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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Washington County'''  
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Guide to '''Washington 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]]'' '''Washington 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 = Washington County
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| county_map = Vt-washington.png
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| state = Vermont
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| founded year = 1814
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| founded date = November 8
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| seat = [[Montpelier, Vermont|Montpelier]]
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| building image = VermontWashingtonCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Washington County Courthouse<br>65 State Street, <br>Montpelier, VT 05601-0426 <br>Mailing Address: P.O. Box 426, <br>Montpelier, VT 05601-0426 <br>Phone: 802-223-2091<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Washington-County-Vermont-Courts.htm '''Washington County Website'''] }}
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Washington-County-Vermont-Courts.htm Washington County Courthouse ]<br>65 State Street, <br>Montpelier, VT 05601-0426&nbsp;<br>Mailing Address: P.O. Box 426, <br>Montpelier, VT 05601-0426 <br>Phone:&nbsp;802-223-2091
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
Secretary of State, Montpelier has birth, marriage <br>and death records;&nbsp;County Clerk has divorce and <br>court records; Probate Court has probate records; <br>Town and City Clerks have land records  
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Secretary of State, Montpelier has birth, marriage and death records; County Clerk has divorce and court records; Probate Court has probate records; Town and City Clerks have land records.
  
Towns Organized Before 1800: <br>Barre 1781,<br>Berlin 1763,<br>Calais 1781,<br>Duxbury 1763,<br>Marshfield 1782,<br>Middlesex 1763,<br>Montpelier 1781,<br>Moretown 1763, <br>Northfield 1781,<br>Plainfield 1797,<br>Roxbury 1781,<br>Waitsfield 1782,<br>Warren 1780,<br>Waterbury 1763,<br>Worcester 1763<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington 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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'''Towns Organized Before 1800:''' <br>Barre 1781<br>Berlin 1763<br>Calais 1781<br>Duxbury 1763<br>Marshfield 1782<br>Middlesex 1763<br>Montpelier 1781<br>Moretown 1763<br>Northfield 1781<br>Plainfield 1797<br>Roxbury 1781<br>Waitsfield 1782<br>Warren 1780<br>Waterbury 1763<br>Worcester 1763 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699 Washington County, Vermont. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== Brief History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Renamed 8 November 1814 from Jefferson County, Vermont. <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;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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*Renamed 8 November 1814 from Jefferson County, Vermont. <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  ====
  
== 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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{{VTWashingtonCoTownsMap}}&nbsp;'''Cities:'''
  
'''Cities:'''
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Montpelier  
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[[Montpelier, Vermont|Montpelier]]
  
 
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'''Towns:'''  
 
'''Towns:'''  
  
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*Barre Town  
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*{{AutoLink|Barre Town, Vermont|Barre Town}}
*Berlin  
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*{{AutoLink|Berlin, Vermont|Berlin}}
*Cabot  
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*{{AutoLink|Cabot, Vermont|Cabot}}
*Calais  
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*{{AutoLink|Calais, Vermont|Calais}}
*Duxbury  
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*{{AutoLink|Duxbury, Vermont|Duxbury}}
*East Montpelier  
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*{{AutoLink|East Montpelier, Vermont|East Montpelier}}
*Fayston  
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*{{AutoLink|Fayston, Vermont|Fayston}}
*Marshfield  
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*{{AutoLink|Marshfield, Vermont|Marshfield}}
*Middlesex
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*{{AutoLink|Middlesex, Vermont|Middlesex}}
  
 
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*Moretown  
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*{{AutoLink|Moretown, Vermont|Moretown}}
*Northfield  
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*{{AutoLink|Northfield, Vermont|Northfield}}
*Plainfield  
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*{{AutoLink|Plainfield, Vermont|Plainfield}}
*Roxbury  
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*{{AutoLink|Roxbury, Vermont|Roxbury}}
*Waitsfield  
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*{{AutoLink|Waitsfield, Vermont|Waitsfield}}
*Warren  
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*{{AutoLink|Warren, Vermont|Warren}}
*Waterbury  
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*{{AutoLink|Waterbury, Vermont|Waterbury}}
*Woodbury  
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*{{AutoLink|Woodbury, Vermont|Woodbury}}
*Worcester
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*{{AutoLink|Worcester, Vermont|Worcester}}
  
 
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'''Villages:'''  
 
'''Villages:'''  
  
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'''Communities:'''  
 
'''Communities:'''  
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Addison County, Vermont|Addison]] | [[Caledonia County, Vermont|Caledonia]] | [[Chittenden County, Vermont|Chittenden]] | [[Lamoille County, Vermont|Lamoille]] | [[Orange County, Vermont|Orange]]  
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[[Addison County, Vermont Genealogy|Addison]] | [[Caledonia County, Vermont Genealogy|Caledonia]] | [[Chittenden County, Vermont Genealogy|Chittenden]] | [[Lamoille County, Vermont Genealogy|Lamoille]] | [[Orange County, Vermont Genealogy|Orange]]  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/washington.htm#top List of Washington County Cemeteries]  
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/washington.htm List of Washington County Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=108029 Hope Cemetery, Barre] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=108029 Hope Cemetery, Barre] BillionGraves
  
==== 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  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
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[[Image:Vtwashington.jpg|900px|Vtwashington.jpg]]
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==== Military Records ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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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]], Companies G, H and K
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:- [[13th Regiment, Vermont Infantry|13th Regiment, Vermont Infantry]]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
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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
  
[[Vermont, Washington County, Probate Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont, Washington County, Probate Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at'''
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[[Vermont, Washington County, Probate Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont, Washington County, Probate Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
==== 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.
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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]
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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==== Historical Societies  ====
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Cabot Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 275<br> 3216 Main Street<br> Cabot, Vermont 05647<br>Phone: 802-563-3396 <br>E-mail:[mailto:cabothistorical@gmail.com cabothistorical@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.cabothistory.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Duxbury Historical Society'''<br> Duxbury Town Office, VT Route 100<br> Duxbury, VT 05676<br>Phone: 802-244-7558 <br>[http://duxburyvt.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''East Montpelier Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 63<br> East Montpelier, VT 05651<br>Phone: 802-223-6886<br>E-mail:[mailto:ave.coburn@comcast.net ave.coburn@comcast.net]<br>[http://www.eastmontpelierhistoricalsociety.org/index.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Fayston Historical Society'''<br> 3685 North Fayston Road<br> Moretown, VT 05660<br>Phone: 802-496-2083<br>[http://www.faystonvt.com/about-fayston/fayston-historical-society Website]<br><br>
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'''Middlesex Historical Society'''<br>5 Church Street<br>Middlesex, VT 05602<br>Phone: 802-272-8074<br>E-mail:[mailto:ave.coburn@comcast.net ave.coburn@comcast.net]<br>[http://middlesexvermont.org/middlesex-historical-society/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Waitsfield Historical Society'''<br>General Benjamin Wait House<br>VT Route 100<br>PO Box 816<br>Waitsfield, VT 05673<br>[http://www.waitsfieldhistoricalsociety.com/ Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Montpelier Vermont Family History Center]]
 
*[[Montpelier Vermont Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Washington|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Washington County  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/washington-county/ Washington County, VT History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtwashin/ The Washington 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|United%20States%2C%20Vermont%2C%20Washington|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} FamilySearch Catalog for Washington County  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtwashin/ The Washington County VTGenWeb Project], a member of [http://usgenweb.org/ The VTGenWeb Project], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/washing.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Washington County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/washing.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Washington County  
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nekg3/nekg-townreports.htm Northeast KIngdom Genealogy] for the counties of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans. It also has some limited information for some surrounding areas. <br>
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nekg3/nekg-townreports.htm Northeast KIngdom Genealogy] for the counties of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans. It also has some limited information for some surrounding areas.
  
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Latest revision as of 19:53, 11 October 2016

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

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Washington County, Vermont
Map
Map of Vermont highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Vermont
Facts
Founded November 8, 1814
County Seat Montpelier
Courthouse
VermontWashingtonCourthouse.jpg
Address Washington County Courthouse
65 State Street,
Montpelier, VT 05601-0426
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 426,
Montpelier, VT 05601-0426
Phone: 802-223-2091
Washington County Website


County Courthouse

Secretary of State, Montpelier has birth, marriage and death records; County Clerk has divorce and court records; Probate Court has probate records; Town and City Clerks have land records.

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Barre 1781
Berlin 1763
Calais 1781
Duxbury 1763
Marshfield 1782
Middlesex 1763
Montpelier 1781
Moretown 1763
Northfield 1781
Plainfield 1797
Roxbury 1781
Waitsfield 1782
Warren 1780
Waterbury 1763
Worcester 1763 [1]

Brief History

Parent County

  • Renamed 8 November 1814 from Jefferson County, Vermont. [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

 Cities:

Barre City

Montpelier

Towns:

Villages:

  • Cabot
  • Marshfield
  • Northfield
  • Waterbury

Communities:

  • Adamant
  • Graniteville-East Barre
  • South Barre
  • Tangletown

Neighboring Counties

Addison | Caledonia | Chittenden | Lamoille | Orange

Resources

Cemeteries

Church Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Vtwashington.jpg

Military Records

Civil War

Regiments and Companies:

- 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies G, H and K
- 13th Regiment, Vermont Infantry

Newspapers

Probate Records

Online Probate Records


A wiki article describing an online collection is found at Vermont, Washington County, Probate Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical 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

Cabot Historical Society
PO Box 275
3216 Main Street
Cabot, Vermont 05647
Phone: 802-563-3396
E-mail:cabothistorical@gmail.com
Website

Duxbury Historical Society
Duxbury Town Office, VT Route 100
Duxbury, VT 05676
Phone: 802-244-7558
Website

East Montpelier Historical Society
PO Box 63
East Montpelier, VT 05651
Phone: 802-223-6886
E-mail:ave.coburn@comcast.net
Website

Fayston Historical Society
3685 North Fayston Road
Moretown, VT 05660
Phone: 802-496-2083
Website

Middlesex Historical Society
5 Church Street
Middlesex, VT 05602
Phone: 802-272-8074
E-mail:ave.coburn@comcast.net
Website

Waitsfield Historical Society
General Benjamin Wait House
VT Route 100
PO Box 816
Waitsfield, VT 05673
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), 699 Washington County, Vermont. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content