Jamaica, Windham County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

The Town of Jamaica was chartered on November 7, 1780 by the Vermont Legislature and is one of only two civic entities in Vermont whose modern name is derived from a Native place name, in this case the Natick word for "beaver" (see also Winooski).  [1][2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Historical notes: Jamaica, Windham county, Vermont, by Warren E. Booker - view digital book online free of charge

Remarks on Jamaica, Vermont by F. M. Butler (1922) - view digital book online free of charge.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Jamaica is Westminster.
Westminster Probate Court
PO Box 47
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Phone: (802) 463-3019

City Directories


1869 map of Jamaica


The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Jamaica. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windham County, website at this link.  


Jamaica, Vermont church records, 1791-1990, are available on microfilm from the Vermont Historical Society.

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1790-2001 available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Jamaica Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records and deeds, 1781-1904; index, 1781-1956.

Jamaica Town Office
Mailing Address: PO Box 173
Physical Address: 17 Pikes Falls Road
Jamaica, Vermont 05343
Phone: (802) 874-4681
Email:  jamaicatownclerk@svcable.net
Website: http://www.jamaicavermont.org/


The Manchester Journal

Libraries and Historical Societies

Jamaica Hisotrical Foundation

Jamaica Library
17 Depot St.
Jamaica, VT 05343
Phone: (802) 874-4901
Email: jamaicapl@vals.state.vt.us
Website: http://www.jamaicavtlibrary.org/


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