A valuable, but time-consuming, source of information for events occurring after 1886 is the section of vital statistics, which is provided in a section of 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 mother's maiden name, age and place of birth. Marriages entries generally include (where available): groom's name and residence; bride's name and residence; date and place of marriage; ages and occupations of bride and groom; number of the marriage; father's name, place of birth and occupation; mother's name, place of birth and occupation. Maiden names are emphasized with bold type and there is a separate alphabetical listing of marriages by bride's name. Death entries include (where available): name of the deceased; place and date of death; age at death; cause of death; marital status; birthplace; father's name and place of birth; mother's name and place of birth.
Richard P. Roberts
2009, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetically, 482 pp.