Coos County, New Hampshire Records
Coos County, New Hampshire (Map It) was created on December 24, 1803 from Grafton County. The county was name Coös derives from the Algonquian Indian term meaning crooked, the Indian name of the Connecticut River, which rises in the northernmost end of the county.
Coos County Cities and Towns include Berlin, Carroll , Clarksville, Colebrook, Columbia, Dalton, Dummer, Errol, Gorham , Jefferson, Lancaster, Milan, Northumberland , Pittsburg, Randolph, Shelburne, Stark, Stewartstown , Stratford , Whitefield.
Coos County, New Hampshire Courthouse Records
Coos County, NH Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. 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 Coos county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
Fire damaged thirty-three volumes of the pre-1887 deeds and all of the probate records before that date. Damaged deeds were transcribed when possible and are retained in the courthouse. Seven volumes of Grafton deeds relating to Coos County before formation are kept in a separate series with separate indexes covering 1772-1803.
- Coos County Clerk of Superior Court has Court Records from 1887
- Coos County Clerk of Probate Court has Probate Records from 1887
- Coos County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1887. 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.
- Coos County Town Clerks has copies of vital records (birth, marriage, divorce and death records) from 1803.
Coos County, New Hampshire Census Records
- Learn More: State of New Hampshire Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Population Schedules: None
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Coos County, New Hampshire Vital Records
- Learn More: State of New Hampshire Vital Records
- Birth, Marriage and Death Records: from 1640 to present
- Divorce Records: from 1808 to present
- Locations: New Hampshire Office of Vital Statistics
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Bureau of Vital Records, 71 South Fruit St, Concord, NH 03301; (800) 852-3345 Ext 4651, or in NH – (603) 271-4650
Coos County, New Hampshire Resources
- Berlin & Coos County Historical Society
- Cohos Historical Society
- Colebrook Area Historical Society, PO Box 32, 17 Bridge St, Colebrook , NH 03576-0032
- Dalton Historical Society
- Dummer Historical Society, 1344 E Side River Rd, Dummer , NH 03588-5423; Phone: 603-449-6628
- Gorham Historical Society and Railroad Museum
- Jefferson Historical Society
- Lancaster Historical Society
- Northumberland Historical Society, 292 Lancaster Rd, Groveton , NH 03582-4019; Phone: 603-636-1450
- Pittsburg Historical Society
- Poore Family Farm Foundation
- Shelburne Heritage Commission, 259 North Rd, Shelburne , NH 03581-3105; Phone: 603-466-2621
- Twin Mountain-Bretton Woods Historical Society
- Whitefield Historical Society, PO Box 21, Whitefield , NH 03598-0021
- Coos County, New Hampshire Message Boards
- Coos County, New Hampshire Genealogy Forum
Coos County, New Hampshire External Links
- Historical Newspapers from New Hampshire (1756–1891)
- Coos County, New Hampshire Books - Amazon
- Coos Co., New Hampshire - FindaGrave
- Coos County, New Hampshire Links - Cyndi's List
- Coos Co. NHGenweb
- Coos County, New Hampshire Ancestry Database Collections
- Coos County, New Hampshire Military Records
- New Hampshire City Directories