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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Windham_County,_Vermont|Windham County]]''<br><br>{{VTDC}}[[Image:Vt-windham.png|right|280px|Vt-windham.png]]__TOC__
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Guide to '''Windham County, Vermont ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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:''This article is about Windham county in Vermont. For other uses, see [[Windham (disambiguation)|Windham (disambiguation)]].''<br><br>
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Windham-County-Vermont-Courts.htm Windham County Courthouse ]<br>Mailing Address: P.O. Box 207, Newfane, VT 05345-0207 <br>Phone: 802-365-7979 <br>Fax: 802-365-4360  
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{{Click|Image:VT_ORP.png|Vermont Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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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, Vermont|Newfane]]
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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'''] }}
  
Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and land records;<br> County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1825; <br>Probate Judge has probate records
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
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Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and land records; County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1825; Probate Judge has probate records.<ref name="HBG" />
  
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), Windham County, Vermont. Page 699 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''Towns Organized Before 1800:'''<br>Athens 1780<br>Brattleboro 1753<br>Brookline 1794<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> 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>  
  
== History  ==
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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;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 Genealogy|Bennington]] County. <ref name="HBG" />  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Vermont County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/vermont/ "Rotating Formation Vermont County Boundary Maps"] (1764-1895) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
  
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=== Places / Localities  ===
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{{VTWindhamCoTownsMap}}
 
'''Towns:'''  
 
'''Towns:'''  
  
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*Athens  
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*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, Vermont|Dummerston]]
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*{{AutoLink|Dummerston, Vermont|Dummerston}}
*Grafton  
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*{{AutoLink|Grafton, Vermont|Grafton}}
*[[Guilford, Vermont|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, Vermont|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, Vermont|Townshend]]
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*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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'''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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*[[Brattleboro, Vermont|Brattleboro]]
 
 
 
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*[[West Brattleboro, Vermont|West Brattleboro]]
 
*[[West Brattleboro, Vermont|West Brattleboro]]
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[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]]  
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[[Bennington County, Vermont Genealogy|Bennington]] | [[Windsor County, Vermont Genealogy|Windsor]] | [[Franklin County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Franklin County]], Massachusetts | [[Cheshire County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Cheshire, New Hampshire]] | [[Sullivan County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Sullivan, New Hampshire]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/windham.htm#top List of Windham County Cemeteries&nbsp;]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=49&GScnty=2951&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/windham.htm VTGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Vermont&county=Windham&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/vermont/windham.html VTTombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/vt/windham.htm VTInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22871&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=188&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/windham.htm List of Windham County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.raogk.org/vermont-genealogy/vt-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] VT Cemetery Records Research Guide
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
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==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
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[[Image:Vtwindham.jpg|350px|Windham County]]
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==== Military Records ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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Regiments and Companies:
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:- [[1st Regiment, Vermont Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment, Vermont Heavy Artillery]], Companies A B C D E F G and H
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry|2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry]]
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:- [[4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry|4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry]], Companies D, F and I
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:- [[16th Regiment, Vermont Infantry|16th Regiment, Vermont Infantry]], Companies B, D, F and I
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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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>
 
*[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>
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
There are two Windham County Probate Districts
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1749 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9084 Vermont Wills and Probate Records 1749-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1800 - 1921''' {{RecordSearch|1435692|Vermont Probate Files 1800-1921}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
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There are two Windham County Probate Districts:
 
*'''Marlboro District''' - Brattleboro, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Somerset, Stratton, Vernon, Wardsboro, Whitingham and Wilmington.  
 
*'''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.
 
*'''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:'''  
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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)]]
[[Vermont, Windham County, Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont, Windham County Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/vt-vital-records/ How to order Vermont Vital Records], [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online] or download an application for the following Vermont certificates:
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*[http://healthvermont.gov/research/records/birth_form.aspx Birth Certificate], 
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*[http://healthvermont.gov/research/records/marriage_form.aspx Marriage Certificate] ,
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*[http://healthvermont.gov/research/records/divorce_form.aspx Divorce Certificate],
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*[http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/civildiss_form.aspx Civil Union Dissolution Certificate], or
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*[http://healthvermont.gov/research/records/deathcert_form.aspx Death Certificate]
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Downloadable applications from Vermont Department of Health.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/vt-society-archive/ Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Historical Societies ====
  
*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Windham|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Windham County  
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'''Dover Historical Society'''<br>1829 Harris House<br>63 Copper Hill<br>West Dover Village<br>Dover, VT<br> PO Box 128<br> East Dover, Vermont 05341-0053<br>Phone: 802-384-6849<br>E-mail:[mailto:patriciahbuck@earthlink.net patriciahbuck@earthlink.net]<br><br>
*[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]].  
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'''Historical Society of Windham County'''<br>Vermont Rte 30 Main Street<br>PO Box 246<br>Newfane, VT 05345<br>Phone: 802-365-4148<br>E-mail:[mailto:info@historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org info@historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org]<br>[http://www.historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org/ Website]<br><br>
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''' Brattleboro Historical Society, Inc'''<br> Municipal Building<br>230 Main Street, 3rd floor<br> History Center<br>196 Main St<br>Brattleboro, VT<br>Phone: 802-258-4957<br>E-mail:[mailto:histsoc@sover.net histsoc@sover.net]<br>[http://brattleborohistoricalsociety.org/resources/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Dummerston Historical Society'''<brPO Box 8064<br> North Brattleboro, VT 05304<br>Phone: 802-257-0674<br><br>
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'''Guilford Historical Society'''<br>1822 Town Hall<br>Guilford Center Road<br>236 School Road<br> Guilford VT 05301<br>Phone: 802-257-0147<br>E-mail:[mailto:pulpitfm@myfairpoint.net pulpitfm@myfairpoint.net]<br><br>
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'''Jamaica Historical Foundation'''<br>3417 VT Rte 30<br>Jamaica, VT 05343<br>Phone: 802-257-0147<br>E-mail:[mailto:dkameden@svcable.net dkameden@svcable.net]<br>E-mail:[mailto:jamaicavthf@gmail.com jamaicavthf@gmail.com]<br><br>
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'''Marlboro Historical Society'''<br>364 South Road<br>PO Box 109<br>Marlboro, VT 05344<br>Phone: 802-258-2568<br>E-mail:[mailto:forrest810@gmail.com forrest810@gmail.com]<br><br>
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'''Putney Historical Society'''<br>Museum in Town Hall<br> Route 5<br>PO Box 260<br> Putney, VT 05346<br>Phone: 802-387-4411<br>
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E-mail:[mailto:info@putneyhistory.us info@putneyhistory.us]<br>[http://putneyhistory.us/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Saxtons River Historical Society'''<br>Main Street<br>PO Box 18<br> Saxtons River, VT 05154<br>Phone: 802-869-2566<br>E-mail:[mailto:luring@vermontel.net luring@vermontel.net]<br><br>
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'''Townshend Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 202<br> Townshend, VT 05353<br>Phone: 802-365-4400<br>E-mail:[mailto:ths@dugrenier.com ths@dugrenier.com]<br><br>
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=== Websites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/vermont/windham-county/ Windham County, VT History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108557721566275012624 Vermont Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/221057387934883/ Vermont Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Vermont%2C%20Windham|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} FamilySearch Catalog for Windham County  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtwindha/ The Windham County VTGenWeb Project], a member of [http://usgenweb.org/ 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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Latest revision as of 16:37, 28 March 2017

United States
Vermont
Windham County

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

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


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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
Windham County Vermont Courthouse.jpg
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

For animated maps illustrating Vermont County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Vermont County Boundary Maps" (1764-1895) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Towns:

Extinct Towns:[2]

Villages:

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

Communities:

Neighboring Counties

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
VTGenWeb Archives WorldCat Billion Graves
VTTombstone Project
VTInterment
VTGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Vermont Cemeteries for more information.

Church Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Windham County

Military Records

Civil War

Regiments and Companies:

- 1st Regiment, Vermont Heavy Artillery, Companies A B C D E F G and H
- 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies D, F and I
- 16th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies B, D, F and I

Newspapers

Probate Records

Online 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

See also How to order Vermont Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for the following Vermont certificates:

Downloadable applications from Vermont Department of Health.

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Historical Societies

Dover Historical Society
1829 Harris House
63 Copper Hill
West Dover Village
Dover, VT
PO Box 128
East Dover, Vermont 05341-0053
Phone: 802-384-6849
E-mail:patriciahbuck@earthlink.net

Historical Society of Windham County
Vermont Rte 30 Main Street
PO Box 246
Newfane, VT 05345
Phone: 802-365-4148
E-mail:info@historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org
Website

Brattleboro Historical Society, Inc
Municipal Building
230 Main Street, 3rd floor
History Center
196 Main St
Brattleboro, VT
Phone: 802-258-4957
E-mail:histsoc@sover.net
Website

Dummerston Historical Society<brPO Box 8064
North Brattleboro, VT 05304
Phone: 802-257-0674

Guilford Historical Society
1822 Town Hall
Guilford Center Road
236 School Road
Guilford VT 05301
Phone: 802-257-0147
E-mail:pulpitfm@myfairpoint.net

Jamaica Historical Foundation
3417 VT Rte 30
Jamaica, VT 05343
Phone: 802-257-0147
E-mail:dkameden@svcable.net
E-mail:jamaicavthf@gmail.com

Marlboro Historical Society
364 South Road
PO Box 109
Marlboro, VT 05344
Phone: 802-258-2568
E-mail:forrest810@gmail.com

Putney Historical Society
Museum in Town Hall
Route 5
PO Box 260
Putney, VT 05346
Phone: 802-387-4411
E-mail:info@putneyhistory.us
Website

Saxtons River Historical Society
Main Street
PO Box 18
Saxtons River, VT 05154
Phone: 802-869-2566
E-mail:luring@vermontel.net

Townshend Historical Society
PO Box 202
Townshend, VT 05353
Phone: 802-365-4400
E-mail:ths@dugrenier.com

Websites

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.