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=== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ===
=== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ===
[http://vermonthistory.org/community/league-of-local-societies-and-museums-directory/essex-orleans-counties Essex and Orleans Counties Historical Societies]<br>
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/vt-society-archive/ Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]  
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/vt-society-archive/ Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]  

Revision as of 14:10, 22 August 2014

Guide to Essex County Vermont genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Essex County, Vermont
Map of Vermont highlighting Essex County
Location in the state of Vermont
Founded November 5, 1792
County Seat Guildhall
Address Essex County Courthouse
P.O. Box 75
Guildhall, VT 05905-0075
Fax: 802-676-3463
Essex County Website

County Courthouse

County clerk has birth and death records from 1884, marriage and burial records, a few divorce records, court records from 1800 and land records from 1762; probate judge has probate records from 1800.

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Essex County, Vermont
Bloomfield 1762,
Brunswick 1761,
Canaan 1782,
Concord 1780,
Guildhall 1761,
Lunenburg 1763,
Maidstone 1761,
Victory 1781[1]

Quick Facts

Parent County

  • Created 5 November 1792 from Orange County. [1]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Vermont County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Vermont County Boundary Maps" (1764-1895) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Places / Localities


Extinct Towns[2]



  • Island Pond

Neighboring Counties

Caledonia | Orleans |
New Hampshire counties: Coös | Grafton |
Quebec counties: Compton | Stanstead


Archives and Libraries


Church Records

Court Records



  • Jeffrey, William H. Successful Vermonters; a modern gazetteer of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties. East Burke, Vermont, The Historical Publishing Company, 1904. Online.

  • Child, Hamilton Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex Counties, Vt. 1764-1887. Caledonia County, Vermont, Syracuse Journal Company, Printers and Binders, 1887. Online.

Land and Property



Military Records


The following historical newspapers cover Essex County.

Probate Records

Vermont, Probate Files, 1800-1921. This collection includes an index and images of probate estate files for Essex County.


Vital Records

See also How to order Vermont Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Vermont Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates and Death Certificates for applications to mail.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Essex and Orleans Counties Historical Societies

See also a List of Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 698. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 394-95. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
  3. Leclerc, 394-95.