Sheffield, Caledonia County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

Sheffield was chartered on October 25, 1793 by the Vermont Legislature. Sheffield Village was the only village established within the town of Sheffield. The population was 703 at the 2010 Census.  [1] [2]   

Historical Data

Sheffield, Vermont USGenWeb Page

Town Histories

Through hopes, and dreams, and evergreens : the two-hundred year history of Sheffield, by the Sheffield Historical Society (1993) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Military Records

Sheffield, Vermont Enrolled Militia Records, 1864-1867, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Probate Records

The probate district for Sheffield is Caledonia
Caledonia Probate Division
1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-6605

Church Records

Freewill Baptist Church Records, 1800-1890, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

City Directories

1888 Sheffield Town Directory


1875 map of Sheffield


The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Sheffield. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Caledonia County, website at this link.  

Town Records 

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1868-2001, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Sheffield Town Clerk's Office. These include Births, deaths and marriages, v. 1-2, 1857-1896, Marriage records, 1883-1915; marriage index, 1793-1970, Records of births, 1897-1915, Records of death, 1897-1915, and Town records, 1740-1901.

Sheffield Town Clerk
37 Dane Road
P.O. Box 165
Sheffield, VT 05866
Phone: (802) 626-8862


Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

Libraries and Historical Societies

Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.


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