Strafford County, New Hampshire Records
Strafford County, New Hampshire (Map It) was created on March 19, 1771 as one of the five original counties identified for New Hampshire in 1769. The county was named in honotr of William Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Strafford (1626-1695), an English noble who owned colonial lands.
Strafford County Cities and Towns include Barrington, Dover, Durham, Farmington , Lee, Madbury, Middleton, Milton , New Durham, Rochester, Rollinsford, Somersworth, Strafford.
Strafford County, New Hampshire Courthouse Records
Strafford 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 Strafford 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.
- Strafford County Clerk of Superior Court has Court Records from 1769
- Strafford County Clerk of Probate Court has Probate Records from 1769
- Strafford County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1769. 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.
- Strafford County Town Clerks has copies of vital records (birth, marriage, divorce and death records) from 1769.
Strafford County, New Hampshire Census Records
- Learn More: State of New Hampshire Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790, 1800, 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
Strafford 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
Strafford County, New Hampshire Resources
- Collections of the Dover, N.H., Historical Society
- Assoc. for Rollinsford Culture & History
- Barrington Historical Society, c/o E Hayes, Treasurer, 169 Route 9, Barrington , NH 03825-3829; Phone: 603-664-2442
- Durham Historic Association, c/o Town Hall, 15 Newmarket Rd, Durham , NH 03824-2815; Phone: 603-868-5436
- Farmington Historical Society
- Lee Historical Society, 60 Davis Street, Lee, MA 01238; Phone:(413) 243-3204
- Madbury Historical Society
- New Durham Historical Society, PO Box 396, New Durham , NH 03855-0396; Phone: 603-859-4643
- NH Farm Museum
- Rochester Historical Society
- Rollinsford Historical Society
- Strafford Historical Society, PO Box 33, Center Strafford , NH 03815-0033
- Summersworth Historical Society, 12 Grove St, Somersworth , NH 03878-2606
- Woodman Institute Museum
- Township of Milton Historical Society, Inc., PO Box 28, Milton Mills , NH 03852-0028; Phone: 603-755-2055
- University Museum
- Strafford County, New Hampshire Message Boards
- Strafford County, New Hampshire Genealogy Forum
Strafford County, New Hampshire External Links
- Historical Newspapers from New Hampshire (1756–1891)
- Strafford County, New Hampshire Books - Amazon
- Strafford Co., New Hampshire - FindaGrave
- Strafford County Profile
- Strafford County, New Hampshire Links - Cyndi's List
- Strafford Co. NHGenweb
- Strafford County, New Hampshire Ancestry Database Collections
- Strafford County, New Hampshire Military Records
- New Hampshire City Directories