Vermont Public Records

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Records of officials, assembly proceedings, governor’s papers, overseers of the poor, petitions, state papers, and schools are examples of public records that may give information about ancestors not contained in other records. Most of these collections contain a variety of records such as land, history, tax, court, legislative or other records. They can be used to find a persons place of residence.

The Vermont State Papers are available through the Vermont State Archives, and the Vermont Department of Libraries. For a description of volumes 1–82 of the state papers, see:

Wallace, Marlene, and John Williams. Vermont State Papers: Rich Sources for the Study of Vermont History. Vermont History 38, Number 3 (Summer 1970): 214–249. (Family History Library book 974.3 H25vaa v. 38.) This describes the contents of volumes, including the record type, years covered, contents, and comments on their value. The Family History Library does not have the manuscript volumes, but has only the published volumes in:

Vermont. Secretary of State. State Papers of Vermont. 22 Volumes. Montpelier, Vermont: Secretary of State, 1918–1991. (Family History Library book 974.3 B4s.) These volumes include petitions, laws, proceedings of the General Assembly, records of the Surveyor General, Loyalist land confiscations, and New York land grants. The Family History Library has only volumes1–17.

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