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Many archives and libraries have resources such as maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids to help you locate information about [[Vermont|Vermont]]. They may have collections of previous research, such as family and local histories and biographies. Many have record-finding aids such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere in the state.  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont_Archives_and_Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]''
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Many archives and libraries have resources such as maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids to help you locate information about Vermont. They may have collections of previous research, such as family and local histories and biographies. Many have record-finding aids such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere in the state.  
  
 
=== Archives  ===
 
=== Archives  ===
  
'''Vermont State Archives'''<br>26 Terrace Street<br>Drawer 9<br>Montpelier, VT 05609-1103<br>Telephone: 802-828-2308<br>Fax: 802-828-2465<br>Internet: [http://www.sec.state.vt.us/ www.sec.state.vt.us/]
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[http://vermont-archives.org/ '''Vermont State Archives''']<br>1078 Route 2, Middlesex<br>Montpelier, Vermont 05633-7701<br>Telephone: 802-828-3700
 
 
'''National Archives—Northeast Region (Boston)<br>'''380 Trapelo Road<br>Waltham, MA 02452-6399 <br>Telephone: 781-663-0130<br>Fax: 781-663-0154<br>Internet: http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/
 
 
 
=== Societies  ===
 
 
 
'''Genealogical Society of Vermont'''<br>P.O. Box 1553<br>St. Albans, VT 05478<br>Internet: [http://www.genealogyvermont.org/ http://www.genealogyvermont.org]  
 
 
 
'''New England Historic Genealogical Society'''<br>101 Newbury Street<br>Boston, MA 02116-3007<br>Telephone: 617-536-5740<br>Fax: 617-536-7307<br>Internet: [http://www.nehgs.org/ www.nehgs.org]
 
 
 
'''Vermont Historical Society'''<br>109 State Street<br>Montpelier, VT 05609-0901<br>Telephone: 802-828-2291<br>Fax: 802-828-3638<br>Internet: [http://www.state.vt.us/vhs/ www.state.vt.us/vhs/]
 
 
 
The Family History Library has the following guides to the manuscript and miscellaneous collections of the Vermont Historical Society:
 
  
Brigham, Loriman S. ''Guide to the "Miscellaneous File" of Uncatalogued Material in the Vermont Historical Society: With a Supplementary Index to the Guide.'' Montpelier, Vermont: n.p.,1969. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=256180&disp=Guide+to+the+ book 974.3 A3b; film 908069, item20; fiche 6046847].) This card index of persons, places, and subjects includes family histories and court, business, and land records. The family histories listed may have genealogies, pictures, military records, financial family papers, and correspondence.
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[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/index.html '''National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)''']<br>380 Trapelo Road<br>Waltham, Massachusetts 02452-6399 <br>Telephone: 781-663-0144 or toll free: 866-406-2379<br>Fax: 781-663-0154<br>
  
Brigham, Loriman S. ''A Calendar of Manuscripts in Certain Boxes at the Vermont Historical Society.'' Montpelier, Vermont: n.p., 1970. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=256212&disp=A+calendar+of+manuscripts+in+certain+box%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 974.3 A3br; film 908503 item 1].) This is a continuation of the above guide.
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The National Archives—Northeast Region (Boston) has records created by federal agencies in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The archives has microfilms of all available federal census records, many naturalization records, passenger arrival lists, military records, and other historical resources. [[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)|Learn more]].  
 
 
Brigham, Loriman S. ''A Calendar of Manuscripts in Document Boxes at the Vermont Historical Society''. Montpelier, Vermont: n.p., 1972. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=256206&disp=A+calendar+of+manuscripts+in+document+bo%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 974.3 A3bri; film 908503 item 2].) This is a continuation of the above guide.
 
  
 
=== Libraries  ===
 
=== Libraries  ===
  
'''Vermont Department of Libraries'''<br>109 State Street<br>Montpelier, VT 05609-0601<br>Telephone: 802-828-3261<br>Fax: 802-828-2199<br>Internet: http://dol.state.vt.us/
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[http://www.vermonthistory.org/ '''Vermont History Center''']<br>Vermont Historical Society<br>60 Washington Street<br>Barre, VT 05641<br>Telephone: 802-479-8500
  
'''Vermont Public Records Division'''<br>General Service Center<br>Reference Research<br>Drawer 33<br>Montpelier, VT 05633-7601<br>Telephone: 802-828-3286<br>Fax: 802-828-3710<br>Internet: http://genealogy.about.com/library/vital/blvermont.htm
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Guides to the manuscript and miscellaneous collections of the Vermont Historical Society:  
  
'''Special Collections Bailey/Howe Library'''<br>University of Vermont<br>Burlington, VT 05405<br>Telephone: 802-656-2020<br>Fax: 802-656-4038<br>Internet: http://library.uvm.edu/about/specialcollections/
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*Brigham, Loriman S. ''Guide to the "Miscellaneous File" of Uncatalogued Material in the Vermont Historical Society: With a Supplementary Index to the Guide.'' Montpelier, Vermont: n.p.,1969. {{FHL|256180|item|disp=FHL book 974.3 A3b; film 908069, item 20; fiche 6046847}} {WorldCat|679814|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat).}} This card index of persons, places, and subjects includes family histories and court, business, and land records. The family histories listed may have genealogies, pictures, military records, financial family papers, and correspondence.
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*Brigham, Loriman S. ''A Calendar of Manuscripts in Certain Boxes at the Vermont Historical Society.'' Montpelier, Vermont: n.p., 1970. {{FHL|256212|item|disp=FHL book 974.3 A3br; film 908503 item 1}} {{WorldCat|679715|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat).}} This is a continuation of the above guide.
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*Brigham, Loriman S. ''A Calendar of Manuscripts in Document Boxes at the Vermont Historical Society''. Montpelier, Vermont: n.p., 1972. {{FHL|256206|item|disp=FHL book 974.3 A3bri; film 908503 item 2}} This is a continuation of the above guide.
  
=== Repository Guides  ===
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[http://dol.state.vt.us/ '''Vermont Department of Libraries''']<br>109 State Street<br>Montpelier, VT 05609<br>Telephone: 802-828-3261
  
Repository guides list libraries, museums, or historical societies and the holdings of each:  
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[http://library.uvm.edu/about/specialcollections/ '''Special Collections Bailey/Howe Library''']<br>University of Vermont<br>538 Main Street<br>Burlington, VT 05405-0036<br>Telephone: 802-656-2138
  
''A Guide to Vermont’s Repositories.'' Montpelier, Vermont: Vermont State Archives, 1986. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=491531&disp=A+Guide+to+Vermont%27s+repositories%20%20&columns=*,0,0 974.3 A3g].) This guide gives addresses, phone numbers, brief descriptions of holdings, years covered, hours, copying facilities, and whether they accept mail-in requests. It includes an index.  
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[http://www.benningtonmuseum.org/ '''Bennington Museum Research Library''']<br>75 Main Street<br>Bennington, Vermont 05201-2885<br>Telephone: 802-447-1571
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[http://vt-fcgs.org/ '''Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society''']<br>PO Box 65128<br>Burlington, Vermont 05406-5128<br> Founded in 1996, they publish ''Links'', a semiannual journal. They have a library and research facilities at Dupont Hall at the Fort Ethan Allen complex, Colchester, Vermont.  
  
''Basic Sources for Vermont Historical Research.'' Montpelier, Vermont: Secretary of State, 1981? (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=173697&disp=Basic+sources+for+Vermont+historical+res%20%20&columns=*,0,0 974.3 A1] no.44.) This guide provides names of officers, addresses, telephone numbers, hours, and brief descriptions of collections and services at six repositories in Vermont.
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[http://www.americanancestors.org/library/ '''New England Historic Genealogical Society Library''']<br>99 Newbury Street<br>Boston, MA 02116-3007<br>Telephone: 617-226-1231
  
=== Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards  ===
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The Research Library is national in scope. [[New England Historic Genealogical Society|Learn more.]]
  
Computers with modems are important tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks themselves can serve as a library. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial online services help family history researchers:  
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'''[[Family History Library|Family History Library]]'''<br> 35 North West Temple Street<br>Salt Lake City, Utah 84150<br>Telephone: 801-240-2584
  
*Locate other researchers.  
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The Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints houses a collection of genealogical records that include names of more than three billion deceased people. It’s the largest collection of its kind in the world. Collections include digitized historical records, microfilms and microfiche, books, maps, and much more. Explore at [http://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org].  
*Post queries.  
 
*Send and receive e-mail.  
 
*Search large databases.  
 
*Search computer libraries and on-line catalogs.  
 
*Join in computer chat and lecture sessions.
 
  
You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Vermont in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. Much of the information is available at little or no cost. Addresses on the Internet change frequently. The following sites are important gateways to additional sites:
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[[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (FHCs) are branches of the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. You may search your address for a center near you on the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] site. These local centers are staffed by volunteers and have varying hours and resources so call to verify their hours in advance.
  
=== FamilySearch™  ===
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Some Vermont Family History Centers:
  
The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.
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:[[Montpelier Vermont Family History Center|'''Montpelier Vermont Family History Center''']]<br>224 Hersey Road<br>Berlin, Vermont<br>Telephone: 802-229-9247
  
FamilySearch™ Internet Genealogy Service [database online]. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 22 March 1999 [cited 10 August 1999]. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/ www.familysearch.org]&nbsp;; At this site you can access the Family History Library Catalog, Ancestral File, International Genealogical Index, SourceGuide, lists of Family History Centers, web sites related to family history, and lists of researchers interested in similar genealogical topics. You can also learn about and order Family History Library publications.
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:[[South Royalton Vermont Family History Center|'''South Royalton Vermont Family History Center''']]<br>113 LDS Land<br>South Royalton, Vermont<br> Telephone: 802-763-7784
  
Howells, Cyndi. "U.S.- Vermont- VT." In Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet [database online]. Puyallup, Washington: Cyndi Howells, 10 August 1999 [cited 12 August 1999]. Available at [http://www.cyndislist.com/vt.htm www.cyndislist.com/vt.htm] . This site lists more links to other Vermont genealogical sites and describes more resources than any other site on the Internet.
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:[[Essex Vermont Family History Center|'''Essex Vermont Family History Center''']]<br>73 Essex Way<br>Essex, Vermont<br>Telephone: 802-879-9517
  
=== USGenWeb  ===
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:[[Rutland Vermont Family History Center|'''Rutland Vermont Family History Center''']]<br>637 N Shrewsbury Road<br>North Clarendon, Vermont<br>Telephone: 802-773-8346
  
*http://www.usgenweb.com/
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=== Repository Guides ===
 
 
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.
 
 
 
=== Roots-L ===
 
 
 
*http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/usa/
 
 
 
This site is a cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.
 
 
 
''United States Resources: Vermont''. In RootsWeb [database online]. N.p., 12 July 1999 [cited 10 August 1999]. [http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/usa/vt.html http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/usa/vt.html.] This site contains a useful list of sites and resources and includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.
 
  
Gaunt, Christine. ''Vermont Resources''. In Genealogy Resources on the Internet [database online]. N.p., 6 October 1998 [cited 23 August 1999]. Available at http://www-personal.umich.edu/~cgaunt/vermont.html. This site provides links to vital record offices, genealogical and historical societies, queries, mailing lists, county-by-county Internet sites, and gopher sites.  
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*''A Guide to Vermont’s Repositories.'' Montpelier, Vermont: Vermont State Archives, 1986. {{FHL|491531|item|disp=FHL book 974.3 A3g}} {{WorldCat|13729364|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}} This guide gives addresses, phone numbers, brief descriptions of holdings, years covered, hours, copying facilities, and whether they accept mail-in requests. It includes an index.  
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*''Basic Sources for Vermont Historical Research.'' Montpelier, Vermont: Secretary of State, 1981? (Family History Library {{FHL|173697|title-id|disp=974.3 A1}} no.44.) {{WorldCat|9685125|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat}} This guide provides names of officers, addresses, telephone numbers, hours, and brief descriptions of collections and services at six repositories in Vermont.
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*Leclerc, Michael J., editor. ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research''. Boston, Massachusetts&nbsp;: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012. {{FHL|1967587|disp=FHL book 974 D27g 2012}} {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}
  
''VTGenExchange''. In Genealogical Exchange &amp; Surname Registry [database online]. N.p., 1996–99 [cited 23 August 1999]. This site brings searchable data to genealogists, including databases (church, cemetery, census, land, immigration, naturalization, and vital records), directories, historical accounts, mailing lists, queries, and names of local surname researchers and look-up volunteers.
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=== Vermont Online Collections  ===
  
For further details about using computer networks, bulletin boards, and news groups for family history research, see the [[United States Archives and Libraries|"Archives and Libraries"]] section of the United States Research Outline (30972).
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Further inventories and other information about Vermont archives and libraries can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Locality Search under:
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
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You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from New Jersey in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Much of the information is available at little or no cost. Addresses on the Internet are subject to frequent changes. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more sites:
  
VERMONT, [COUNTY]- ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES
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[http://www.familysearch.org/ '''FamilySearch'''] - At this site you can access digitized historical records, the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]], lists of [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]], and other resources related to family history.
  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtgenweb/VT_History.htm '''VTGenWeb'''] - a cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country
  
[[Category:Vermont|Archives]]
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[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/vt/ '''CyndisList'''] - a major portal linking to a variety of family history sites
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Many archives and libraries have resources such as maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids to help you locate information about Vermont. They may have collections of previous research, such as family and local histories and biographies. Many have record-finding aids such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere in the state.

Archives

Vermont State Archives
1078 Route 2, Middlesex
Montpelier, Vermont 05633-7701
Telephone: 802-828-3700

National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, Massachusetts 02452-6399
Telephone: 781-663-0144 or toll free: 866-406-2379
Fax: 781-663-0154

The National Archives—Northeast Region (Boston) has records created by federal agencies in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The archives has microfilms of all available federal census records, many naturalization records, passenger arrival lists, military records, and other historical resources. Learn more.

Libraries

Vermont History Center
Vermont Historical Society
60 Washington Street
Barre, VT 05641
Telephone: 802-479-8500

Guides to the manuscript and miscellaneous collections of the Vermont Historical Society:

  • Brigham, Loriman S. Guide to the "Miscellaneous File" of Uncatalogued Material in the Vermont Historical Society: With a Supplementary Index to the Guide. Montpelier, Vermont: n.p.,1969. FHL book 974.3 A3b; film 908069, item 20; fiche 6046847 {WorldCat|679814|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat).}} This card index of persons, places, and subjects includes family histories and court, business, and land records. The family histories listed may have genealogies, pictures, military records, financial family papers, and correspondence.
  • Brigham, Loriman S. A Calendar of Manuscripts in Certain Boxes at the Vermont Historical Society. Montpelier, Vermont: n.p., 1970. FHL book 974.3 A3br; film 908503 item 1 At various libraries (WorldCat). This is a continuation of the above guide.
  • Brigham, Loriman S. A Calendar of Manuscripts in Document Boxes at the Vermont Historical Society. Montpelier, Vermont: n.p., 1972. FHL book 974.3 A3bri; film 908503 item 2 This is a continuation of the above guide.

Vermont Department of Libraries
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609
Telephone: 802-828-3261

Special Collections Bailey/Howe Library
University of Vermont
538 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405-0036
Telephone: 802-656-2138

Bennington Museum Research Library
75 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201-2885
Telephone: 802-447-1571

Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society
PO Box 65128
Burlington, Vermont 05406-5128
Founded in 1996, they publish Links, a semiannual journal. They have a library and research facilities at Dupont Hall at the Fort Ethan Allen complex, Colchester, Vermont.

New England Historic Genealogical Society Library
99 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116-3007
Telephone: 617-226-1231

The Research Library is national in scope. Learn more.

Family History Library
35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
Telephone: 801-240-2584

The Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints houses a collection of genealogical records that include names of more than three billion deceased people. It’s the largest collection of its kind in the world. Collections include digitized historical records, microfilms and microfiche, books, maps, and much more. Explore at FamilySearch.org.

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. You may search your address for a center near you on the FamilySearch site. These local centers are staffed by volunteers and have varying hours and resources so call to verify their hours in advance.

Some Vermont Family History Centers:

Montpelier Vermont Family History Center
224 Hersey Road
Berlin, Vermont
Telephone: 802-229-9247
South Royalton Vermont Family History Center
113 LDS Land
South Royalton, Vermont
Telephone: 802-763-7784
Essex Vermont Family History Center
73 Essex Way
Essex, Vermont
Telephone: 802-879-9517
Rutland Vermont Family History Center
637 N Shrewsbury Road
North Clarendon, Vermont
Telephone: 802-773-8346

Repository Guides

  • A Guide to Vermont’s Repositories. Montpelier, Vermont: Vermont State Archives, 1986. FHL book 974.3 A3g At various libraries (WorldCat) This guide gives addresses, phone numbers, brief descriptions of holdings, years covered, hours, copying facilities, and whether they accept mail-in requests. It includes an index.
  • Basic Sources for Vermont Historical Research. Montpelier, Vermont: Secretary of State, 1981? (Family History Library 974.3 A1 no.44.) At various libraries (WorldCat This guide provides names of officers, addresses, telephone numbers, hours, and brief descriptions of collections and services at six repositories in Vermont.
  • Leclerc, Michael J., editor. Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research. Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012. FHL book 974 D27g 2012 At various libraries(WorldCat)

Vermont Online Collections

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Online Records
Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Web Sites

You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from New Jersey in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Much of the information is available at little or no cost. Addresses on the Internet are subject to frequent changes. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more sites:

FamilySearch - At this site you can access digitized historical records, the Family History Library Catalog, lists of Family History Centers, and other resources related to family history.

VTGenWeb - a cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country

CyndisList - a major portal linking to a variety of family history sites

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