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NationalAllen County Public Library
900 Library Plaza
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Internet: Genealogy Center ACPL
- This is the second-largest genealogy collection in the United States and the largest genealogy collection in a public library. Its holdings include more than 350,000 printed volumes and 513,000 items on microfilm and microfiche. It has a premier genealogical periodical collection, local histories, genealogies, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, ethnic sources, and Canadians. They have a great Vermont collection.
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02452-6399
Phone: (781) 663-0130
Fax: (781) 663-0154
Internet: National Archives at Boston
- Collects Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont documents, photos, and maps of 80 federal agencies, War of 1812, fortifications, coastal facilities, World War II research at Harvard and MIT, federal bankruptcy courts, First Circuit Court of Appeals, Navy, Coast Guard, westward expansion, ethnology, genealogy, Revolutionary War, Civil War, captured German records, territorial papers, censuses, passenger arrival records for Boston and New England, and Canadian border crossings.
101 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007
Telephone: 617-536-5740; Library 617-226-1231
- Best overall collection for New England (and Vermont) vital records and probates, and excellent collection for Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, and Europe. The manuscript collection for members-only has diaries, letters, account books, business papers, church and town records, sermons, maps, wills, deeds, unpublished town and family genealogies, photos, and papers of the region's best genealogists since 1850.  
StatewideVermont Historical Society Leahy Library
Vermont History Center
60 Washington Street
Barre, Vermont 05641
Internet: Vermont History Center
- VHS is definitely the best research center for early Vermont residents because of their many manuscripts, family histories, periodicals, maps, and family folders.
- Brigham, Loriman S. Guide to the "Miscellaneous File" of Uncatalogued Material in the Vermont Historical Society: With a Supplementary Index to the Guide. Montpelier, Vermont: n.p.,1969. WorldCat 679814; FHL book 974.3 A3b; film 908069, item 20; fiche 6046847. This card index of persons, places, and subjects includes family histories and court, business, and land records. The family histories listed may have genealogies, pictures, military records, financial family papers, and correspondence.
- Brigham, Loriman S. A Calendar of Manuscripts in Certain Boxes at the Vermont Historical Society. Montpelier, Vermont: n.p., 1970. WorldCat 679715; FHL book 974.3 A3br; film 908503 item 1. This is a continuation of the above guide.
- Brigham, Loriman S. A Calendar of Manuscripts in Document Boxes at the Vermont Historical Society. Montpelier, Vermont: n.p., 1972. WorldCat 865949996; FHL book 974.3 A3bri; film 908503 item 2 This is a continuation of the above guide.
- They have original state, county, and town records at all levels of government from all over Vermont.
- Large collection of books with many periodicals and a great historical reference collection.
RegionalBennington Museum Research Library
75 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201-2885
Internet: Bennington Museum Research Library
- Their collection includes early Connecticut, New York, and Vermont records. It is a great place to find records of families that moved up the Connecticut River and then west.
Brattleboro Historical Society History Center
- A good regional library with many genealogies, family folders, books, periodicals, maps, indexes, cemeteries, and obituaries.
Brooks Memorial Library
- A very big collection of genealogy books, periodicals, family folders, genealogies, newspapers, obituaries, biographies, and many indexes to genealogical material.
Martha Canfield Library Russell Collection
- They have collected many rare books and unique genealogical sources about early Vermont residents. Call for an appointment.
- Their holdings include Vermont local histories, oral histories, and Civil War sources.
- Reference books, manuscripts, periodicals and microfiche, published "repertoires" of church record baptisms, marriages, and burials. They have a library and research facilities at Dupont Hall at the Fort Ethan Allen complex, Colchester, Vermont.
Vermont Old Cemetery Association
- Statewide coverage of most cemetery records for all of Vermont including great indexes.
Out of StateAlbany Institute of History and Art
125 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12210
Internet: Online Catalog
- This is the best collection of indexes and original records for "old" Albany County, New York, part of which included what is now all of Vermont. During the 1600s many families which started in Connecticut later migrated into Vermont and upstate New York.
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1634
- They have many Vermont vital records, newspapers, and town histories. The AAS is best known for their U.S. newspaper collection of over 18,000 bound volumes 1704-1820, history, genealogy, Bibles, maps, biography, directories, Native Americans, women, canals, railroads, photos, and manuscripts.
Columbia County Historical Society Library
Kinderhook, New York
- This library has a large collection of family folders for early settlers, including many from Vermont and New England. Columbia County is on the Hudson River along the main route from New England into upstate New York.
- A Guide to Vermont’s Repositories. Montpelier, Vermont: Vermont State Archives, 1986. FHL book 974.3 A3g At various libraries (WorldCat) This guide gives addresses, phone numbers, brief descriptions of holdings, years covered, hours, copying facilities, and whether they accept mail-in requests. It includes an index.
- Basic Sources for Vermont Historical Research. Montpelier, Vermont: Secretary of State, 1981? (Family History Library 974.3 A1 no.44.) At various libraries (WorldCat This guide provides names of officers, addresses, telephone numbers, hours, and brief descriptions of collections and services at six repositories in Vermont.
- Leclerc, Michael J., editor. Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research. Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012. FHL book 974 D27g 2012 At various libraries(WorldCat)
- ↑ Allen County Public Library in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 28 April 2010).
- ↑ Genealogy Center in Allen County Public Library (accessed 28 April 2010).
- ↑ Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
- ↑ William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 124. WorldCat 39493985. FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
- ↑ "New England Historic Genealogical Society" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England_Historic_Genealogical_Society (accessed 30 August 2010).
- ↑ Using the NEHGS Library in American Ancestors" (accessed 21 September 2015).
- ↑ Dollarhide and Bremer, 5, 57, and 59.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 Dollarhide and Bremer, 111.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Dollarhide and Bremer, 25.
- ↑ Vermont Genealogy Library in Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Library (accessed 22 September 2015).
- ↑ Dollarhide and Bremer, 59.
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