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Guide to '''Bennington 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 = Bennington County Courthouse<br> 207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201-2247<br>Phone: 802.447.2700<br>}}  
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
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Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records; County Clerk has divorce records from 1899 and court records from 1861; Probate Judge has probate records.<br><br>'''Towns Organized before 1800:''' <br>Arlington 1761<br>Bennington 1749<br>Dorset 1761<br>Glastenbury 1761<br>Landgrove 1780<br>Manchester 1761<br>Peru 1761<br>Pownal 1760<br>Rupert 1761<br>Sandgate 1761<br>Shaftsbury 1761<br>Sunderland 1761<br>Winhall 1761 <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>  
[http://www.bennington.com/town/index.html Bennington County Courthouse] <br>207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201-2247 <br>Phone: 802-442-8528&nbsp;&nbsp;802.447.2700&nbsp;<br><br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records; <br>County Clerk has divorce records from 1899 and court <br>records from 1861; Probate Judge has probate records <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1346783538708_465" /><br><br>Towns Organized before 1800: <br>Arlington 1761, <br>Bennington 1749, <br>Dorset 1761, <br>Glastenbury 1761, <br>Landgrove 1780, <br>Manchester 1761, <br>Peru 1761, <br>Pownal 1760, <br>Rupert 1761, <br>Sandgate 1761, <br>Shaftsbury 1761, <br>Sunderland 1761, <br>Winhall 1761<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bennington County, Vermont. Page 698 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
  
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 11 February 1779 from the Colonial lands. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
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Created 11 February 1779 from Colonial lands.<ref name="HBG" />  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*[[Windham County, Vermont|Windham]] County was set off 22 February 1781.
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*[[Windham County, Vermont Genealogy|Windham]] County was set off 22 February 1781.
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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  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Places / Localities ===
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{{VTBenningtonCoTownsMap}}
  
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'''Towns''':  
 
'''Towns''':  
 
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*Arlington  
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*{{AutoLink|Arlington, Vermont|Arlington}}
*[[Bennington, Vermont|Bennington]]
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*{{AutoLink|Bennington, Vermont|Bennington}}
*Dorset  
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*{{AutoLink|Dorset, Vermont|Dorset}}
*Glastenbury
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*{{AutoLink|Landgrove, Vermont|Landgrove}}
*Landgrove
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*{{AutoLink|Manchester, Vermont|Manchester}}
*Manchester
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*{{AutoLink|Peru, Vermont|Peru}}
  
 
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*Peru
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*{{AutoLink|Pownal, Vermont|Pownal}}
*Pownal  
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*{{AutoLink|Readsboro, Vermont|Readsboro}}
*Readsboro  
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*{{AutoLink|Rupert, Vermont|Rupert}}
*[[Rupert, Vermont|Rupert]]
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*{{AutoLink|Sandgate, Vermont|Sandgate}}
*Sandgate  
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*{{AutoLink|Searsburg, Vermont|Searsburg}}
*Searsburg
 
  
 
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*Shaftsbury  
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*{{AutoLink|Shaftsbury, Vermont|Shaftsbury}}
*Stamford  
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*{{AutoLink|Stamford, Vermont|Stamford}}
*Sunderland  
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*{{AutoLink|Sunderland, Vermont|Sunderland}}
*Winhall  
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*{{AutoLink|Winhall, Vermont|Winhall}}
*Woodford
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*{{AutoLink|Woodford, Vermont|Woodford}}
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'''Extinct Town:''' [[Glastenbury, Vermont|Glastenbury]] (incorportation ended 1937)<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 394. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland]] | [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor]] | [[Windham County, Vermont|Windham]] | '''Massachusetts '''Counties: [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire]] | [[Franklin County, Vermont|Franklin]] | '''New York''' Counties: [[Rensselaer County, New York|Rensselaer]] | [[Washington County, New York|Washington]]  
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[[Rutland County, Vermont Genealogy|Rutland]] | [[Windsor County, Vermont Genealogy|Windsor]] | [[Windham County, Vermont Genealogy|Windham]] | [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Berkshire, Massachusetts]] | [[Franklin County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Franklin, Massachusetts]] | [[Rensselaer County, New York Genealogy|Rensselaer, New York]] | [[Washington County, New York Genealogy|Washington, New York]]  
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=== Resources  ===
  
== Resources ==
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==== Archives and Libraries ====
  
=== Archives and Libraries ===
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/bennington.htm#top List of Bennington County Cemeteries]  
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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=2940&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|447920|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=49&CScnty=2940 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtgenweb/bennington/cemetery-records.htm VTGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Bennington+Vermont&qt=results_page 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=Bennington&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/benning.htm VTGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/vermont/bennington.html VTTombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/vt/bennington.htm VTInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://vermontgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=2 VTGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22860&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=96&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/bennington.htm List of Bennington County Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ List of Pownal Cemeteries]: Includes some transcriptions
 
*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ List of Pownal Cemeteries]: Includes some transcriptions
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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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===== Federal  =====
  
 
[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/Census/1790CensusPlus.html 1790 US Census, Bennington County, Pownal Town Transcription]  
 
[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/Census/1790CensusPlus.html 1790 US Census, Bennington County, Pownal Town Transcription]  
  
==== State  ====
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===== State  =====
  
 
1785  
 
1785  
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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==== Church Records  ====
  
Courtesy of the Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:
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[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ The Churches of Pownal], Pownal Historical Society, Inc.
  
[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ The Churches of Pownal]
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==== Court Records  ====
  
=== Court Records ===
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
=== Gazetteers ===
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==== History ====
  
=== History ===
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/186928 History of Bennington County, Lewis Cass Aldrich, Syracuse, NY, D. Mason &amp; Co., Publishers, 1889.]
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
 
Courtesy of The Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:  
 
Courtesy of The Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:  
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ List of Freeman of Pownal, VT 1773]
 
*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ List of Freeman of Pownal, VT 1773]
  
=== Maps  ===
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==== Maps  ====
 
 
Courtesy of the Pownal Historical Society, Inc.
 
  
 
*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Pownal Maps]
 
*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Pownal Maps]
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[[Image:Vtbennington.jpg|350px|right|Bennington County]]
  
=== Military History and Records  ===
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==== Military Records  ====
  
 
Courtesy of Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:  
 
Courtesy of Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:  
  
*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Green Mountain Boys from Pownal]&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Mountain_Boys About the Green Mountain Boys]  
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Green Mountain Boys from Pownal] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Mountain_Boys About the Green Mountain Boys]  
 
*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ American Revolution: Soldiers buried in Vermont]  
 
*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ American Revolution: Soldiers buried in Vermont]  
 
*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Civil War: Vermont Volunteers]
 
*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Civil War: Vermont Volunteers]
  
=== Newspapers ===
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===== Civil War =====
  
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=50&ci=20562 {{nowrap|North Adams, MA newspapers}}] (1895-1977) covering local news that included Windham County residents.<br>
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*'''1861 - 1867''' {{RecordSearch|1483040|Vermont, Enrolled Militia Records, 1861-1867}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
=== Probate Records  ===
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Regiments and Companies:
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry|2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry]]
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:- [[4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry|4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[5th Regiment, Vermont Infantry|5th Regiment, Vermont Infantry]], Company E
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==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=50&ci=20562 {{nowrap|North Adams, MA newspapers}}] (1895-1977) covering local news that included Windham County residents.
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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
  
 
There are two Bennington County Probate Districts  
 
There are two Bennington County Probate Districts  
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
  
[[Vermont, Bennington County, Manchester District, Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont, Bennington County Manchester District, Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
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[[Vermont, Bennington County, Manchester District, Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont, Bennington County Manchester District, Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
=== Taxation  ===
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==== Taxation  ====
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
 
Courtesy of the Pownal Historial Society, Inc.  
 
Courtesy of the Pownal Historial Society, Inc.  
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Deaths in Pownal, VT: 1921-1980]
 
*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Deaths in Pownal, VT: 1921-1980]
  
== 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 and Genealogical Societies]
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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==== Historical Societies ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Bennington Historical Society And Museum'''<br> 75 West Main Street<br> Bennington, VT 05201<br>Phone: 802-447-1571<br>[http://www.benningtonmuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Dorset Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 52<br> Main St & Rte 30<br> Dorset, VT 05251<br>Phone: 802-867-0331<br>[http://www.dorsetvthistory.org/genealogy.php Website]<br><br>
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'''Landgrove Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 734<br> Landgrove, VT 05148<br>Phone: 802-824-6624<br><br>
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'''Manchester Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 363<br> Manchester, VT 05254<br>Phone: 802-362-3708 <br>[http://manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''North Bennington Museum and Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 536<br> North Bennington, VT 05257<br>Phone: 802-442-9193<br>[http://www.benningtonmuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Historical Society of Peru'''<br> PO Box 73<br> Peru, VT 05152<br>Phone: 802-824-5945<br><br>
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'''Pownal Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 313<br> Pownal, VT 05261<br>Phone: 802-823-5536 <br>[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Readsboro Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 125<br>152 Glen Avenue<br>Readsboro, VT 05350<br>Phone: 802-423-5432 <br>[https://readsborovt.org/Historical_Society.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Rupert Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 84<br> Rupert, VT 05768<br>Phone: 802-394-7864 or 802-394-7738<br><br>
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'''Russell Vermontiana Collection'''<br> Martha Canfield Library<br> PO Box 267<br> 528 East Arlington Road<br>Arlington, VT 05250<br>Phone: 802-375-6153<br><br>
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'''Shaftsbury Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 401<br> 3871 Vermont 7A<br>Shaftsbury, VT 05262<br>Phone: 802-375-6376 <br><br>
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'''Stamford Historical Society'''<br> c/o Town Clerk<br> 986 Main Road<br> Stamford, VT 05352<br>Phone: 802-694-1361<br><br>
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'''Winhall Museum'''<br> PO Box 607<br> Bondville, VT 05340<br>Phone: 802-297-2459<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Bennington Vermont Family History Center]]
 
*[[Bennington Vermont Family History Center]]
  
== Websites  ==
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=== Websites  ===
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtbennin/index.html The Bennington County VTGenWeb Project], an member of The VTGenWeb Project  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/bennington-county/ Bennington 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]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtgenweb/Bennington-Co-VT.htm The Bennington County VTGenWeb Project], an member of The VTGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/benning.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/benning.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/benning.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/benning.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Bennington|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}}
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Vermont%2C%20Bennington|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
 
== References  ==
 
 
 
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=== References  ===
  
[[Category:Bennington_County,_Vermont]]
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[[Category:Vermont Counties]] [[Category:Bennington_County,_Vermont]]

Latest revision as of 16:30, 28 March 2017

United States
Vermont
Bennington County

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


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Bennington County, Vermont
Map
Map of Vermont highlighting Bennington County
Location in the state of Vermont
Facts
Founded February 11, 1779
County Seat Bennington
Courthouse
VermontBenningtonCourthouse.jpg
Address Bennington County Courthouse
207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201-2247
Phone: 802.447.2700


County Courthouse

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records; County Clerk has divorce records from 1899 and court records from 1861; Probate Judge has probate records.

Towns Organized before 1800:
Arlington 1761
Bennington 1749
Dorset 1761
Glastenbury 1761
Landgrove 1780
Manchester 1761
Peru 1761
Pownal 1760
Rupert 1761
Sandgate 1761
Shaftsbury 1761
Sunderland 1761
Winhall 1761 [1]

Quick Facts

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

Parent County

Created 11 February 1779 from Colonial lands.[1]

Boundary Changes

  • Windham County was set off 22 February 1781.

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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities


Towns:

Extinct Town: Glastenbury (incorportation ended 1937)[2]

Neighboring Counties

Rutland | Windsor | Windham | Berkshire, Massachusetts | Franklin, Massachusetts | Rensselaer, New York | Washington, New York

Resources

Archives and Libraries

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
VTGenWeb Archives
VTTombstone Project
VTInterment
VTGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Vermont Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Federal

1790 US Census, Bennington County, Pownal Town Transcription

State

1785

Church Records

The Churches of Pownal, Pownal Historical Society, Inc.

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

History of Bennington County, Lewis Cass Aldrich, Syracuse, NY, D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1889.

Land and Property

Courtesy of The Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:

Maps

Bennington County

Military Records

Courtesy of Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:

Civil War

Regiments and Companies:

- 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Company A
- 5th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Company E

Newspapers

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

There are two Bennington County Probate Districts

  • Bennington District - Bennington, Glastenbury, Pownal, Readsboro, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford and Woodford.
  • Manchester District - Arlington, Dorset, Landgrove, Manchester, Peru, Rupert, Sandgate, Sunderland and Winhall.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Vermont, Bennington County Manchester District, Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Taxation

Vital Records

Courtesy of the Pownal Historial Society, Inc.

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 and Genealogical Societies

Historical Societies

Bennington Historical Society And Museum
75 West Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: 802-447-1571
Website

Dorset Historical Society
PO Box 52
Main St & Rte 30
Dorset, VT 05251
Phone: 802-867-0331
Website

Landgrove Historical Society
PO Box 734
Landgrove, VT 05148
Phone: 802-824-6624

Manchester Historical Society
PO Box 363
Manchester, VT 05254
Phone: 802-362-3708
Website

North Bennington Museum and Historical Society
PO Box 536
North Bennington, VT 05257
Phone: 802-442-9193
Website

Historical Society of Peru
PO Box 73
Peru, VT 05152
Phone: 802-824-5945

Pownal Historical Society
PO Box 313
Pownal, VT 05261
Phone: 802-823-5536
Website

Readsboro Historical Society
PO Box 125
152 Glen Avenue
Readsboro, VT 05350
Phone: 802-423-5432
Website

Rupert Historical Society
PO Box 84
Rupert, VT 05768
Phone: 802-394-7864 or 802-394-7738

Russell Vermontiana Collection
Martha Canfield Library
PO Box 267
528 East Arlington Road
Arlington, VT 05250
Phone: 802-375-6153

Shaftsbury Historical Society
PO Box 401
3871 Vermont 7A
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Phone: 802-375-6376

Stamford Historical Society
c/o Town Clerk
986 Main Road
Stamford, VT 05352
Phone: 802-694-1361

Winhall Museum
PO Box 607
Bondville, VT 05340
Phone: 802-297-2459

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 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 698. 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. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.