Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

Barnard was chartered on July 16, 1761. The town name was spelled Bernard in the charter, but changed to its present spelling sometime before 1810.[1][2]

Historical Data

About Barnard, Vermont, a Unique Small Town with a Rich History & Bright Future

Town Histories

History of Barnard, Vermont, 1927-1975 by the Barnard Bicentennial Committee, 1975 - Find this book in a library.

History of Barnard, Vermont, with family genealogies, 1761-1927 by William Monroe Newton (1928) - Find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Barnard is Hartford.
Hartford Probate Court
62 Pleasant Street
PO Box 275
Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone: (802) 457-1503

City Directories


1869 map of Barnard


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

Barnard Vermont cemetery records, 1785-1906, are on microfilm at the Family History Library.  


Town Records

Digital images of Barnard Town records, 1900-1962, are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Barnard Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1781-1913; general index to land records, 1781-1889Town records, 1727-1896, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1997.

Barnard Town Clerk
115 N Rd.
PO Box 274
Barnard, VT 05031
Phone: (802) 234-9211


The Vermont Standard

Libraries and Historical Societies

Charles B. Danforth Library
Address: VT Route 12
Mail: PO Box 204
Barnard, VT 05031
Phone: (802) 234-9408


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