Vermont Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help       





U.S.—Vermont

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Goal 1: Learn about Vermont research and records.


Choices

A. Get started with research for your Vermont ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Vermont research strategies.
    FS—Basic Vermont Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Vermont research on Ancestry.
    AC—Vermont Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Vermont research.
    AC—Vermont State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Vermont Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—Vermont Record Selection Table




Goal 2: Learn about Vermont archives and libraries.


Choices

A. Learn about Vermont archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Vermont archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Vermont Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Vermont Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Vermont state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Vermont.
  4. Explore the Vermont State Archives collection.
  5. Explore the Books We Own site for Vermont genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  6. Search for free online books on Vermont research on the FamilySearch site.
  7. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Vermont city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Vermont city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Vermont Directories
  2. Explore Vermont city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Vermont city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Vermont historical directories by county.
  6. Explore additional links for Vermont city directories on the LDSGenealogy site.



Goal 3: Learn about Vermont vital records.


Choices

A. Learn about Vermont vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Vermont vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Vermont Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: Vermont Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Vermont Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Vermont vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Vermont birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Vermont birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Explore additional links for Vermont vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Vermont birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Vermont marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Learn how to find Vermont marriage records with FamilySearch.
  2. Explore links for Vermont marriage records.
  3. Explore additional links for Vermont marrriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  4. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Vermont death records.
  5. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Vermont obituaries.
  6. Find additional resources for Vermont obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore Vermont death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  8. Explore additional links for Vermont death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore Vermont census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Vermont censuses in this article.
    FS—Vermont Census
  2. Learn about Vermont census records.
    Census Records for Vermont
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Vermont state and county census records.
  4. Explore additional links for Vermont census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Vermont census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  6. Learn about Vermont voting registers in this article.
    FS—Vermont Voting Registers



Goal 4: Learn about Vermont church and cemetery records.


Choices

A. Learn about Vermont church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Vermont church records in this article.
    FS—Vermont Church Records
  2. Learn about Vermont church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Vermont Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for Vermont church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Vermont cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Vermont cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Vermont Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Vermont cemetery records.
  3. Search for Vermont cemetery records online.
  4. Explore Vermont cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Vermont cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  9. See additional cemetery resources on the Vermont Linkpendium site.



Goal 5: Learn about Vermont emigration and immigration.


Choices

A. Learn about Vermont emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Vermont emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Vermont Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Vermont migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Vermont Migration
  3. Explore additional links for Vermont immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.



Goal 6: Learn about Vermont military records.


Choices

A. Learn about Vermont military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to Vermont military records.
    Vermont Military Records
  2. Learn about Vermont military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Vermont Military Records
  3. Explore Vermont military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore Vermont military records on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore additional links for Vermont military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore Vermont military resources on Cyndi's List.



Goal 7: Learn about Vermont probate, land, and court records.


Choices

A. Learn about Vermont probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Vermont probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Vermont Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Vermont Probate Records
  2. Learn about Vermont land and property records.
    FS—Vermont Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Vermont land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Vermont Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for Vermont probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Vermont land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about Vermont court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Vermont court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Vermont Court Records
  2. Learn about Vermont court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Vermont Court Records



Goal 8: Learn about Vermont maps and gazetteers.


Choices

A. Learn about Vermont maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Vermont maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Vermont Maps
  2. Learn about Vermont maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Vermont Maps
  3. Learn about Vermont gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Vermont Gazetteers

B. Explore Vermont maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Vermont maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Vermont.
  3. Explore historical Vermont maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Vermont maps.





Goal 9: Learn about Vermont newspapers.


Choices

A. Learn about Vermont newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Vermont newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Vermont Newspapers
  2. Learn about researching historical Vermont newspapers in this tutorial from The Ancestor Hunt.
    Research Free Historical Vermont Newspapers—7:47
  3. Learn about Vermont newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Vermont Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Vermont newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Vermont historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Vermont newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Vermont newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Vermont newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Vermont newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional Vermont newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Vermont newspapers and obituaries on the LDSGenealogy site.



Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Vermont research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.



Goal 11: Search records from Vermont.


Choices

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Vermont County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Vermont.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Vermont Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.



Goal 12: Get help with your Vermont research.


Choices

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Vermont Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Vermont Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the U.S. Northeast Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  4. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Vermont.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Vermont research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Vermont research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Vermont research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Vermont research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Vermont research.

C. Learn about Vermont genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Vermont in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Vermont Societies
  2. Explore the Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society site.
  3. Explore the Vermont Historical Society Library site.
  4. Explore Vermont genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Vermont Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Addison    A    L Bennington    A    L Caledonia    A    L Chittenden    A    L Essex    A    L Franklin    A    L
Grand Isle    A    L Lamoille    A    L Orange    A    L Orleans    A    L Rutland    A    L Washington    A    L
Windham    A    L Windsor    A    L


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