Vershire, Orange County, Vermont Genealogy

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Town Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Vershire, Vermont at Wikipedia

Vershire was granted its charter on August 3, 1781 by the Vermont State Legislature.  The commonly accepted explanation for the current name is that it was coined by the Legislature, combining VER(mont) and (New Hamp)SHIRE. The name was changed to Ely in 1878 (see The Ely War), and back to Vershire in 1882.  [1] [2]

Parent Towns[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Includes Neighborhoods, Villages, Unincorporated Communities,
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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

Vershire 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.

Town Clerk's Office
6894 Vermont 113
Vershire, VT 05079
Phone: 802-685-2227
Email: vershire@tax.state.vt.us
Website: http://www.vershirevt.org/

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]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Town Reports[edit | edit source]

The town of Vershire kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Vershire kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)

Resources[edit | edit source]

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Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Vershire. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Orange County, website at this link.  

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 Vershire, 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 Vershire:

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]

Vershire Historical Society, Vershire Historical Society (1981) - find this book in a library.

Maps[edit | edit source]

This selection incudes town, county, state, and historical maps
1877 map of Vershire

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]

The Herald of Randolph
Valley News

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 Vershire town records available online:

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1765-1998, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Vershire Land Records, 1880-1921, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Vershire Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1791-1853; index to deeds, 1791-1875.


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 Vershire:

The probate district for Vershire is Orange.
Orange Probate Court
5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
Phone: (802) 685-4610

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Vershire Community Library
Vermont 113, P.O. Box 112
Vershire, VT 05079
Phone: (802) 685-9982
Website: http://www.vershare.org/

Museums[edit | edit source]

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

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Societies[edit | edit source]

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