Guilford, Windham County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The Town of Guilford was chartered on April 2, 1754 by Benning Wentworth, the Governor of New Hampshire. After a second charter in 1764, the landowners of Guilford made many attractive proposals to potential settlers of Guilford, making the town have a rapid growth in the earlier days.  [1][2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Official history of Guilford, Vermont, 1678-1961 : with genealogies and biographical sketches - find this book in a library.

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 Guilford is Marlboro.
Marlboro Probate Court
80 Flat St, Suite 104
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 257-2898

City Directories
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Maps
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1869 map of Guilford

Cemeteries
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The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Guilford. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windham County, website at this link.

  • Baker Cemetery - inscriptions at Find a Grave site.
  • Blanchard Cemetery (aka Old North Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Carpenter Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Christ Church Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Franklin Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Groll Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Guilford Center Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Lee Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Maplehurst Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Stark Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Weatherhead Hollow Cemtery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Guilford Cemetery (aka Hinesburg Cemetery, West Guilford Baptist Church Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Wilkens Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches
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Safe thus far : a history of the Guilford Congregational Church in Guilford, Vermont, 1767-1997, by Larrimore C. Crockett (1999) - find this book in a library.

Guilford, Vermont church records, 1793-1802 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library. This film contains Contains baptisms (1793-1802), marriages and deaths (1793-1796).

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1770-1952, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Guilford Town Clerk's Office. These include  Deeds, 1754-1851; index to deeds, 1770-1950.

Guilford Town Office
236 School Rd
Guilford, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 254-6857
Website: http://www.guilfordvt.net/

Newspapers
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Brattleboro Reformer

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Guilford Historical Society
236 School Road
Guilford VT 05301
Phone: (802) 257-0147
Email: pulpitfm@verizon.net
Website: http://guilfordhistorical.org/

Guilford Free Library
4024 Guilford Center Road
Guilford, VT 05301
Phone: 802-257-4603
Email: guilford_pl@vals.state.vt.us
Website: http://www.sover.net/~wilken/guilfordlibrary/

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