Newport Vermont Family History Center

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Newport Vermont Family History Center

The Newport Vermont Family History Center located in the town of Derby, serves all of Orleans and Essex counties of Vermont. We have Volunteers trained to help patrons who visit the Center. The Center is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in the North East Kingdom of Vermont.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Newport chapel

Location Map: Location Map

Address: 3417 Darling Hill Rd, Derby, VT 05829

Language: English

Phone: 1-802-334-5700


Open Hours:

  • Messages may be left at the number. Allow 5 days for reply

Holiday Schedule:

Closed 1st weekend in Apr/Oct for General Conference. Closed Christmas and New Years Day weeks.

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  • Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  • Book Collection: --

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
  • 19 Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Alexander Street Press-The American Civil Research Database, Letters and Diaries, Images
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3
  • The Genealogist
  • Genline Family Finder
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Multiple computers, Microfilm readers, Printers (fee for printouts), Scanner, Slide/Negative to Digital Converter

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Staff willing and able to assist in your current research or to help someone start their family research. Free web-based database.

Resources in the Local Area
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Links[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

Essex County cities and town[edit | edit source]

Orleans County cities and towns[edit | edit source]

Newspapers and Periodicals[edit | edit source]

New Hampshire papers that cover Northeastern Vermont towns:

Although not digitized, the Colebrook, New Hampshire library extracts obituaries from both papers and has those on file.

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

If you're interested in volunteering please contact Scott Bryant at