Starksboro, Addison County, Vermont Genealogy

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Town Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Starksboro, Vermont at Wikipedia

Starksboro was chartered on November 9, 1780 by the Vermont State Legislature. The town was organized in March, 1796.  Although Starksboro village on Route 116 is now commonly recognized as the town’s primary center, in earlier times there were many other villages and hamlets: Brownsboro; Little Boston, Hillsboro, and Jerusalem. [1]  [2]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

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 Starksboro, 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 Starksboro:

Starksborough Monthly Meeting Records of the Society of Friends, 1813-1838, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Starksboro Public Library
2827 VT RT 116
PO Box 124
Starksboro, VT 05487
Phone: (802) 453-3732

Starksboro Historical Society
6657 Vermont 116
Starksboro, VT 05487
Phone: (802) 434-3469

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Starksboro:

1871 map of Starksboro 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 Starksboro:

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

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

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 Starksboro town records available online:

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1783-1998, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Starksboro Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records of Starksboro, Vermont, 1857-1998, Deeds, 1796-1849; index, 1797-1880, and Land records, 1792-1877.

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.

Starksboro Town Clerk
2849 Vermont 116
PO Box 91
Starksboro, VT 05487
Phone: (802) 453-2639

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]

Guide to Starksboro, Addison ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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