Vermont Record Selection Table

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Vermont]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Vermont_Record_Selection_Table|Record Selection Table]]''
  
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This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.
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#In column 1 find the category closest to your research goal.
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#In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
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#In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful.
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#Look in the section of these Wiki pages that corresponds to the record type you chose. It explains what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find the records in the ''Place Search'' of the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]]. Some records are not at the library.
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'''Note: '''Records of previous research—genealogy, biography, history, periodicals, and societies—are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are ''especially'' helpful.
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| align="left" | Adoptions
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| '''1. If you need'''
| align="left" | Probate Records, Town Records
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| '''2. Look first in'''
| align="left" | Court Records, Census, Vital Records
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| '''3. Then search'''
 
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| align="left" | Age
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| Adoptions
| align="left" | Census, Cemeteries, Vital Records Military Records,
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| Probate Records, Town Records
| align="left" | Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration
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| Court Records, Census, Vital Records
 
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| align="left" | Birth date
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| Age
| align="left" | Vital Records, Cemeteries, Church Records
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| Census, [[Vermont Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], Vital Records Military Records,  
| align="left" | Town Records, Military Records, Biography, Bible Records
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| Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration
 
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| align="left" | Birth place
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| Birth date
| align="left" | Vital Records, Church Records
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| Vital Records, Cemeteries, Church Records  
| align="left" | Census, Military Records, Town Records
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| Town Records, Military Records, Biography, Bible Records
 
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| align="left" | Boundaries and origins
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| Birth place
| align="left" | Maps, Gazetteers
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| Vital Records, Church Records
| align="left" | History, Societies
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| Census, Military Records, Town Records
 
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| align="left" | Children
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| Boundaries and origins
| align="left" | Census, Probate Records, Vital Records, Genealogy
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| Maps, Gazetteers
| align="left" | Town Records, Church Records, Land and Property, Bible Records
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| History, Societies
 
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| align="left" | City or parish of foreign birth
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| Children
| align="left" | Vital Records, Biography
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| Census, Probate Records, Vital Records, Genealogy
| align="left" | Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records
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| Town Records, Church Records, Land and Property, Bible Records
 
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| align="left" | Country of foreign birth
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| City or parish of foreign birth  
| align="left" | Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Vital Records
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| Vital Records, Biography
| align="left" | Biography, Military Records, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration
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| Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records
 
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| align="left" | Death information
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| Country of foreign birth
| align="left" | Vital Records, Cemeteries, Church Records, Town Records
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| Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Vital Records  
| align="left" | Probate Records, Newspapers, Bible Records
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| Biography, Military Records, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration
 
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| align="left" | Divorce
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| Death information
| align="left" | Town Records, Vital Records, Court Records
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| Vital Records, Cemeteries, Church Records, Town Records  
| align="left" | Newspapers, Census
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| Probate Records, Newspapers, Bible Records
 
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| align="left" | Ethnic background
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| Divorce
| align="left" | Native Races, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration
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| Town Records, Vital Records, Court Records
| align="left" | Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records
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| Newspapers, Census
 
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| align="left" | Historical background
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| Ethnic background  
| align="left" | History, Periodicals, Gazetteers, Town Records
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| Native Races, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration
| align="left" | Maps, Land and Property, Church Records
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| Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records
 
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| align="left" | Immigration date
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| Historical background
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census
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| History, Periodicals, Gazetteers, Town Records
| align="left" | Maps, Biography, Minorities, Court Records
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| Maps, Land and Property, Church Records
 
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| align="left" | Living relatives
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| Immigration date
| align="left" | Probate Records, Directories, Town Records, Census
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| Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census  
| align="left" | Biography, Newspapers, Land and Property
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| Maps, Biography, Minorities, Court Records
 
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| align="left" | Maiden name
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| Living relatives
| align="left" | Vital Records, Probate Records, Church Records
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| Probate Records, Directories, Town Records, Census
| align="left" | Town Records, Military Records, Bible Records
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| Biography, Newspapers, Land and Property
 
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| align="left" | Marriage information
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| Maiden name
| align="left" | Vital Records, Census, Church Records, Town Records
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| Vital Records, Probate Records, Church Records  
| align="left" | Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship, Bible Records, Probate Records, Newspapers
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| Town Records, Military Records, Bible Records
 
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| align="left" | Naturalization
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| Marriage information
| align="left" | Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Court Records
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| Vital Records, Census, Church Records, Town Records  
| align="left" | Land and Property, Biography, Military Records
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| Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship, Bible Records, Probate Records, Newspapers
 
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| align="left" | Occupations
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| Naturalization
| align="left" | Census, Directories, Town Records
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| Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Court Records  
| align="left" | Biography, History
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| Land and Property, Biography, Military Records
 
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| align="left" | Other family members
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| Occupations
| align="left" | Census, Probate Records, Town Records
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| Census, Directories, Town Records  
| align="left" | Vital Records, Church Records, Bible Records
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| Biography, History
 
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| align="left" | Parents
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| Other family members
| align="left" | Vital Records, Census, Church Records, Town Records
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| Census, Probate Records, Town Records  
| align="left" | Probate Records, Biography, Genealogy, Bible Records
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| Vital Records, Church Records, Bible Records
 
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| align="left" | Physical description
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| Parents
| align="left" | Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship
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| Vital Records, Census, Church Records, Town Records
| align="left" | Biography
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| Probate Records, Biography, Genealogy, Bible Records
 
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| align="left" | Place-finding aids
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| Physical description
| align="left" | Maps, Gazetteers, History
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| Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship
| align="left" | Archives and Libraries, Societies
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| Biography
 
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| align="left" | Places of residence
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| Place-finding aids
| align="left" | Census, Military Records, Town Records, Taxation, Directories
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| Maps, Gazetteers, History
| align="left" | Land and Property, Naturalization and Citizenship, Public Records
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| Archives and Libraries, Societies
 
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| align="left" | Place of residence when you know only the state
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| Places of residence  
| align="left" | Census, Vital Records, Military Records
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| Census, Military Records, Town Records, Taxation, Directories
| align="left" | Naturalization and Citizenship, Taxation, Directories, Bible Records
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| Land and Property, Naturalization and Citizenship, Public Records
 
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| align="left" | Previous research
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| Place of residence when you know only the state
| align="left" | Genealogy, Biography, Societies
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| Census, Vital Records, Military Records
| align="left" | Periodicals, History, Archives and Libraries
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| Naturalization and Citizenship, Taxation, Directories, Bible Records
 
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|-
| align="left" | Record-finding aids
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| Previous research
| align="left" | Archives and Libraries, Periodicals, Church Records
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| Genealogy, Biography, Societies
| align="left" | Societies, For Further Reading
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| Periodicals, History, Archives and Libraries
 
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| align="left" | Religion
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| Record-finding aids
| align="left" | Church Records, Vital Records
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| Archives and Libraries, Periodicals, Church Records  
| align="left" | Biography, History, Cemeteries
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| Societies, For Further Reading
 
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| align="left" | Social activities
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| Religion
| align="left" | Societies, Biography
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| Church Records, Vital Records
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Directories, Town Records
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| Biography, History, Cemeteries
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| Social activities  
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| Societies, Biography  
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| Cemeteries, Directories, Town Records
 
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Revision as of 03:06, 3 October 2010

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Vermont  Gotoarrow.png  Record Selection Table

This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.

  1. In column 1 find the category closest to your research goal.
  2. In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
  3. In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful.
  4. Look in the section of these Wiki pages that corresponds to the record type you chose. It explains what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find the records in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog. Some records are not at the library.

Note: Records of previous research—genealogy, biography, history, periodicals, and societies—are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are especially helpful.

1. If you need 2. Look first in 3. Then search
Adoptions Probate Records, Town Records Court Records, Census, Vital Records
Age Census, Cemeteries, Vital Records Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration
Birth date Vital Records, Cemeteries, Church Records Town Records, Military Records, Biography, Bible Records
Birth place Vital Records, Church Records Census, Military Records, Town Records
Boundaries and origins Maps, Gazetteers History, Societies
Children Census, Probate Records, Vital Records, Genealogy Town Records, Church Records, Land and Property, Bible Records
City or parish of foreign birth Vital Records, Biography Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records
Country of foreign birth Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Vital Records Biography, Military Records, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration
Death information Vital Records, Cemeteries, Church Records, Town Records Probate Records, Newspapers, Bible Records
Divorce Town Records, Vital Records, Court Records Newspapers, Census
Ethnic background Native Races, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records
Historical background History, Periodicals, Gazetteers, Town Records Maps, Land and Property, Church Records
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census Maps, Biography, Minorities, Court Records
Living relatives Probate Records, Directories, Town Records, Census Biography, Newspapers, Land and Property
Maiden name Vital Records, Probate Records, Church Records Town Records, Military Records, Bible Records
Marriage information Vital Records, Census, Church Records, Town Records Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship, Bible Records, Probate Records, Newspapers
Naturalization Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Court Records Land and Property, Biography, Military Records
Occupations Census, Directories, Town Records Biography, History
Other family members Census, Probate Records, Town Records Vital Records, Church Records, Bible Records
Parents Vital Records, Census, Church Records, Town Records Probate Records, Biography, Genealogy, Bible Records
Physical description Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship Biography
Place-finding aids Maps, Gazetteers, History Archives and Libraries, Societies
Places of residence Census, Military Records, Town Records, Taxation, Directories Land and Property, Naturalization and Citizenship, Public Records
Place of residence when you know only the state Census, Vital Records, Military Records Naturalization and Citizenship, Taxation, Directories, Bible Records
Previous research Genealogy, Biography, Societies Periodicals, History, Archives and Libraries
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Periodicals, Church Records Societies, For Further Reading
Religion Church Records, Vital Records Biography, History, Cemeteries
Social activities Societies, Biography Cemeteries, Directories, Town Records