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Newspapers publish marriage, divorce, death, and funeral notices, and obituaries. Notices include names, dates, and places. Marriage and death notices may contain maiden names and names of parents and other living relatives.
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Newspapers|U.S. Newspapers]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Vermont]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Vermont_Newspapers|Newspapers]]''
  
Newspapers also publish articles of local interest that often cover religious and social events in the community and include the names of people involved. Some newspapers serve several communities and devote columns to the everyday happenings in the area. Newspapers also include legal notices, estate sales, and advertising for local businesses.
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Newspapers publish marriage, divorce, death, and funeral notices, and obituaries. Notices include names, dates, and places. Marriage and death notices may contain maiden names and names of parents and other living relatives.  
  
Some cities in [[Vermont]] began publishing newspapers in the 1780s and 1790s. The [http://dol.state.vt.us/ Vermont Department of Libraries] has a large collection of newspapers.
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Newspapers also publish articles of local interest that often cover religious and social events in the community and include the names of people involved. Some newspapers serve several communities and devote columns to the everyday happenings in the area. Newspapers also include legal notices, estate sales, and advertising for local businesses.  
  
===Inventory on the Internet===
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== History  ==
Over 900 Vermont newspapers are cataloged in:
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McShane, Daniel. ''Vermont Newspaper Project'' [database on-line]. N.p.: Vermont Newspaper Project, 23 August 1999 [cited 24 August 1999]. Available at [http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/ http://vtnp.uvm.edu/]
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Some cities in Vermont began publishing newspapers in the 1780s and 1790s. The [http://dol.state.vt.us/ Vermont Department of Libraries] has a large collection of newspapers.
  
This site briefly lists newspaper title, town, life span, and repositories so that researchers can contact repositories for further details and obtain copies through interlibrary loan.
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== Resources for Vermont Newspapers  ==
  
===Published Index and Guide===
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Many periodicals publish information from newspapers. These are referenced in the “Places” section of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) described in [[Vermont Periodicals]].  
The Family History Library has not acquired copies of Vermont newspapers. There is an online index to the Rutland Herald and the Burlington Free Press at [http://bfprhdindex.uvm.edu/ http://bfprhdindex.uvm.edu/.]The latter is also available in book form:
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Historical Records Survey (Vermont). ''Index to the Burlington Free Press in the Billings Library, University of Vermont''. 6 vols. Montpelier, Vermont: Historical Records Survey, 1940–41. (FHL book 974.317 B32h; on two FHL films beginning with 844896, item3.) This index covers the years 1848–1865 and indexes news items, advertisements, and vital records. Copies of this newspaper are available through the Vermont Department of Libraries and the University of Vermont.
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More resources regarding local newspapers for Vermont can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Place Search] under:  
  
A guide to help locate indexes to newspapers is:
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::VERMONT, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- NEWSPAPERS
  
New England Library Association. Bibliography Committee. ''A Guide to Newspaper Indexes in New England.'' Holden, Massachusetts: New England Library Association, 1978. (FHL book 974 B32n; fiche 6051391.) The newspapers are listed by state, town, and then by the name of the newspaper. It includes the dates the indexes cover, the frequency of the newspapers, what type of items in the newspaper are indexed, and the name and address of the library where the indexes are located.
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{{See also|United States Newspapers|United States Obituaries}}
  
See the [[United States Newspapers|“Newspapers”]] and [[United States Obituaries|“Obituaries” sections]] of the United States Research Outline (30972) for help in locating other newspapers published in Vermont.
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=== Newspaper Directory  ===
  
Many periodicals publish information from newspapers. These are referenced in the “Places” section of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) described in the [[Vermont Periodicals|“Periodicals”]] section of this outline.
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*The [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] is a national directory from the Library of Congress of over 140,000 newspaper titles. The directory provides a list of libraries from around the country that have the newspapers in their collections.
  
More resources regarding local newspapers for Vermont can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:
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Over 900 Vermont newspapers are listed in:  
  
VERMONT- NEWSPAPERS
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*McShane, Daniel. [http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/ ''Vermont Newspaper Project'']. N.p.: Vermont Newspaper Project, 23 August 1999 [cited 24 August 1999]. This site briefly lists newspaper title, town, life span, and repositories, so that researchers can contact repositories for further details and obtain copies through Inter-library loan.
  
VERMONT, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- NEWSPAPERS
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=== Digital Issues Online  ===
  
==Web Sites==
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov Chronicling America] has some historical issues for the state of Vermont online. <br>
*http://www.50states.com/news/vermont.htm
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*http://www.newslink.org/vtnews.html
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[[Category:Vermont]]
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{{wikipedia|Wikipedia:List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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=== Published Index and Guide  ===
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*[http://bfprhdindex.uvm.edu/ Burlington Free Press / Rutland Herald Index] covers issues of these newspapers from 1984 - April/May 2009. <br>
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*Historical Records Survey (Vermont). ''Index to the Burlington Free Press in the Billings Library, University of Vermont''. 6 vols. Montpelier, Vermont: Historical Records Survey, 1940–41. This index covers the years 1848–1865 and indexes news items, advertisements, and vital records. Copies of this newspaper are available through the Vermont Department of Libraries and the University of Vermont. (Family History Library book {{FHL|300247|title-id|disp=974.317 B32h}}; on two Family History Library films beginning with {{FHL|300247|title-id|disp=844896, item3}}.)
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A guide to help locate indexes to newspapers is:
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*New England Library Association. Bibliography Committee. ''A Guide to Newspaper Indexes in New England.'' Holden, Massachusetts: New England Library Association, 1978. The newspapers are listed by state, town, and then by the name of the newspaper. It includes the dates the indexes cover, the frequency of the newspapers, what type of items in the newspaper are indexed, and the name and address of the library where the indexes are located. (Family History Library {{FHL|20164|title-id|disp=book 974 B32n; fiche 6051391}}.)
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.50states.com 50states.com].&nbsp; [http://www.50states.com/news/vermont.htm Vermont Newspapers]. Has an alphabetical list of newspapers with the towns where located and links to the newspapers' current web sites.<br>
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*[http://www.newslink.org NewsLink].&nbsp; [http://www.newslink.org/vtnews.html Vermont Newspapers]. Arranges the newspapers by type, then by town, then name of the newspaper with a link to the newspaper's current web site.<br>
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[[Category:Vermont|Newspapers]]

Revision as of 18:00, 10 July 2012

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Newspapers publish marriage, divorce, death, and funeral notices, and obituaries. Notices include names, dates, and places. Marriage and death notices may contain maiden names and names of parents and other living relatives.

Newspapers also publish articles of local interest that often cover religious and social events in the community and include the names of people involved. Some newspapers serve several communities and devote columns to the everyday happenings in the area. Newspapers also include legal notices, estate sales, and advertising for local businesses.

Contents

History

Some cities in Vermont began publishing newspapers in the 1780s and 1790s. The Vermont Department of Libraries has a large collection of newspapers.

Resources for Vermont Newspapers

Many periodicals publish information from newspapers. These are referenced in the “Places” section of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) described in Vermont Periodicals.

More resources regarding local newspapers for Vermont can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:

VERMONT- NEWSPAPERS
VERMONT, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper Directory

  • The U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present is a national directory from the Library of Congress of over 140,000 newspaper titles. The directory provides a list of libraries from around the country that have the newspapers in their collections.

Over 900 Vermont newspapers are listed in:

  • McShane, Daniel. Vermont Newspaper Project. N.p.: Vermont Newspaper Project, 23 August 1999 [cited 24 August 1999]. This site briefly lists newspaper title, town, life span, and repositories, so that researchers can contact repositories for further details and obtain copies through Inter-library loan.

Digital Issues Online

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Published Index and Guide

  • Historical Records Survey (Vermont). Index to the Burlington Free Press in the Billings Library, University of Vermont. 6 vols. Montpelier, Vermont: Historical Records Survey, 1940–41. This index covers the years 1848–1865 and indexes news items, advertisements, and vital records. Copies of this newspaper are available through the Vermont Department of Libraries and the University of Vermont. (Family History Library book 974.317 B32h; on two Family History Library films beginning with 844896, item3.)

A guide to help locate indexes to newspapers is:

  • New England Library Association. Bibliography Committee. A Guide to Newspaper Indexes in New England. Holden, Massachusetts: New England Library Association, 1978. The newspapers are listed by state, town, and then by the name of the newspaper. It includes the dates the indexes cover, the frequency of the newspapers, what type of items in the newspaper are indexed, and the name and address of the library where the indexes are located. (Family History Library book 974 B32n; fiche 6051391.)

Web Sites

  • 50states.comVermont Newspapers. Has an alphabetical list of newspapers with the towns where located and links to the newspapers' current web sites.
  • NewsLinkVermont Newspapers. Arranges the newspapers by type, then by town, then name of the newspaper with a link to the newspaper's current web site.