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Revision as of 18:09, 21 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Essex County

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
Map of the U.S. highlighting Vermont
Location of Vermont in the U.S.
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

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



Land and Property


Military Records


Probate Records

Probate files or packets for Essex County are now digitized and available at http://labs.familysearch.org/.


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

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.