Shoreham, Addison County, Vermont Genealogy

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Town Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Shoreham, Vermont at Wikipedia

Shoreham's charter was granted on Oct. 8, 1761. No settlement was started here until the summer of 1766. Because of its location, Shoreham was instrumental in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga by the Green Mountain Boys on May 10, 1775.  The population was 1,265 at the 2010 census. [1]  [2]

Parent Towns[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Adjacent Towns[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In New England most original vital records of birth, marriage, and death can be found at the town clerk's office

Shoreham Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Shoreham Town Clerk
297 Main Street
Shoreham, VT 05770
Phone: (802) 897-5841
Website: Shoreham Town Clerk

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Town Reports[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

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Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Shoreham. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Addison County, website at this link.

  • Ames-Wright Cemetery (also known as: Lapelle Cemetery) - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site and online.
  • East Shoreham Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.
  • Lakeview Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Genevieve Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.

Census[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Vermont denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in Shoreham, visit.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of Shoreham:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Compiled Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Immigration[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • History of the town of Shoreham, Vermont, from the date of its charter, October 8th, 1761, to the present time (1861), by Josiah F. Goodhue - view digital version of book online.

Maps[edit | edit source]

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1871 map of Shoreham Township

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

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Revolutionary War, 1775-1783[edit | edit source]

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Civil War, 1861-1865[edit | edit source]

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World War I, 1917-1918[edit | edit source]

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World War II, 1941-1945[edit | edit source]

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Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Addison County Independent ($)
Burlington Free Press
Rutland Herald

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Shoreham town records available online:

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1857-199, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Shoreham Town Clerk's Office. These include Shoreham town records and associated material, includes years 1783-1964, Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1777-1852Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1999, and Land records, 1789-1881.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Shoreham:

The probate district for Shoreham is Addison.
Addison Probate Court
7 Mahady Court
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-2612

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Platt Memorial Library
279 Main Street
Shoreham, VT 05770
Phone: (802) 897-2647
Website: http://www.plattlib.org/

Museums[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers & Affiliate Libraries[edit | edit source]

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Societies[edit | edit source]

Shoreham Historical Society
P.O. Box 156
Route 22-A
Shoreham, VT 05770
Website: [1]

References[edit | edit source]