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Guide to Chittenden County, Vermont ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Chittenden County, Vermont
Map of Vermont highlighting Chittenden County
Location in the state of Vermont
Founded October 22, 1789
County Seat Burlington
Address Chittenden County Courthouse
175 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401-8310
Phone: 802-863-3467
Chittenden County Website

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Vermont's first governor and one of the framers of its constitution as an independent republic and later U.S. state, Thomas Chittenden. The County is located in the northwest area of the state. [1]

Chittenden County, Vermont Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
at town creation at town creation at town creation 1798 1785 1795 1790
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1857. General compliance year is unknown.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial, probate and land records; County Clerk has divorce records from 1829 and court records from 1798.

Towns Organized Before 1800:

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Bolton 1763
Burlington 1763
Charlotte 1762
Colchester 1763
Essex 1763
Hinesburg 1762
Huntington 1763
Jericho 1763
Milton 1763
Richmond 1794
Shelburne 1763
St. George 1763
Underhill 1763
Williston 1763 [3]

Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

Created 22 October 1787 from Colonial lands. [3]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Vermont County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Vermont County Boundary Maps" (1764-1895) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Towns and Cities

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Modern town borders in Chittenden County, Vermont.

Extinct Town


  • Buel's Gore [5]

Neighboring Counties

Addison | Franklin | Grand Isle | Lamoille | Washington | Clinton, New York| Essex, New York

Resources[edit | edit source]

Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
VTGenWeb Archives WorldCat Billion Graves
VTTombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Vermont Cemeteries for more information.

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments and Companies:

- 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 5th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies I and K
- 13th Regiment, Vermont Infantry

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

See also How to order Vermont Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for the following Vermont certificates:

Downloadable applications from Vermont Department of Health.

Societies,Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

See also a List of Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical and Genealogical Societies

Charlotte Historical Society
4205 Ethan Allen Highway
Charlotte, VT 05445

Chittenden County Historical Society
PO Box 1576
Burlington, VT 05402
Phone: 802-878-4088 or 802-985-3063

Colchester Historical Society
Colchester, VT 05446

Essex Community Historical Society
PO Box 8388
Essex, VT 05451
Phone: 802-879-0849

Essex Junction Historical Society
11 Maple Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Phone: 802-878-8654

Milton Historical Society
13 School Street
Milton, VT 05468
Phone: 802-893-1604 or 802-893-2340

Winooski Historical Society
Museum at Champlain Mill
20 Winoskik Falls Way #2
Winooski, VT
Phone: 802-655-6424

Westford Historical Society
PO Box 21
Westford, VT 05494

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Chittenden, Vermont" in,_Vermont accessed 6 Dec 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chittenden County, Vermont . Page 698-699 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 686-687.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 698. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 395. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
  5. Leclerc, 394.