The Archives Office of the Diocese of Manchester exists to collect, preserve, and make available records of significant value that pertain to the Catholic Church in New Hampshire. As a private institutional archives office, its primary responsibility is to the Bishop of Manchester and Diocesan Administration Office. The materials in the Archives are subject to the prescriptions of canon law as well as civil law. Some materials may also be restricted due to privacy issues, confidentiality, local policy, and/or the donors of documents or other materials.
Records maintained in the historical archives include diocesan directories, copies of diocesan newspapers, parish histories, photographs, and correspondence. Download a detailed list of the types and categories of materials in the archives.
If you are looking for records of baptisms, first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths, see the Sacramental Records page.
The Archives Office makes its materials available to researchers within the parameters of canon law, and state and federal laws, and diocesan policy. Contact the Archives Office for more information.
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The Archives Office is open by appointment only. Contact Barbara Miles for more information or to make an appointment.