Welcome to the town
Hanover, New Hampshire
~ Town Host - Edward Feustel ~
Updated: December 4, 2013
|~ Index ~|
Early History and First Settlers - a bit of history from the 1891 edition of the "A History of Dartmouth College and the Town of Hanover New Hampshire"
Cemeteries - Some Cemeteries in Hanover township
Genealogy Resources - Where to look and who to contact in Hanover
Resources from Lookup Volunteers - Email contacts for Hanover lookups
Links - Other Internet sites related to Hanover
The following is from "A History of Dartmouth College and the Town of Hanover New Hampshire by Fredrick Chase Edited by John K. Lord, Volume I, Cambridge John Wilson and Son University Press, 1891" :
"The town was
granted its charter July 4th, 1761 along with Lebanon, Enfield,
Hartford, and Norwich.
of the town
|Edmund Freeman, Jun.
||Huckins Storrs, Jun.
|Nathaniel Freeman, Jun.
||Peter Aspenwall, Jun.
||Edmund Freeman tertius
|Silvanus Freeman, Jun.
|Nathaniel Hopkins||Samuel Storrs, Jun.||Joseph Storrs, Jun.||Stephen Freeman|
||Amos Ricardson, Jun.
||Joseph Hatch, Jun.
||Abraham Blackman, Jun.
||Ebenezer Dunham, Jun.
||Major Joseph Smith|
|John Downing, Esq.||Sampson Sheaffe, Esq.|
|Major John Wentworth||George March|
|Dr. Mathew Thornton||Colonel Joseph Smith|
One whole share for the Incorporated society for Propagation of the gospel in Foreign Parts. One whole share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by law established -- One whole share for the first settled Minister. One whole share for the benefit of a school in said Town -- his excellency Benning Wentworth Esq. Five hundred acres to be laid out as marked in the plan B.W.
Hanover Center Cemetery
If you know of a Hanover genealogy resource that would be appropriate for this page, please E-Mail Edward Feustel
Howe Library - East South Street
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.;
Friday: Noon - 6:00 p.m.;
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.;
Sunday: (Sept.-May) 1:00 pm. - 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: 643-4120; Fax: 643-0725; web: www.thehowe.org
Hanover Vital Records - Found at Town Clerk's Office in Hanover - 41 South Main Street - Hanover, NH 03755
Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (603)643-0742 x105; e-mail: Sallie.Johnson@HanoverNH.org.
Birth: open records 1901 and before -- summary documents often with parents and children grouped.
Death and Marriage: 1948 and before -- summary by officiating Minister.
Adoption: Requires a court order
Rauner Library (Dartmouth College)
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Hours: During a term -
M-F 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Not during a term -
M-F 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contains copies of almost all of Hanover records; an index of many Hanover persons and their ancestors;
and an indexed collection of many letters of persons from Hanover.
If you have a query or have any reference material on Hanover or would like to volunteer to do lookup's, please E-Mail Edward Feustel
When requesting a lookup, please follow these guidelines:
On the subject line enter Hanover NH Lookup
Put name of book or CD you are requesting in the first line of the message.
Limit your request to 1 or 2 specific names on separate lines.
Don't forget to thank your volunteer for their time and effort.
Gazetteer of Grafton County (1709-1886) - E-Mail Susan Randall
If you know of a Hanover
that would be appropriate for this page,
please E-Mail Edward Feustel
The WorldGenWeb Project:http://www.worldgenweb.org/.
USGenWeb Project home page: http://www.usgenweb.org.
USGenWeb State of NH page:http://www.usroots.com/usgwnhus/
The New Hampshire Archives: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nh/nhfiles.htm.
Grafton County American History and Genealogy Project: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nhgraft3/index.html
Town of Hanover, NH - A municipal site detailing the history of Hanover, its relation to Norwich Vermont, Dartmouth College, and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Howe Library - The Hanover Library Site
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