Genealogical Research

Individuals wishing to conduct genealogical research may do so by visiting the State Genealogical Research Center at 71 South Fruit Street in Concord, New Hampshire. Click here for more information about what records are available from this State office. Research on local records may also be done at the Hanover Town Clerk’s Office, and there are unrestricted early historic records stored at the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. The Town Clerk’s Office does not always have the facilities or the staff to accommodate and support visitors doing genealogical research. We will try to accommodate your request(s), and we appreciate your understanding if we are not able to given space limitations and resource constraints. An advance call (603-640-3200) or e-mail to make arrangements is strongly recommended.
 
The bulk of the Town of Hanover’s archival records held in the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College span the years between 1800 and 1970, although some records go back as early as 1761. These historic Hanover Town records can be a valuable resource for historical and genealogical research. Click here for more information about what Hanover Town records are available from the Rauner Special Collections Library.