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Welcome to the New Hampshire
USGenWeb Obituary Project!

If you don't find your obituary on our pages ~ Please use our Search Engine Database ~ Updated Daily!!

This is a project for New Hampshire and we hope to make it a success by getting many local newspapers & funeral homes involved!

We encourage individuals with New Hampshire Obituaries dated 1929 and before, to come forward with them. Please submit them using out Forms and include the source of your obituary. We will be glad to credit you as the source of this information.

Ways You Can Help:

  1. You can help us by submitting a letter to the publisher of any local New Hampshire Newspaper and get permission for current obits to be published. A sample letter can be found here.
  2. Go through old newspapers (published prior to 1929) and copy the obituaries found. We will also accept single obituaries that you have in your files. You can submit either complete obituaries or abstracts (just the facts) of the obituaries. Check with your local library to see what old newspapers they have on microfilm.

Copyright Law:
The New Hampshire Obituary Project will abide by today's copyright laws. Obituaries published after December 31, 1922, unless:

  1. you were the original author of the obituary, or
  2. the newspaper in question grants permission to reprint the obituary, or
  3. the obituary is that of a family member (you must give the relation), or
  4. you submit an abstract of your obituaries. A good abstract might give the paper's name, name of deceased, age, date of death, and date that the obituary appears in the paper (in parenthesis).

Do you currently receive a NH Newspaper? If so you too could be part of this project by helping us create Abstract Obituaries from current data. Please contact us for further details on this.

  • Visit Our Participating Newspapers
    (We couldn't do this without their help!)
    • Seacoast Online
      Four great newspapers under one parent company become
      'The Source for the Seacoast'
    • The Portsmouth Herald
    • The Exeter Newsletter
    • The Hampton Union Leader
    • The Rockingham News

Counties [Only counties with Obituaries are Linked]

Belknap Carroll Cheshire Coos Grafton
Hillsborough Merrimack Rockingham Strafford Sullivan
Statewide Files    

Thinking about Adopting a State? Please see the
Guidelines Page for more information.

Obituary Archives Project Coordinator -

Special Projects Representative - Rebecca Maloney