If you think that the loss of the Dover, New Hampshire marriage records is bad, what about the reverse? The congregational church records of Moultonborough have the marriages saved, but the baptisms lost. The Rev. Jeremiah Shaw's marriage logs from 1799 to 1833 exist but the baptisms are now gone. What's worse is that through word of mouth, I know they existed up to about 1910 and since the time when they physically moved the church down the road, they have been missing. Laughably, I have the opposite problem here. I have an ancestress named Mary Chamberlain Wallis born about 1814 in Moultonborough. However, there are three possible families for her (all brothers). There's Nathaniel Wallis who married Phebe Whipple on November 27, 1800; Joseph Wallis who married Rebecca York on September 4, 1808; or Jacob Wallace who married Bethia Chandler on March 12, 1812. Using the 1820 U.S. census the only family it could be is Joseph and Rebecca, but that's a long way from good genealogical proof. Could someone look in their attic up in Moultonborough and see if there's a leather bound book of baptisms? Please?