Grand Isle County, Vermont Genealogy

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Grand Isle County

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


Grand Isle County, Vermont
Map of Vermont highlighting Grand Isle County
Location in the state of Vermont
Founded November 9, 1802
County Seat North Hero
Address Grand Isle County Courthouse
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7,
North Hero, VT 05474-0007
Fax: 802-372-3221
Grand Isle County Website


The County is located in the northwest area of the state. [1]

Grand Isle County, Vermont Record Dates

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
at town creation at town creation at town creation Unknown 1799 1796 1790
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1857. General compliance year is unknown.

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has probate records; Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and land records.

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Alburgh 1781
Grand Isle 1779
Isles La Motte 1779
North Hero 1779
South Hero 1779 [3]


Parent County

Created 9 November 1802 from Franklin County. [4]

Boundary Changes

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

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

Places / Localities


Extinct or Renamed Towns


  • Alburgh

Neighboring Counties

Chittenden | Franklin | Clinton County, New York | Missisquoi County, Quebec



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

Church Records

Court Records


Land and Property

Local Histories


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Early migration routes to and from Grand Isle County for European settlers included:[7]




Online Probate Records


Town Records

Vital Records

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 and Libraries

Grand Isle Historical Society
PO Box 23
Grand Isle, VT 05458
Phone: 802-372-4058

Alburgh Historical Society, Inc.
Alburg Public Library
PO Box 453
165 Main Street
Alburgh, VT 05440
Phone: 802-796-4144 or 802-796-3547

Isle La Motte Historical Society
PO Box 18
Isle La Motte, VT 05463
Phone: 802-928-3077

North Hero Historical Society
PO Box 175
North Hero, VT 05474
Phone: 802-372-5544

Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Historical Society

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

Family History Centers

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.



  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Grand Isle, Vermont" in,_Vermont accessed 6 Dec 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grand Isle 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. 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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  5. Land Grants That Became the Towns of Vermont - M at All Ancestors (Internet site)(accessed 4 April 2013).
  6. 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.
  7. Handybook for Genealogists, 847-61.