Windham County, Vermont Genealogy

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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 of Vermont highlighting Windham County
Location in the state of Vermont
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Location of Vermont in the U.S.
Founded February 22, 1781
County Seat Newfane
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]


Parent County

Created 22 February 1781 from Bennington County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities


Extinct Towns:[2]


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


Neighboring Counties

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



Church Records

Court Records


Land and Property

Local Histories


Military Records


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)


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  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.