Welcome to the New Hampshire GenWeb
Genealogy and History Project
Welcome to The NHGenWeb Project. Please enjoy your visit and hopefully you'll find some of your long lost ancestors along the way.
New Hampshire History
New Hampshire was founded on a land grant given in 1629 by the Council for New England to Captain John Mason and Sir Ferdinando Gorges. The colony was named New Hampshire after the English county of Hampshire.
New Hampshire was the first state to declare its independence from England in January 1776, meaning that for the following six months until the founding of the United States of America with the Declaration of Independence, New Hampshire was the first post-colonial nation-state in the Americas. New Hampshire became the 9th state on 21 June 1788 and is nicknamed "The Granite State". Its motto is "Live Free or Die".
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