A valuable, but time-consuming, source of information for events occurring after 1886 is the section of vital statistics which is provided in the Annual Town Reports of many New Hampshire towns. This work is divided into births, marriages and deaths, and each section is arranged alphabetically. To the extent the information is available, the birth entries contain child’s name, date and place of birth, number of children in the family, father’s name, place of birth, age and occupation, and the mother’s maiden name, age and place of birth. Marriage entries generally contain groom’s name and residence, bride’s name and residence, date and place of marriage, husband’s and wife’s age and occupation, and parents’ names, places of birth and occupations. Maiden names are emphasized with bold type and there is a separate alphabetical listing of marriages by bride’s name. The list of deaths contains name of decedent, place and date of death, age at death, cause of death, marital status, birthplace, and parents’ names and places of birth.
Richard P. Roberts
(2002, 2004), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 508 pp.