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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Vermont|Vermont]] > Windham County''  
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:''This article is about a county in Vermont. For other uses, see [[Windham (disambiguation)|Windham (disambiguation)]].''<br><br>
  
:''This article is about a county in Vermont. For other uses, see [[Windham (disambiguation)|Windham (disambiguation)]].''
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Windham County'''  
  
[[Image:Vt-windham.png|thumb|right|300px|showing location of Windham County]]
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Guide to '''Windham County Vermont genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse ==
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{{VTDC}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Windham County
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| county_map = Vt-windham.png
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| state = Vermont
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| founded year = 1781
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| founded date = February 22
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| seat = Newfane
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| building image =  
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| building address = Windham County Courthouse<br> Mailing Address: P.O. Box 207, Newfane, VT 05345-0207 <br>Phone: 802-365-7979 <br>Fax: 802-365-4360 <br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Windham-County-Vermont-Courts.htm '''Windham County Website'''] }}
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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'''''Town Clerks&nbsp;''''' have birth, marriage, death and land records; '''''County Clerk&nbsp;''''' has divorce and court records from 1825; '''''Probate Judge&nbsp;''''' has probate records.<ref name="HBG" />
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'''Towns Organized Before 1800:'''<br>Athens 1780,<br>Brattleboro 1753,<br>Brookline 1794,&nbsp;<br>Grafton 1754,<br>Guilford 1754,<br>Halifax 1750,<br>Jamaica 1780,<br>Londonderry 1780,<br>Marlboro 1751,<br>Newfane 1753,<br>Putney 1753, <br>Rockingham 1752, <br>Townshend 1753,<br>Woodbury 1781,<br>&nbsp;Westminister 1752,<br>Whitingham 1770,<br>Wilmington 1751,<br>Windham 1795<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699, Windham County, Vermont. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 22 February 1781 from [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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Created 22 February 1781 from [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington]] County. <ref name="HBG" />  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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{{VTWindhamCoTownsMap}}'''Towns:'''
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
  
'''Towns:'''
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*Athens  
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*{{AutoLink|Athens, Vermont|Athens}}
*Brattleboro  
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*{{AutoLink|Brattleboro, Vermont|Brattleboro}}
*Brookline  
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*{{AutoLink|Brookline, Vermont|Brookline}}
*Dover  
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*{{AutoLink|Dover, Vermont|Dover}}
*Dummerston  
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*{{AutoLink|Dummerston, Vermont|Dummerston}}
*Grafton  
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*{{AutoLink|Grafton, Vermont|Grafton}}
*Guilford  
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*{{AutoLink|Guilford, Vermont|Guilford}}
*[[Halifax, Vermont|Halifax]]
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*{{AutoLink|Halifax, Vermont|Halifax}}
  
 
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*Jamaica  
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*{{AutoLink|Jamaica, Vermont|Jamaica}}
*Londonderry  
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*{{AutoLink|Londonderry, Vermont|Londonderry}}
*Marlboro  
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*{{AutoLink|Marlboro, Vermont|Marlboro}}
*Newfane  
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*{{AutoLink|Newfane, Vermont|Newfane}}
*Putney  
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*{{AutoLink|Putney, Vermont|Putney}}
*Rockingham  
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*{{AutoLink|Rockingham, Vermont|Rockingham}}
*Somerset  
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*{{AutoLink|Somerset, Vermont|Somerset}}
*Stratton
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*{{AutoLink|Stratton, Vermont|Stratton}}
  
 
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*Townshend  
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*{{AutoLink|Townshend, Vermont|Townshend}}
*Vernon  
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*{{AutoLink|Vernon, Vermont|Vernon}}
*Wardsboro  
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*{{AutoLink|Wardsboro, Vermont|Wardsboro}}
*Westminster  
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*{{AutoLink|Westminster, Vermont|Westminster}}
*Whitingham  
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*{{AutoLink|Whitingham, Vermont|Whitingham}}
*Wilmington  
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*{{AutoLink|Wilmington, Vermont|Wilmington}}
*Windham
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*{{AutoLink|Windham, Vermont|Windham}}
  
 
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'''Extinct Towns:'''<ref name="Leclerc">Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 394-95. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
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*{{AutoLink|Acton, Vermont|Acton}}
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*{{AutoLink|Somerset, Vermont|Somerset}}
  
 
'''Villages:'''  
 
'''Villages:'''  
  
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'''Communities:'''  
 
'''Communities:'''  
  
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*Algiers  
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*[[Brattleboro, Vermont|Brattleboro]]
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*[[West Brattleboro, Vermont|West Brattleboro]]
*Algiers
 
 
 
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*Brattleboro
 
 
 
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*West Brattleboro
 
 
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington ]]| [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor ]]| [[Franklin County, Massachusetts|Franklin County]], Massachusetts | '''New Hampshire''' counties: [[Cheshire County, New Hampshire|Cheshire ]]| [[Sullivan County, New Hampshire|Sullivan]]  
 
[[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington ]]| [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor ]]| [[Franklin County, Massachusetts|Franklin County]], Massachusetts | '''New Hampshire''' counties: [[Cheshire County, New Hampshire|Cheshire ]]| [[Sullivan County, New Hampshire|Sullivan]]  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Please refer to '''populated places''' for information about the cemeteries.
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/windham.htm#top List of Windham County Cemeteries&nbsp;]
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=50&ci=20562 {{nowrap|North Adams, MA newspapers}}] (1895-1977) covering local news that included Windham County residents.<br>
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==== Probate Records ====
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There are two Windham County Probate Districts
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*'''Marlboro District''' - Brattleboro, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Somerset, Stratton, Vernon, Wardsboro, Whitingham and Wilmington.
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*'''Westminster District''' - Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Jamaica, Londonderry, Putney, Rockingham (including Bellows Falls), Townshend, Westminster and Windham.
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[Vermont, Windham County, Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont, Windham County Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=183919&subject_disp=Vermont%2C+Windham&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Windham County  
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*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Windham|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Windham County  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtwindha/ The Windham County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [[VTGenWeb|The VTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtwindha/ The Windham County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [[VTGenWeb|The VTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/windham.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Windham County
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/windham.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Windham County
  
== References  ==
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Revision as of 19:40, 10 July 2013

This article is about a county in Vermont. For other uses, see Windham (disambiguation).

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

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Windham County, Vermont
Map
Map of Vermont highlighting Windham County
Location in the state of Vermont
Facts
Founded February 22, 1781
County Seat Newfane
Courthouse
Address Windham County Courthouse
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 207, Newfane, VT 05345-0207
Phone: 802-365-7979
Fax: 802-365-4360
Windham County Website


County Courthouse

Town Clerks  have birth, marriage, death and land records; County Clerk  has divorce and court records from 1825; Probate Judge  has probate records.[1]

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Athens 1780,
Brattleboro 1753,
Brookline 1794, 
Grafton 1754,
Guilford 1754,
Halifax 1750,
Jamaica 1780,
Londonderry 1780,
Marlboro 1751,
Newfane 1753,
Putney 1753,
Rockingham 1752,
Townshend 1753,
Woodbury 1781,
 Westminister 1752,
Whitingham 1770,
Wilmington 1751,
Windham 1795[1]

History

Parent County

Created 22 February 1781 from Bennington County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Towns:

Extinct Towns:[2]

Villages:

  • Bellows Falls
  • Jacksonville
  • Newfane
  • North Westminster
  • Saxtons River
  • Westminster

Communities:

Neighboring Counties

Bennington | Windsor | Franklin County, Massachusetts | New Hampshire counties: Cheshire | Sullivan

Resources

Cemeteries

Church Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

There are two Windham County Probate Districts

  • Marlboro District - Brattleboro, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Somerset, Stratton, Vernon, Wardsboro, Whitingham and Wilmington.
  • Westminster District - Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Jamaica, Londonderry, Putney, Rockingham (including Bellows Falls), Townshend, Westminster and Windham.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Vermont, Windham County Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699, Windham County, Vermont. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 394-95. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.