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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Orleans County'''  
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Guide to '''Orleans County, Vermont ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont Genealogy|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Orleans County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Click|Image:VT_ORP.png|Vermont Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Orleans County  
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| county_map = Vt-orleans.png
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| state = Vermont
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| founded year = 1792
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| founded date = October 5
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| seat = [[Newport, Vermont|Newport]]
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| building image =
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| building address = Orleans County Courthouse<br>83 Main Street, Newport, VT 05855-1214 <br>802-334-3344, 802-334-2711 <br>Fax: 802-334-3385<br> [http://www.brbpub.com/vermont/orleans/ '''Orleans County Website'''] }}
  
[http://www.brbpub.com/vermont/orleans/ Orleans County Courthouse ]<br>83 Main Street, Newport, VT 05855-1214 <br>802-334-3344, 802-334-2711 <br>Fax: 802-334-3385
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
Town and City Clerks have birth, marriage, death and City <br>Clerks have birth, marriage, death and land records; District <br>Probate Court has probate&nbsp;records; County Clerk has divorce<br> and court records from 1800 <br><br>Towns Organized Before 1800:<br>Barton 1789,<br>Craftsbury 1781,<br>Derby 1779,<br>Glover 1783,<br>Greensboro 1781,<br>Holland 1779,<br>Jay 1792,<br>Westfield 1780<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Orleans County, Vermont. Page 699 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''''Town and City Clerks''''' have birth, marriage, death and '''''City Clerks''''' have birth, marriage, death and land records; '''''District Probate Court''''' has probate records; '''''County Clerk''''' has divorce and court records from 1800 <br><br>'''Towns Organized Before 1800:'''<br>Barton 1789,<br>Craftsbury 1781,<br>Derby 1779,<br>Glover 1783,<br>Greensboro 1781,<br>Holland 1779,<br>Jay 1792,<br>Westfield 1780<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Orleans County, Vermont. Page 699 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Created 5 November 1792 from&nbsp;[[Orange County, Vermont|Orange]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*Created 5 November 1792 from [[Orange County, Vermont Genealogy|Orange]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
==== 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  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Places / Localities  ===
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
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{{VTOrleansCoTownsMap}}
  
 
'''City:'''  
 
'''City:'''  
  
*Newport City
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*{{AutoLink|Newport City, Vermont|Newport City}}
  
 
'''Towns:'''  
 
'''Towns:'''  
 
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*[[Albany, Vermont|Albany]]
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*{{AutoLink|Albany, Vermont|Albany}}
*Barton  
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*{{AutoLink|Barton, Vermont|Barton}}
*Brownington  
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*{{AutoLink|Brownington, Vermont|Brownington}}
*Charleston  
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*{{AutoLink|Charleston, Vermont|Charleston}}
*Coventry  
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*{{AutoLink|Coventry, Vermont|Coventry}}
*Craftsbury
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*{{AutoLink|Craftsbury, Vermont|Craftsbury}}
  
 
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*Derby  
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*{{AutoLink|Derby, Vermont|Derby}}
*Glover  
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*{{AutoLink|Glover, Vermont|Glover}}
*Greensboro  
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*{{AutoLink|Greensboro, Vermont|Greensboro}}
*Holland  
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*{{AutoLink|Holland, Vermont|Holland}}
*Irasburg  
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*{{AutoLink|Irasburg, Vermont|Irasburg}}
*Jay
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*{{AutoLink|Jay, Vermont|Jay}}
  
 
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*Lowell  
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*{{AutoLink|Lowell, Vermont|Lowell}}
*Morgan  
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*{{AutoLink|Morgan, Vermont|Morgan}}
*Newport Town  
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*{{AutoLink|Newport Town, Vermont|Newport Town}}
*Troy  
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*{{AutoLink|Troy, Vermont|Troy}}
*Westfield  
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*{{AutoLink|Westfield, Vermont|Westfield}}
*Westmore
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*{{AutoLink|Westmore, Vermont|Westmore}}
  
 
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'''Extinct Town:'''
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*{{AutoLink|Woodbridge, Vermont|Woodbridge}}<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>
  
 
'''Villages:'''  
 
'''Villages:'''  
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Caledonia County, Vermont|Caledonia]] | [[Essex County, Vermont|Essex]] | [[Franklin County, Vermont|Franklin]] | [[Lamoille County, Vermont|Lamoille]] | '''Quebec '''counties: [[Brome County, Quebec|Brome]] | [[Missisquoi County, Quebec|Missisquoi]] | [[Stanstead County, Quebec|Stanstead]]  
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[[Caledonia County, Vermont Genealogy|Caledonia]] | [[Essex County, Vermont Genealogy|Essex]] | [[Franklin County, Vermont Genealogy|Franklin]] | [[Lamoille County, Vermont Genealogy|Lamoille]] | '''Quebec '''counties: [[Brome County, Quebec|Brome]] | [[Missisquoi County, Quebec|Missisquoi]] | [[Stanstead County, Quebec|Stanstead]]  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/orleans.htm#top List of Orleans County Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/orleans.htm#top List of Orleans County Cemeteries]
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Vtorleans.jpg|900px|Vtorleans.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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:
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:- [[4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry|4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry]], Company D
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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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
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/vt-vital-records/ How to order Vermont Vital Records], [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online] or download an application for the following Vermont certificates:
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*[http://healthvermont.gov/research/records/birth_form.aspx Birth Certificate], 
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*[http://healthvermont.gov/research/records/marriage_form.aspx Marriage Certificate] ,
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*[http://healthvermont.gov/research/records/divorce_form.aspx Divorce Certificate],
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*[http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/civildiss_form.aspx Civil Union Dissolution Certificate], or
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*[http://healthvermont.gov/research/records/deathcert_form.aspx Death Certificate]
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Downloadable applications from Vermont Department of Health.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/vt-society-archive/ Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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==== Historical Societies  ====
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'''Orleans County Historical Society'''<br> 109 Old Stone House Road<br>  Brownington, VT 05860<br>  Phone:  (802) 754-2022<br> [http://oldstonehousemuseum.org/ Website]<br> <br>
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'''Albany Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 317<br> Albany, VT 05820<br> Phone: (802) 755-6105 <br> <br>
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'''Charleston Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 46<br> East Charleston, VT 05833<br> Phone: (802) 723-4833 <br> <br>
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'''Craftsbury Historical Society'''<br> 258 The Ledges<br> Craftsbury, VT 05826<br> Phone: (802) 586-2825 <br> <br>
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'''Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association'''<br> PO Box 253<br> Pierce House<br> 97 Water Street<br> Barton, VT 05822<br> Phone: (802) 525-3703<br> <br>
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'''Derby Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 357<br> Derby, VT 05829<br> Phone: (802) 766-5324<br>[http://derbyvt.org/historical.php/ Website]<br> <br>
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'''Glover Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 208<br> Glover, Vt 05839<br>Phone: (802) 525-6212 or (802) 525-6227 <br>[http://www.gloverhistoricalsociety.org/ghs/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Greensboro Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 151<br> Greensboro, VT 05841<br> Phone:802-586-6913 <br>[http://www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Holland Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 483<br> Derby Line, VT 05830<br> Phone:802-766-5375<br><br>
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'''Lowell Historical Society''' <br>2170 VT Rte 100<br> Lowell, VT 05847<br> Phone: 802- 744-6559 or 802- 744-6859<br><br>
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'''Memphremagog Historical Society of Newport'''<br> 96 Stagecoach Drive<br> Newport, VT 05855<br>Phone:802-334-6195<br><br>
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'''Missisquoi Valley Historical Society''' <br>PO Box 237<br> North Troy, VT 05859<br> Phone:802-988-2397<br><br>
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'''Morgan Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 113<br> Morgan, VT 05853<br> Phone:802-723-5907<br><br>
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'''Westfield Historical Society'''<br>69 Fuller Road<br> Westfield, VT 05847 <br><br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Newport Vermont Family History Center]]
 
*[[Newport Vermont Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Orleans|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Orleans County  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/orleans-county/ Orleans County, VT History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtorlean/VTGenWeb.SM.htm The Orleans County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [[VTGenWeb|The VTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108557721566275012624 Vermont Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/221057387934883/ Vermont Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Orleans|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Orleans County  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtorlean/VTGenWeb.SM.htm The Orleans County VTGenWeb Project], a member of [http://usgenweb.org/ The VTGenWeb Project] , an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/orleans.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Orleans County
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/orleans.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Orleans County
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 16:16, 13 July 2016

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

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Orleans County, Vermont
Map
Map of Vermont highlighting Orleans County
Location in the state of Vermont
Facts
Founded October 5, 1792
County Seat Newport
Courthouse
Address Orleans County Courthouse
83 Main Street, Newport, VT 05855-1214
802-334-3344, 802-334-2711
Fax: 802-334-3385
Orleans County Website


County Courthouse

Town and City Clerks have birth, marriage, death and City Clerks have birth, marriage, death and land records; District Probate Court has probate records; County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1800

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Barton 1789,
Craftsbury 1781,
Derby 1779,
Glover 1783,
Greensboro 1781,
Holland 1779,
Jay 1792,
Westfield 1780[1]

History

Parent County

  • Created 5 November 1792 from Orange County. [1]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

VermontQuebecOrleans CountyFranklin CountyLamoille CountyWashington CountyCaledonia CountyEssex CountyJayWestfieldLowellTroyNewport TownCoventryIrasburgAlbanyCraftsburyGreensboroGloverBartonBrowningtonNewport CityDerbyHollandMorganCharlestonWestmoreRichfordEnosburgMontgomeryBelvidereEdenJohnsonHyde ParkMorristownStoweWolcottElmoreWorcesterWoodburyCabotHardwickWaldenDanvilleStannardWheelockSheffieldSuttonLyndonKirbyBurkeNewarkVictoryGranbyEast HavenFerdinandBrightonLewisAvery's GoreWarren GoreWarner's GrantNortonAbercornSuttonPottonStanstead TwpOgdenStansteadStanstead-EstBarnston-QuestCoaticookDixville
Modern town borders in Orleans County, Vermont.


City:

Towns:

Extinct Town:

Villages:

  • Albany
  • Barton
  • Derby Center
  • Derby Line
  • North Troy
  • Orleans

Community:

  • Beebe Plain

Neighboring Counties

Caledonia | Essex | Franklin | Lamoille | Quebec counties: Brome | Missisquoi | Stanstead

Resources

Cemeteries

Church Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Vtorleans.jpg

Military

Civil War

Regiments and Companies:

- 4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Company D

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 and Libraries

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

Historical Societies

Orleans County Historical Society
109 Old Stone House Road
Brownington, VT 05860
Phone: (802) 754-2022
Website

Albany Historical Society
PO Box 317
Albany, VT 05820
Phone: (802) 755-6105

Charleston Historical Society
PO Box 46
East Charleston, VT 05833
Phone: (802) 723-4833

Craftsbury Historical Society
258 The Ledges
Craftsbury, VT 05826
Phone: (802) 586-2825

Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association
PO Box 253
Pierce House
97 Water Street
Barton, VT 05822
Phone: (802) 525-3703

Derby Historical Society
PO Box 357
Derby, VT 05829
Phone: (802) 766-5324
Website

Glover Historical Society
PO Box 208
Glover, Vt 05839
Phone: (802) 525-6212 or (802) 525-6227
Website

Greensboro Historical Society
PO Box 151
Greensboro, VT 05841
Phone:802-586-6913
Website

Holland Historical Society
PO Box 483
Derby Line, VT 05830
Phone:802-766-5375

Lowell Historical Society
2170 VT Rte 100
Lowell, VT 05847
Phone: 802- 744-6559 or 802- 744-6859

Memphremagog Historical Society of Newport
96 Stagecoach Drive
Newport, VT 05855
Phone:802-334-6195

Missisquoi Valley Historical Society
PO Box 237
North Troy, VT 05859
Phone:802-988-2397

Morgan Historical Society
PO Box 113
Morgan, VT 05853
Phone:802-723-5907

Westfield Historical Society
69 Fuller Road
Westfield, VT 05847

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), Orleans County, Vermont. Page 699 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.