Topsham, Orange County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Topsham was granted its charter on August 15, 1763. The town consists of three villages; East Topsham, Waits River and West Topsham.  The population was 1,173 at the 2010 US Census.  [1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Sketches of the town of Topsham, Orange County, Vermont, 1929, Frank H Craig - find this book in a library.  Digital version of this book is available at Ancestry.com. ($)

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 Topsham is Orange.
Orange Probate Court
5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
Phone: (802) 685-4610

City Directories
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Maps
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1877 map of Topsham Villages

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Churches
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Town Records.
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1771-1982, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Topsham Land Records, 1882-1905, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Topsham Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1998; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1775-1998, Deeds, 1794-1849; index to deeds, 1794-1860, and Land records, 1784-1794, 1819-1927; index, 1841-1946.

Topsham Town Clerk
6 Harts Rd.
Topsham, VT 05076
Phone: (802) 439-5505
Email: topsham@tops-tele.com
Website: http://www.topshamvt.org/

Newspapers
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The Herald of Randolph

Valley News

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Topsham Historical Society
PO Box 64
East Topsham, VT 05076
Phone: (802) 439-6339
Contact: Bill Hodge, President

References[edit | edit source]

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