Granby, Essex 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[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Granby was chartered on October 10, 1761.  The town got off to a slow start, and after 1816, the Year Without A Summer, the population shrank so much that the town gave up its incorporation. Reorganized and re-incorporated in 1822, it grew to just under 400 residents in 1890, down to 52 in 1970. The population at the 2010 US Census was 88.

Though it was never more than a few buildings grouped around some sawmills, the hamlet of Stevens Mills was a railroad stopping point, and appeared on most maps throughout the first part of the 20th century.

Granby was one of the last two towns in Vermont to be linked to the electric grid, in 1963.  [1] [2] [3]

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.

Military Records
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Probate Records
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The probate district for Granby is Essex.
Essex Probate Court
Main St.
Box 426
Island Pond, VT 05846
Phone: (802) 723-4770

Church Records
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City Directories
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1888 Granby Town Directory

Maps
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Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1791 -1971, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Granby Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records index (Graby, Vermont), 1821-2001, Death records and burial permits (Granby, Vermont), 1972-1988, and Land records (Granby, Vermont), 1779-1905, 1919.

Granby Town Clerk's Office
9005 Granby Road
P.O. Box 56
Granby, VT 05840
Phone: (802) 328-3611
Email: granby@wildblue.net

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

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

References
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Adjacent towns: