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Guide to '''Franklin County Vermont genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Franklin County'''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Franklin County'''  
  
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{{VTDC}} {{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| county = Franklin County
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| state = Vermont
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| founded year = 1792
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| founded date = November 5
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| seat = [[Saint Albans, Vermont|Saint Albans]]  
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| building address = Franklin County Courthouse<br> PO Box 808 <br> Saint Albans , VT 05478 <br>802-524-2739 <br> 802-524-3863 <br>Fax: 802-524-7996
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<br>[http://www.brbpub.com/vermont/franklin/ '''Franklin County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.brbpub.com/vermont/franklin/ Franklin County Courthouse ]<br>P O Box 808<br>Church Street, St. Albans, VT 05478 <br>Mailing Address: PO Box 808, Saint Albans , VT 05478 <br>802-524-2739, 802-524-3863 <br>Fax: 802-524-7996
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'''''County clerk''''' has divorce and court records from 1900; '''''town clerks''''' have birth, marriage, death, burial and land; '''''probate judge''''' has probate records.<br>  
 
 
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County Clerk has divorce&nbsp;and court records from 1900; <br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial and land; <br>Probate Judge has probate records
 
  
<br>Towns Organized Before 1800: <br>Bakersfield 1791, <br>Berkshire 1781, <br>Enosburg 1780, <br>Fairfax 1763, <br>Fairfield 1763, <br>Fletcher 1781, <br>Franklin 1789, <br>Georgia 1763, <br>Highgate 1763, <br>Montgomery 1789, <br>Richford 1780, <br>Sheldon 1763, <br>Swanton 1763, <br>St. Albans 1763<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Vermont. Page 698 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''Towns Organized Before 1800:''' <br>Bakersfield 1791, <br>{{Wikipedia|Franklin County, Vermont}}Berkshire 1781, <br>Enosburg 1780, <br>Fairfax 1763, <br>Fairfield 1763, <br>Fletcher 1781, <br>Franklin 1789, <br>Georgia 1763, <br>Highgate 1763, <br>Montgomery 1789, <br>Richford 1780, <br>Sheldon 1763, <br>Swanton 1763, <br>St. Albans 1763<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 698. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
 
{{Wikipedia|Franklin County, Vermont|align=left}}
 
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Created 5 November 1792 from [[Chittenden County, Vermont|Chittenden]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
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*Created 5 November 1792 from [[Chittenden County, Vermont|Chittenden]] County. <ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
9 November 1802, [[Grand Isle County, Vermont|Grand Isle]] County set off.  
 
9 November 1802, [[Grand Isle County, Vermont|Grand Isle]] County set off.  
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For animated maps illustrating Vermont County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/vermont/ "Rotating Formation Vermont County Boundary Maps"] (1764-1895) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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{{VTFranklinCoTownsMap}}&nbsp; '''Towns and City:'''  
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
'''City:'''
 
 
 
*Saint Albans
 
 
 
'''Towns:'''  
 
  
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*[[Bakersfield, Vermont|Bakersfield]]
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*{{AutoLink|Bakersfield, Vermont|Bakersfield}}
*Berkshire  
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*{{AutoLink|Berkshire, Vermont|Berkshire}}
*Enosburg  
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*{{AutoLink|Enosburg, Vermont|Enosburg}}
*Fairfax  
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*{{AutoLink|Fairfax, Vermont|Fairfax}}
*Fairfield
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*{{AutoLink|Fairfield, Vermont|Fairfield}}
  
 
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*Fletcher  
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*{{AutoLink|Fletcher, Vermont|Fletcher}}
*Franklin  
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*{{AutoLink|Franklin, Vermont|Franklin}}
*Georgia  
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*{{AutoLink|Georgia, Vermont|Georgia}}
*Highgate  
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*{{AutoLink|Highgate, Vermont|Highgate}}
*Montgomery
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*{{AutoLink|Montgomery, Vermont|Montgomery}}
  
 
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*Richford  
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*{{AutoLink|Richford, Vermont|Richford}}
*Saint Albans  
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*{{AutoLink|Saint Albans City, Vermont|Saint Albans City}}
*Sheldon  
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*{{AutoLink|Saint Albans Town, Vermont|Saint Albans Town}}
*Swanton
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*{{AutoLink|Sheldon, Vermont|Sheldon}}
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*{{AutoLink|Swanton, Vermont|Swanton}}
  
 
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'''Villages:'''  
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'''Extinct Town:''' &nbsp; • {{AutoLink|Smithfield, Vermont|Smithfield}}<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 395. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
 
 
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*Enosburg Falls
 
 
 
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*Swanton
 
  
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'''Villages:''' &nbsp; • Enosburg Falls &nbsp; • Swanton
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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'''Neighboring Counties'''
  
 
[[Chittenden County, Vermont|Chittenden]] | [[Grand Isle County, Vermont|Grand Isle]] | [[Lamoille County, Vermont|Lamoille]] | [[Orleans County, Vermont|Orleans]] | '''Quebec '''counties: [[Brome County, Quebec|Brome]] | [[Missisquoi County, Quebec|Missisquoi]]  
 
[[Chittenden County, Vermont|Chittenden]] | [[Grand Isle County, Vermont|Grand Isle]] | [[Lamoille County, Vermont|Lamoille]] | [[Orleans County, Vermont|Orleans]] | '''Quebec '''counties: [[Brome County, Quebec|Brome]] | [[Missisquoi County, Quebec|Missisquoi]]  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
=== Archives and Libraries  ===
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==== Archives and Libraries  ====
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/franklin.htm#top List of Franklin County Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/franklin.htm#top List of Franklin County Cemeteries]
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court records  ====
  
=== Court records ===
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
=== Gazetteers ===
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==== Land and Property ====
  
=== Land and Property ===
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==== Maps ====
  
=== Maps  ===
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[[Image:Vtfranklin.jpg|900px|Vtfranklin.jpg]]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
Early migration routes to and from Franklin County for European settlers included:<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. ({{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry.]</ref>  
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Early migration routes to and from Franklin County for European settlers included:<ref>''Handybook'', 847-61.</ref>  
  
 
:*Hudson River pre-historic  
 
:*Hudson River pre-historic  
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:*[[Chambly Canal]] and the Richelieu River 1843
 
:*[[Chambly Canal]] and the Richelieu River 1843
  
=== Military History and Records  ===
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==== Military Records  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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Regiments and Companies:
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry|2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry]]
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:- [[13th Regiment, Vermont Infantry|13th Regiment, Vermont Infantry]]
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:- [[5th Regiment, Vermont Infantry|5th Regiment, Vermont Infantry]], Company A and C
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/vt-vital-records/ How to order Vermont Vital Records], [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online] or download an application for Vermont <a title="Vermont Birth Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/birth_form.aspx" target="_blank">Birth Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Marriage Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/marriage_form.aspx" target="_blank">Marriage Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Divorce Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/divorce_form.aspx" target="_blank">Divorce Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Death Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/deathcert_form.aspx" target="_blank">Death Certificate</a> Applications to mail.
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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=== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ===
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/vt-society-archive/ Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Websites  ==
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=== Websites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/franklin-county/ Franklin County, VT History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108557721566275012624 Vermont Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/221057387934883/ Vermont Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtfrankl/ The Franklin County VTGenWeb Project], an member of The VTGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtfrankl/ The Franklin County VTGenWeb Project], an member of The VTGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/franklin.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/franklin.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
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*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Franklin|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}}
  
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[[Category:Vermont counties]]
 
 
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Revision as of 14:10, 1 May 2014

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

United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Franklin County

Hand and keyboard.jpg Vermont
Online Records


Franklin County, Vermont
Map
Map of Vermont highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of Vermont
Facts
Founded November 5, 1792
County Seat Saint Albans
Courthouse
Address Franklin County Courthouse
PO Box 808
Saint Albans , VT 05478
802-524-2739
802-524-3863
Fax: 802-524-7996


Franklin County Website


County Courthouse

County clerk has divorce and court records from 1900; town clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial and land; probate judge has probate records.

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Bakersfield 1791,
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Franklin County, Vermont
Berkshire 1781,
Enosburg 1780,
Fairfax 1763,
Fairfield 1763,
Fletcher 1781,
Franklin 1789,
Georgia 1763,
Highgate 1763,
Montgomery 1789,
Richford 1780,
Sheldon 1763,
Swanton 1763,
St. Albans 1763[1]

Quick Facts

Parent County

Boundary Changes

9 November 1802, Grand Isle County set off.

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

  Towns and City:

Extinct Town:   • Smithfield[2]

Villages:   • Enosburg Falls   • Swanton

Neighboring Counties

Chittenden | Grand Isle | Lamoille | Orleans | Quebec counties: Brome | Missisquoi

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Church Records

Court records

Gazetteers

Land and Property

Maps

Vtfranklin.jpg

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Franklin County for European settlers included:[3]

Military Records

Civil War

Regiments and Companies:

- 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 13th Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 5th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Company A and C

Newspapers

Probate Records

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Vermont, Franklin County Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Taxation

Vital Records

See also How to order Vermont Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Vermont <a title="Vermont Birth Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/birth_form.aspx" target="_blank">Birth Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Marriage Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/marriage_form.aspx" target="_blank">Marriage Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Divorce Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/divorce_form.aspx" target="_blank">Divorce Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Death Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/deathcert_form.aspx" target="_blank">Death Certificate</a> Applications to mail.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

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

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  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), 395. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
  3. Handybook, 847-61.