Chittenden County, Vermont Genealogy
Guide to Chittenden County, Vermont ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Chittenden County, Vermont|
Location in the state of Vermont, United States Genealogy
|Founded||October 22, 1789|
|Address||Chittenden County Courthouse|
175 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401-8310
Chittenden County Website
Description[edit | edit source]
The County was named for Vermont's first governor and one of the framers of its constitution as an independent republic and later U.S. state, Thomas Chittenden. The County is located in the northwest area of the state. 
Chittenden County, Vermont Record Dates[edit | edit source]
|at town creation||at town creation||at town creation||1798||1785||1795||1790|
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial, probate and land records; County Clerk has divorce records from 1829 and court records from 1798.
Towns Organized Before 1800:
St. George 1763
Williston 1763 
Quick Facts[edit | edit source]
Parent County[edit | edit source]
Created 22 October 1787 from Colonial lands. 
Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]
- 5 November 1792, Franklin County set off.
- 1 November 1810, Jefferson County set off (renamed Washington County 8 November 1814.)
- 26 October 1835, Lamoille County set off.
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[edit | edit source]
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Places / Localities[edit | edit source]
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:
Towns and Cities
- Buel's Gore 
Resources[edit | edit source]
Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
|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||FamilySearch Places|
|See Vermont Cemeteries for more information.|
Census Records[edit | edit source]
Church History and Records[edit | edit source]
List of Churches and Church Parishes
Court Records[edit | edit source]
Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Land[edit | edit source]
Maps[edit | edit source]
Military History and Records[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]
- 1861 - 1867 Vermont, Enrolled Militia Records, 1861-1867 at FamilySearch — index and images — How to Use this Collection
Regiments and Companies:
- - 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- - 5th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies I and K
- - 13th Regiment, Vermont Infantry
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
Probate Records[edit | edit source]
Online Probate Indexes and Records
- 1749 - 1999 Vermont Wills and Probate Records 1749-1999 at Ancestry.com — index and images $
- 1796 - 1910 Vermont, Chittenden County Probate Files at FamilySearch — images
- 1800 - 1921 Vermont Probate Files 1800-1921 at FamilySearch — images — How to Use this Collection
Taxation[edit | edit source]
Town Records[edit | edit source]
- 1850-2005 - Vermont, Town Records, 1850-2005 at FamilySearch — index and images — How to Use this Collection
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
- 1732 - 2005 Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005 at FamilySearch — index and images — How to Use this Collection
- 1850 - 2005 Vermont, Town Records, 1850-2005 at FamilySearch — index and images — How to Use this Collection
- Birth Certificate,
- Marriage Certificate ,
- Divorce Certificate,
- Civil Union Dissolution Certificate, or
- Death Certificate
Downloadable applications from Vermont Department of Health.
Societies,Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]
- Charlotte Historical Society
4205 Ethan Allen Highway
Charlotte, VT 05445
- Chittenden County Historical Society
PO Box 1576
Burlington, VT 05402
- Colchester Historical Society
c/o Robert Furst
245 Bluebird Dr
Colchester, VT 05446
- Essex Community Historical Society
PO Box 8388
Essex, VT 05451
- Milton Historical Society
13 School Street
Milton, VT 05468
- Winooski Historical Society
Champlain Mill - Suite 42
20 Winoskik Falls Way
Winooski, VT 05404
- Westford Historical Society
PO Box 21
Westford, VT 05494
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]
Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries
- Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
- FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.
Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries
Websites[edit | edit source]
- Chittenden County, VT History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Vermont Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- The Chittenden County VTGenWeb Project, a member of The VTGenWeb Project
- The USGenWeb Archives Project
- The USGenWeb Archives Project backup site
- Chittenden County Genealogy (Vermont Genealogy)
- FamilySearch Catalog
References[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia contributors, "Chittenden, Vermont" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chittenden_County,_Vermont accessed 6 Dec 2018
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chittenden County, Vermont . Page 698-699 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 686-687.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 698. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Chittenden_ County,_Vermont," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chittenden_County,_Vermont accessed 24 October 2019.
- Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 395. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
- Leclerc, 394.