Bennington Museum Research Library

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Bennington Museum Research Library
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]



75 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201-2885

Telephone:[1]  802-447-1571

Hours and holidays:[1]  Monday through Thursday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[2]  Directions and Map

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

Their collection includes early Connecticut, New York, and Vermont records. It is a great place to find records of families that moved up the Connecticut River and then west.[3]

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Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Bennington Museum Research Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, including New England genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, and passenger lists.[4]
  • National Archives at Boston (that is Waltham), federal censuses,, military, pensions, bounty land, photos, naturalizations, passenger arrival records for Boston and New England, and Canadian border crossings, Chinese immigration, Navy and maritime records.[5]
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, national in scope. Over 100 million name database, of vital records, genealogies, journals, over 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, and over 20 million manuscripts with emphasis on New England since the 1600s.[6] [7] [8]
  • Vermont Historical Society Leahy Library, Barre, is definitely the best research center for early Vermont residents because of their many manuscripts, family histories, periodicals, maps, and family folders.[9]
  • Vermont State Archives, Montpelier, original state, county, and town records at all levels of government from all over Vermont.[9]
  • Vermont State Library, Montpelier, Large collection of books with many periodicals and a great historical reference collection.[9]

Similar Collections

  • Albany Institute of History and Art best collection of indexes and records for "old" Albany County, New York, including many Connecticut families that migrated into Vermont and upstate New York.[10]

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Library in Bennington Museum (accessed 19 September 2015).
  2. Visitor's Information in Bennington Museum (accessed 19 September 2015).
  3. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 25, and 111. WorldCat 39493985. FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  4. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  5. Dollarhide and Bremer, 124.
  6. "New England Historic Genealogical Society" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 30 August 2010).
  7. Using the NEHGS Library in American Ancestors" (accessed 21 September 2015).
  8. Dollarhide and Bremer, 5, 57, and 59.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 Dollarhide and Bremer, 111.
  10. Dollarhide and Bremer, 25.
  11. Vermont Genealogy Library in Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Library (accessed 22 September 2015).
  12. Dollarhide and Bremer, 59.