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Guide to '''Addison County, Vermont ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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| building address = Addison County Courthouse<br> 5 Court Street, Middlebury, VT 05753-1405 <br>Phone: 802-388-7741<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Addison-County-Vermont-Courts.htm '''Addison County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Addison-County-Vermont-Courts.htm Addison County Courthouse ]<br>5 Court Street, Middlebury, VT 05753-1405 <br>Phone: 802-388-7741 <br>
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'''''Town Clerks''''' have birth, marriage, death and burial records. '''''County Clerk''''' has divorce and birth certificates records from 1797. '''''Probate Judge''''' has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 698. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br> {{VTAddisonCoTownsMap}}'''Towns Organized By 1800:''' <br>Addison 1761<br>Bridport 1761 <br>Cornwall 1761 <br>Ferrisburgh 1762 <br>Leicester 1761 <br>Lincoln 1780 <br>Middlebury 1761 <br>Monkton 1762 <br>New Haven 1761 <br>Orwell 1763 <br>Panton 1761 <br>Ripton 1781 <br>Salisbury 1761 <br>Shoreham 1761 <br>Starksboro 1780 <br>Vergennes 1788 <br>Waltham 1796 <br>Weybridge 1761 <br>Whiting 1763<ref name="HBG" /><br><br>  
 
 
Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records.<br>County Clerk has divorce and birth certificates records from 1797.<br>Probate Judge has probate&nbsp;records.<ref name="HBG" /><br>  
 
 
 
Towns Organized Before 1800: <br>Addison 1761<br>Bridport 1761 <br>Cornwall 1761 <br>Ferrisburgh 1762 <br>Leicester 1761 <br>Lincoln 1780 <br>Middlebury 1761 <br>Monkton 1762 <br>New Haven 1761 <br>Orwell 1763 <br>Panton 1761 <br>Ripton 1781 <br>Salisbury 1761 <br>Shoreham 1761 <br>Starksboro 1780 <br>Vergennes 1788 <br>Waltham 1796 <br>Weybridge 1761 <br>Whiting 1763<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Addison County, Vermont. Page 698 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
 
 
'''Local government'''
 
 
 
Internally, Vermont consists of nine cities, 254 towns and several unincorporated gores, governed by guidelines set by the state statutes and constitution. Towns govern themselves by Town Meeting. The governing power is found in the City Councils in cities.
 
  
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'''Local government.''' Internally, Vermont consists of nine cities, 254 towns and several unincorporated gores, governed by guidelines set by the state statutes and constitution. Towns govern themselves by Town Meeting. The governing power is found in the City Councils in cities.
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There are three types of incorporated municipalities in Vermont, towns, cities and villages. As in the other New England states, towns are the basic unit of municipal government. Cities are independent of and equivalent to towns. Villages are included in towns but assume responsibility for some municipal services within their boundaries, usually water, sewage and sometimes local roads. Incorporated villages are not found in any of the other New England states.  
 
There are three types of incorporated municipalities in Vermont, towns, cities and villages. As in the other New England states, towns are the basic unit of municipal government. Cities are independent of and equivalent to towns. Villages are included in towns but assume responsibility for some municipal services within their boundaries, usually water, sewage and sometimes local roads. Incorporated villages are not found in any of the other New England states.  
  
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'''18 October 1785:''' from [[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland]] and [[Orange County, Vermont|Orange]] Counties. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHLC Book 973 D27e 2002}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
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'''18 October 1785:''' from [[Rutland County, Vermont Genealogy|Rutland]] and [[Orange County, Vermont Genealogy|Orange]] Counties.<ref name="HBG" />  
  
 
==== 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  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
Records are kept at town/city level or state level.  
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'''1852'''  Fire in the courthouse burned the probate records for Addison district (not New Haven) in February 1852. Only fragments remain of Addison Probate District records before 1852.<br>
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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{{Addison County, Vermont}}  
 
{{Addison County, Vermont}}  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
=== Archives and Libraries  ===
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==== Archives and Libraries  ====
  
 
*[[Allen County Public Library]], better known as ACPL, in Fort Wayne, Indiana has an extensive collection for this county..  
 
*[[Allen County Public Library]], better known as ACPL, in Fort Wayne, Indiana has an extensive collection for this county..  
 
*[[Vermont State Archives and Records Admninistration|Vermont State Archives and Records Administration]], has extensive collection of vital records and history for this county.
 
*[[Vermont State Archives and Records Admninistration|Vermont State Archives and Records Administration]], has extensive collection of vital records and history for this county.
  
=== Biography  ===
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==== Biography  ====
  
#Gazetteer and business directory of Addison County, Vt., for 1881-82, Includes a history of the county with biographical sketches. {{FHL|229364|item|disp=FHLC}}  
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#Gazetteer and business directory of Addison County, Vt., for 1881-82, Includes a history of the county with biographical sketches. {{FHL|229364|item|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
#History of Addison County, Vermont: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers {{WorldCat|2737473}} ▲ {{WorldCat|498755776}} ▲ {{FHL|252469|item|disp=FHLC}}
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#History of Addison County, Vermont: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers {{WorldCat|2737473}} ▲ {{WorldCat|498755776}} ▲ {{FHL|252469|item|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/addison.htm#top List of Cemeteries in Addison County]  
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*The McLellan collection of Vermont cemetery inscriptions. Contains inscriptions from cemeteries in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties. {{FHL|111474|item|disp=FHLC}}
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=49&GScnty=2939&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gearyfamily/cemeteries.html VTGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Addison+Vermont&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Vermont&county=Addison&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/vermont/addison.html VTTombstone Project]
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/addison.htm List of Cemeteries in Addison County]  
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*The McLellan collection of Vermont cemetery inscriptions. Contains inscriptions from cemeteries in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties. {{FHL|111474|item|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[https://www.raogk.org/vermont-genealogy/vt-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] VT Cemetery Records Research Guide
  
=== Census  ===
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==== Census  ====
  
==== Federal  ====
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*1850 federal census of Addison County, Vermont {{WorldCat|18370190}} ▲ {{FHL|257268|item|disp=FHLC}}  
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*1850 federal census of Addison County, Vermont {{WorldCat|18370190}} ▲ {{FHL|257268|item|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*Population schedules of the 7th census of the United States, 1850, Vermont {{WorldCat|180936649}}
 
*Population schedules of the 7th census of the United States, 1850, Vermont {{WorldCat|180936649}}
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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=== Court Records  ===
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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=== Gazetteers  ===
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=== Genealogy  ===
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=== History  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
 
There are 22 towns and one city in Addison County each with its own government. For information on tax information and licenses contact the individual town offices. Town clerks are responsible for the record keeping of deeds land records, notes and liens, mortgages, property transfers, voter registration, vital statistics and licenses. [http://www.addisoncounty.com/pages/area.asp?content=government Addison County Chamber of Commerce's Government Information]  
 
There are 22 towns and one city in Addison County each with its own government. For information on tax information and licenses contact the individual town offices. Town clerks are responsible for the record keeping of deeds land records, notes and liens, mortgages, property transfers, voter registration, vital statistics and licenses. [http://www.addisoncounty.com/pages/area.asp?content=government Addison County Chamber of Commerce's Government Information]  
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===== Civil War  =====
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*'''1861 - 1867'''  {{RecordSearch|1483040|Vermont, Enrolled Militia Records, 1861-1867}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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Regiments and Companies:
  
=== Maps  ===
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry|2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry]]
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:- [[5th Regiment, Vermont Infantry|5th Regiment, Vermont Infantry]], Companies B and F
  
=== Military History and Records ===
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==== Probate Records ====
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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
  
=== Probate Records  ===
 
  
 
Probate records are kept at town level, rather than county level.  
 
Probate records are kept at town level, rather than county level.  
  
=== Taxation  ===
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*'''1845 - 1915'''  Addison County and District Probate Files, 1845-1915, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1879935/waypoints FamilySearch] (browse only images).
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==== Taxation  ====
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
 
There are 22 towns and one city in Addison County each with its own government. For information on tax information and licenses contact the individual town offices. Town clerks are responsible for the record keeping of deeds land records, notes and liens, mortgages, property transfers, voter registration, vital statistics and licenses. [http://www.addisoncounty.com/pages/area.asp?content=government Addison County Chamber of Commerce's Government Information]  
 
There are 22 towns and one city in Addison County each with its own government. For information on tax information and licenses contact the individual town offices. Town clerks are responsible for the record keeping of deeds land records, notes and liens, mortgages, property transfers, voter registration, vital statistics and licenses. [http://www.addisoncounty.com/pages/area.asp?content=government Addison County Chamber of Commerce's Government Information]  
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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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 at [http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/vital_records.aspx Vermont Department of Health]
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=== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ===
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/vt-society-archive/ Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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'''Addison Town Historical Society'''<br> 3968 VT Route 22A<br> Addison, VT 05491<br>Telephone: 802-759-2380<br><br>
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'''Bridport Historical Society'''<br> 3177 Crown Point Road<br> Bridport, VT 05734<br>Telephone: 802-758-2654 <br>E-mail:[mailto:msunderland@gmavt.net msunderland@gmavt.net]<br><br>
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'''Cornwall Historical Society'''<br> c/o Town Hall<br> 2629 VT Route 30<br> Cornwall, VT 05753<br>Telephone: 802-462-2003<br><br>
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'''East Middlebury Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 2<br> East Middlebury, VT 05740<br><br>
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'''Bristol Historical Society'''<br>Howden Hall Community Center<br> 19 West Street<br> Bristol, VT 05443<br>Telephone: 802-453-3439<br>E-mail:[mailto:lscoffin@gmavt.net lscoffin@gmavt.net]<br><br>
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'''Ferrisburgh Historical Society'''<br>6 Little Chicago Road<br> Ferrisburgh, Vt<br> Telephone: 802-425-4505<br><br>
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'''Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History'''<br>1 Park Street<br> Middlebury, VT  05753<br>Telephone: 802-388-2117<br>E-mail:[mailto:info@henrysheldonmuseum.org info@henrysheldonmuseum.org]<br>[http://www.henrysheldonmuseum.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Lincoln Historical Society'''<br>18th Century Farmhouse & 19th Century Barn Museum<br> 88 Quaker Street<br> Lincoln, VT 05443<br>Telephone: 802-453-2807<br>E-mail:[mailto:menzer01@aol.com menzer01@aol.com]<br><br>
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'''Monkton Museum & Historical Society'''<br>280 Monkton Ridge<br> North Ferrisburgh, VT, 05473<br>Telephone: 802-482-2277<br>
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E-mail:[mailto:monktonmhs@gmail.com monktonmhs@gmail.com]<br><br>
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'''New Haven Historical Society'''<br> 89 North Street<br> New Haven, VT 05472<br>Telephone: 802-453-3947<br><br>
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'''Orwell Historical Society'''<br>Orwell Free Library<br>Main Street<br> VT Route 73<br>PO Box 85<br> Orwell, VT 05760<br>Telephone: 802-948-2049<br><br>
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'''Salisbury Historical Society'''<br>Town Hall<br> Maple Street<br>PO Box 40<br> Salisbury, VT 05769<br>E-mail:[mailto:barrywhitney@myfairpoint.net barrywhitney@myfairpoint.net]<br><br>
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'''Shoreham Historical Society'''<br>Stone Schoolhouse Museum<br> VT Route 22A<br>91 Doolittle Road<br>Shoreham, VT 05770<br>Telephone: 802-897-2572<br>E-mail:[mailto:gdbirdsall@yahoo.com gdbirdsall@yahoo.com]<br>[http://shorehamvt.org/index.asp?SEC=E30C1F19-B750-4E62-A6C7-7D1A6755549C&Type=B_BASIC Website]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/ShorehamHistoricalSociety/photos_stream Facebook]<br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/addison-county/ Addison County, VT History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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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]
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/VT/Addison/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/VT/Addison/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtgenweb/Addison-Co-VT.htm The Addison County VTGenWeb Project], part of The VTGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtgenweb/Addison-Co-VT.htm The Addison County VTGenWeb Project], part of The VTGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/vt/addison.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/vt/addison.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/vt/addison.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/vt/addison.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
*{{FHL|Vermont,+Addison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Vermont,+Addison|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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United States
Vermont
Addison County

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



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Addison County, Vermont
Map
Map of Vermont highlighting Addison County
Location in the state of Vermont
Facts
Founded October 18, 1785
County Seat Middlebury
Courthouse
VermontAddisonCourthouse.jpg
Address Addison County Courthouse
5 Court Street, Middlebury, VT 05753-1405
Phone: 802-388-7741
Addison County Website


County Courthouse

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records. County Clerk has divorce and birth certificates records from 1797. Probate Judge has probate records.[1]

Towns Organized By 1800:
Addison 1761
Bridport 1761
Cornwall 1761
Ferrisburgh 1762
Leicester 1761
Lincoln 1780
Middlebury 1761
Monkton 1762
New Haven 1761
Orwell 1763
Panton 1761
Ripton 1781
Salisbury 1761
Shoreham 1761
Starksboro 1780
Vergennes 1788
Waltham 1796
Weybridge 1761
Whiting 1763
[1]

Local government. Internally, Vermont consists of nine cities, 254 towns and several unincorporated gores, governed by guidelines set by the state statutes and constitution. Towns govern themselves by Town Meeting. The governing power is found in the City Councils in cities.

There are three types of incorporated municipalities in Vermont, towns, cities and villages. As in the other New England states, towns are the basic unit of municipal government. Cities are independent of and equivalent to towns. Villages are included in towns but assume responsibility for some municipal services within their boundaries, usually water, sewage and sometimes local roads. Incorporated villages are not found in any of the other New England states.

Like most of New England, there is slight provision for autonomous county government. Counties and shire towns (like county seats) are merely convenient repositories for various government services such as County and State Courts, with several elected officers such as a State's Attorney, Sheriff, and High Bailiff. All county services are directly funded by the State of Vermont.

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Addison County, Vermont

Parent Counties

18 October 1785: from Rutland and Orange Counties.[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

1852 Fire in the courthouse burned the probate records for Addison district (not New Haven) in February 1852. Only fragments remain of Addison Probate District records before 1852.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places / Localities

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Biography

  1. Gazetteer and business directory of Addison County, Vt., for 1881-82, Includes a history of the county with biographical sketches. FamilySearch Catalog
  2. History of Addison County, Vermont: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers WorldCat 2737473WorldCat 498755776FamilySearch Catalog

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
VTGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
VTTombstone Project
VTInterment
VTGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Vermont Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Federal

Church Records

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

There are 22 towns and one city in Addison County each with its own government. For information on tax information and licenses contact the individual town offices. Town clerks are responsible for the record keeping of deeds land records, notes and liens, mortgages, property transfers, voter registration, vital statistics and licenses. Addison County Chamber of Commerce's Government Information

Addison County

Maps

Military History and Records

Civil War

Regiments and Companies:

- 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 5th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies B and F

Newspapers

Probate Records

Online Probate Records


Probate records are kept at town level, rather than county level.

  • 1845 - 1915 Addison County and District Probate Files, 1845-1915, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Taxation

Vital Records

There are 22 towns and one city in Addison County each with its own government. For information on tax information and licenses contact the individual town offices. Town clerks are responsible for the record keeping of deeds land records, notes and liens, mortgages, property transfers, voter registration, vital statistics and licenses. Addison County Chamber of Commerce's Government Information

See also How to order Vermont Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application at Vermont Department of Health

Societies, Libraries and Museums

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

Historical Societies

Addison Town Historical Society
3968 VT Route 22A
Addison, VT 05491
Telephone: 802-759-2380

Bridport Historical Society
3177 Crown Point Road
Bridport, VT 05734
Telephone: 802-758-2654
E-mail:msunderland@gmavt.net

Cornwall Historical Society
c/o Town Hall
2629 VT Route 30
Cornwall, VT 05753
Telephone: 802-462-2003

East Middlebury Historical Society
PO Box 2
East Middlebury, VT 05740

Bristol Historical Society
Howden Hall Community Center
19 West Street
Bristol, VT 05443
Telephone: 802-453-3439
E-mail:lscoffin@gmavt.net

Ferrisburgh Historical Society
6 Little Chicago Road
Ferrisburgh, Vt
Telephone: 802-425-4505

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
1 Park Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
Telephone: 802-388-2117
E-mail:info@henrysheldonmuseum.org
Website

Lincoln Historical Society
18th Century Farmhouse & 19th Century Barn Museum
88 Quaker Street
Lincoln, VT 05443
Telephone: 802-453-2807
E-mail:menzer01@aol.com

Monkton Museum & Historical Society
280 Monkton Ridge
North Ferrisburgh, VT, 05473
Telephone: 802-482-2277
E-mail:monktonmhs@gmail.com

New Haven Historical Society
89 North Street
New Haven, VT 05472
Telephone: 802-453-3947

Orwell Historical Society
Orwell Free Library
Main Street
VT Route 73
PO Box 85
Orwell, VT 05760
Telephone: 802-948-2049

Salisbury Historical Society
Town Hall
Maple Street
PO Box 40
Salisbury, VT 05769
E-mail:barrywhitney@myfairpoint.net

Shoreham Historical Society
Stone Schoolhouse Museum
VT Route 22A
91 Doolittle Road
Shoreham, VT 05770
Telephone: 802-897-2572
E-mail:gdbirdsall@yahoo.com
Website
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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.

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 698. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.