One of the original thirteen colonies, New Hampshire’s history is deep and filled with the struggles and beginnings of those people who first settled the country. Many died without having the event recorded, but the archives in New Hampshire takes pride for being able to go back to the year 1883 for the vital records of most of its population. Unfortunately, New Hampshire death records are confidential if the event occurred after 1959, but all those deaths before that year may be accessed. To access a death record by mail, you must first fill out a New Hampshire Death Certificate application and then include a search fee of $15 (money order or check) with the form. Even though the records may be public domain, you must also include copies of photo identification and state a reason why you need the records. It may take as long as twenty days to receive a response, and the information you receive only contains statistical data and not what you may need to further your genealogical process or use it for legal purposes. When you gather all the required information, send to:
New Hampshire Dept. of Health
New Hampshire Dept. of State
Vital Records Administration (Registration/Certification)
71 So. Fruit St.
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-4650
New Hampshire Death Notices
One way to bypass all of the rules and regulations involved in a state-based search is to use a private, online Internet search site. The powerful search engines and vast databases they maintain are able to cut through thousands of death records in minutes and deliver a full report containing statistics you may not receive from a state-based search. You don’t have to provide photo identification or prove that you are next of kin to the deceased. Your payment information is encrypted, so no one will ever know that it was you who requested the data or be able to tap in to your private data. The fee is more than a state-based search, but the advantages to an Internet search far outweigh the disadvantages. For example, you’ll receive a full report compiled by professionals who know how to read legal papers. And, it will be sent to your private email address. States have a tremendous workload in their vital records departments and may not be able to deliver the requested data in a timely manner. You should receive a report from the private, Internet search site within minutes after submitting the request. Many people are finding the privacy and speediness of an Internet search far superior to the red tape of going through the state. See what you think about using the Internet to search for New Hampshire death records by clicking on the link for more information.