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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Orange County'''  
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Guide to '''Orange County, Vermont ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont Genealogy|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Orange County'''  
  
 
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| founded year = 1785
 
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| founded date = October 18
 
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| seat = Chelsea
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| seat = [[Chelsea, Vermont|Chelsea]]
 
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| building address = Orange County Courthouse<br> 5 Court Street, PO Box 95&nbsp;<br>Chelsea, VT 05038 <br>802-685-4610 <br>Fax: 802-685-3246 <br>[http://www.brbpub.com/vermont/orange/ '''Orange County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = Orange County Courthouse<br> 5 Court Street, PO Box 95 <br>Chelsea, VT 05038 <br>802-685-4610 <br>Fax: 802-685-3246 <br>[http://www.brbpub.com/vermont/orange/ '''Orange County Website'''] }}  
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
'''''Town clerks&nbsp;''''' have birth, marriage, death, burial and land records; '''''County clerk&nbsp;''''' has divorce and court records from 1781 and land records from 1771; '''''Probate judge&nbsp;''''' has probate records from 1771.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>'''Towns Organized Before 1800:''' <br>Bradford 1770, <br>Braintree 1781, <br>Brookfield 1781, <br>Chelsea 1781, <br>Corinth 1764, <br>Fairlee 1761, <br>Newbury 1763, <br>Orange 1781,<br> Randolph 1781, <br>Straford 1761, <br>Thetford 1761, <br>Topsham 1763, <br>Turnbridge 1761, <br>Vershire 1781, <br>Washington 1781, <br>West Fairlee 1779, <br>Williamstown 1781<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists, 181.</ref>  
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'''''Town clerks''''' have birth, marriage, death, burial and land records; '''''County clerk''''' has divorce and court records from 1781 and land records from 1771; '''''Probate judge''''' has probate records from 1771.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>'''Towns Organized Before 1800:''' <br>Bradford 1770, <br>Braintree 1781, <br>Brookfield 1781, <br>Chelsea 1781, <br>Corinth 1764, <br>Fairlee 1761, <br>Newbury 1763, <br>Orange 1781,<br> Randolph 1781, <br>Straford 1761, <br>Thetford 1761, <br>Topsham 1763, <br>Turnbridge 1761, <br>Vershire 1781, <br>Washington 1781, <br>West Fairlee 1779, <br>Williamstown 1781<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists, 181.</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*18 October 1785, [[Addison County, Vermont|Addison]] County set off.  
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*18 October 1785, [[Addison County, Vermont Genealogy|Addison]] County set off.  
*5 November 1792, [[Caledonia County, Vermont|Caledonia]], [[Essex County, Vermont|Essex]] and [[Orleans County, Vermont|Orleans]] Counties set off.  
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*5 November 1792, [[Caledonia County, Vermont Genealogy|Caledonia]], [[Essex County, Vermont Genealogy|Essex]] and [[Orleans County, Vermont Genealogy|Orleans]] Counties set off.  
*1 November 1810, part of [[Jefferson County, Vermont|Jefferson]] County set off (renamed [[Washington County, Vermont|Washington]] County 8 November 1814.)  
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*1 November 1810, part of [[Jefferson County, Vermont Genealogy|Jefferson]] County set off (renamed [[Washington County, Vermont Genealogy|Washington]] County 8 November 1814.)  
*26 October 1835, [[Lamoille County, Vermont|Lamoille]] County set off.
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*26 October 1835, [[Lamoille County, Vermont Genealogy|Lamoille]] County set off.
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For animated maps illustrating Vermont County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/vermont/ "Rotating Formation Vermont County Boundary Maps"] (1764-1895) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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'''Extinct Town:''' &nbsp; • {{AutoLink|Norfolk, Vermont|Norfolk}}<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 395. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>  
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'''Extinct Town:''' • {{AutoLink|Norfolk, Vermont|Norfolk}}<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 395. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>  
  
 
'''Villages:'''  
 
'''Villages:'''  
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*Bradford
 
*Bradford
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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'''Neighboring Counties'''
  
[[Addison County, Vermont|Addison ]]| [[Caledonia County, Vermont|Caledonia ]]| [[Washington County, Vermont|Washington ]]| [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor ]]| [[Grafton County, New Hampshire|Grafton County]], New Hampshire  
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[[Addison County, Vermont Genealogy|Addison ]]| [[Caledonia County, Vermont Genealogy|Caledonia ]]| [[Washington County, Vermont Genealogy|Washington ]]| [[Windsor County, Vermont Genealogy|Windsor ]]| [[Grafton County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Grafton County]], New Hampshire  
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
A transcript of the 1771 census of [[Gloucester County, New York|Gloucester County, New York]] survives:  
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A transcript of the 1771 census of [[Gloucester County, New York Genealogy|Gloucester County, New York]] survives:  
  
 
:*O'Callaghan, Edmund B. ''Documentary History of the State of New York'' Vol. 4 (1851):709.<ref>Harry Macy, "Newtown Census of 1771," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 117, No. 1 (Jan. 1986):8. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family History] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 117}}. The original census records were destroyed in a 1911 fire at the New York State Library.</ref> Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/stream/cihm_39580#page/n811/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.<br>
 
:*O'Callaghan, Edmund B. ''Documentary History of the State of New York'' Vol. 4 (1851):709.<ref>Harry Macy, "Newtown Census of 1771," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 117, No. 1 (Jan. 1986):8. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family History] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 117}}. The original census records were destroyed in a 1911 fire at the New York State Library.</ref> Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/stream/cihm_39580#page/n811/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.<br>
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==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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Regiments and Companies:
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry|2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry]]
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:- [[4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry|4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry]], Companies B and K
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
&nbsp;Orange County Probate Districts  
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Orange County Probate Districts  
  
 
*'''Randolph District '''- Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Orange, Randolph, Tunbridge, Washington and Williamstown.  
 
*'''Randolph District '''- Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Orange, Randolph, Tunbridge, Washington and Williamstown.  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/vt-vital-records/ How to order Vermont Vital Records], [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online] or download an application for Vermont <a title="Vermont Birth Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/birth_form.aspx" target="_blank">Birth Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Marriage Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/marriage_form.aspx" target="_blank">Marriage Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Divorce Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/divorce_form.aspx" target="_blank">Divorce Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Death Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/deathcert_form.aspx" target="_blank">Death Certificate</a> Applications to mail.
  
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/vt-society-archive/ Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===
  
*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Orange|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Orange County  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/orange-county/ Orange County, VT History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108557721566275012624 Vermont Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/221057387934883/ Vermont Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Orange|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Orange County  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/GenWebOrangeCounty.html The Orange County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [[VTGenWeb|The VTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/GenWebOrangeCounty.html The Orange County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [[VTGenWeb|The VTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/orange.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Orange County
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/orange.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Orange County
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Latest revision as of 03:58, 6 February 2015

Guide to Orange County, Vermont ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Orange County

Hand and keyboard.jpg Vermont
Online Records
Orange County, Vermont
Map
Map of Vermont highlighting Orange County
Location in the state of Vermont
Facts
Founded October 18, 1785
County Seat Chelsea
Courthouse
Address Orange County Courthouse
5 Court Street, PO Box 95
Chelsea, VT 05038
802-685-4610
Fax: 802-685-3246
Orange County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Town clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial and land records; County clerk has divorce and court records from 1781 and land records from 1771; Probate judge has probate records from 1771.[1]

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Bradford 1770,
Braintree 1781,
Brookfield 1781,
Chelsea 1781,
Corinth 1764,
Fairlee 1761,
Newbury 1763,
Orange 1781,
Randolph 1781,
Straford 1761,
Thetford 1761,
Topsham 1763,
Turnbridge 1761,
Vershire 1781,
Washington 1781,
West Fairlee 1779,
Williamstown 1781[1]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Vermont County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Vermont County Boundary Maps" (1764-1895) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

VermontNew HampshireOrange CountyWindsor CountyRutland CountyAddison CountyWashington CountyCaledonia CountyGrafton CountyOrangeTopshamNewburyWilliamstownWashingtonCorinthBradfordBrookfieldChelseaVershireWest FairleeFairleeBraintreeRandolphTunbridgeStraffordThetfordHartfordNorwichPomfretSharonRoyaltonBarnardStockbridgeBethelRochesterPittsfieldHancockGranvilleRoxburyWarrenNorthfieldWaitsfieldFaystonDuxburyMoretownMiddlesexBerlinMontpelierEast MontpelierBarrePlainfieldMarshfieldPeachamGrotonBarnetRyegateMonroeLymanBathHaverhillBentonPiermontWarrenOrfordWentworthLymeDorchesterHanoverCanaanOrangeLebanon
Modern town borders in Orange County, Vermont.

Towns:

Extinct Town:Norfolk[2]

Villages:

  • Newbury
  • Wells River

Community:

  • Bradford

Neighboring Counties

Addison | Caledonia | Washington | Windsor | Grafton County, New Hampshire

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

A transcript of the 1771 census of Gloucester County, New York survives:

  • O'Callaghan, Edmund B. Documentary History of the State of New York Vol. 4 (1851):709.[3] Digital version at Internet Archive - free.

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Vtorange.jpg

Military

Civil War

Regiments and Companies:

- 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies B and K

Newspapers

Probate

Orange County Probate Districts 
  • Randolph District - Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Orange, Randolph, Tunbridge, Washington and Williamstown.
  • Bradford District - Bradford, Corinth, Fairlee, Newbury, Strafford, Thetford, Topsham, Vershire and West Fairlee.
  • Orange District - in 1994 the Randolph and Bradford Districts merged under the Orange District.

Taxation

Vital Records

See also How to order Vermont Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Vermont <a title="Vermont Birth Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/birth_form.aspx" target="_blank">Birth Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Marriage Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/marriage_form.aspx" target="_blank">Marriage Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Divorce Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/divorce_form.aspx" target="_blank">Divorce Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Death Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/deathcert_form.aspx" target="_blank">Death Certificate</a> Applications to mail.

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 395. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
  3. Harry Macy, "Newtown Census of 1771," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 117, No. 1 (Jan. 1986):8. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 117. The original census records were destroyed in a 1911 fire at the New York State Library.

 

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