Orange County, Vermont Genealogy

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

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Orange County, New Hampshire
Map of New Hampshire highlighting Orange County
Location in the state of New Hampshire
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Location of New Hampshire in the U.S.
Founded October 18, 1785
County Seat Chelsea
Address Orange County Courthouse
5 Court Street, PO Box 95 
Chelsea, VT 05038
Fax: 802-685-3246
Orange County Website

County Courthouse

Town clerks  have birth, marriage, death, burial and land records; County clerk  has divorce and court records from 1781 and land records from 1771; Probate judge  has probate records from 1771.[1]

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Bradford 1770,
Braintree 1781,
Brookfield 1781,
Chelsea 1781,
Corinth 1764,
Fairlee 1761,
Newbury 1763,
Orange 1781,
Randolph 1781,
Straford 1761,
Thetford 1761,
Topsham 1763,
Turnbridge 1761,
Vershire 1781,
Washington 1781,
West Fairlee 1779,
Williamstown 1781[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities


Extinct Town:   • Norfolk[2]


  • Newbury
  • Wells River


  • Bradford

Neighboring Counties

Addison | Caledonia | Washington | Windsor | Grafton County, New Hampshire




A transcript of the 1771 census of Gloucester County, New York survives:

  • O'Callaghan, Edmund B. Documentary History of the State of New York Vol. 4 (1851):709.[3] Digital version at Internet Archive - free.





Local Histories





 Orange County Probate Districts

  • Randolph District - Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Orange, Randolph, Tunbridge, Washington and Williamstown.
  • Bradford District - Bradford, Corinth, Fairlee, Newbury, Strafford, Thetford, Topsham, Vershire and West Fairlee.
  • Orange District - in 1994 the Randolph and Bradford Districts merged under the Orange District.


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content
  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. Harry Macy, "Newtown Census of 1771," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 117, No. 1 (Jan. 1986):8. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 117. The original census records were destroyed in a 1911 fire at the New York State Library.