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Guide to '''Windham County, Vermont ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Windham County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont Genealogy|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Windham County'''
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| building address = Windham County Courthouse<br> Mailing Address: P.O. Box 207, Newfane, VT 05345-0207 <br>Phone: 802-365-7979 <br>Fax: 802-365-4360 <br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Windham-County-Vermont-Courts.htm '''Windham County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Windham County Courthouse<br> Mailing Address: P.O. Box 207, Newfane, VT 05345-0207 <br>Phone: 802-365-7979 <br>Fax: 802-365-4360 <br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Windham-County-Vermont-Courts.htm '''Windham County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
'''''Town Clerks&nbsp;''''' have birth, marriage, death and land records; '''''County Clerk&nbsp;''''' has divorce and court records from 1825; '''''Probate Judge&nbsp;''''' has probate records.<ref name="HBG" />  
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'''''Town Clerks''''' have birth, marriage, death and land records; '''''County Clerk''''' has divorce and court records from 1825; '''''Probate Judge''''' has probate records.<ref name="HBG" />  
  
'''Towns Organized Before 1800:'''<br>Athens 1780,<br>Brattleboro 1753,<br>Brookline 1794,&nbsp;<br>Grafton 1754,<br>Guilford 1754,<br>Halifax 1750,<br>Jamaica 1780,<br>Londonderry 1780,<br>Marlboro 1751,<br>Newfane 1753,<br>Putney 1753, <br>Rockingham 1752, <br>Townshend 1753,<br>Woodbury 1781,<br>&nbsp;Westminister 1752,<br>Whitingham 1770,<br>Wilmington 1751,<br>Windham 1795<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699, Windham County, Vermont. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''Towns Organized Before 1800:'''<br>Athens 1780,<br>Brattleboro 1753,<br>Brookline 1794, <br>Grafton 1754,<br>Guilford 1754,<br>Halifax 1750,<br>Jamaica 1780,<br>Londonderry 1780,<br>Marlboro 1751,<br>Newfane 1753,<br>Putney 1753, <br>Rockingham 1752, <br>Townshend 1753,<br>Woodbury 1781,<br> Westminister 1752,<br>Whitingham 1770,<br>Wilmington 1751,<br>Windham 1795<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699, Windham County, Vermont. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 22 February 1781 from [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington]] County. <ref name="HBG" />  
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Created 22 February 1781 from [[Bennington County, Vermont Genealogy|Bennington]] County. <ref name="HBG" />  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Vermont County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/vermont/ "Rotating Formation Vermont County Boundary Maps"] (1764-1895) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington ]]| [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor ]]| [[Franklin County, Massachusetts|Franklin County]], Massachusetts | '''New Hampshire''' counties: [[Cheshire County, New Hampshire|Cheshire ]]| [[Sullivan County, New Hampshire|Sullivan]]
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[[Bennington County, Vermont Genealogy|Bennington ]]| [[Windsor County, Vermont Genealogy|Windsor ]]| [[Franklin County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Franklin County]], Massachusetts | '''New Hampshire''' counties: [[Cheshire County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Cheshire ]]| [[Sullivan County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Sullivan]]  
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/windham.htm#top List of Windham County Cemeteries&nbsp;]
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/windham.htm#top List of Windham County Cemeteries]
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military Records  ====
 
==== Military Records  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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Regiments and Companies:
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:- [[1st Regiment, Vermont Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment, Vermont Heavy Artillery]], Companies A B C D E F G and H
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry|2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry]]
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:- [[4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry|4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry]], Companies D, F and I
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:- [[16th Regiment, Vermont Infantry|16th Regiment, Vermont Infantry]], Companies B, D, F and I
  
 
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
There are two Windham County Probate Districts
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1749 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9084 Vermont Wills and Probate Records 1749-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1800 – 1921''' {{RecordSearch|1435692|Vermont Probate Files 1800-1921}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
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There are two Windham County Probate Districts:
 
*'''Marlboro District''' - Brattleboro, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Somerset, Stratton, Vernon, Wardsboro, Whitingham and Wilmington.  
 
*'''Marlboro District''' - Brattleboro, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Somerset, Stratton, Vernon, Wardsboro, Whitingham and Wilmington.  
 
*'''Westminster District''' - Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Jamaica, Londonderry, Putney, Rockingham (including Bellows Falls), Townshend, Westminster and Windham.
 
*'''Westminster District''' - Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Jamaica, Londonderry, Putney, Rockingham (including Bellows Falls), Townshend, Westminster and Windham.
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at'''  
 
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[[Vermont, Windham County, Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont, Windham County Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
[[Vermont, Windham County, Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont, Windham County Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/vt-vital-records/ How to order Vermont Vital Records], [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online] or download an application for the following Vermont certificates:
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*[http://healthvermont.gov/research/records/birth_form.aspx Birth Certificate], 
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*[http://healthvermont.gov/research/records/marriage_form.aspx Marriage Certificate] ,
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*[http://healthvermont.gov/research/records/divorce_form.aspx Divorce Certificate],
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*[http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/civildiss_form.aspx Civil Union Dissolution Certificate], or
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*[http://healthvermont.gov/research/records/deathcert_form.aspx Death Certificate]
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Downloadable applications from Vermont Department of Health.
  
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/vt-society-archive/ Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Dover Historical Society'''<br>1829 Harris House<br>63 Copper Hill<br>West Dover Village<br>Dover, VT<br> PO Box 128,<br> East Dover, Vermont 05341-0053<br> (802) 384-6849<br>Contact: Patti Buck, Secretary [mailto:patriciahbuck@earthlink.net patriciahbuck@earthlink.net]<br><br>
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'''Historical Society of Windham County'''<br>Vermont Rte 30 Main Street<br>P.O. Box 246<br>Newfane, VT 05345<br>Phone: (802) 365-4148<br>Email:[mailto:info@historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org info@historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org]<br>[http://www.historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org/ Website]
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''' Brattleboro Historical Society, Inc'''<br> Municipal Building<br>230 Main Street, 3rd floor,<br> Brattleboro, VT 05301<br>History Center<br>196 Main St<br>Brattleboro, VT<br> Phone: (802) 258-4957<br>Email:[mailto:histsoc@sover.net histsoc@sover.net]<br>[http://brattleborohistoricalsociety.org/resources/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Dummerston Historical Society'''<br>Drummerston Center, VT<br> PO Box 8064,<br> North Brattleboro, VT 05304<br> Phone:  (802) 257-0674<br><br>
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'''Guilford Historical Society'''<br>1822 Town Hall<br>Guilford Center Road<br> Guilford Center, VT<br>Mailing Address: 236 School Road<br> Guilford VT 05301<br>Email:[mailto:pulpitfm@myfairpoint.net pulpitfm@myfairpoint.net]<br>Phone: (802) 257-0147<br><br>
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'''Jamaica Historical Foundation'''<br>3417 VT Rte 30<br>Jamaica, VT 05343<br>Phone:802-874-4974<br>Email:[mailto:dkameden@svcable.net dkameden@svcable.net] or [mailto:jamaicavthf@gmail.com jamaicavthf@gmail.com]<br><br>
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'''Marlboro Historical Society'''<br>Ephraim Holland Newton House<br>364 South Road<br>PO Box 109<br>Marlboro, VT 05344<br>Phone:802-258-2568<br>Contact: Forrest Holzafel, President at [mailto:forrest810@gmail.com forrest810@gmail.com]<br><br>
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'''Putney Historical Society'''<br>Museum in Town Hall<br> Route 5<br> Putney, VT<br>
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 260<br> Putney, VT 05346<br>Phone: (802) 387-4411<br>
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Contact: Ruth Barton, President, [mailto:info@putneyhistory.us info@putneyhistory.us]<br>[http://putneyhistory.us/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Saxtons River Historical Society'''<br>Museum, Main Street<br>Saxtons River, VT<br>
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Mailing Address: PO Box 18<br> Saxtons River, VT 05154<br>Email:[mailto:luring@vermontel.net luring@vermontel.net]<br>Phone: (802) 869-2566<br><br>
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'''Townshend Historical Society'''<br>Townshend, VT<br>Mailing Address: PO Box 202<br> Townshend, VT 05353<br>Email:[mailto:ths@dugrenier.com ths@dugrenier.com]<br>Phone: (802) 365-4400<br><br>
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=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===
  
*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Windham|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Windham County  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/windham-county/ Windham County, VT History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtwindha/ The Windham County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [[VTGenWeb|The VTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108557721566275012624 Vermont Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/221057387934883/ Vermont Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Windham|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Windham County  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtwindha/ The Windham County VTGenWeb Project], a member of [http://usgenweb.org/ The VTGenWeb Project] , an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/windham.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Windham County
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/windham.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Windham County
  
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Latest revision as of 01:50, 1 February 2016

Guide to Windham County, Vermont ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

This article is about Windham county in Vermont. For other uses, see Windham (disambiguation).

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Windham County, Vermont
Map
Map of Vermont highlighting Windham County
Location in the state of Vermont
Facts
Founded February 22, 1781
County Seat Newfane
Courthouse
Address Windham County Courthouse
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 207, Newfane, VT 05345-0207
Phone: 802-365-7979
Fax: 802-365-4360
Windham County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and land records; County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1825; Probate Judge has probate records.[1]

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Athens 1780,
Brattleboro 1753,
Brookline 1794,
Grafton 1754,
Guilford 1754,
Halifax 1750,
Jamaica 1780,
Londonderry 1780,
Marlboro 1751,
Newfane 1753,
Putney 1753,
Rockingham 1752,
Townshend 1753,
Woodbury 1781,
Westminister 1752,
Whitingham 1770,
Wilmington 1751,
Windham 1795[1]

History

Parent County

Created 22 February 1781 from Bennington County. [1]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Vermont County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Vermont County Boundary Maps" (1764-1895) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

VermontNew HampshireMassachusettsWindham CountyBennington CountyRutland CountyWindsor CountySullivan CountyCheshire CountyFranklin CountyBerkshire CountyLondonderryWindhamGraftonRockinghamWestminsterAthensTownshendJamaicaStrattonWardsboroNewfaneBrooklinePutneyDummerstonDoverSomersetWilmingtonMarlboroBrattleboroVernonGuilfordHalifaxWhitinghamReadsboroStamfordSearsburgWoodfordGlastenburySunderlandManchesterWinhallDorsetPeruLandgroveDanbyMt. TaborWestonAndoverLudlowBaltimoreChesterWeathersfieldSpringfieldClarksburgFloridaMonroeRoweHeathColrainShelburneGreenfieldLeydenBernardstonGillNorthfieldErvingWarwickOrangeRoyalstonRichmondWinchesterHinsdaleSwanzeyChesterfieldKeeneWestmorelandSurryGilsumWalpoleAlsteadLangdonAcworthCharlestownUnityClaremont
Modern town borders in Windham County, Vermont.

Towns:

Extinct Towns:[2]

Villages:

  • Bellows Falls
  • Jacksonville
  • Newfane
  • North Westminster
  • Saxtons River
  • Westminster

Communities:

Neighboring Counties

Bennington | Windsor | Franklin County, Massachusetts | New Hampshire counties: Cheshire | Sullivan

Resources

Cemeteries

Church Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Vtwindham.jpg

Military Records

Civil War

Regiments and Companies:

- 1st Regiment, Vermont Heavy Artillery, Companies A B C D E F G and H
- 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies D, F and I
- 16th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies B, D, F and I

Newspapers

Probate Records

Online Probate Records


There are two Windham County Probate Districts:

  • Marlboro District - Brattleboro, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Somerset, Stratton, Vernon, Wardsboro, Whitingham and Wilmington.
  • Westminster District - Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Jamaica, Londonderry, Putney, Rockingham (including Bellows Falls), Townshend, Westminster and Windham.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at Vermont, Windham County Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Taxation

Vital Records

See also How to order Vermont Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for the following Vermont certificates:

Downloadable applications from Vermont Department of Health.

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Historical Societies

Dover Historical Society
1829 Harris House
63 Copper Hill
West Dover Village
Dover, VT
PO Box 128,
East Dover, Vermont 05341-0053
(802) 384-6849
Contact: Patti Buck, Secretary patriciahbuck@earthlink.net

Historical Society of Windham County
Vermont Rte 30 Main Street
P.O. Box 246
Newfane, VT 05345
Phone: (802) 365-4148
Email:info@historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org
Website

Brattleboro Historical Society, Inc
Municipal Building
230 Main Street, 3rd floor,
Brattleboro, VT 05301
History Center
196 Main St
Brattleboro, VT
Phone: (802) 258-4957
Email:histsoc@sover.net
Website

Dummerston Historical Society
Drummerston Center, VT
PO Box 8064,
North Brattleboro, VT 05304
Phone: (802) 257-0674

Guilford Historical Society
1822 Town Hall
Guilford Center Road
Guilford Center, VT
Mailing Address: 236 School Road
Guilford VT 05301
Email:pulpitfm@myfairpoint.net
Phone: (802) 257-0147

Jamaica Historical Foundation
3417 VT Rte 30
Jamaica, VT 05343
Phone:802-874-4974
Email:dkameden@svcable.net or jamaicavthf@gmail.com

Marlboro Historical Society
Ephraim Holland Newton House
364 South Road
PO Box 109
Marlboro, VT 05344
Phone:802-258-2568
Contact: Forrest Holzafel, President at forrest810@gmail.com

Putney Historical Society
Museum in Town Hall
Route 5
Putney, VT
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 260
Putney, VT 05346
Phone: (802) 387-4411
Contact: Ruth Barton, President, info@putneyhistory.us
Website

Saxtons River Historical Society
Museum, Main Street
Saxtons River, VT
Mailing Address: PO Box 18
Saxtons River, VT 05154
Email:luring@vermontel.net
Phone: (802) 869-2566

Townshend Historical Society
Townshend, VT
Mailing Address: PO Box 202
Townshend, VT 05353
Email:ths@dugrenier.com
Phone: (802) 365-4400

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699, Windham County, Vermont. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 394-95. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.

 

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