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Guide to '''Chittenden County, Vermont ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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| building address = Chittenden County Courthouse<br>175 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401-8310 <br>Phone: 802-863-3467 <br> 802.863.7481 <br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Chittenden-County-Vermont-Courts.htm '''Chittenden County Website'''] }}
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Chittenden-County-Vermont-Courts.htm Chittenden County Courthouse ]<br>175 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401-8310 <br>Phone: 802-863-3467&nbsp; 802.863.7481
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
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Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial, probate and land records; County Clerk has divorce records from 1829 and court records from 1798. <br><br>'''Towns Organized Before 1800:''' <br>{{Wikipedia|Chittenden County, Vermont}}Bolton 1763<br>Burlington 1763<br>Charlotte 1762<br>Colchester 1763<br>Essex 1763<br>Hinesburg 1762<br>Huntington 1763<br>Jericho 1763<br>Milton 1763<br>Richmond 1794<br>Shelburne 1763<br>St. George 1763<br>Underhill 1763<br>Williston 1763 <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>  
  
Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial, probate and&nbsp;land records; <br>County Clerk has divorce records from 1829 and court records from 1798 <br><br>Towns Organized Before 1800: <br>Bolton 1763, <br>Burlington 1763, <br>Charlotte 1762, <br>Colchester 1763, <br>Essex 1763, <br>Hinesburg, 1762, <br>Huntington 1763, <br>Jericho 1763, <br>Milton 1763, <br>Richmond 1794, <br>Shelburne 1763, <br>St. George 1763, <br>Underhill 1763, <br>Williston 1763<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chittenden County, Vermont. Page 698 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Quick Facts  ===
 
 
== Quick Facts  ==
 
 
 
{{Wikipedia|Chittenden County, Vermont}}
 
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 22 October 1787 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 22 October 1787 from Colonial lands. <ref name="HBG" /><br>  
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
Chittenden County; 175 Main St; Burlington, VT 05401-8310; Ph. 802.863.7481 Details: (Twn Clks have b, m, d, bur, pro &amp; land rec; Co Clk has div rec from 1829 &amp; ct rec from 1798) Towns Organized Before 1800: Bolton 1763, Burlington 1763, Charlotte 1762, Colchester 1763, Essex 1763, Hinesburg, 1762, Huntington 1763, Jericho 1763, Milton 1763, Richmond 1794, Shelburne 1763, St. George 1763, Underhill 1763, Williston 1763. home.att.net/~local_history/Chittenden-Co-VT.htm<br>
 
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*5 November 1792, [[Franklin County, Vermont Genealogy|Franklin]] County set off.
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*1 November 1810, [[Jefferson County, Vermont Genealogy|Jefferson]] County set off (renamed [[Washington County, Vermont Genealogy|Washington]] County 8 November 1814.)
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*26 October 1835, [[Lamoille County, Vermont Genealogy|Lamoille]] County set off.
  
*5 November 1792, [[Franklin County, Vermont|Franklin]] County set off.
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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.  
*1 November 1810, [[Jefferson County, Vermont|Jefferson]] County set off (renamed [[Washington County, Vermont|Washington]] County 8 November 1814.)
 
*26 October 1835, [[Lamoille County, Vermont|Lamoille]] County set off.
 
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
  
'''Towns''':
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
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'''Towns and Cities'''
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*[[Bolton, Vermont|Bolton]]  
 
*[[Bolton, Vermont|Bolton]]  
*Charlotte  
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*[[Burlington, Vermont|Burlington]]
*Colchester  
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*[[Charlotte, Vermont|Charlotte]]
*Essex
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*[[Colchester, Vermont|Colchester]]
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*[[Essex, Vermont|Essex]]
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*[[Hinesburg, Vermont|Hinesburg]]
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*[[Huntington, Vermont|Huntington]]
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*[[Jericho, Vermont|Jericho]]
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*[[Milton, Vermont|Milton]]
  
 
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*Hinesburg
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*[[Richmond,_Vermont|Richmond]][[Richmond,_Vermont|<br>]]
*Huntington
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*[[Shelburne, Vermont|Shelburne]]
*Jericho
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*[[South Burlington, Vermont|South Burlington]]
*Milton
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*[[Saint George, Vermont|Saint George]]
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*[[Underhill, Vermont|Underhill]]
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*[[Westford, Vermont|Westford]]
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*[[Williston, Vermont|Williston]]
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*[[Winooski, Vermont|Winooski]]
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'''Extinct Town'''
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*{{AutoLink|Mansfield, Vermont|Mansfield}}<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 395. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
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'''Unincorporated'''
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*Buel's Gore <ref>Leclerc, 394.</ref>
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'''Neighboring Counties'''
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[[Addison County, Vermont Genealogy|Addison ]]| [[Franklin County, Vermont Genealogy|Franklin ]]| [[Grand Isle County, Vermont Genealogy|Grand Isle]] | [[Lamoille County, Vermont Genealogy|Lamoille ]]| [[Washington County, Vermont Genealogy|Washington ]]| [[Clinton County, New York Genealogy|Clinton, New York]]| [[Essex County, New York Genealogy|Essex, New York]]
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== Resources  ==
  
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==== Archives and Libraries  ====
*Richmond
 
*Shelburne
 
*St. George
 
*Underhill
 
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
*Westford
 
*Williston
 
  
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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=2942&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=49&CScnty=2942 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/chittend.htm VTGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Chittenden+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=Chittenden&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/chittenden.htm List of Chittenden County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.raogk.org/vermont-genealogy/vt-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] VT Cemetery Records Research Guide
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==== Church History and Records  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
[[Addison County, Vermont|Addison ]]| [[Franklin County, Vermont|Franklin ]]| [[Grand Isle County, Vermont|Grand Isle]] | [[Lamoille County, Vermont|Lamoille ]]| [[Washington County, Vermont|Washington ]]| '''New York''' counties: [[Clinton County, New York|Clinton ]]| [[Essex County, New York|Essex]]
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== History ====
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
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[[Image:Vtchittenden.jpg|300px|Chittenden County]]
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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==== Military History and Records ====
  
*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/chittenden.htm#top List of Chittenden County Cemeteries]
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===== Civil War  =====
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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*'''1861 - 1867''' {{RecordSearch|1483040|Vermont, Enrolled Militia Records, 1861-1867}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
=== Court Records  ===
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Regiments and Companies:
  
=== Gazetteers  ===
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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 I and K
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:- [[13th Regiment, Vermont Infantry|13th Regiment, Vermont Infantry]]
  
=== History ===
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=== Land ===
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==== Probate Records ====
  
=== Maps  ===
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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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*'''1796 - 1910''' Vermont, Chittenden County Probate Files at {{FHL|1392287|item|disp=FamilySearch}} — images
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*'''1800 - 1921''' {{RecordSearch|1435692|Vermont Probate Files 1800-1921}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
=== Military History and Records ===
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==== Taxation ====
  
=== Newspapers ===
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==== Vital Records ====
  
=== Probate 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.
  
Probate files or packets for Chittenden County are now digitized and available at [http://labs.familysearch.org/ http://labs.familysearch.org/].
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=== Societies,Libraries and Museums  ===
  
=== Taxation  ===
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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]
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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'''Charlotte Historical Society'''<br> 4205 Ethan Allen Highway<br> Charlotte, VT 05445 <br><br>
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'''Chittenden County Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 1576<br> Burlington, VT 05402<br>E-mail:[mailto:cchsvt@gmail.com cchsvt@gmail.com]<br>Phone: 802-878-4088 or 802-985-3063<br>[http://chittendenhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Colchester Historical Society'''<br>Colchester, VT 05446<br>[http://colchestervt.gov/422/Colchester-Historical-Society Website]<br><br>
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'''Essex Community Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 8388<br> Essex, VT 05451<br>Phone: 802-879-0849<br>E-mail:[mailto:essexcommunityhistoricalsociety@myfairpoint.net essexcommunityhistoricalsociety@myfairpoint.net]<br><br>
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'''Essex Junction Historical Society'''<br> 11 Maple Street<br> Essex Junction, VT 05452<br>Phone: 802-878-8654<br>E-mail:[mailto:bcklite@aol.com bcklite@aol.com]<br><br>
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'''Milton Historical Society'''<br>Museum<br> 13 School Street<br>Milton, VT 05468<br>E-mail:[mailto:miltonhistorical@yahoo.com miltonhistorical@yahoo.com]<br>
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Phone: 802-893-1604 or 802-893-2340<br><br>
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'''Winooski Historical Society'''<br>Museum at Champlain Mill<br> 20 Winoskik Falls Way #2<br> Winooski, VT<br>Phone: 802-655-6424<br>E-mail:[mailto:winooskihistory@onioncity.com winooskihistory@onioncity.com]<br>[https://winooskihistory.wordpress.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Westford Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 21<br> Westford, VT 05494<br>Phone:802-878-8890<br>E-mail: [mailto:carolinebrown802@myfairpoint.net carolinebrown802@myfairpoint.net]
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== Societies,Libraries and Museums ==
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Essex Vermont Family History Center]]
 
*[[Essex Vermont Family History Center]]
  
== Websites  ==
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=== Websites  ===
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/GenWebChittCounty.html The Chittenden County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [[VTGenWeb|The VTGenWeb Project]]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/chittenden-county/ Chittenden 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/~vermont/GenWebChittCounty.html The Chittenden County VTGenWeb Project], a member of [http://usgenweb.org/ The VTGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/chittend.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/chittend.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/chittend.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] backup site  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/chittend.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] backup site  
*[http://vermont-genealogy.com/Chittenden-County-Genealogy.htm Chittenden County Genealogy] (Vermont Genealogy)  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/VT/Chittenden-County.htm Chittenden County Genealogy] (Vermont Genealogy)  
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Vermont%2C%20Chittenden|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
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Latest revision as of 16:31, 28 March 2017

United States
Vermont
Chittenden County

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


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Chittenden County, Vermont
Map
Map of Vermont highlighting Chittenden County
Location in the state of Vermont
Facts
Founded October 22, 1789
County Seat Burlington
Courthouse
VermontChittendenCourthouse.jpg
Address Chittenden County Courthouse
175 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401-8310
Phone: 802-863-3467
802.863.7481
Chittenden County Website


County Courthouse

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial, probate and land records; County Clerk has divorce records from 1829 and court records from 1798.

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Chittenden County, Vermont
Bolton 1763
Burlington 1763
Charlotte 1762
Colchester 1763
Essex 1763
Hinesburg 1762
Huntington 1763
Jericho 1763
Milton 1763
Richmond 1794
Shelburne 1763
St. George 1763
Underhill 1763
Williston 1763 [1]

Quick Facts

Parent County

Created 22 October 1787 from Colonial lands. [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

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

Places / Localities

Towns and Cities


Extinct Town

Unincorporated

  • Buel's Gore [3]

Neighboring Counties

Addison | Franklin | Grand Isle | Lamoille | Washington | Clinton, New York| Essex, 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 Archives WorldCat Billion Graves
VTTombstone Project
VTInterment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Vermont Cemeteries for more information.

Church History and Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land

Maps

Chittenden County

Military History and Records

Civil War

Regiments and Companies:

- 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 5th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies I and K
- 13th Regiment, Vermont Infantry

Newspapers

Probate Records

Online Probate 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,Libraries and Museums

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

Charlotte Historical Society
4205 Ethan Allen Highway
Charlotte, VT 05445

Chittenden County Historical Society
PO Box 1576
Burlington, VT 05402
E-mail:cchsvt@gmail.com
Phone: 802-878-4088 or 802-985-3063
Website

Colchester Historical Society
Colchester, VT 05446
Website

Essex Community Historical Society
PO Box 8388
Essex, VT 05451
Phone: 802-879-0849
E-mail:essexcommunityhistoricalsociety@myfairpoint.net

Essex Junction Historical Society
11 Maple Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Phone: 802-878-8654
E-mail:bcklite@aol.com

Milton Historical Society
Museum
13 School Street
Milton, VT 05468
E-mail:miltonhistorical@yahoo.com
Phone: 802-893-1604 or 802-893-2340

Winooski Historical Society
Museum at Champlain Mill
20 Winoskik Falls Way #2
Winooski, VT
Phone: 802-655-6424
E-mail:winooskihistory@onioncity.com
Website

Westford Historical Society
PO Box 21
Westford, VT 05494
Phone:802-878-8890
E-mail: carolinebrown802@myfairpoint.net

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), 395. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
  3. Leclerc, 394.