Kirby, Caledonia 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]

Kirby was chartered on October 28, 1807 by the state of Vermont through an Act of Incorporation. Kirby was created from two separate parcels of land: Hopkinsville (sometimes Hopkins Gore, Hopkins Grant or Hopkintonia) and Burke Tongue, which had been a part of the older town of Burke. Kirby has a shape of an arrowhead, pointing due south to the northern corner of the town of Waterford. The town is roughly half the size of most towns.   [1]   [2]   

Historical Data
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Kirby, Vermont USGenWeb Page

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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Kirby, Vermont Enrolled Militia Records, 1861-1866, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Probate Records
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The probate district for Kirby is Caledonia
Caledonia Probate Division
1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-6605

Church Records
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City Directories
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Kirby Town Directories: 1888, 1909, 1925, 1928, 1930, and 1935.

Maps
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1875 map of Kirby

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • North Kirby-Brookside Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • South Kirby Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Kirby, Vermont Cemetery Records, 1813-1882, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records 
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1949 -2001, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Kirby Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1777-1964; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1777-1989, and Land records, 1810-1915.

Kirby Town Clerks Office
Physical Address: 346 Town Hall Road Kirby, VT 05851
Mailing Address: 346 Town Hall Road Lyndonville, VT 05851
Phone: 802-626-9386
Email: kirbytc@kingcon.com

Newspapers
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Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

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: