Genealogical / Historical Research

Past Records


Birth records prior to 1912 and death, marriage and divorce records prior to 1962 are available with unrestricted access (RSA 5-C:105), . Individuals wishing to research these genealogical records may do so by visiting the State Genealogy Research Center at 71 South Fruit St., Concord.

Additional local research resources are listed on the http://sos.nh.gov/Genealogy 

Researching Records


Bow Town Clerk's office has an ongoing preservation program of our historic town records. Please note that the town is required by the State of New Hampshire to charge a $15 research fee for each name searched, whether or not a record is found. Additionally, if a copy of a record is found, only certified copies can be issued. No plain photocopies can be distributed.  Please contact the Town Clerk's office to make an appointment on researching these wonderful town resources.