Bridport, Addison County, Vermont Genealogy

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=Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[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 TOWN, 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 TOWN:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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 TOWN:

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 TOWN town records available online:

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.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References===== Brief History[edit | edit source]

Bridport was chartered on October 9, 1761. The population was 1,218 at the 2010 census.[1]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

There's only one Bridport in the U.S.A., by Wallace L Payne, Raymond H Lounsbury, Bridport Historical Society, et al - find this book in a library.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

1871 Bridport Township map

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Churches[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1782-1959, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Bridport Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1785-1851, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1868-1999; indexes to births, deaths, marriages, 1856-1999.

Bridport Town Clerk
82 Crown Point Road
P.O. Box 27 Bridport, VT 05734
Phone: (802) 758-2483
Clerk Email: bridporttown@gmavt.net

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Bridport Historical Society
VT Route 22A & Crown Point Road
Mailing Address: 3177 Crown Point Road
Bridport, VT 05734
Email: msunderland@gmavt.net
Phone: (802) 758-2654

References[edit | edit source]

  1. History of the Town of Bridport, VT http://usgenwebsites.org/VTAddison/towns.html#bridport

Adjacent towns: