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Claremont, New Hampshire
Genealogy

 

About Claremont
The City of Claremont is situated on the western border of New Hampshire, on the banks of the Connecticut River. Claremont is the largest community within a 30 mile radius and serves as a retail and professional hub for the region. Claremont, with a population of approximately 14,000 is the only city in Sullivan County. The City has a rich and diversified ethnic heritage.

The City lies next to Interstate 91, the major north-south route between eastern Canada and the northeastern US. The area offers many recreational opportunities, including skiing, golf, boating, hiking, and even hang gliding. Cultural activities include a beautifully restored Historic Opera House which features world-class entertainment year round. Dartmouth College and its educational and cultural activities are only a short ride away.

Claremont is located approximately one hour from Concord, NH, two hours from Boston, and three and one/half hours from either New York City or Montreal. Claremont is the only community in New Hampshire that is served by commuter rail. AMTRAK makes daily stops in Claremont. A small airport rounds out the transportation options in the community

Fiske Free Library: In addition to a good selection of genealogies, resources include the following: Index card files to vital records in Claremont town reports, Pleasant Street Cemetery burials & Union Church records; microfilm of Claremont newspapers, Sanborn Insurance maps, town meeting minutes, Sullivan County portion of US Censuses & vital records in Claremont town reports.
Summer Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9 am to 7 pm 
Wednesday 9 am to 5 pm, Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 1pm,
Winter hours are usually same but they stay open later on those days.

Research inquiries carry a fee, $25.00 per hour for any research.
 
Claremont Town or Municipal page Here you can obtain certified copies of vitals records or use an index card file for pre-1939 vitals.The town page will tell you all you would want to know about the town and the services that it offers.  The site is interesting, and well done, limited in genealogical information. 
Claremont Historical Society:  This active group is an important element in preserving Claremont's heritage and they would probably do more for genealogy researchers.  The Collection includes Claremont town reports & genealogies.  The  museum is open on Sundays, July through Sept 2-5 PM. 
Town Clerk: Normally this is the key for genealogy research.  Here in Claremont it is recommended that you contact the Fiske Library and talk  with Colin  Sanborn. For your records: The town Clerk is Gwen Melcher - Office Hours: Monday- Friday 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM & 1:30 PM to 5 PM.  Address is: 58 Tremont Square Claremont, New Hampshire 03743-2677
Telephone: 603-542-7003 - Fax: 603-542-7014  
History of Claremont NH 1764-1984  by Otis F. R. Waite  A comprehensive history of the people and times, spanning 130 years from its first settlements. Many Biographical sketches, index of names has over 3000 individuals listed.
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Sullivan County Genealogy Project - Founded 1 August 1996
Claremont Page founded 14 August 1996
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