This outstanding series by Scott Chipman provides valuable information
on New England vital records as published in the Exeter News-Letter. The latest and final
volume in this series was published Spring, 1996.
1831-1840 - Public records for this period are very sparse. This
excellent source adds thousands of private records from a period of strong population
1841-1846 - Public records are still weak for this period. In these
years, hundreds of Revolutionary War veterans died and their obituaries, reproduced here,
are often very informative.
1847-1852 - This volume covers the Goldrush years when thousands pushed
West in search of easy fortunes. The unlucky ones ended up on the obituary pages.
1853-1858 - The Underground Railroad flourished in this period, as
Westward expansion continued. These last quiet years before the Civil War saw considerable
1859-1865 - This final volume in the series covers the Civil War years
and provides full transcriptions of many thousands of marriages and deaths, often with
hard to find detail. Over 400 pages, indexed.
|Vital Record 1790-1829 from Dover, N.H.'s First Newspaper
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07 January 2009