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Newark, Caledonia County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Newark was chartered on August 15, 1781 by the Vermont State Legislature. Remote from main roads at first and later from the railroad, Newark was slow to acquire population, and never did get many residents. The census of 1880 recorded 679 people in the town, and from then on the population has more or less steadily declined. The population was 581 at the 2010 census [1]   [2]   

Historical Data
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Newark, 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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Enrolled Militia Records, 1863-1866, are available on microfilm from the Family History Library.

Probate Records
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The probate district for Newark 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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1888 Newark Town Directory

Maps
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1875 map of Newark

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Town Records 
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1919 -2001, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Newark Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, deaths, and marriages, 1786-1858, Records of births, marriages, deaths, 1857-1918; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1857-1905, and Land records, 1808-1912; index to land records, 1808-1925.

Newark Town Clerk
1336 Newark Street
Newark, VT 05871
Phone: (802) 467-3336
Email: tclerknewark@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: