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=== Locating Cemeteries and Cemetery Records  ===
 
=== Locating Cemeteries and Cemetery Records  ===
  
The following book helps you locate where cemeteries can be found in [[Vermont|Vermont]]:  
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The following book helps you locate where cemeteries can be found in Vermont:  
  
''Burial Grounds of Vermont''. Townshend, Vermont: Vermont Old Cemetery Association, 1991. (Family History Library book {{FHL|633938|title-id|disp=974.3 V34b}}.) This source contains 485 pages of cemetery listings with detailed maps. The lists are arranged by county, then by town. They include the first and last burial dates in the cemetery, approximate number of burials in each lot, and the condition of the lots.  
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*Hyde, Arthur L. and Frances P. Hyde, editors. ''Burial Grounds of Vermont''. Bradford, Vermont: Vermont Old Cemetery Association, 1991. {{FHL|633938|item|disp=FHL book 974.3 V34b}} {{WorldCat|24018848|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat).}} This source contains 485 pages of cemetery listings with detailed maps. The lists are arranged by county, then by town. They include the first and last burial dates in the cemetery, approximate number of burials in each lot, and the condition of the lots.
  
 
For a bibliography of Vermont cemetery record transcripts, see:  
 
For a bibliography of Vermont cemetery record transcripts, see:  
  
Nichols, Joann H. ''Index to Known Cemetery Listings in Vermont''. Third Edition. Montpelier, Vermont: Vermont Historical Society, 1995. (Family History Library {{FHL|38745|author-id|disp=book 974.3 V32n; 2nd ed.; fiche 6093892}}.) This bibliography is arranged by county, town, and then by cemetery name. Next to each cemetery’s name is a code you can use to locate the cemetery transcript. It also includes many Family History Library microfilms.  
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*Nichols, Joann H., compiler. ''Index to Known Cemetery Listings in Vermont''. Third Edition. Montpelier, Vermont: Vermont Historical Society, 1995. {{FHL|766197|item|disp=book 974.3 V32nj; 2nd ed.; fiche 6093892}} {{WorldCat|34794047|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat).}} This bibliography is arranged by county, town, and then by cemetery name. Next to each cemetery’s name is a code you can use to locate the cemetery transcript. It also includes many Family History Library microfilms.
  
Most Vermont gravestones from earliest times to 1870 have been transcribed and are found in the Vermont Secretary of State’s General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, Early to 1870.
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=== Records and Indexes  ===
  
=== Internet Tombstone Transcripts and Index  ===
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Genealogical society members often copy and publish tombstone inscriptions and cemetery records and create indexes. The following are some of the records available for Vermont cemeteries:<br>
  
Genealogical society members often copy and publish tombstone inscriptions (abstracts). The USGenWeb Archives have headstone abstracts from five cemeteries listed on their Internet site at:
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Most Vermont gravestones from earliest times to 1870 have been transcribed and are found in the Vermont Secretary of State’s ''General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, Early to 1870''. {{FHL|279437|item|disp=FHL films 27455–27741; digital version at FamilySearch}}
  
Chase, Scott. ''The Vermont Tombstone Transcription Project''. In USGenWeb Archives Digital Library [database on-line]. N.p.: USGenWeb Archives, 22 June 1999 [cited 11 August 1999]. This is a county-by-county list of cemeteries, available at http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/vermont/vermont.html. Abstracted cemeteries are indexed in:
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''Index to James N. Arnold Tombstone Records’ Collection''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992. (On 12 Family History Library films beginning with {{FHL|641346|title-id|disp=1819819}}.) This index is arranged alphabetically by surname and covers tombstone records in Vermont and other states.  
  
“Search the USGenWeb Archives Digital Library” In USGenWeb Archives Digital Library [database on-line]. N.p.: USGenWeb Archives, 22 September 1997 [cited 24 August 1999]. Available at [http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ussearch.htm www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ussearch.htm]. This web site indexes cemetery abstracts and other items. Select the state of interest, type the name of the ancestor you seek in the “Query” field, and click Search. For best results, use the “Search Tips” and examples at the bottom of the web page. The computer will list any matches it finds and give you the option of viewing the full transcript.  
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Original records for cemeteries, tombstone inscriptions, and burial and removal permits are usually found in each town clerk’s office. See {{FHL|1627819|Vermont, Town Records, 1850–2005}}. A wiki article describing this collection is found at [[Vermont Town Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont Town Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
  
=== Cemetery Transcripts  ===
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The [http://www.vermonthistory.org/ Vermont Historical Society] has a large collection of cemetery-related records.
  
The Genealogical Society of Vermont has published many cemetery transcriptions in their quarterly Branches and Twigs. See [[Vermont Periodicals]] for more information.  
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The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) copied many tombstone records. Their collection, ''Vermont Genealogy'', is on microfilm at the Family History Library. {{FHL|3390|item|disp=FHL films 850109–850122}} It includes cemetery records for Addison, Bennington, Grand Isle, Rutland, and Windsor counties, and the towns of Dover, Bristol, Fairfax, Hardwick, Middlebury, Poultney, Pomfret, Putney, Shelburne, Waterville, Vergennes, and Waltham.  
  
Some cemetery records are available for Vermont.  
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Several periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from Vermont cemeteries. These are referenced in the “Places” section of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), described in [[Vermont Periodicals]]. The following is an example of such a periodical:
  
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) copied many tombstone records. Their collection [[Vermont Genealogy]] is on microfilm at the Family History Library. It includes cemetery records for Addison, Bennington, Grand Isle, Rutland, and Windsor counties, and the towns of Dover, Bristol, Fairfax, Hardwick, Middlebury, Poultney, Pomfret, Putney, Shelburne, Waterville, Vergennes, and Waltham.
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*The [http://www.genealogyvermont.org/ Genealogical Society of Vermont] has published many cemetery transcriptions in their quarterly, ''Branches and Twigs''. {{FHL|299402|item|disp=FHL book 974.3 B2br}} This publication has been continued as ''Vermont Genealogy''. {{FHL|760567|item|disp=FHL book 974.3 D25v}}
 
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''Index to James N. Arnold Tombstone Records’ Collection''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992. (On 12 Family History Library films beginning with {{FHL|641346|title-id|disp=1819819}}.) This index is arranged alphabetically by surname and covers tombstone records in Vermont, and other states.  
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The Veterans Affairs Office of the Vermont Adjutant General has a veterans’ grave registration card file for veterans of wars from the American Revolution through World War I. Over 6,000 Revolutionary War veterans’ graves are listed by town in:  
 
The Veterans Affairs Office of the Vermont Adjutant General has a veterans’ grave registration card file for veterans of wars from the American Revolution through World War I. Over 6,000 Revolutionary War veterans’ graves are listed by town in:  
  
Crockett, Walter H. ''Soldiers of the Revolutionary War Buried in Vermont, and Anecdotes and Incidents Relating to Some of Them''. 1903–4. Reprint, Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Antiquarian Books, 198–?. (Family History Library {{FHL|651817|title-id|disp=book 974.3 M2cw; Family History Library fiche 6078110}}.) This book lists by town the names of those buried and includes a list of 3,196 pensioners arranged by county.  
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*Crockett, Walter H. ''Soldiers of the Revolutionary War Buried in Vermont, and Anecdotes and Incidents Relating to Some of Them''. 1903–4. Reprint, Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Antiquarian Books, 198–?. (Family History Library {{FHL|651817|title-id|disp=book 974.3 M2cw; Family History Library fiche 6078110}}.) This book lists by town the names of those buried and includes a list of 3,196 pensioners arranged by county.
  
The Vermont Historical Society has a 14-drawer collection of grave registrations for soldiers of any war buried in Vermont. It has not been updated since it was created by the WPA before World War II.
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For more information on cemetery records, see [[United States Cemeteries]].
 
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Original records for cemeteries, tombstone inscriptions, and burial and removal permits are usually found in each town clerk’s office. See [[Vermont Town Records]].
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Several periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from Vermont cemeteries. These are referenced in the “Places” section of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), described in [[Vermont Periodicals]].
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For more information on cemetery records, see [[United States Cemeteries]]. To find more sources in the Family History Library Catalog, use a Place Search under:
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VERMONT- CEMETERIES<br>VERMONT, [COUNTY]- CEMETERIES<br>VERMONT, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- CEMETERIES
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/cemetery-records-vermont.htm '''New Horizons Genealogy'''] An extensive collection of Vermont Cemetery Records, arranged by location.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/vermont/vermont.html '''USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project (Vermont)'''] - This website transcribes, photographs, and indexes cemeteries.
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/ '''Find A Grave'''] – Search by name, date, or cemetery; browse by location or "claim to fame;" or add burial records.<br>  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/ '''Find A Grave'''] – Search by name, date, or cemetery; browse by location or "claim to fame;" or add burial records.<br>  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/US/vt/ '''Interment (Vermont)'''] - Browse cemeteries by county.<br>  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/US/vt/ '''Interment (Vermont)'''] - Browse cemeteries by county.<br>  
 
*[http://vermont-genealogy.com/Vermont-Cemetery-Records.htm '''Vermont Cemetery Records (at Vermont Genealogy)'''] - Cemetery inscriptions online organized by county and city.
 
*[http://vermont-genealogy.com/Vermont-Cemetery-Records.htm '''Vermont Cemetery Records (at Vermont Genealogy)'''] - Cemetery inscriptions online organized by county and city.
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[Vermont Town Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont Town Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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Cemetery records, such as tombstone and sexton’s records, may give

  • Birth and death dates
  • Age at death
  • Name of spouse and children
  • Maiden names.
  • Birthplace
  • Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations.
  • Family members buried nearby.

Locating Cemeteries and Cemetery Records

The following book helps you locate where cemeteries can be found in Vermont:

  • Hyde, Arthur L. and Frances P. Hyde, editors. Burial Grounds of Vermont. Bradford, Vermont: Vermont Old Cemetery Association, 1991. FHL book 974.3 V34b At various libraries (WorldCat). This source contains 485 pages of cemetery listings with detailed maps. The lists are arranged by county, then by town. They include the first and last burial dates in the cemetery, approximate number of burials in each lot, and the condition of the lots.

For a bibliography of Vermont cemetery record transcripts, see:

  • Nichols, Joann H., compiler. Index to Known Cemetery Listings in Vermont. Third Edition. Montpelier, Vermont: Vermont Historical Society, 1995. book 974.3 V32nj; 2nd ed.; fiche 6093892 At various libraries (WorldCat). This bibliography is arranged by county, town, and then by cemetery name. Next to each cemetery’s name is a code you can use to locate the cemetery transcript. It also includes many Family History Library microfilms.

Records and Indexes

Genealogical society members often copy and publish tombstone inscriptions and cemetery records and create indexes. The following are some of the records available for Vermont cemeteries:

Most Vermont gravestones from earliest times to 1870 have been transcribed and are found in the Vermont Secretary of State’s General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, Early to 1870. FHL films 27455–27741; digital version at FamilySearch

Index to James N. Arnold Tombstone Records’ Collection. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992. (On 12 Family History Library films beginning with 1819819.) This index is arranged alphabetically by surname and covers tombstone records in Vermont and other states.

Original records for cemeteries, tombstone inscriptions, and burial and removal permits are usually found in each town clerk’s office. See FHL 1627819. A wiki article describing this collection is found at Vermont Town Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

The Vermont Historical Society has a large collection of cemetery-related records.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) copied many tombstone records. Their collection, Vermont Genealogy, is on microfilm at the Family History Library. FHL films 850109–850122 It includes cemetery records for Addison, Bennington, Grand Isle, Rutland, and Windsor counties, and the towns of Dover, Bristol, Fairfax, Hardwick, Middlebury, Poultney, Pomfret, Putney, Shelburne, Waterville, Vergennes, and Waltham.

Several periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from Vermont cemeteries. These are referenced in the “Places” section of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), described in Vermont Periodicals. The following is an example of such a periodical:

The Veterans Affairs Office of the Vermont Adjutant General has a veterans’ grave registration card file for veterans of wars from the American Revolution through World War I. Over 6,000 Revolutionary War veterans’ graves are listed by town in:

  • Crockett, Walter H. Soldiers of the Revolutionary War Buried in Vermont, and Anecdotes and Incidents Relating to Some of Them. 1903–4. Reprint, Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Antiquarian Books, 198–?. (Family History Library book 974.3 M2cw; Family History Library fiche 6078110.) This book lists by town the names of those buried and includes a list of 3,196 pensioners arranged by county.

For more information on cemetery records, see United States Cemeteries.

Web Sites