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]

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.

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]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of Shoreham:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

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

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

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Shoreham:

1871 map of Shoreham Township

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Addison County Independent ($)

Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

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

Town 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.

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.

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]

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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