire Census records that exist are 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890 (fragment, see below), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.

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There are Industry and Agriculture Schedules 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The Mortality Schedules for the years 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The Union Veterans Schedules exist for 1890.

The New Hampshire Records and Archives has census records from the provincial era on file for 1732, 1744, 1767, and 1776. They are all contained in a set called “New Hampshire State Papers,” except for the 1732 records. Some have also been supplemented by other material, and some reprints are available.

Missing New Hampshire Censuses

New Hampshire Census RecordsThe 1800 census records for Rockingham County did not include the following towns: Atkinson, Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Londonderry, Northampton, Pelham, Plaistow, Salem, Seabrook, Stratham, Windham.

The 1800 census for Strafford County did not include the following towns: Alton, Barnstead, Brookfield, Effingham, Gilmanton, Middleton, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wakefield, Wolfeborough.

Nine of those towns do have published Direct Tax records from 1798. Heritage Books published those records for each of the towns, which are: Alton, Brookfield, Effingham, Middleton, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wakefield, Wolfeborough.

Those records are an excellent substitute for the missing census records from 1800 for those towns.

All 1820 census records for Grafton County are missing, as are the Rockingham County records from that year for the following towns: Gosport, Greenland, New Castle, Newington, Portsmouth, Rye.

Many Strafford County records are missing from that year as well. Only the Sanbornton, Gilford, Center Harbor, New Hampton, and Moultonborough records have survived.

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