Salisbury, Addison 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]

Salisbury was chartered on November 3, 1761. It seems that little or no interest was felt by the original grantees in clearing and settling the territory of Salisbury. In 1774, however, a gratuity of 200 acres, in addition to his original share, was offered to any person who would become an actual settler. This had the effect of beginning permanent settlements in the town.   [1]  [2]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

  • History of Salisbury, Vermont : with a memoir of the author, John Moseley Weeks - view digital version of book online.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

The probate district for Salisbury is Addison.
Addison Probate Court
7 Mahady Court
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-2612

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

1871 map of Salisbury Township

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Salisbury Village Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.
  • West Salisbury Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.

Churches[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1786-1858, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Salisbury Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1786-1859.

Salisbury Town Clerk
25 Schoolhouse Rd
Salisbury, VT
Phone: (802) 352-4228
Website: http://townofsalisbury.org/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Addison County Independent ($)

Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Salisbury Free Public Library
918 Maple Street
Salisbury, VT 05769
Phone: (802)458-0747
Website

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: