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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 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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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.  
 
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.  
  
Some cities in [[Vermont|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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== History ==
  
=== Inventory on the Internet  ===
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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.
  
Over 900 Vermont newspapers are cataloged in:
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== Resources for Vermont Newspapers ==
  
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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Many periodicals publish information from newspapers. These are referenced in the “Places” section of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) described in [[Vermont Periodicals]].  
  
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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More resources regarding local newspapers for Vermont can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:
  
=== Published Index and Guide  ===
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::VERMONT, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- NEWSPAPERS
  
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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{{See also|United States Newspapers|United States Obituaries}}
  
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. (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}}.) 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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=== Digital Issues Online ===
  
A guide to help locate indexes to newspapers is:
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
  
New England Library Association. Bibliography Committee. ''A Guide to Newspaper Indexes in New England.'' Holden, Massachusetts: New England Library Association, 1978. (Family History Library {{FHL|20164|title-id|disp=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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=== Indexes ===
  
See the [[United States Newspapers]] and [[United States Obituaries]] for help in locating other newspapers published in Vermont.
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Over 900 Vermont newspapers are cataloged in:
  
Many periodicals publish information from newspapers. These are referenced in the “Places” section of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) described in [[Vermont Periodicals]].  
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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/]
  
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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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
  
VERMONT- NEWSPAPERS
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==== Published Index and Guide  ====
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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. (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}}.) 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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A guide to help locate indexes to newspapers is:
  
VERMONT, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- NEWSPAPERS
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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. (Family History Library {{FHL|20164|title-id|disp=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.
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

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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

Digital Issues Online

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

Indexes

Over 900 Vermont newspapers are cataloged in:

McShane, Daniel. Vermont Newspaper Project [database on-line]. N.p.: Vermont Newspaper Project, 23 August 1999 [cited 24 August 1999]. Available at http://vtnp.uvm.edu/

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

Published Index and Guide

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 The latter is also available in book form:

  • 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. (Family History Library book 974.317 B32h; on two Family History Library 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.

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. (Family History Library 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.

Web Sites