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The following are examples of some additional sources that can help you be more successful in your research. Most are available at public libraries. Other sources are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under one of the following:  
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For more detailed information about research and records in Vermont, see:
  
==== Basic Research Strategies  ====
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Bartley, Scott A., and Alice Eichholz. “Vermont.” In Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, & Town Sources. Rev. ed. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992. (FHL book 973 D27rb 1992; computer number 594021. Ancestry is a trademark of Ancestry, Inc.) This source includes a brief introduction to sources and research strategies in Vermont and discusses vital, census, court, land, probate, and town records and where to find them.
  
<br>Crandall, Ralph. ''Shaking Your Family Tree: A Basic Guide to Tracing Your Family's Genealogy''. Dublin, N.H.: Yankee Publishing, 1986. (FHL book 929.1 C85s) This is a beginner's guide to American sources and research strategies.  
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Genealogical Research in New England. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1984. (FHL book 974 D27gr; computer number 254124.) This explains the origins of records of genealogical value in each of the New England states and discusses migration in Vermont.  
  
Cerny, Johni, and Arlene Eakle, eds. ''Ancestry's Guide to Research: Case Studies in American Genealogy''. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1985. (FHL book 973 D27cj) This source for the intermediate researcher uses case studies and illustration to teach organization and the research process.  
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“Genealogical Research in Vermont.” In OnLine: Vermont Historical Society [database on-line]. Montpelier, Vt.: VHS, 24 August 1999 [cited 25 August 1999]. Available at www.state.vt.us/vhs/generes.htm; INTERNET
  
Rubincam, Milton. ''Pitfalls in Genealogical Research''. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1987. (FHL book 929.1 R824p) This brief overview can help you avoid errors in your research, such as mistakes in interpreting names, terms, dates, and relationships. It includes many examples.  
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This site includes addresses of libraries, archives, and societies; telephone numbers; Internet links; and collection descriptions.  
  
==== Information about U.S. Records  ====
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Lindberg, Marcia W. Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1993. (FHL book 974 Dg 1993; computer number 741018; 1981 ed. fiche 6051401; computer number 58643.) This research guide contains a map of each state showing the counties and towns and the dates they were established. It also lists the names and addresses of repositories, courthouses, probate district offices, libraries, and historical or genealogical societies. It includes an index and bibliography. A newer edition is available.  
  
<br>American Society of Genealogists. ''Genealogical Research: Methods and Sources''. 2 vols. Rev. ed. Washington, D.C.: American Society of Genealogists, 1980, 1983. (FHL book 973 D27gr) This source presents the expertise of specialists on many record types and state sources. It is of most use to the intermediate researcher and librarian.  
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Sperry, Kip. New England Genealogical Research: A Guide to Sources. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1988. (FHL book 974 D27s; computer number 498578.) This book indicates the records available for each state and contains extensive bibliographies of sources.  
  
Bentley, Elizabeth P. ''The Genealogist's Address Book''. 1995 ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1995. (FHL book 973 D24ben 1995) This source includes addresses and telephone numbers of archives, libraries, societies, and periodicals.
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Szucs, Loretto Dennis, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, eds. ''The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy.'' Rev. ed. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1997. (FHL book 973 D27ts 1997) This provides in-depth treatment of records and unique research problems, including many illustrations of records. This source is for the advanced researcher and librarian.
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Eichholz, Alice, ed. ''Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources''. Rev. ed. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992. (FHL book 973 D27rb 1992) Explains state-by-state history, vital records, census, background sources, periodicals, archives, libraries, societies, maps, land, probate, court, tax, cemetery, church, and military records. Includes county boundary map and table which shows when each county was created and the parent counties.
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Greenwood, Val D. ''The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy''. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1990. (FHL book 973 D27g 1990) An intermediate to advanced text, this is a standard source on research methodology and records. It includes instruction on pedigree analysis and especially helpful information on court and probate records.
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''Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives''. 1982. Revised. Washington, D.C.: National Archives Trust Fund Board, 1985. (FHL book 973 A3usn 1985;&nbsp;1983 ed. fiche 6051414) This provides detailed information on the content and availability of census, immigration, military, land, and other records at the National Archives and its branches.
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Wright, Norman E. ''Preserving Your American Heritage: A Guide to Family and Local History''. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1981. (FHL book 973 D27wne; fiche 6048632) The 1974 edition was published under the title, Building an American Pedigree. This discusses the basic record types and includes strategy and some illustrations. This is for the intermediate researcher.
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==== Reading the Records  ====
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<br>Kirkham, E. Kay. ''The Handwriting of American Records for a Period of 300 Years''. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1973. (FHL book 973 G3k; fiche 6010036-37) This has techniques for reading old handwritten documents. It includes styles of handwriting, common abbreviations, and many more examples than the Stryker-Rodda source below.
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Stryker-Rodda, Harriet. ''Understanding Colonial Handwriting. Baltimore'': Genealogical Publishing, 1986. (FHL book 973 A1 no. 220) This short booklet is a simple introduction on how to read colonial documents.
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==== Guides to Additional Sources  ====
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<br>Filby, P. William. ''American &amp; British Genealogy &amp; Heraldry: A Selected List of Books''. 3d ed. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1983. (FHL book 016.9291 F472a) 1982-1985 Supplement, 1987. (FHL book 016.9291 FF472a 1982-1985 supp.) This bibliography and supplement lists over 12,800 titles of published genealogical sources. The primary emphasis is on United States sources.
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Parker, J. Carlyle. ''Library Services for Genealogists''. Detroit: Gale Research, 1981. (FHL book 026.9291 P226L) A primary emphasis of this book is to identify published reference tools and resources that are generally found at public and university libraries.
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LDS Records Research Outline. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City: Family History Library, 1997. (FHL book 929.1 F21ro LDS no. 1 1997; 1992 ed. on fiche 6105292) Introduces the records and strategies to help locate Latter-day Saint family history sources.
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Tracing Immigrant Origins Research Outline. Salt Lake City: Family History Library, 1992. (FHL special book 929.1 F21ro FHR no. 8; fiche 6105293) Introduces the records and strategies to help locate Latter-day Saint Family History sources.
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U.S. Military Records Research Outline. Salt Lake City: Family Hsitory Library, 1993. (FHL Speciual book 929.1 F21ro U.S.; fiche 6105294) Describes the content, use, and availability of major sets of military records created by the federal government.&nbsp;<br>
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<br>Evans, Barbara Jean. ''The New A to Zax: A Comprehensive Genealogical Dictionary for Genealogists and Historians''. 2nd ed. Champaign, Ill.: B.J. Evans, 1990. (FHL book 973 D26e) Gives archaic, occupational, and legal definitions. Includes a list of nicknames.
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''The Handy Book for Genealogists''. 8th ed. Revised. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishing, 1991. (FHL book 973 D27e 1991; computer number 594019; 6th ed. on fiche 6010044-47) This is a popular source for its capsule summaries of state and county histories and some of the records available in each county.
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Vermont  Gotoarrow.png  For Further Reading

For more detailed information about research and records in Vermont, see:

Bartley, Scott A., and Alice Eichholz. “Vermont.” In Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, & Town Sources. Rev. ed. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992. (FHL book 973 D27rb 1992; computer number 594021. Ancestry is a trademark of Ancestry, Inc.) This source includes a brief introduction to sources and research strategies in Vermont and discusses vital, census, court, land, probate, and town records and where to find them.

Genealogical Research in New England. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1984. (FHL book 974 D27gr; computer number 254124.) This explains the origins of records of genealogical value in each of the New England states and discusses migration in Vermont.

“Genealogical Research in Vermont.” In OnLine: Vermont Historical Society [database on-line]. Montpelier, Vt.: VHS, 24 August 1999 [cited 25 August 1999]. Available at www.state.vt.us/vhs/generes.htm; INTERNET

This site includes addresses of libraries, archives, and societies; telephone numbers; Internet links; and collection descriptions.

Lindberg, Marcia W. Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1993. (FHL book 974 Dg 1993; computer number 741018; 1981 ed. fiche 6051401; computer number 58643.) This research guide contains a map of each state showing the counties and towns and the dates they were established. It also lists the names and addresses of repositories, courthouses, probate district offices, libraries, and historical or genealogical societies. It includes an index and bibliography. A newer edition is available.

Sperry, Kip. New England Genealogical Research: A Guide to Sources. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1988. (FHL book 974 D27s; computer number 498578.) This book indicates the records available for each state and contains extensive bibliographies of sources.