Find your ancestors in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, newspaper abstracts 1776-1800

This collection contains newspaper abstracts from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Each transcript will offer some or all of the following details:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Event year
  • City
  • County
  • State
  • Country
  • Abstract – this may include extra details such as occupations and biographical details
  • Event type – advertisement, maritime, or news
  • Source – Federal Observer, Freeman’s Journal or New Hampshire Gazette, New-Hampshire Mercury, New-Hampshire Spy, Oracle of New Hampshire, or The Oracle of the Day

This collection may help you sketch a more detailed view of your ancestor’s life and struggles. For example, we learn from an advertisement that John Abbot, located at his shop in Portsmouth, offered a reward of 20 shillings for any information regarding the individuals who attempted breaking into his shop. The dates the advert ran are also included.

Data in this collection has been provided by Sean Furniss.