Franklin County, Vermont Genealogy

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

County Facts
County seat: Saint Albans
Organized: November 5, 1792
Parent County(s): Chittenden
Neighboring Counties
Chittenden  • Grand Isle  • Lamoille  • Orleans  •
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Courthouse
Vermont, Franklin County Courthouse.png
Location Map
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Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Benjamin Franklin. The County is located in the northwest area of the state. [1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Franklin County Courthouse
36 Lake Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478
Phone: 802-524-7997
Fax: 802-524-7996
Franklin County Courts
Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1900.
Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial and land.
Probate Judge has probate records.[2]

Franklin County, Vermont Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
at town creation at town creation at town creation 1900 1797 1796 1790
*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1857. General compliance year is unknown.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

VermontFranklin CountyOrleans CountyLamoille CountyChittenden CountyGrand Isle CountyQuebecFlecherFairfaxGeorgiaSaint AlbansSaint Albans CitySwantonHighgateFranklinSheldonFairfieldBakersfieldEnosburgBerkshireRichfordMontgomeryJayTroyWestfieldLowellCraftsburyHyde ParkEdenJohnsonMorristownCambridgeWatervilleBelvidereUnderhillWestfordEssexColchesterMiltonSouth HeroGrand IsleNorth HeroIslela MottAlburgLacolleLacolleSaint ValentinSaint PaulNoyanHenry VilleSaint-Georges-de-ClarencevilleSaint SebastienVenise-enSaint PierreStanbridge StationSaint ArmandBedfordStanbridgeDunhamFrelighsburgAbercornSuttonPotton
Modern town borders in Franklin County, Vermont.


For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Towns
Villages
Census-designated places

Extinct Towns[6]

Towns Organized Before 1800:

  • Bakersfield 1791
  • Berkshire 1781
  • Enosburg 1780
  • Fairfax 1763
  • Fairfield 1763
  • Fletcher 1781
  • Franklin 1789
  • Georgia 1763
  • Highgate 1763
  • Montgomery 1789
  • Richford 1780
  • Sheldon 1763
  • Swanton 1763
  • St. Albans 1763[7]

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Franklin County, Vermont online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Vermont Cemeteries for more information.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1800 8,282
1810 16,615 100.6%
1820 17,192 3.5%
1830 24,525 42.7%
1840 24,531 0.0%
1850 28,586 16.5%
1860 27,231 −4.7%
1870 30,291 11.2%
1880 30,225 −0.2%
1890 29,755 −1.6%
1900 30,198 1.5%
1910 29,866 −1.1%
1920 30,026 0.5%
1930 29,975 −0.2%
1940 29,601 −1.2%
1950 29,894 1.0%
1960 29,474 −1.4%
1970 31,282 6.1%
1980 34,788 11.2%
1990 39,980 14.9%
2000 45,417 13.6%
2010 47,746 5.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church Records[edit | edit source]

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Early migration routes to and from Franklin County for European settlers included:[8]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

Regimients. Regiments and Companies:

- 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 13th Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 5th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Company A and C

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Early Vermont vital records were kept on the town level, and beginning dates varied from place to place. Statewide requirements started in 1779. Statewide registration began in 1857, with town clerks sending copies of the previous year’s vital events to the secretary of state. For online indexes, collections, and more information, see Vermont Town Records and Vermont Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Franklin County. For state-wide facilities, see Vermont Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Franklin County. For state-wide library facilities, see Vermont Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Franklin County. For state-wide genealogical and historical societies, see Vermont Societies.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Franklin, Vermont" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Vermont accessed 6 Dec 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Vermont . Page 698-699 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 686-687.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Vermont.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Franklin County, Vermont," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Vermont, accessed 28 June 2022.
  6. 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.
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 698. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  8. Handybook, 847-61.