New Hampshire Birth Records


New Hampshire has been maintaining birth records as far back as 1640, even before the United States was formed. A law was finally put in place in 1866, but it wasn't until the 1880's that the law was strictly adhered to.

New Hampshire is a closed record state, which means that certified copies can only be requested by the person named on the certificate, as well as their immediate family members (including spouse) and lawyers representing them. Birth records become public once they are 100 years old, which would be for births in 1924 or before.

New Hampshire Vital Records Office

The office that handles birth records from 1640-2024 for the entire state of New Hampshire is The Division of Vital Records, which is part of The New Hampshire Department of State. This office provides birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records.

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