Albany, Orleans County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

The town of Albany was chartered on June 26, 1782 by the Vermont Legislature. The town was originally named Lutterloh after the first named grantee, Colonel Henry Emannuel Lutterloh, Washington's Deputy Quartermaster General of the Continental Army. The town was renamed Albany in 1815 and it includes four villages: the incorporated village of Albany, and the unincorporated villages of Albany Center, East Albany and South Albany.  The population was 941 at the 2010 US Census.  [1] [2]

Historical Data

Inventory of the town, village and city archives of Vermont, no. 10, Orleans County, vol. I, town of Albany, village of Albany, can be viewed online.

Town Histories

Vital Records

Military Records

Probate Records

Orleans Probate Division
247 Main Street
Newport, VT · 05855
Phone: (802) 334-3305

Church Records

Albany, Vermont First Methodist Episcopal Church Records, 1818-1917, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

City Directories

1884 Albany Town Directory


1878 map of Albany

1878 map of West Albany, South Albany and Albany Center


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

Cemetery Records of the Albany, Vermont Cemetery Association, 1870-1970, inscriptions from the South Albany Burying Ground, the Rowell Cemetery, the Village Cemetery, Center Burying Ground, Chamberlin Hill Cemetery, and the East Albany Catholic Cemetery are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1800 -2000, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Albany Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records of Albany, Vermont, 1800-2000, and Land records, (Albany, Vermont); index to land records, 1806-1912, 1806-1914.

Albany Town Clerk
980 Main St.
P.O. Box 284
Albany, VT 05820
Phone: (802) 755-6100


The Newport Daily Express

Libraries and Historical Societies

Albany Public Library
530 Main St.
Albany, VT 05820
Phone: (802) 755-6107

Albany Historical Society
In Care of Paul Daniels
PO BOX 317
Albany, VT 05820-0317

Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.


Adjacent towns: Orleans Co.: Barton | Craftsbury | Glover | Greensboro | Irasburg | Lowell | Lamoille Co.: Eden