Vermont Newspapers

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Newspapers publish marriage, divorce, death, and funeral notices, and obituaries. Notices include names, dates, and places. Marriage and death notices may contain maiden names and names of parents and other living relatives.

Newspapers also publish articles of local interest that often cover religious and social events in the community and include the names of people involved. Some newspapers serve several communities and devote columns to the everyday happenings in the area. Newspapers also include legal notices, estate sales, and advertising for local businesses.


Some cities in Vermont began publishing newspapers in the 1780s and 1790s. The Vermont Department of Libraries has a large collection of newspapers.

Resources for Vermont Newspapers

Many periodicals publish information from newspapers. These are referenced in the “Places” section of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) described in Vermont Periodicals.

More resources regarding local newspapers for Vermont can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:


Newspaper Directory

  • The U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present is a national directory from the Library of Congress of over 140,000 newspaper titles. The directory provides a list of libraries from around the country that have the newspapers in their collections.

Over 900 Vermont newspapers are listed in:

  • McShane, Daniel. Vermont Newspaper Project. N.p.: Vermont Newspaper Project, 23 August 1999 [cited 24 August 1999]. This site briefly lists newspaper title, town, life span, and repositories, so that researchers can contact repositories for further details and obtain copies through Inter-library loan.

Digital Issues Online

Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Published Index and Guide

A guide to help locate indexes to newspapers is:

Web Sites

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