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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Essex County'''
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Guide to '''Essex County, Vermont ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Click|Image:VT_ORP.png|Vermont Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| building address = Essex County Courthouse<br>P.O. Box 75<br>Guildhall, VT 05905-0075 <br>Phone:802-676-3910 <br>Fax: 802-676-3463<br>[http://www.brbpub.com/vermont/essex/ '''Essex County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.brbpub.com/vermont/essex/ Essex County Courthouse&nbsp;]<br>P.O. Box 75<br>Guildhall, VT 05905-0075 <br>Phone:802-676-3910 <br>Fax: 802-676-3463
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1884, marriage and burial records, a few divorce records, court records from 1800 and land records from 1762; Probate Judge has probate records from 1800.<br>  
  
'''''County clerk''''' has birth and death records from 1884, marriage and burial records, a few divorce records, court records from 1800 and land records from 1762; '''''probate judge''''' has probate records from 1800.<br>
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'''Towns Organized Before 1800:''' <br>{{Wikipedia|Essex County, Vermont}}Bloomfield 1762<br>Brunswick 1761<br>Canaan 1782<br>Concord 1780<br>Guildhall 1761<br>Lunenburg 1763<br>Maidstone 1761<br>Victory 1781 <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>  
 
 
'''Towns Organized Before 1800:''' <br>{{Wikipedia|Essex County, Vermont}}Bloomfield 1762, <br>Brunswick 1761, <br>Canaan 1782, <br>Concord 1780, <br>Guildhall 1761, <br>Lunenburg 1763, <br>Maidstone 1761, <br>Victory 1781<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>  
 
  
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Created 5 November 1792 from [[Orange County, Vermont|Orange]] County. <ref name="HBG" />
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*Created 5 November 1792 from [[Orange County, Vermont Genealogy|Orange]] 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  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
<div style="float: left; width: 147%">[[Image:{{VTEssexCoTownsMap}}]]
 
=== Places / Localities  ===
 
  
'''Towns'''
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
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=== Places / Localities  ===
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'''Towns'''
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<div style="float:right">
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{{VTEssexCoTownsMap}}
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{| width="40%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
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*Averill
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*{{AutoLink|Bloomfield, Vermont|Bloomfield}}
*Bloomfield  
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*{{AutoLink|Brighton, Vermont|Brighton}}
*Brighton  
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*{{AutoLink|Brunswick, Vermont|Brunswick}}
*Brunswick  
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*{{AutoLink|Canaan, Vermont|Canaan}}
*Canaan  
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*{{AutoLink|Concord, Vermont|Concord}}
*Concord
 
  
 
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*East Haven  
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*{{AutoLink|East Haven, Vermont|East Haven}}
*Ferdinand
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*{{AutoLink|Granby, Vermont|Granby}}
*Granby  
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*{{AutoLink|Guildhall, Vermont|Guildhall}}
*Guildhall  
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*{{AutoLink|Lemington, Vermont|Lemington}}
*Lemington
 
  
 
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*Lewis
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*{{AutoLink|Lunenburg, Vermont|Lunenburg}}
*Lunenburg  
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*{{AutoLink|Maidstone, Vermont|Maidstone}}
*Maidstone  
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*{{AutoLink|Norton, Vermont|Norton}}
*Norton  
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*{{AutoLink|Victory, Vermont|Victory}}
*Victory
 
  
 
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'''Community:''' &nbsp; • Island Pond
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'''Extinct Towns'''<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 394-95. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
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*{{AutoLink|Bradleyvale, Vermont|Bradleyvale}}
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*{{AutoLink|Norfolk, Vermont|Norfolk}}
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*{{AutoLink|Wenlock, Vermont|Wenlock}}
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'''Unincorporated''' <ref>Leclerc, 394-95.</ref>
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*{{AutoLink|Averill, Vermont|Averill}}
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*{{AutoLink|Avery's Gore, Vermont|Avery's Gore}}
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*{{AutoLink|Ferdinand, Vermont|Ferdinand}}
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*{{AutoLink|Lewis, Vermont|Lewis}}
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*{{AutoLink|Warner's Grant, Vermont|Warner's Grant}}
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*{{AutoLink|Warren Gore, Vermont|Warren Gore}}
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'''Community'''  
  
'''Unincorporated:''' &nbsp; • Avery's Gore &nbsp; • Warner's Grant &nbsp; • Warren's Gore
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*Island Pond
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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'''Neighboring Counties'''
  
[[Caledonia County, Vermont|Caledonia ]]| [[Orleans County, Vermont|Orleans ]]| '''New Hampshire''' counties: [[Coös County, New Hampshire|Coös ]]| [[Grafton County, New Hampshire|Grafton ]]| '''Quebec ''' counties: [[Compton County, Quebec|Compton ]]| [[Stanstead County, Quebec|Stanstead]]  
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[[Caledonia County, Vermont Genealogy|Caledonia ]] | [[Orleans County, Vermont Genealogy|Orleans ]] | [[Coös County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Coös, New Hampshire]] | [[Grafton County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Grafton, New Hampshire]] | [[Compton County, Quebec|Compton, Quebec]] | [[Stanstead County, Quebec|Stanstead, Quebec]]
  
=== Resources  ===
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== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Archives and Libraries  ====
 
==== Archives and Libraries  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/essex.htm#top List of Essex County Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/essex.htm List of Essex 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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| 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=2943&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=2943 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/vermont/essex.html VTTombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Essex+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=Essex&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/vt/essex.htm VTInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22863&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=53&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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*Jeffrey, William H. S''uccessful Vermonters; a modern gazetteer of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties''. East Burke, Vermont, The Historical Publishing Company, 1904. [https://archive.org/details/successfulvermon00jeff Internet Archive].
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*Child, Hamilton ''Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex Counties, Vt. 1764-1887''. Caledonia County, Vermont, Syracuse Journal Company, Printers and Binders, 1887. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GkcjAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=essex+county+vermont+history&hl=en&sa=X&ei=rTT3U6-YAY6tyATa_ILwCA&ved=0CDEQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books].<br>
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Vtessex.jpg|300px|Essex County]]
  
 
==== Military Records  ====
 
==== Military Records  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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The following historical newspapers cover Essex County.
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84023416/ Essex County Herald, (Guildhall, Vermont) 1873-1964], Essex County Herald Association.&nbsp;Dates of publication: 1873-1963. Published weekly.
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84023252/ The Caledonian&nbsp;: (St. Johnsbury, Vermont) 1837-1867], A.G. Chadwick. Dates of publication:1837-1867. Published weekly.
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84023253/ St. Johnsbury Caledonian. (St. Johnsbury, Vermont) 1867-1919]. C.M. Stone &amp; Co. Dates of publication:1867-1919. Published weekly.
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== 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] — index and images
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==== Taxation  ====
  
Probate files or packets for Essex County are now digitized and available at [http://labs.familysearch.org/ http://labs.familysearch.org/].
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==== Vital Records ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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Vermont vital records were kept on the town level, and the date when formal record keeping began varied from place to place. A law requiring civil registration was enacted in 1779.
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In 1857, the state began requiring town clerks to create records of the previous year’s vital events and send them to the secretary of state. The state sent cards to cities and towns, where clerks filled them out with data extracted from their vital records and then sent them back.
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Those conducting research for a family that resided in one particular town should also contact the town clerk of the town where the vital event took place. A list of town clerks can be found on the [https://www.sec.state.vt.us/elections/town-clerks-election-workers.aspx Vermont Secretary of State ]website.
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All of the vital records in the state registry are available online. There are no restrictions on public access to Vermont vital records.
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*Vermont birth, marriage, and death records in [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784223 Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954] and [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2075288 Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-2008] are available through [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=47 FamilySearch.org].
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*Vermont birth, marriage, and death records from 1720-1908 are available through [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4661 Ancestry.com]
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*[https://www.sec.state.vt.us/media/345367/vsara-13_vitalrecordsinforequest.pdf Requests for informational copies] may be submitted to the [https://www.sec.state.vt.us/archives-records.aspx Vermont State Archives and Records Administration] via U.S. mail or emailed to vitals@sec.state.vt.us. Researchers may submit up to two requests at a time.<br>
  
==== 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 [http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/birth_form.aspx Vermont Birth Certificates], [http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/marriage_form.aspx Marriage Certificates], [http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/divorce_form.aspx Divorce Certificates] and [http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/deathcert_form.aspx Death Certificates] for applications to mail.
  
 
=== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ===
 
=== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ===
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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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]
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==== Historical Societies ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Bakersfield Historical Society'''<br>Bakersfield, VT 05441<br> Phone: 802-827-3042<br>[http://vermonthistory.org/research/vermont-women-s-history/franklin-county-driving-tour/bakersfield Website]<br><br>
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'''Canaan Historical Society'''<br>27 Park Street<br> Canaan, VT 05903<br>Phone: 802-266-3989<br>[http://www.canaanvthistoricalsociety.org/ 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>[http://www.essex.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={1EBAF881-2661-4EE1-BFA8-094FCFFA78E6} Website]<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><br>
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'''Concord Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 301<br> Concord, VT 05824-0301<br>Phone: 802-695-3330<br><br>
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'''Island Pond Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 408<br> Island Pond, VT 05846<br>Phone:  802-723-4345 <br><br>
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'''Lunenburg Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 195<br> Lunenburg, VT 05906<br>Phone: 802-892-6102<br>[http://www.lunenburghistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/essex-county/ Essex 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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/GenWebEssexCounty.html The Essex County VTGenWeb Project], an member of The VTGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/GenWebEssexCounty.html The Essex County VTGenWeb Project], an member of The VTGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/essex.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/essex.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/essex.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/essex.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Essex|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}}
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Vermont%2C%20Essex|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
  
 
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[[Category:Vermont Counties]][[Category:Essex County, Vermont]]

Latest revision as of 00:23, 6 March 2017

United States
Vermont


Essex County


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


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Essex County, Vermont
Map
Map of Vermont highlighting Essex County
Location in the state of Vermont
Facts
Founded November 5, 1792
County Seat Guildhall
Courthouse
VermontEssexCourthouse.jpg
Address Essex County Courthouse
P.O. Box 75
Guildhall, VT 05905-0075
Phone:802-676-3910
Fax: 802-676-3463
Essex County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1884, marriage and burial records, a few divorce records, court records from 1800 and land records from 1762; Probate Judge has probate records from 1800.

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Essex County, Vermont
Bloomfield 1762
Brunswick 1761
Canaan 1782
Concord 1780
Guildhall 1761
Lunenburg 1763
Maidstone 1761
Victory 1781 [1]

Quick Facts

Parent County

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


Extinct Towns[2]

Unincorporated [3]

Community

Neighboring Counties

Caledonia | Orleans | Coös, New Hampshire | Grafton, New Hampshire | Compton, Quebec | Stanstead, Quebec

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
VTTombstone Project WorldCat Billion Graves
VTInterment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Vermont Cemeteries for more information.

Church Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

Essex County

Military Records

Newspapers

The following historical newspapers cover Essex County.

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Vermont vital records were kept on the town level, and the date when formal record keeping began varied from place to place. A law requiring civil registration was enacted in 1779.

In 1857, the state began requiring town clerks to create records of the previous year’s vital events and send them to the secretary of state. The state sent cards to cities and towns, where clerks filled them out with data extracted from their vital records and then sent them back.

Those conducting research for a family that resided in one particular town should also contact the town clerk of the town where the vital event took place. A list of town clerks can be found on the Vermont Secretary of State website.

All of the vital records in the state registry are available online. There are no restrictions on public access to Vermont vital records.

See also How to order Vermont Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Vermont Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates and Death Certificates for applications to mail.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

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

Historical Societies

Bakersfield Historical Society
Bakersfield, VT 05441
Phone: 802-827-3042
Website

Canaan Historical Society
27 Park Street
Canaan, VT 05903
Phone: 802-266-3989
Website

Essex Community Historical Society
PO Box 8388
Essex, VT 05451
Phone: 802-879-0849
Website

Essex Junction Historical Society
11 Maple Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Phone: 802-878-8654

Concord Historical Society
PO Box 301
Concord, VT 05824-0301
Phone: 802-695-3330

Island Pond Historical Society
PO Box 408
Island Pond, VT 05846
Phone: 802-723-4345

Lunenburg Historical Society
PO Box 195
Lunenburg, VT 05906
Phone: 802-892-6102
Website

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.

Web Sites

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), 394-95. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
  3. Leclerc, 394-95.
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