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Church records and the information they provide vary greatly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age; date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. Records may include names of other relatives who were witnesses or members of the congregation. The members of some churches were predominantly of one nationality or ethnic group.  
 
Church records and the information they provide vary greatly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age; date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. Records may include names of other relatives who were witnesses or members of the congregation. The members of some churches were predominantly of one nationality or ethnic group.  
  
Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Baptist, Congregational, Episcopal, Methodist, and Roman Catholic churches. For a list of churches in Vermont, see John Gordon Melton’s ''National Directory of Churches, Synagogues and Other Houses of Worship'' in [[United States Church Records|United States Church Records]].<br><br>The Family History Library has the records of some denominations in Vermont. Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. To locate these repositories, write to the following addresses:  
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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Baptist, Congregational, Episcopal, Methodist, and Roman Catholic churches.<ref>William Chamberlin Hunt and United States Bureau of the Census, ''Religious Bodies: 1906'' (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1910), Vol. 1:365. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=Z6ZdiZWeStAC Google Books].</ref> For a list of churches in Vermont, see John Gordon Melton’s ''National Directory of Churches, Synagogues and Other Houses of Worship'' in [[United States Church Records|United States Church Records]].<br><br>The Family History Library has the records of some denominations in Vermont. Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. To locate these repositories, write to the following addresses:  
  
 
=== Baptist  ===
 
=== Baptist  ===
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[http://www.abhsarchives.org/ American Baptist Historical Society]<br>1106 South Goodman Street<br>Rochester, NY 14620<br>Phone: (716) 473-1740  
 
[http://www.abhsarchives.org/ American Baptist Historical Society]<br>1106 South Goodman Street<br>Rochester, NY 14620<br>Phone: (716) 473-1740  
  
For a history of the Baptist church, see:
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For a history of the Baptist church, see:  
  
*Crocker, Henry. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-the-baptists-in-vermont/oclc/3401565&referer=brief_results ''History of the Baptists in Vermont'']. Bellows Falls, Vermont: P. H. Gobie Press, 1913. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=77323&disp=History+of+the+Baptists+in+Vermont++ film 1033832 item 2; fiche 6051223].) This book includes an index.
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*Crocker, Henry. ''History of the Baptists in Vermont''. Bellows Falls, Vermont: P. H. Gobie Press, 1913. Digital version: [https://dcms.lds.org/view/action/ieViewer.do?from_proxy=true&dps_pid=IE543420&dps_dvs=1336587318054~70&dps_pid=IE543420&change_lng=en FamilySearch]. Paper or film versions: (Family History Library {{FHL|77323|title-id|disp=film 1033832 item 2; fiche 6051223}}.) Other libraries with this book ([http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-the-baptists-in-vermont/oclc/3401565&referer=brief_results WorldCat]). This book includes an index.
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=== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)  ===
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Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for&nbsp;Vermont Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
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The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through:
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]. Use the Place-names Search for the town where your ancestor lived. On the list of record types, click '''Church records''' to see a list of the records.
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*Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. ''Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers''. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. ({{FHL|129780|item|disp=FHL book 979.2258 A3j}}; {{FHL|129780|item|disp=FHL fiche 6031507}}). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.
  
 
=== Congregational  ===
 
=== Congregational  ===
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[http://www.14beacon.org/ Congregational Library]<br>14 Beacon Street<br>Boston, MA 02108<br>Phone: (617) 523-0470<br>Fax: (617) 523-0470  
 
[http://www.14beacon.org/ Congregational Library]<br>14 Beacon Street<br>Boston, MA 02108<br>Phone: (617) 523-0470<br>Fax: (617) 523-0470  
  
For a history of the Congregational churches in Vermont from 1762 to 1914, see:<br>*Comstock, John Moore. ''The Congregational Churches of Vermont and Their Ministry, 1762–1914, Historical and Statistical.'' St. Johnsbury, Vermont: Caledonian, 1915. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=257822&disp=The+Congregational+churches+of+Vermont+a++ book 974.3 K2cc; film 874201 item3; fiche 6046853 [set of 3].)] This book includes historical information and is arranged by town.
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For a history of the Congregational churches in Vermont from 1762 to 1914, see:  
  
=== Episcopal  ===
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*Comstock, John Moore. ''The Congregational Churches of Vermont and Their Ministry, 1762–1914, Historical and Statistical.'' St. Johnsbury, Vermont: Caledonian, 1915. Digital version: [http://archive.org/stream/congregationalch00coms#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive]. Book and filmed versions:(Family History Library {{FHL|257822|title-id|disp=FHL book 974.3 K2cc; film 874201 Item 3, and fiche 6046853}}.)] This book includes historical information and is arranged by town.
  
'''Episcopal Diocesan Center'''
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=== Episcopal ===
 
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5 Rock Point Road<br>Burlington, VT 05401-2735<br>Telephone: 802-863-3431<br>Fax: 802-860-1562<br>Internet: http://www.dioceseofvermont.org/
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[[Image:Vermont churches.png|thumb|right|500px]] [http://www.dioceseofvermont.org/ Episcopal Diocesan Center]<br>5 Rock Point Road<br>Burlington, VT 05401-2735<br>Phone: (802) 863-3431<br>Fax: (802) 860-1562  
  
 
For further information, see:  
 
For further information, see:  
  
*Historical Records Survey (Vermont). ''Inventory of Church Archives of Vermont, No.1, Diocese of Vermont, Protestant Episcopal''. Montpelier, Vermont: The Survey, 1940. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=302920&disp=Inventory+of+the+church+archives+of+Verm++ book 974.3 K23h; fiche 6006639].) This book also includes a historical sketch of each parish or mission.
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*Historical Records Survey (Vermont). ''Inventory of Church Archives of Vermont, No.1, Diocese of Vermont, Protestant Episcopal''. Montpelier, Vermont: The Survey, 1940. (Family History Library {{FHL|302920|title-id|disp=book 974.3 K23h; fiche 6006639}}.) This book also includes a historical sketch of each parish or mission.
  
 
=== Methodist  ===
 
=== Methodist  ===
  
'''Green Mountain College Library'''
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[http://www.greenmtn.edu/ Green Mountain College Library]<br>One College Circle<br>Poultney, Vt 05764<br>Phone: (802) 287-8225<br>Fax: (802) 287-8222 (Attention Library)  
 
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One College Circle<br>Poultney, Vt 05764<br>Telephone: 802-287-8225<br>Fax: 802-287-8222 (Attention Library)<br>Internet: [http://www.greenmtn.edu/ www.greenmtn.edu]
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=== Roman Catholic  ===
 
=== Roman Catholic  ===
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Roman Catholic genealogical records are kept in each individual parish. For general information, or for the location and addresses of parishes, contact:  
 
Roman Catholic genealogical records are kept in each individual parish. For general information, or for the location and addresses of parishes, contact:  
  
'''Archives of the Roman Catholic<br>Diocese of Burlington'''<br>351 North Avenue<br>Burlington, VT 05401<br>Phone: 802-658-6110<br>Fax: 802-658-0436<br>Internet: [http://www.vermontcatholic.org www.vermontcatholic.org]
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[http://www.vermontcatholic.org/ Diocese of Burlington]<br>351 North Avenue<br>Burlington, VT 05401<br>Phone: (802) 658-6110<br>Fax: (802) 658-0436  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Addison County, Vermont|Addison]], [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington]], [[Caledonia County, Vermont|Caledonia]], [[Chittenden County, Vermont|Chittenden]], [[Essex County, Vermont|Essex]], [[Franklin County, Vermont|Franklin]], [[Grand Isle County, Vermont|Grand Isle]], [[Lamoille County, Vermont|Lamoille]], [[Orange County, Vermont|Orange]], [[Orleans County, Vermont|Orleans]], [[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland]], [[Washington County, Vermont|Washington]], [[Windham County, Vermont|Windham]] and [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor]]
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Addison County, Vermont|Addison]], [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington]], [[Caledonia County, Vermont|Caledonia]], [[Chittenden County, Vermont|Chittenden]], [[Essex County, Vermont|Essex]], [[Franklin County, Vermont|Franklin]], [[Grand Isle County, Vermont|Grand Isle]], [[Lamoille County, Vermont|Lamoille]], [[Orange County, Vermont|Orange]], [[Orleans County, Vermont|Orleans]], [[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland]], [[Washington County, Vermont|Washington]], [[Windham County, Vermont|Windham]] and [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor]]  
  
'''Assemblee des Eveques du Quebec'''<br>1225 St. Joseph Boulevard East<br>Montreal, Quebec<br>Canada H2J 1L7<br>Telephone: 514-274-4323<br>Internet: http://www.eveques.qc.ca/
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[http://www.eveques.qc.ca/ Assemblee des Eveques du Quebec]<br>1225 St. Joseph Boulevard East<br>Montreal, Quebec<br>Canada H2J 1L7<br>Phone: (514) 274-4323  
  
 
=== Universalist and Unitarian  ===
 
=== Universalist and Unitarian  ===
  
*MacDonald, Edith Fox. ''Rebellion in the Mountains: The Story of Universalism and Unitarianism in Vermont''. Concord, New Hampshire: New Hampshire Vermont District of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1979. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=441233&disp=Rebellion+in+the+mountains%20%20&columns=*,0,0 974.3 K2m]; film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=18158&disp=Rebellion+in+the+mountains%20%20&columns=*,0,0 0974420].) This book relates the history of these religions and their coming together. It shows societies in each county and lists the names, dates, and locations of the ministers’ churches, including the names of the laymen who were involved. It includes an index.
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*MacDonald, Edith Fox. ''Rebellion in the Mountains: The Story of Universalism and Unitarianism in Vermont''. Concord, New Hampshire: New Hampshire Vermont District of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1979. (Family History Library book {{FHL|441233|title-id|disp=974.3 K2m}}; film {{FHL|18158|title-id|disp=0974420}}.) This book relates the history of these religions and their coming together. It shows societies in each county and lists the names, dates, and locations of the ministers’ churches, including the names of the laymen who were involved. It includes an index.
  
For more information, see [[United States Church Records|United States Church Records]]. More sources can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:
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For more information, see [[United States Church Records|United States Church Records]].  
  
VERMONT- CHURCH RECORDS
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More sources can be found looking for '''Church records''' in the Family History Library Catalog by using a [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=place Place-name Search] under:
  
VERMONT, [COUNTY]- CHURCH RECORDS
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VERMONT, [COUNTY], [TOWN] <br>
  
VERMONT, [COUNTY], [TOWN],- CHURCH RECORDS
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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*[[Vermont Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Vermont Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Vermont  Gotoarrow.png  Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary greatly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age; date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. Records may include names of other relatives who were witnesses or members of the congregation. The members of some churches were predominantly of one nationality or ethnic group.

Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Baptist, Congregational, Episcopal, Methodist, and Roman Catholic churches.[1] For a list of churches in Vermont, see John Gordon Melton’s National Directory of Churches, Synagogues and Other Houses of Worship in United States Church Records.

The Family History Library has the records of some denominations in Vermont. Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. To locate these repositories, write to the following addresses:

Contents

Baptist

Bailey-Howe Library
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405-0036
Phone: (802) 656-2020
Fax: (802) 656-4038

American Baptist Historical Society
1106 South Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: (716) 473-1740

For a history of the Baptist church, see:

  • Crocker, Henry. History of the Baptists in Vermont. Bellows Falls, Vermont: P. H. Gobie Press, 1913. Digital version: FamilySearch. Paper or film versions: (Family History Library film 1033832 item 2; fiche 6051223.) Other libraries with this book (WorldCat). This book includes an index.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)

Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Vermont Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through:

  • The Family History Library Catalog. Use the Place-names Search for the town where your ancestor lived. On the list of record types, click Church records to see a list of the records.
  • Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; FHL fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.

Congregational

Congregational Library
14 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 523-0470
Fax: (617) 523-0470

For a history of the Congregational churches in Vermont from 1762 to 1914, see:

  • Comstock, John Moore. The Congregational Churches of Vermont and Their Ministry, 1762–1914, Historical and Statistical. St. Johnsbury, Vermont: Caledonian, 1915. Digital version: Internet Archive. Book and filmed versions:(Family History Library FHL book 974.3 K2cc; film 874201 Item 3, and fiche 6046853.)] This book includes historical information and is arranged by town.

Episcopal

Vermont churches.png
Episcopal Diocesan Center
5 Rock Point Road
Burlington, VT 05401-2735
Phone: (802) 863-3431
Fax: (802) 860-1562

For further information, see:

  • Historical Records Survey (Vermont). Inventory of Church Archives of Vermont, No.1, Diocese of Vermont, Protestant Episcopal. Montpelier, Vermont: The Survey, 1940. (Family History Library book 974.3 K23h; fiche 6006639.) This book also includes a historical sketch of each parish or mission.

Methodist

Green Mountain College Library
One College Circle
Poultney, Vt 05764
Phone: (802) 287-8225
Fax: (802) 287-8222 (Attention Library)

Roman Catholic

Roman Catholic genealogical records are kept in each individual parish. For general information, or for the location and addresses of parishes, contact:

Diocese of Burlington
351 North Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 658-6110
Fax: (802) 658-0436

The diocese includes the counties of: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham and Windsor

Assemblee des Eveques du Quebec
1225 St. Joseph Boulevard East
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H2J 1L7
Phone: (514) 274-4323

Universalist and Unitarian

  • MacDonald, Edith Fox. Rebellion in the Mountains: The Story of Universalism and Unitarianism in Vermont. Concord, New Hampshire: New Hampshire Vermont District of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1979. (Family History Library book 974.3 K2m; film 0974420.) This book relates the history of these religions and their coming together. It shows societies in each county and lists the names, dates, and locations of the ministers’ churches, including the names of the laymen who were involved. It includes an index.

For more information, see United States Church Records.

More sources can be found looking for Church records in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place-name Search under:

VERMONT, [COUNTY], [TOWN]

VERMONT, [COUNTY]

VERMONT


Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

References

  1. William Chamberlin Hunt and United States Bureau of the Census, Religious Bodies: 1906 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1910), Vol. 1:365. Digital version at Google Books.