Bailey/Howe Library Special Collections at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.
The Bailey/Howe Library Special Collections at the University of Vermont has many genealogical records, including state newspapers from 1836, books and periodicals, manuscript collections, maps, and photographs.
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Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Vermont include:
- Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1760
- Birth, marriage, and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1857 to the present
- Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790
- Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
- Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1791 to the present
- Churches kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
- Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods that contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
- Military records
- Town and county histories about the settlers and their families
- Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts since 1820s
- Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas