Vershire, Orange County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Vershire was granted its charter on August 3, 1781 by the Vermont State Legislature.  The commonly accepted explanation for the current name is that it was coined by the Legislature, combining VER(mont) and (New Hamp)SHIRE. The name was changed to Ely in 1878 (see The Ely War), and back to Vershire in 1882.  [1] [2]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Vershire Historical Society, Vershire Historical Society (1981) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

The town of Vershire kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Vershire kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)

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

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

The probate district for Vershire is Orange.
Orange Probate Court
5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
Phone: (802) 685-4610

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

1877 map of Vershire

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Churches[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1765-1998, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Vershire Land Records, 1880-1921, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Vershire Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1791-1853; index to deeds, 1791-1875.

Town Clerk's Office
6894 Vermont 113
Vershire, VT 05079
Phone: 802-685-2227

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Herald of Randolph

Valley News

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Vershire Community Library
Vermont 113, P.O. Box 112
Vershire, VT 05079
Phone: (802) 685-9982

References[edit | edit source]

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