Guildhall, 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]

Guildhall was chartered on October 10, 1761 and is the shire town (county seat) of Essex County. According to a large sign in the town center, it is the only town in the world so named. The name derives from a meeting house on the square called the Guildhall.  The population at the 2010 US Census was 261. [1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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A history of Guildhall, Vt, by Everett Chamberlin Benton (1886) - view a digital copy of this book online.

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 Guildhall 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 Guildhall Town Directory

Maps
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Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Guildhall. 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, 1799 -1831, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Guildhall Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records of Guildhall, Vermont, 1765-2001, Town records, 1799-1901, and Deeds and land records, 1784-1907; index, 1761-1898.

Guildhall Town Clerk
13 Courthouse Dr.
PO Box 10
Guildhall, VT 05905
Phone: (802) 676-3797
Website: http://www.guildhallvt.org/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Guildhall Public Library Inc
7218 Vermont 102
Guildhall, VT 05905
Phone: (802) 676-3054

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

References
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