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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Windsor County'''  
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Guide to '''Windsor 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]]'' '''Windsor 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 = Windsor County  
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| state = Vermont
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| founded year = 1781
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| founded date = February 22
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| seat = [[Woodstock, Vermont|Woodstock]]
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| building address = Windsor County Courthouse<br> 12 The Green, <br>Woodstock, VT 05091-1212 <br>Mailing Address: PO Box 458, <br>Woodstock , VT 05091 <br>Phone: 802-457-2121 <br>Fax: 802-457-3446 <br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Windsor-County-Vermont-Courts.htm '''Windsor County Website'''] }}
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Windsor-County-Vermont-Courts.htm Windsor County Courthouse ]<br>12 The Green, <br>Woodstock, VT 05091-1212 <br>Mailing Address: PO Box 458, <br>Woodstock , VT 05091 <br>Phone: 802-457-2121 <br>Fax: 802-457-3446
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
County Clerk has divorce and city records from 1782; <br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial and land records; <br>Probate Judge has probate records <br><br>Towns Organized Before 1800: <br>Andover 1761, <br>Baltimore 1793, <br>Barnard 1761, <br>Bethel 1779, <br>Bridgewater 1761<br>,Cavendish 1761,<br>Chester 1754,<br>Hartford 1761,<br>Hartland 1761,<br>Ludlow 1761,<br>Norwich 1761,<br>Plymouth1761,<br>Pomfret 1761,<br>Reading 1761,<br>Royalton 1769,<br>Sharon 1761,<br>Springfield 1761,<br>Stockbridge 1761,<br>Weathersfield 1761,<br>Weston 1799,<br>Windsor 1761,<br>Woodstock 1761<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Windsor 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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'''''County Clerk&nbsp;''''' has divorce and city records from 1782; '''''Town Clerks&nbsp;''''' have birth, marriage, death, burial and land records; '''''Probate Judge&nbsp;''''' has probate records. <br><br>'''Towns Organized Before 1800:''' <br>Andover 1761,<br>Baltimore 1793, <br>Barnard 1761,<br>Bethel 1779, <br>Bridgewater 1761,<br>Cavendish 1761,<br>Chester 1754,<br>Hartford 1761,<br>Hartland 1761,<br>Ludlow 1761,<br>Norwich 1761,<br>Plymouth1761,<br>Pomfret 1761,<br>Reading 1761,<br>Royalton 1769,<br>Sharon 1761,<br>Springfield 1761,<br>Stockbridge 1761,<br>Weathersfield 1761,<br>Weston 1799,<br>Windsor 1761,<br>Woodstock 1761<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699, Windsor 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  ====
  
Created 22 February 1781 from the Colonial lands. <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;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 22 February 1781 from the Colonial lands. <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  ====
  
== 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 ===
  
'''Towns:'''  
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{{VTWindsorCoTownsMap}}&nbsp;'''Towns:'''  
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*[[Andover, Vermont|Andover]]
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*{{AutoLink|Andover, Vermont|Andover}}
*Baltimore  
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*{{AutoLink|Baltimore, Vermont|Baltimore}}
*Barnard  
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*{{AutoLink|Barnard, Vermont|Barnard}}
*Bethel  
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*{{AutoLink|Bethel, Vermont|Bethel}}
*Bridgewater  
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*{{AutoLink|Bridgewater, Vermont|Bridgewater}}
*Cavendish  
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*{{AutoLink|Cavendish, Vermont|Cavendish}}
*Chester  
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*{{AutoLink|Chester, Vermont|Chester}}
*Hartford
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*{{AutoLink|Hartford, Vermont|Hartford}}
  
 
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*Hartland  
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*{{AutoLink|Hartland, Vermont|Hartland}}
*Ludlow  
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*{{AutoLink|Ludlow, Vermont|Ludlow}}
*Norwich  
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*{{AutoLink|Norwich, Vermont|Norwich}}
*Plymouth  
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*{{AutoLink|Plymouth, Vermont|Plymouth}}
*Pomfret  
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*{{AutoLink|Pomfret, Vermont|Pomfret}}
*Reading  
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*{{AutoLink|Reading, Vermont|Reading}}
*Rochester  
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*{{AutoLink|Rochester, Vermont|Rochester}}
*Royalton
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*{{AutoLink|Royalton, Vermont|Royalton}}
  
 
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*Sharon  
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*{{AutoLink|Sharon, Vermont|Sharon}}
*Springfield  
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*{{AutoLink|Springfield, Vermont|Springfield}}
*Stockbridge  
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*{{AutoLink|Stockbridge, Vermont|Stockbridge}}
*Weathersfield  
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*{{AutoLink|Weathersfield, Vermont|Weathersfield}}
*West Windsor  
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*{{AutoLink|West Windsor, Vermont|West Windsor}}
*Weston  
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*{{AutoLink|Weston, Vermont|Weston}}
*Windsor  
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*{{AutoLink|Windsor, Vermont|Windsor}}
*Woodstock
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*{{AutoLink|Woodstock, Vermont|Woodstock}}
  
 
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'''Villages:'''  
 
'''Villages:'''  
  
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*Ludlow  
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*Ludlow
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*Perkinsville
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*Woodstock
 
*Woodstock
 
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*'''Communities:'''
  
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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'''Neighboring Counties'''
  
[[Addison County, Vermont|Addison ]]| [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington ]]| [[Orange County, Vermont|Orange ]]| [[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland ]]| [[Windham County, Vermont|Windham ]]| New Hampshire counties: [[Grafton County, New Hampshire|Grafton ]]| [[Sullivan County, New Hampshire|Sullivan]]  
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[[Addison County, Vermont Genealogy|Addison ]]| [[Bennington County, Vermont Genealogy|Bennington ]]| [[Orange County, Vermont Genealogy|Orange ]]| [[Rutland County, Vermont Genealogy|Rutland ]]| [[Windham County, Vermont Genealogy|Windham ]]| New Hampshire counties: [[Grafton County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Grafton ]]| [[Sullivan County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Sullivan]]  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/windsor.htm#top List of Windsor County Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/windsor.htm List of Windsor County Cemeteries]
  
Hartford&nbsp;:Locations Azra Wyman grave -- Advent Christian Campground, behind Mt.Olivet cemetery,Rt.5 Center of Town -- Center of Town Rd at King's Highway Lat 43.660N Long 72.382W Christian Street -- Rt 5 opposite Dothan Brook School Lat 43.688N Long 72.32W Delano-Savage -- Jct of Rt 14 and Jericho St Lat 43.68664N Long 72.39921W Hartford(Point) -- Rt 14 near I-91 overpass Lat 43.656N Long 72.328W Mt. Olivet -- Rt 5 near Bugbee St Lat 43.662N Long 72.312W Potwin Family Lot -- Potwin property off Red Barn Rd, Quechee (private) Quechee -- Old Quechee Rd,Quechee Lat 43.647N Long 72.416W Russtown -- North Hartland Rd near N Hartland town line, east side Lat 43.613N Long 72.354W Simonds/Simons -- Old King's Highway (off Town Farm Rd West Hartford) Lat 43.678N Long 72.451W old St Anthony's -- South Main St,adjacent to South End (cremations only) South End -- South Main St,adjacent to old St Anthony's Potter's Field -- Old River Rd on Paronto property Tucker -- Rt 14 near Sharon town line Lat 43.7211N Long 72.4203W (on private property) West Hartford -- Rt 14 near W Hartford bridge Lat 43.715N Long 72.418W Wright's Tomb -- VA Cut-off Rd, White River Junction
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==== 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  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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[[Image:Vtwindsor.jpg|900px|Vtwindsor.jpg]]
  
===== Civil War<ref>History of Windsor County, Vermont, ed. by Lewis Cass Aldrich and Frank R. Holmes, (Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Col, 1891), Chapter 10, Windsor County During the War of the Rebellion, p. 110-177.</ref> =====
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==== Military Records ====
  
[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.cfm First Vermont Regiment] was mustered into service May 2, 1861 with 782 men and mustered out in July 1861.  
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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 B, C, E and K
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:- [[16th Regiment, Vermont Infantry|16th Regiment, Vermont Infantry]], Companies A, C, E, G, H and K
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[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.cfm First Vermont Regiment] was mustered into service May 2, 1861 with 782 men and mustered out in July 1861.<ref>Lewis Cass Aldrich, and Frank R. Holmes, ''History of Windsor County, Vermont'' (Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason, 1891), 110-77, Chapter 10, Windsor County During the War of the Rebellion.</ref>
  
 
:Windsor County furnished 2 companies in the First Vermont&nbsp;Regiment
 
:Windsor County furnished 2 companies in the First Vermont&nbsp;Regiment
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Much of the above information is from the book, ''[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofwindsor00aldr/historyofwindsor00aldr_djvu.txt History of Windsor County, Vermont]'', edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich and Frank R. Holmes, 1891. {{FHL|974.365 H2a|item}} 974.365 H2a.  
 
Much of the above information is from the book, ''[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofwindsor00aldr/historyofwindsor00aldr_djvu.txt History of Windsor County, Vermont]'', edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich and Frank R. Holmes, 1891. {{FHL|974.365 H2a|item}} 974.365 H2a.  
  
The [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] database can be searched by the name of the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm serviceman]&nbsp;or by [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.cfm regiment]then name of the serviceman.  
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<br> The [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] database can be searched by the name of the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm serviceman]&nbsp;or by [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.cfm regiment] then name of the serviceman.  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== 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 Windsor County residents.<br>  
 
[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 Windsor County residents.<br>  
  
==== 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  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
<u>Birth: </u><br>1765-1908: Vermont, Births and Christening: Family Search https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675544 <br>1909-2008: Vermont Birth Records: Ancestry http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1605 <br>1981-2001: Vermont Birth: Ancestry http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8957 <br><u>Marriage: </u><br>1791-1974 Vermont Marriages: Family Search- Microfilm: 1675550 https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/<br>1909-2008: Marriage Records: Ancestry http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1606 <br>1981-1984, 1989-2001: Vermont Marriage index: Ancestry http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8956 <br><u>Death:</u><br>1871-1965 Vermont Deaths and Burials: Family Search https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675549 <br>1909-2008: Vermont Death Records: Ancestry http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1607 <br>1981-2001: Vermont Death index: Ancestry http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3269 <br>  
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<br><u>Birth: </u><br>
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*'''1765-1908: Vermont, Births and Christening:''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675544 FamilySearch]
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*'''1909-2008: Vermont Birth Records:'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1605 Ancestry.com]
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*'''1981-2001: Vermont Birth:''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8957 Ancestry.com]<br>
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<br><u>Marriage: </u><br>
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*'''1791-1974 Vermont Marriages:''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/ FamilySearch] Microfilm 1675550
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*'''1909-2008: Marriage Records''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1606 Ancestry.com]
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*'''1981-1984, 1989-2001: Vermont Marriage index:'''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8956 Ancestry.com]
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<br><u>Death:</u><br>
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*'''1871-1965 Vermont Deaths and Burials:''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675549 Family Search]
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*'''1909-2008: Vermont Death Records:''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1607 Ancestry.com]
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*'''1981-2001: Vermont Death index:''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3269 Ancestry.com] <br>  
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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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.
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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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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'''Barnard Historical Society'''<br>Village School<br>VT ROute 12<br>Barnard, VT<br> PO Box 234<br> Barnard, VT 05031<br>E-mail:[mailto:magicalme@gmail.com magicalme@gmail.com]<br><br>
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'''Bethel Historical Society'''<br>Muesum in Brick Church<br>2nd Floor<br>Church Street<br>Bethel, VT<br> PO Box 25, Bethel,<br> VT 05032<br> Phone: (802) 234-5064<br>Email:[mailto:nick@nikolaidis.com nick@nikolaidis.com] or [mailto:JHaywardBurnham@aol.com JHaywardBurnham@aol.com]<br>
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[http://www.bethelvt.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Black River Academy Museum and Historical Society'''<br>Museum<br>14 High Street<br>Ludlow, VT<br> PO Box 73<br> Ludlow, VT 05149<br> (802) 228-5050<br>Email:[mailto:glbrehm@tds.net glbrehm@tds.net]<br>[http://bramvt.org/exhibits-programs/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Cavendish Historical Society'''<br>Former Town Hall and Church<br>Main Street<br>VT Route 131<br> PO Box 472<br> Cavendish, VT 05142<br> Phone:(802) 226-7807<br>Email:[mailto:margoc@tds.net margoc@tds.net]<br><br>
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'''Windsor Historical Society'''<br>Town Hall<br>Windsor, VT<br>PO Box 300<br>Windsor, VT 05089<br>Phone:802-674-2326<br><br>
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'''Woodstock Historical Society'''<br>Dana House Museum and Woodstock History Center<br>26 Em Street<br>Woodstock, Vt 05091<br>Phone:802-457-1822<br>Email:[mailto:info@woodstockhistorical.org info@woodstockhistorical.org]<br>[http://woodstockhistorical.org/ Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[South Royalton Vermont Family History Center]]
 
*[[South Royalton Vermont Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Windsor|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Windsor County  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/windsor-county/ Windsor 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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*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Windsor|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Windsor County  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtgenweb/Windsor-Co-VT.htm The Windsor County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [http://usgwarchives.net/vt/vtfiles.htm The VTGenWeb Project], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtgenweb/Windsor-Co-VT.htm The Windsor County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [http://usgwarchives.net/vt/vtfiles.htm The VTGenWeb Project], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/windsor.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Windsor County
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/windsor.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Windsor County
  
== References  ==
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[http://www.google.com/books?id=E9MQ3gQJYr4C&pg=PA34&dq=union+village,+vermont&lr=&ei=SwmmSfzWKZLYlQT5tayKDg#PPR1,M1 ''A History of Royalton Vermont with Family Genealogies 1769-1911''] (Evelyn M. Wood Lovejoy 1911)  
 
[http://www.google.com/books?id=E9MQ3gQJYr4C&pg=PA34&dq=union+village,+vermont&lr=&ei=SwmmSfzWKZLYlQT5tayKDg#PPR1,M1 ''A History of Royalton Vermont with Family Genealogies 1769-1911''] (Evelyn M. Wood Lovejoy 1911)  
  
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Guide to Windsor County, Vermont ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Windsor County, Vermont
Map
Map of Vermont highlighting Windsor County
Location in the state of Vermont
Facts
Founded February 22, 1781
County Seat Woodstock
Courthouse
Address Windsor County Courthouse
12 The Green,
Woodstock, VT 05091-1212
Mailing Address: PO Box 458,
Woodstock , VT 05091
Phone: 802-457-2121
Fax: 802-457-3446
Windsor County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk  has divorce and city records from 1782; Town Clerks  have birth, marriage, death, burial and land records; Probate Judge  has probate records.

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Andover 1761,
Baltimore 1793,
Barnard 1761,
Bethel 1779,
Bridgewater 1761,
Cavendish 1761,
Chester 1754,
Hartford 1761,
Hartland 1761,
Ludlow 1761,
Norwich 1761,
Plymouth1761,
Pomfret 1761,
Reading 1761,
Royalton 1769,
Sharon 1761,
Springfield 1761,
Stockbridge 1761,
Weathersfield 1761,
Weston 1799,
Windsor 1761,
Woodstock 1761[1]

Brief History

Parent County

Created 22 February 1781 from the 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

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Modern town borders in Windsor County, Vermont.


 Towns:

Villages:

  • Ludlow
  • Perkinsville
  • Woodstock
  • Communities:
  • Ascutney
  • Brownsville
  • Chester Depot
  • Hartford
  • Lewiston
  • Plymouth Notch
  • Quechee
  • Springfield
  • Weathersfield Bow
  • Weathersfield Center
  • West Hartford
  • White River Junction
  • Wilder

Neighboring Counties

Addison | Bennington | Orange | Rutland | Windham | New Hampshire counties: Grafton | Sullivan

Resources

Cemeteries


Smaller Cemeteries
Hartford :Locations Azra Wyman grave North Hartland Rd near N Hartland town line, east side Lat 43.613N Long 72.354W Simonds/Simons, Orange County 

Advent Christian Campground, behind Mt.Olivet cemetery,Rt.5 

Center of Town Cemetery

Old King's Highway (off Town Farm Rd West Hartford) Lat 43.678N Long 72.451W old St Anthony's, Addison County
Center of Town Rd at King's Highway Lat 43.660N Long 72.382W Christian Street, Windsor County  South Main St,adjacent to South End (cremations only) South End
Rt 5 opposite Dothan Brook School Lat 43.688N Long 72.32W Windsor County  South Main St,adjacent to old St Anthony's 

Delano Savage cemetery

Jct of Rt 14 and Jericho St Lat 43.68664N Long 72.39921W

Hartford(Point), Windsor County 

Potters Field Old River Rd on Paronto property

Tucker

Rt 14 near I-91 overpass Lat 43.656N Long 72.328W Mt. Olivet, Windsor County Rt 14 near Sharon town line Lat 43.7211N Long 72.4203W (on private property) West Hartford, Windsor County
Rt 5 near Bugbee St Lat 43.662N Long 72.312W Potwin Family Lot, Windsor County  Rt 14 near W Hartford bridge Lat 43.715N Long 72.418W Wright's Tomb, Windsor County
Potwin property off Red Barn Rd, Quechee (private) Quechee VA Cut-off Rd, White River Junction
Old Quechee Rd,Quechee Lat 43.647N Long 72.416W Russtown, Windsor

Church Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

Land and Property

Local Histories

Click History of Windsor County, Vermont to read this book on the Internet.

Click History of Windsor County, Vermont to find libraries with this book (WorldCat).

Maps

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Military Records

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Windsor County, Vermont Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Windsor County, Vermont Genealogy:


- 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies B, C, E and K
- 16th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies A, C, E, G, H and K

First Vermont Regiment was mustered into service May 2, 1861 with 782 men and mustered out in July 1861.[2]

Windsor County furnished 2 companies in the First Vermont Regiment
Company B, also known as Woodstock Light Infantry.  Most men came from the town of Woodstock.
Company E, also known as Cavendish Light Infantry.  Most men came from the town of Cavendish.

Second Vermont Regiment was muster in June 20,1861 and mustered out July 15, 1865.  Relatively few recruits were from Windsor County, and most were scattered through companies C, E, and I.

Third Vermont Regiment was mustered in July 16, 1861 and mustered out July 11, 1865.  Many men from Windsor enlisted in this regiment in all companies except company G.

Fourth Vermont Regiment was mustered in September 21, 1861.  Recruits for one year and recruits whose service would end before October 1, 1865 mustered out June 19, 1865.  Ther remainder of the regiment mustered out July 13, 1865.  Probably fewer Windsor men were in this regiment than in the 3rd Regiment.  Windsor men were in all companies.

Fifth Vermont Regiment was mustered in September 16, 1861. Non-veterans were mustered out October 14, 1864. The regiment mustered out June 29, 1865. Few Windsor County men were in this regiment.

Sixth Vermont Regiment was mustered in October 15, 1861 and mustered out June 26, 1865.  Original members, not veterans, were mustered out October 28, 1864. Recruits for one year, and recruits whose term of service would expire before October 1, 1865, were mustered out June 19, 1865.  It was attached to the First Vermont Brigade.  Men from various towns were scattered throughout the companies.

Much of the above information is from the book, History of Windsor County, Vermont, edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich and Frank R. Holmes, 1891. FHL Collection 974.365 H2a.


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database can be searched by the name of the serviceman or by regiment then name of the serviceman.

Newspapers

Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has North Adams, MA newspapers (1895-1977) covering local news that included Windsor County residents.

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records


Birth:


Marriage:


Death:

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

Barnard Historical Society
Village School
VT ROute 12
Barnard, VT
PO Box 234
Barnard, VT 05031
E-mail:magicalme@gmail.com

Bethel Historical Society
Muesum in Brick Church
2nd Floor
Church Street
Bethel, VT
PO Box 25, Bethel,
VT 05032
Phone: (802) 234-5064
Email:nick@nikolaidis.com or JHaywardBurnham@aol.com
Website

Black River Academy Museum and Historical Society
Museum
14 High Street
Ludlow, VT
PO Box 73
Ludlow, VT 05149
(802) 228-5050
Email:glbrehm@tds.net
Website

Cavendish Historical Society
Former Town Hall and Church
Main Street
VT Route 131
PO Box 472
Cavendish, VT 05142
Phone:(802) 226-7807
Email:margoc@tds.net


Windsor Historical Society
Town Hall
Windsor, VT
PO Box 300
Windsor, VT 05089
Phone:802-674-2326

Woodstock Historical Society
Dana House Museum and Woodstock History Center
26 Em Street
Woodstock, Vt 05091
Phone:802-457-1822
Email:info@woodstockhistorical.org
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, Windsor County, Vermont. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Lewis Cass Aldrich, and Frank R. Holmes, History of Windsor County, Vermont (Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason, 1891), 110-77, Chapter 10, Windsor County During the War of the Rebellion.

A History of Royalton Vermont with Family Genealogies 1769-1911 (Evelyn M. Wood Lovejoy 1911)