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Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History
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Burlington was chartered on July 7, 1763 (New Hampshire Grant) and was incorporated as a city on November 22, 1864 by act of the Legislature. The original town was split into what is now the City of Burlington and a new town of South Burlington. A portion of the original acreage had already been drawn off to form Williston. Burlington is Vermont's largest city. [1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Probate Records
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The probate district for Burlington is Chittenden.
Chittenden District Probate Court
175 Main St.
PO Box 511
Burlington VT 05402
Phone: (802) 651-1518

City Directories
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Burlington (Vermont) City Directories, 1865-1910 - available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Maps
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1869 map of Burlington City

1869 map of Burlington and South Burlington

Old maps of Burlington, Vermont

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Elmwood Avenue Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Greenmount Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Lakeview Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mt. Calvary (new) Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mt. Calvary (old) Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mt. Calvary (annex) Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mount Saint Mary's Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Rocky Point Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Joseph Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches
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Vermont Episcopal Institute, Parish Records, 1895-1928 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

St. Paul's Parish Records, vol. 1-4, 1831-1929 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records.
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1789-2000, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Burlington City Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1789-2000; indexes to marriages, births, deaths, 1789-1982.

Burlington City Clerk/Treasures Office
149 Church St.
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 865-7000
Website: http://www.burlingtonvt.gov/CT

Newspapers
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Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Fletcher Free Library
235 College St.
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 863-3403
Website: http://www.fletcherfree.org/

Bailey-Howe Library
538 Main St
Burlington, VT
Phone: (802) 656-2023
Website: http://library.uvm.edu/

References[edit | edit source]

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