Vermont Local History <-> Genealogy

Category Selection/ Topic Selection List:


Click the "Back" button on your browser to return to this list.
Please note:  Though the information on this web page is believed to be correct, the possibility of error remains.  Also, many links are for off-site resources which may relocate or change. 

Please notify Ann Mensch should an error or problem be found.

Agriculture/Farming

Church/Religion

Home & Family

Architecture

Education

Genealogy  & Probate



Genealogy: Professional Research

Archaeology

Economy/Business/Money

Occupations

Arts 

Ethnic/Culture/Gender

Health/Medicine

Biographies

Folklore/Traditions

Photos & Photography

Books

Nature

Transportation & Roads

Cemeteries

Maps & Geography

Government & Military

Census

Land Ownership

Vermont State History

Vital Records

Immigration/Naturalization/Migration

Libraries & Societies

Society including Games & Sports

Travel & Tourism

Museums

Eras

Photographs / Photography

General & Misc History


MENU



[Research by County]   [Research by Category/Topic]   [Vermont Eras]
[Research Vermont Statewide Resources]
+ Contact: Webweaver for VT +
[About]
Return to Topic Selection



Agriculture & Farming

Tools and Machinery

·         WPA Life Histories Collections: Search for "The Vermont Farmer"

·         Vermont Agricultural History

·         Vermont’s Dairy Industry

§  The History of Dairy Farming


Architecture

·         Shelburne Museum:   

o    U.S. Route 7 - P.O. Box 10 - Shelburne, VT 05482.

o    Exhibit Buildings and Historic Homes

·         Vermont Lighthouses

·         Architecture and Interior Design 20th Century America

·         The Ethan Allen Homestead: 1789 homestead in Burlington Intervale off Vermont Rt. 127.

·         National Register of Historic Places in Vermont

·         Vermont's Official Tourism Site: The Statehouse


Archaeology

·         ArchNet: A Guide to Lithic Tool Types / Points

·         Abenaki History in Vermont

·         The Vermont Archaelogical Society

·         A Rich and Ancient Heritage: Prepared by Giovanna Peebles, State Archeologist


The Arts

·         Vermont's Painted Theater Curtains

·         Vermont Culture & Government

·         Bennington Museum: Grandma Moses - moved to Bennington in 1932 timeline of her life (1860-1961)

·         Literature

o    The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, An Encyclopedia in Eighteen VolumesColonial and Revolutionary Literature, Edited by W. P. Trent, J. Erskine, S. P. Sherman & C. Van Doren.

o    Historical Guide to American Literature

o    The Guilded Page (ca. 1866-1901) a virtual library of texts by U.S. authors during the Guided Age.

·         Drama

o    Vermont's Painted Theater Curtains

·         Music

o    Lyrics to "Hail Vermont": The Official State Song by Josephine Hovey Perry

o    Loyalist and British Songs of the American Revolution

o    Songs and Ballads of the American Revolution

Miscellaneous

Wilson A. Bentley (1865-1931) produced wonderful photomicrographs of snowflakes at his Jericho, Vermont farm

Photographs & Photography

·         Daguerreotype Portraits and Views (1839-1864)

·         A Thumbnail History of the Daguerreotype, by Kenneth E. Nelson

·         Everything You Ever Wanted to now about Your Family Photographs, by David L. Mishkin

·         Tips for Dating Old Photos, by Dave

·         Wilson A. Bentley (1865-1931) produced wonderful photomicrographs of snowflakes at his Jericho, Vermont farm


Biographies

·         Library of Congress American Memory Collection - W.P.A. Life Histories - VT

·         Ethan Allen  Born: January 10, 1738, Litchfield, Connecticut; Died: February 12, 1789, Burlington, Vermont

·         Col. Ethan Allen (1738-1789) - on the Ethan Allen Institute Site.

·         Ethan Allen History

·         Ethan Allen. [Harper's new monthly magazine. , Volume 17, Issue 102, November 1858], from Cornell University Making of American - includes gravestone inscription on p. 722.

·         Calvin Coolidge - born on July Fourth, 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont

·         Lemuel Haynes (1756-1836)

·         Smalley-Davenport Shop - Thomas Davenport, 1802-1851, The Inventor of the Electric Motor (Brandon and Forestdale, VT)

·         Stephen Arnold Douglas (1813-1861) was born in Brandon, VT

·         Bennington Museum: Grandma Moses - moved to Bennington in 1932 timeline of her life (1860-1961)

·         Return to Topic Selection


Newspapers/Magazines/Publications/Books

·         The New England Press

·         Archiving Early America - historic documents from 18th century America

·         Vermont: The Green Mountain State, By Walter Hill Crockett, Published by The Century history company, inc., 1921. <http://books.google.com/books?id=UnYUAAAAYAAJ>

·         New England History and Genealogy Free Books Online Effort, by David C. Blackwell

·         DigitalBookIndex.com - This index is intended as a "Meta-index" for most major eBook sites, along with thousands of smaller specialized sites.

·         Gathered Sketches from the Early History of New Hampshire and Vermont, by Francis Chase, Claremont, N.H. : Tracy, Kenney & Co., 1856.  - early NH and VT history.

·         A History of Vermont, by Edward Day Collins, Ph.D., Boston :  Ginn & Company, Publishers, 1903.

·         Gazetteer of Washington County, Vt., 1783-1889, by Hamilton Child, William Adams (editor), Syracuse, N. Y. :  The Syracuse Journal Company, Printers and Binders, April, 1889.

·         Ethan Allen and the Green-Mountain heroes of '76. With a sketch of the early history of Vermont, By Henry W. De Puy, New York : Phinney, Blakeman & Mason Buffalo, Breed, Butler & co., 1861.

·         A Catalogue of the Principal Officers of Vermont, as Connected with its Political History from 1778 to 1851, with some biographical notices, by Leonard Demming, 1851.

·         "A Curious Chapter in Vermont History," By J. M. French, M.D., The Other Side. [The New England magazine. / Volume 6, Issue 32, February 1888].

·         The History of Vermont, from its Discovery to its Admission into the Union, in 1791, By Hiland Hall, Albany, N.Y. : J. Munsell, 1868.

·         History of Vermont, natural, civil, and statistical, By Zadock Thompson, Burlington :  Stacy & Jameson, Printers, 1853.

·         A History of Bradford, Vermont, containing some account of the place of its first settlement in 1765, and the pricipal improvements made, and events which have occurred down to 1874--a period of one hundred and nine years. With various genealogical records, and biographical sketches of families and individuals,some deceased, and others still living ... Written by request of said town, By Silas McKeen, Montpelier, Vt. :  J.D. Clark & son, 1875.

·         A History of Coventry, Orleans County, Vermont ..., By Pliny Holton White, Irasburgh : A. A. Earle, 1859.

·         History of the town of Pittsford, Vt., with biographical sketches and family records,  By A.M. Caverly, Rutland : Tuttle & co., printers, 1872.

·         LOC: The Vermontville colony, its genesis and history, with personal sketches of the colonists, by Edward W. Barber, Lansing, Mich., Robert Smith printing co. [1897].

·         The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States, Second Edition, by Henry Gannett, Washington : Government Printing Office, 1905.

    Printing and Publishing

·         Early American Magazines and Newspapers


Cemeteries

·         Vermont Old Cemetery Association (VOCA)

·         The Professional Car SocietyFuneral Coach History and Terminology

·         Mourning and Funeral Usages, from Harper's Bazar- April 17, 1886.

·         Etiquette of Funerals, from Polite Life and Etiquette or What is Right and The Social Arts, written by Georgene Corry Benham, published by Chicago : Louis Benham & Company, 1891.

·         Jewish Funeral and Mourning Customs, by Sharon Ann Soudakoff

·         The Poorhouse Story, by Linda Crannell and CCS - a collection of information, by state, which invites submissions to help tell this untold tale, including cemeteries associated with 'poorhouses' - read "Emma's Story" to see the touching story behind the site!!!


Census

·         Index to 1790 U.S. Census Vermont Info. - Note:  Vermont joined the Union in March, 1791, so its 1790 census was actually taken in 1791.  At that time, Vermont consisted of 7 counties.  Present-day counties were later formed from all or portions of these seven counties.

·         1790 Census Info: Chittenden County - (includes towns which later became part of the counties of Franklin, Chittenden, Lamoille and portions of Orleans, Washington and Addison Counties)

·         1790 U. S. Census of Orange County, Vermont Towns which were soon to become part of Caledonia County when formed, in 1792, from Orange County, (includes towns which came to be within the counties of Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans and Washington)  abstracted by Jim Dresser, dedicated Town Coordinator for Groton, VTGenWeb.  Thank you Jim!!!     Note:  This census of Vermont was actually taken in 1791.

·         familysearch.org – 1790 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1800 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1810 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1820 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1830 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1840 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1850 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1860 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1870 Census

·         familysearch.org - 1880 Census Index - Excellent resource!!!

·         familysearch.org – 1900 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1910 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1920 Census

·         Obtaining EDs for the 1930 Census in One Step (Large Cities), by Stephen P. Morse, PhD, Joel D. Weintraub, PhD and David R. Kehs, PhD

·         familysearch.org – 1930 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1940 Census

·         NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

o    The Genealogy Page.

o    About Census Records

o    Clues in Census Records, 1790-1840

o    Clues in Census Records, 1850-1930

o    Indian Census Rolls

o    Nonpopulation Census Records

o    Prologue, Spring 1996, Vol. 28, No. 1, "First in the Path of the Firemen" The Fate of the 1890 Population Census,” by Kellee Blake.

·         Obtaining EDs for the 1930 Census in One Step (Large Cities), by Stephen P. Morse, PhD, Joel D. Weintraub, PhD and David R. Kehs, PhD

·         Historical United States Census Data Browser

o    Census Online for Vermont

o    FTM - Online Census Abstract Forms

o    USGen Web Census Images Table of Contents


Church & Religion - Historical and Genealogical Information

o    The Quaker History Archives

o    A Quaker Page

o    Friends Meetings- by U.S. State.

o    Quaker Meetings by State

o    Links to Churches in Vermont - Many sites express points of view


Education & Schools

o    Johnson State College


Economy, Business & Money

o    Business and Industry

§  Vermont Heritage: Commerce & Industry

§  Vermont Heritage: History of Tourism

§  Bethel Mills History - "Our story began during the Revolutionary War when the founding fathers of Bethel offered 550 acres and a mill site on the river to a Colonel named Joel Marsh...."

§  Vermont Quarrying (Barre, VT...) - scroll down the online issue to read "Take granite out of Barre, and it would be like taking the Capitol out of Montpelier".

§  WPA Life Histories from Vermont.

§  A Barre Family: Miss Mari Tomasi, 23 AUG 1940, "Men Against Granite"

§  Smalley-Davenport Shop - Thomas Davenport, 1802-1851, The Inventor of the Electric Motor (Brandon and Forestdale, VT)

o    Money

§  University of Notre Dame Online Exhibit - Colonial Coins & Currency

§  18th Century Vermont Coinage

§  The History of U.S. Paper Money

§  McMaster Archives: History of Economic Thought

§  The Inflation Calculator online, created by S. Morgan Friedman, is reported to "...adjusts any given amount of money for inflation, according to the Consumer Price Index, from 1800 to 1999..."

§  "Current Value of Old Money," by Roy Davies, attempts to answer the frequent question is "how much would a specified amount of money at a certain period of time be worth today?", with resources for Europe, U.S.A., Spain and even ancient Rome.

o    The Poorhouse Story, by Linda Crannell and CCS - a collection of information, by state, which invites submissions to help tell this untold tale - read "Emma's Story" to see the touching story behind the site!!!
Return to Menu


Ethnic/Cultural/Gender

[Women/Men] [Native American] [African-American] [Asian/Pacific] [Canadian] [English] [Irish] [French]

[Macedonian] [Puerto Rican-Hispanic] [Scottish] [Spanish] [The Poor]

Try Native Web (resources for indigenious cultures around the world)

o    2000 Census Statistics for Vermont

o    Women/Men - History & Herstory

§  Girls on the Mayflower (1620) - This site is worth a visit for any New Englander

§  Civil War Women: Primary Internet Sources

§  Vermont in the Civil War: Civil War Women, online by Tom Ledoux.

§  Women Soldiers of the Civil War, by DeAnne Blanton (Prologue, Spring 1993)

§  Votes for Women - Selections of National American Women Sufferage Assoc. (1848-1921)

§  Any woman who is now or hereafter may be married... Women and Naturalization, ca. 1802-1940, by Marian L. Smith (Prologue, Summer 1998)

§  From Slave Women to Free Women: The National Archives and Black Women's History in the Civil War Era, By Noralee Frankel (Prologue, Summer 1997)

§  Women's Work and Changing Roles :  "...The battle for female suffrage had begun. Inspired by the convention at Seneca Falls, over 1,000 women and men gathered at Brinley Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1850 for the National Women's Rights Convention. Clarina Nichols of Brattleboro, Vermont, was one of only 2 Vermont women who signed in at this convention..."

§  Victorian Web Sites

o    Native Americans

§  First Nations -

§  First Nations Histories, by Lee Stultzman

§  Geographic Overview of First Nations Histories

§  Abenaki History, by Lee Stultzman - "...Currently there about 2,500 "Vermont Abenaki" in both Vermont and New Hampshire but concentrated in northwest Vermont near Lake Champlain. Organized as the Sokoki-St. Francis Band of the Abenaki Nation, a tribal council was established in 1976 at Swanton, Vermont..."

§  Massachuset History by Lee Stultzman

§  Narragansett History by Lee Stultzman

§  Iroquois History

§  Pocumtuc History

§  Abenaki Nation - "...The St. Francis/Sokoki Band is part of Vermont's Abenaki community. Our home for thousands of years has centered on the Masipskiwibi (Missisquoi, "Crooked River") River in Northwestern Vermont. Our tribal headquarters is located in Swanton, Vermont..."

§  Abenaki History

§  Native Languages of the Americas:  Abenaki (Abanaki, Abenakis, Alnombak) - with history, information and links

§  Native Settlement Locations in the Northeast

§  Native Tech: Native American History Resources

o    African American

§  Lemuel Haynes (1756-1836) -" ...first black in America to serve as pastor of a white congregation..."

§  Progress of A People - A Special Presentation of The African American Pamphlet Collection

§  The Underground Railroad: Anti-Slavery Movement: The Beginnings of the Anti-Slavery Movement in Vermont

§  The Underground Railroad: Distinguished landmark of the Northeast

§  The Underground Railroad Conductors  

§  A Guiding Light: Black History: A Guide to Civilian Records in the National Archives, By Debra Newman Ham (Prologue, Special Issue, Summer 1997).

§  Preserving the Legacy of the United States Colored Troops, by Budge Weidman (Prologue, Summer 1997)

§  From Slave Women to Free Women: The National Archives and Black Women's History in the Civil War Era, By Noralee Frankel (Prologue, Summer 1997)

§  Bennington Museum: Grandma Moses - moved to Bennington in 1932 timeline of her life (1860-1961)

§  Africa Research Central - "...gateway to the archives, libraries, and museums with important collections of African primary sources..."

§  Slavery Abolished in Outright in 1777 Vermont Constitution

§  African-American Registry

§  On 2 July 1777, Vermont Abolishes Slavery

§  Afrigeneas - "... a mailing list focused on genealogical research and resources in general and on African ancestry in particular..." by Don Mabry.

§  African-American Cemeteries

§  Library of Congress: Slaves and the Courts

§  Library of Congress:  African-American related articles and links

o    Asian/Pacific

§  Smithsonian:  Asian/Pacific American History and Culture

o    Canadian

§  Canada Government Online (in English & Francois)

§  Provincial and Territorial Web Sites

§  Our Roots:  Canadian Local Histories

§  Upper Canada and Canada West Naturalization Records, 1828-1850, Library and Archives Canada (Canadian Naturalization Records - If your ancestor relocated to Canada, these may be helpful.)

§  Canadian Naturalization Records, 1915-1932, Library and Archives Canada (Canadian Naturalization Records - If your ancestor relocated to Canada, these may be helpful.)

o    English

o    Irish

o    French

§  Read more: Virtual Museum of New France

§  1688 Map of New France   Definition of New France

§  Les Filles du roi

§  The Explorers

§  The Fur Trade in New France

§  Voyageurs and Hired Men

§  The Habitant in New France

§  Filles du roi or girls for marrying

§  The Seigneurs

§  The Soldiers

§  Our Ancestors of European Origin: Genealogy

§  First Nations

§  American-French Genealogical Society     A.F.G.S. - P.O. Box 830 - Woonsocket, RI  02895-0870

§  Association Touristique des Cantons-de-I'Est, The Eastern Townships: Quebec’s most southern region, straddling the U.S. border at Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

o    Macedonian

Researching your Macedonian Family : Genealogy Macedonia, by Jill Jugloff - (Archived) For General Genealogical and History information and Research of Macedonian ancestors.

o    Puerto Rican/Hispanic

§  Puerto Rican / Hispanic Genealogical Society    P.O. Box 260118 - Bellerose, NY 11426-0118
   (Miguel J. Hernández - President  Email: miguel_j_hernandez@csi.com)

o    Scottish

o    Spanish

o    The Poor

§  The Poorhouse Story, by Linda Crannell and CCS - a collection of information, by state, which invites submissions to help tell this untold tale - read "Emma's Story" to see the touching story behind the site!!!

o    Your suggestions for additional are welcome  


Folklore and Traditions

o    The origin of Vermont's name?: Verd Mont, or Green Mountain

o    Champ is a sea monster that lives in Lake Champlain...?

o    Champ: fact or fiction? by Coby Ellingwood

o    Encyclopedia Mythica: Encyclopedia of Mythology, Folklore and Legend


Genealogy

Vermont Genealogy and Links

o    Index to The Vermont Historical Gazetteer:  A Local History of All the Towns in the State, transcribed by Rod Skinner (County Coordinator for Windham County, VTGenWeb), 2006.  The VERMONT HISTORICAL GAZETTEER is a 5 volume set of historical information, by Abby Maria Hemenway, with Volume I published in 1867, and Volume V completed in 1891 after her death.

Vital Records Resources:
     Birth, marriage and death records may be requested from the town clerk's office of the town where the event occurred.  Also, many of the original town records were extracted and indexed.  The microfilmed, indexed Vermont vital records may be researched at the Vermont Public Records Division, Department of Buildings & General Services.  Microfilmed copies of all, or portions of these for the 1760-1908 era may also be researched through the New England Historical Genealogical Society, the Allen County Public Library and the FHL.

o    State of Vermont Department of Buildings & General Services   Middlesex Complex  Reference & Research
  Location:  1078 US Route 2, Middlesex, VT
  Mailing Address:  US Route 2, Middlesex, Drawer 33, Montpelier, VT 05633-7601
  Phone: (802) 828-3286

§  Obtaining Vital Records more than 5 years old in Vermont

o    State of Vermont

§  Maps of Vermont

§  Obtaining Vital Records in Vermont

o    Guide to Vermont Town Clerks, Treasurers and County Clerks

o    Vermont Department of Health    Vital Records Section
    P.O. Box 70
    108 Cherry Street
    Burlington, VT 05402
    records for the latest 10 years

§  Obtaining Vital Records in Vermont

o    Vermont Archives

National Archives Resources:

·         NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

o    The Genealogy Page.

§  Native American Records

§  African-American : Introduction to Research 

§  Immigration Records and Naturalization Records

§  "Any woman who is now or hereafter may be married... Women and Naturalization, ca. 1802-1940", by Marian L. Smith (Prologue, Summer 1998)

§  By Way of Canada: U.S. Records of Immigration Across the U.S.-Canadian Border, 1895-1954, By Marian L. Smith (St. Albans Lists) (Fall 2000) — A guide to using immigration records of the U.S.-Canada border.

§  Military Records available from the National Archives

§  Military Service and Pension Records: Requesting Pre-WWI

§  Civil War Records: An Introduction and Invitation, By Michael P. Musick  (Prologue, Summer 1995)

§  Women Soldiers of the Civil War, by DeAnne Blanton (Prologue, Spring 1993)

§  Sailors, Soldiers, and Marines of the Spanish-American War: The Legacy of USS Maine, By Rebecca Livingston (Prologue, Spring 1998).

§  They Answered the Call: Military Service in the United States Army during World War I, 1917-1919  (Prologue, Fall 1998). -- A guide to looking for information about World War I army veterans - By Mitchell Yockelson.

§  The World War II Army Enlistment Records File and Access to Archival Databases, by Theodore J. Hull (Prologue, Spring 2006).

§  State-level Lists of Casualties from the Korean Conflict (1951-1957) and the Vietnam Conflict , By Theodore J. Hull, (Prologue, Spring 2000).

§  Indian Bounty Land Applications, By Mary Frances Morrow (Prologue,

§  Snakes & Scribes: The Dawes Commission and the Enrollment of the Creeks, By Kent Carter, in "Prologue" (Prologue, Spring 1997)

§  Genealogical Fallout from the War of 1812, By Ruth Priest Dixon (Prologue, Spring 1992) - "...The impressment of American seamen by the British was one of the causes of the War of 1812. The practice also resulted in the creation of extensive records about merchant seamen that are of great value to genealogists and historians..."

§  Genealogical Records of the War of 1812, By Stuart L. Butler (Prologue, Winter 1991) - "...National Archives records created during and after the War of 1812 offer the genealogist a diverse and fertile ground in which to obtain invaluable family information..."

§  Preserving the Legacy of the United States Colored Troops, by Budge Weidman (Prologue, Summer 1997)

§  A Guiding Light: Black History: A Guide to Civilian Records in the National Archives, By Debra Newman Ham (Prologue, Special Issue, Summer 1997).

§  From Slave Women to Free Women: The National Archives and Black Women's History in the Civil War Era, By Noralee Frankel (Prologue, Summer 1997)

§  Riding the Rails Up Paper Mountain: Researching Railroad Records in the National Archives, By David A. Pfeiffer (Spring 1997).

§  Prologue Magazine

More....:

o    Vermont Historical Society    VHS Museum:  Pavilion Building, 109 State Street - Montpelier, VT 05609-0901 
                   Phone: (802) 828-2291
   VHS Offices & Library: 60 Washington Street (Route 302), Barre, VT 05641
                                        Phone: (802) 479-8500 -  E-mail:  vhs@vhs.state.vt.us

o    Genealogy Research in Vermont

o    Genealogical Society of Vermont    P. O. Box 1553 - St. Albans, VT 05478-1006

o    Vermont Probate Courts Research Information

o    Vermont Probate Courts

o    Family Search:  Vermont Probate Files, 1791-1919 (choose location of U.S.A., then scroll down)

 

o    State of Vermont

§  Maps of Vermont

§  Obtaining Vital Records in Vermont

o    Vermont State Archives   ...located at the Redstone building in Montpelier, Vermont. The reading room may be visited between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. each business day.  State Archivist, Greg Sanford
   Office of the Secretary of State
     Street address: 26 Terrace Street -  Montpelier, VT   Phone: (802) 828-2397
     Mailing address: 109 State Street - Montpelier, VT 05609-1103

§   ARCCAT - catalog describing manuscript and archival collections held by various Vermont institutions.

§  Access to Public Records

§  Guide to Vermont Town Clerks

§  Research

§  Genealogy

o    Vital Records of Vermont - information for County & Town records web page E-mail contact <vitalrecords@usa.net>

§  Helpful Guidelines when writing to request vital records.

§  Vermont Adoption Registry

§  Information Regarding Adoption Records in Vermont

§  Vermont Genealogical Queries - You should find queries pages, or links to queries pages, on each VTGenWeb county site.  For statewide or unknown queries, you may post a query on the rootsweb board.

o    Northeast Kingdom Genealogy, by Janice Boyko.

o    Vermont Genealogy Resources, by Jalanne C. Barnes.

o    Vermont Libraries

o    Vermont.gov:  Find the Facts

o    Vermont, The Green Mountain State:  History Timeline  -

o    ...In 1763, England was granted the area via the Treaty of Paris, which ended the French and Indian War. Locally, the land was at various times claimed by both New Hampshire and New York; however, Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys put an end to that, and by 1777 Vermont had achieved independence. In fact, Vermont remained an independent republic until 1791, at which point it joined the United States as that fledgling nation's fourteenth member..."

o    Cyndi's List for Vermont

o    Vermont Genealogy Resources from Genealogy Resources on the Internet, by Chris Gaunt.

o    Related Genealogy, Surname and Location Mailing Lists hosted by rootsweb

o    VTGEN-L, is an administrators' list.  This administrative list is intended to allow ease of communication, between VTGenWeb Coordinators and database volunteers, as they author and maintain their state, county, town and topic sites for online researchers.  For this reason, it is restricted to VTGenWeb volunteers.  e-mail: VTGEN-admin@rootsweb.com    You may also browse or search the Archives.

o    VERMONT-L Website, by Karima, includes a varied collection of interesting and helpful Vermont History, Biography, Records, Lore, and a VERMONT-L Mailing List, resources for Vermont researchers! Maingateway!

o    A Windsor County, VT Genealogy Mailing List: <VTWindso-L@rootsweb.com> is moderated by Cynthia.  If you would like to subscribe, e-mail to VTWindso-L-request@rootsweb.comwith the word "subscribe" in the message.   To post messages to this list use the address VTWindso-L@rootsweb.com, after you have subscribed.

o    The Connecticut River Valley Mailing List: <Ct-River-Valley-L@rootsweb.com> covers all the counties that border the Connecticut River in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont.  If you would like to subscribe, e-mail to Ct-River-Valley-L-request@rootsweb.comwith the word "subscribe" in the message.   To post messages to this list use the address Ct-River-Valley-L@rootsweb.com, after you have subscribed.

o    The Poorhouse Story, by Linda Crannell and CCS - a collection of information, by state, which invites submissions to help tell this untold tale - read "Emma's Story" to see the touching story behind the site!!!

o    Rootsweb

o    Migrations, by Patrick Hays.

o    The Search Beat for Genealogy and Roots

o    VitalChek Vermont Vital Records

o    Genealogy Resources on the Internet for Vermont

o    Access Vermont Regional Sites Online Guide

o    A Genealogical Dictionary of  The First Settlers of New England, Before 1692, Vols. 1-4, By James Savage.

o    A Genealogical Dictionary of  The First Settlers of New England, Before 1692, Vols. 1-4, By James Savage.

Genealogy Research - Professional

o    Ann McRoden Mensch, Professional Historical Genealogist Researching with the vast resources of The Allen County Public Library in IN
Visit the web site of The Allen County Public Library in Indiana to see some of the resources available for New England, and all U.S.A., research.


Return to Topic Selection


Government & Military

o    Pre-Colonial

o    Native Americans
First Nations
First Nations Histories by Lee Stultzman

Geographic Overview of First Nations Histories
Massachuset History by Lee Stultzman
Narragansett History by Lee Stultzman

o    Colonial

§  King Philip's War (1675 to 1677)

§  Soldiers in King Philip's War

§  French and Indian Wars: an essay (1750s-)

§  French and Indian Wars (18th Century)

§  The Practice of Scalping During the French and Indian War (1754-1760), By George A. Bray III

Republic of Vermont (January 15, 1777 to March 4, 1791)

§  In 1777, Vermont declared her independence from Britain, ratified her own Constitution, and became an independent Republic. Fourteen years later, in 1791, Vermont joined the union of the United States as the 14th state.  Vermont Constitution (1777, 1786 and 1793)

§  Vermont Constitution (1777)

§  The Republic of Vermont, 1777-1791: A Short History, by Michael J. Badamo, Woodchuck Press, 1992. (Watchman)

§  Vermont's Historic State Houses

o    Revolutionary

§  Documents of the Continental Congress & Constitutional Convention (1774-1789)

§  The American Revolution

§  Patriots Park

§  The Smithsonian: In Vermont a Valiant Stand for Freedom by soldiers from NH, MA, ....

§  Drums Along the Mohawk: The American Revolution on the New York Frontier

§  The Paris Peace Treaty (1783)

o    United States
National

§  George Washington: Letter, May 9, 1792 - Vermont Port of Entry

§  American Battle Monuments Commission - War Dead - "...maintains a listing of those interred at the American military cemeteries overseas and those Missing in Action from World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.   In addition it has a listing of war veterans buried at our Corozal American Cemetery and those who lost their lives during the Korean War..."

·         NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

o    The Genealogy Page.

§  Military Records available from the National Archives

§  Military Service and Pension Records: Requesting Pre-WWI

§  Women Soldiers of the Civil War, by DeAnne Blanton (Prologue, Spring 1993)

§  Sailors, Soldiers, and Marines of the Spanish-American War: The Legacy of USS Maine, By Rebecca Livingston (Prologue, Spring 1998).

§  State-level Lists of Casualties from the Korean Conflict (1951-1957) and the Vietnam Conflict , By Theodore J. Hull, (Prologue, Spring 2000).

State

§  State of Vermont, "The Green Mountain State"

§  Maps of Vermont

§  Obtaining Vital Records in Vermont

§  State of Vermont Department of Buildings & General Services    Middlesex Complex  Reference & Research
     US Route 2, Middlesex - Drawer 33 - Montpelier, VT   05602
     Phone: (802) 828-3286

§  Vermont State Archives

§  Vermont Constitutions

§  Constitution of the State of Vermont, as established July 9, 1793, and amended through September 21, 1995, online by the State of Vermont Legislature.

§  List of State Officers and Primary and Election Totals : 1778-1998.

§  Vermont State Archives Databases

§  Access to Public Records.

§   ARCCAT - catalog describing manuscript and archival collections held by various Vermont institutions.

§  Access to Public Records

§  Guide to Vermont Town Clerks

§  About Vermont's Courts

§  Vermont Probate Courts

§  Old Constitution House State Historic Site - Vermont's Declaration of Independence (New Connecticut)

§  George Washington Letter to Congress, February 9, 1791 - Governor of Vermont

§  George Washington Letter to Senate, March 4, 1791 - Admission of Vermont as State

§  George Washington Letter to Vermont Legislature, December 12, 1796

§  State of Vermont Page

§  Vermont Legislature Page

§  Vermont Law Online

§  Vermont Culture & Government

§  Vermont Probate Districts

§  USConstitution.net - The U. S. Constitution Online & Vermont Constitution

§  The History of Vermont, from its Discovery to its Admission into the Union, in 1791, By Hiland Hall, Albany, N.Y. : J. Munsell, 1868.

§  History of Vermont, natural, civil, and statistical, By Zadock Thompson, Burlington :  Stacy & Jameson, Printers, 1853.

 

 Vermont State Symbols

§  Vermont Name, Flag, Motto and more  

§  Hermit Thrush, Vermont State Bird

Local

o    History of Eastern Vermont, from its Earliest Settlement to the Close of the Eighteenth Century, with Biographical Chapter and Appendixes, by Benjamin H. Hall

o    Index to Vermont Historical Gazetteer, vols. 1-5, by Abby Maria Hemenway, published 1867-1891, index by Rod Skinner.

o    Vermont Historical Gazetteer, vols. 1-5 (partial), by Abby Maria Hemenway, published 1867-1891, transcribed by Rod Skinner.

o    Wars/Military - U.S.
- French & Indian Wars - American Revolution  - War of 1812 -
- Civil War - Spanish American War - WWI - WWII -
- Korean Conflict - Vietnam - Misc. -

o    American Battle Monuments Commission - War Dead - "...maintains a listing of those interred at the American military cemeteries overseas and those Missing in Action from World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.   In addition it has a listing of war veterans buried at our Corozal American Cemetery and those who lost their lives during the Korean War..."

§  NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

1.      The Genealogy Page.

1.      Military Records available from the National Archives

2.      Military Service and Pension Records: Requesting Pre-WWI

French and Indian War
Revolutionary War

§  Pictorial Field Book of the Revolution, by Benson J. Lossing, 1850, transcribed.

§  Battle of Bennington (1777)

§  American Revolution History

§  Revolutionary War Battles:  "The Battle of Bennington" August 16, 1777.

§  Valleys to Freedom:  Battle of Bennington

§  Vermont - Mount Independence

§  Drums Along the Mohawk The American Revolution on the New York Frontier  (1775-1783), by Gregory F. Ketcham.

§  Loyalist and British Songs of the American Revolution

§  Songs and Ballads of the American Revolution

War of 1812

§  War of 1812: Fort Erie Home Page

§  Key Events & Causes: War of 1812, by Greg D. Feldmeth

§         Genealogical Fallout from the War of 1812, By Ruth Priest Dixon (Prologue, Spring 1992) - "...The impressment of American seamen by the British was one of the causes of the War of 1812. The practice also resulted in the creation of extensive records about merchant seamen that are of great value to genealogists and historians..."

§         Genealogical Records of the War of 1812, By Stuart L. Butler (Prologue, Winter 1991) - "...National Archives records created during and after the War of 1812 offer the genealogist a diverse and fertile ground in which to obtain invaluable family information..."

Civil War

§  Vermont in the Civil War, by Tom Ledoux.

§  Civil War:  NPSCivil War Soldiers and Sailors System

§  Family Search:  Vermont Enrolled Militia Records, 1861-1867 (choose location of U.S.A., then scroll down)

§  MOA (Making of America): The War of the Rebellion - "...a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies published under the direction of the Secretary of War, The Honorary Elihu Root, Brig. Gen. Fred. C. Ainsworth, the Chief of the Record and Pension Office, U.S. War Department, and Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley (Mr. John S. Moodey, indexer).   ("...All volumes have been scanned from originals held by the Cornell University Library...")

§  MOA (Making of America): The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion - "...a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate navies published under the direction of the Secretary of Navy, The Honorable H.A. Herbert, Lieut. Commander Richard Bush, Superintendent of Naval War records, U.S. Navy, and Mr. Robert H. Woods in 1894..."  ("...All volumes have been scanned from originals held by the Cornell University Library...")

§  NPS: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

§  History of United States African Americans in the Civil War - and A Soldiers database of names.

§  U.S. Army Military History Institute: American Civil War Unit Bibliographies

§  American Battle Monuments Commission - War Dead - "...maintains a listing of those interred at the American military cemeteries overseas and those Missing in Action from World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.   In addition it has a listing of war veterans buried at our Corozal American Cemetery and those who lost their lives during the Korean War..."

o      NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

§  The Genealogy Page.

§  Military Records available from the National Archives

§  Military Service and Pension Records: Requesting Pre-WWI

o        Civil War Records: An Introduction and Invitation, By Michael P. Musick  (Prologue, Summer 1995)

o        Women Soldiers of the Civil War, by DeAnne Blanton (Prologue, Spring 1993)

o    Library of Congress: Civil War Photographs (enter state name for search)

§  Civil War Maps (ca. 1861-1865)

§  Sgt Joseph E. Averill - Co. K, 6th VT Infantry

§  John Miller - Co. K, 9th VT Infantry

§  Corp. Charles W. Chase - Co. C, 7th VT Infantry

§  Pvt. George F. Norris - Co. K, 5th VT Infantry

§  Pvt. William W. Heath - Co. H, 4th VT Infantry

§  Civil War Letters Home :

§  Elijah S. Brown wrote to his sister, Frances (Frank) Laura Brown, in South

Woodbury and Craftsbury, Vermont, from February 3, 1861 to February 4, 1863.
and Edwin Horton letters was written by

§  Edwin Horton, of Chittenden, VT, and his wife, Ellen.

§  Civil War Women: Primary Internet Sources

§  Women Soldiers of the Civil War, by DeAnne Blanton (Prologue, Spring 1993)

Spanish American War

§  Sailors, Soldiers, and Marines of the Spanish-American War: The Legacy of USS Maine, By Rebecca Livingston (Prologue, Spring 1998).

§  U.S. Army Military History Institute

§  American Battle Monuments Commission - War Dead - "...maintains a listing of those interred at the American military cemeteries overseas and those Missing in Action from World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.   In addition it has a listing of war veterans buried at our Corozal American Cemetery and those who lost their lives during the Korean War..."

WWI

§  U.S. Army Military History Institute: Unit Histories - WWI

§  The Doughboy Center - presented by The Great War Society.

§  Genealogical Resources

§  They Answered the Call: Military Service in the United States Army during World War I, 1917-1919  (Prologue, Fall 1998). -- A guide to looking for information about World War I army veterans - By Mitchell Yockelson.

§  World War I Casualties - search

§  American Ship Casualties of World War I

WWII

§  Vermont County Casualties World War II: Honor List of Army and Army Air Corps, online by AccessGenealogy.com

§  American Battle Monuments Commission - War Dead - "...maintains a listing of those interred at the American military cemeteries overseas and those Missing in Action from World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.   In addition it has a listing of war veterans buried at our Corozal American Cemetery and those who lost their lives during the Korean War..."

§  National WWII Memorial - registry and search

§  FirstGov.gov for U. S. Military Personnel and Veterans

Korean Conflict

§  State-level Lists of Casualties from the Korean Conflict (1951-1957) and the Vietnam Conflict, By Theodore J. Hull, (Prologue, Spring 2000).

§  American Battle Monuments Commission - War Dead - "...maintains a listing of those interred at the American military cemeteries overseas and those Missing in Action from World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.   In addition it has a listing of war veterans buried at our Corozal American Cemetery and those who lost their lives during the Korean War..."

 

Vietnam

§  Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

§  American Battle Monuments Commission - War Dead - "...maintains a listing of those interred at the American military cemeteries overseas and those Missing in Action from World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.   In addition it has a listing of war veterans buried at our Corozal American Cemetery and those who lost their lives during the Korean War..."

o    Foreign Affairs & Misc.

o    Lake Champlain and Lake George: America's Historic Waterways by Jim Millard

§  Table of Contents- includes the following and much more!!!

§  Lake Champlain and Lake George Area MAPS and Historic sites

§  Historic TOUR! A Trip through the Lake Champlain Islands South from the Quebec border...Alburg,Vermont.

§  Historic TIMELINES!

§  "...Some of the conflicts that the lakes were to play a significant role in are:..." Algonquin/ Iroquois Wars, King William's War (1689-1697),Grey Lock's War/Dummer's War (1723-1727), Queen Anne's War (1702-1713), King George's War (1744-1748), The French and Indian War (1755-1763), The American Revolution (1775-1783), and The War of 1812 (1812-1815).

§  The Battle of Plattsburg, NY (11 SEP 1814).

§  Crown Point, NY: An Outline History by Gregory T. Furness.

§  Fort Carillon/Ticonderoga "...Fort Carillon Built 1756 by French partially destroyed by French in 1759 Rebuilt as Fort Ticonderoga 1759-60 by British..."

Return to Topic Selection


Health Care/Medicine

o    Colonial Diseases and Cures

o    Archaic Medical Terms for Genealogists


Home and Family

o    Children

§  Clothing

§  Costume History: 17th Century

§  The Regency Fashion Page (1720-1822 real men's & women's fashions, info and links)

§  Fashion and Fun Regency Style Year-by-Year page

§  The Costumer's Manifesto:  The Cut of Men's Clothes, 1700-1800

§  The Costume Gallery : Research Library

§  The Handbook of German Dress.

§  Early 20th Century Fashion Links

§  La Couturiere Parisienne Costume and Fashion Site

§  "American Hats for American Women", Ladies Home Journal, May 1912.

§  Forgotten Fashion: The Head Special - Women's Hats (1895-1939)

§  CLOTHING of the 1830s, by Jane Wheeler, formerly Director of Programs at Conner Prairie.

§  Explore Godey's Lady's Book Online (1850s)

§  The Costume History Page

§  Victorian Bridal Gowns from Harper's Bazaar library

§  Century Girl (1900-1910) Social trends and fashions.

§  College Girls and Fashions, By Mary Billings Eddy, Good Housekeeping, 1907

§  Domestic Arts

§  Quilts, Counterpanes & Throws - A Smithsonian Virtual Exhibit

§  La Couturiere Parisienne Costume and Fashion Site

o    Food & Cooking

§  Early American Wine and Foods

§  Native American Foods and Recipes

Lifestyle

§  The Old Tavern at Grafton, VT

§  The Roaring 20s and the Great Depression - Temperance and Prohibition

§  The Poorhouse Story, by Linda Crannell and CCS - a collection of information, by state, which invites submissions to help tell this untold tale - read "Emma's Story" to see the touching story behind the site!!!

§  Society for the Preservation of Old Mills


Immigration/Naturalization/Migration

Return to Topic Selection

o    Vermont Naturalization Records, Vermont State Archives

o    Tracing French-Canadians from Vermont Back to Quebec in the 19th Century, by Gerald O. Lesperance, 17 March 2001.

o    Immigration to Vermont, 1840-1930, by Elise A. Guyette

o    When Vermont Went West, by Vincent H. Malmstrom

o    Paul Douglas Schweikle, Professional Research of Passenger Lists for arrival of ancestors.

o    NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

§  The Genealogy Page.

Immigration Records and Naturalization Records

o    "Any woman who is now or hereafter may be married... Women and Naturalization, ca. 1802-1940", by Marian L. Smith (Prologue, Summer 1998)

o    By Way of Canada: U.S. Records of Immigration Across the U.S.-Canadian Border, 1895-1954, By Marian L. Smith (St. Albans Lists) (Fall 2000) — A guide to using immigration records of the U.S.-Canada border.

o    The Naturalization Process and the various records which may exist, by the Milwaukee County Historical Society, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, contains examples of the 3 types of records which may be filed during the naturalization process:  declarations of intent, petitions, and naturalization certificates!  Though this is NOT a Vermont site, it is an informative web page.

o    Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) - History, Genealogy, and Education - Historical Reference Library collection and services, documents concerning the history of the Service as well as of immigration law, procedure, and immigration stations, and instructions for historical and genealogical research using INS records, with:

§  Guide to Immigration Records and Ship's Passenger Lists, by Arnold H. Lang.

§  Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

§  Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild: Ports of Arrival

§  Welcome to Bremen, Germany - a port of departure for many...

§  Hamburg : Link to Your Roots -"...The Hamburg Emigration Lists are a data bank which includes the personal data of 5 million people who emigrated via Hamburg from 1850 to 1934..." - search partial list

§  American Family Immigration - search passenger arrivals to The Port of New York (Ellis Island) from 1892 to 1924 - Port of entry for many immigrants.

§  German-Texan Immigrant Passenger Lists  - resources for ca. 1844 to 1885.

§  Finding Passenger Arrival Records at the Port of Galveston, Texas, Compiled by Joe Beine, German Roots Webmaster.

§  Passengers of Ships arriving in Galveston, Texas: June 1908 thru Oct 1913, extracted by Janet Laubhan Flickinger.

§  Irish Passenger Lists:  for emigrants from Ireland to the United States and Canada (note: partial).

§  Polish Genealogical Society of America: Primer on Emigration, Immigration, and Associated Subjects: "...Emigration is defined as departing from one country or region...Immigration is defined as settlers coming into a country of which one is not a native for permanent residence..."

o    Upper Canada and Canada West Naturalization Records, 1828-1850, Library and Archives Canada (Canadian Naturalization Records - If your ancestor relocated to Canada, these may be helpful.)

o    Canadian Naturalization Records, 1915-1932, Library and Archives Canada (Canadian Naturalization Records - If your ancestor relocated to Canada, these may be helpful.)


Nature

§         Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury, VT

Weather
Natural Disasters
Horticulture

§         Shelburne Museum's Gardens and Grounds

Wildlife

§         Vermont: U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service Refuges & Field Stations

Rivers & Lakes

§         Lake Champlain Facts and History

Lake Champlain and Lake George: America's Historic Waterways by Jim Millard

§         Table of Contents- includes the following and much more!!!

§         Lake Champlain and Lake George Area MAPS and Historic sites

§         Historic TOUR! A Trip through the Lake Champlain Islands South from the Quebec border...Alburg,Vermont.

§         Historic TIMELINES!

§         "...Some of the conflicts that the lakes were to play a significant role in are:..." Algonquin/ Iroquois Wars, King William's War (1689-1697),Grey Lock's War/Dummer's War (1723-1727), Queen Anne's War (1702-1713), King George's War (1744-1748), The French and Indian War (1755-1763), The American Revolution (1775-1783), and The War of 1812 (1812-1815).

§         The Battle of Plattsburg, NY (11 SEP 1814).

§         Crown Point, NY: An Outline History by Gregory T. Furness.

§         Fort Carillon/Ticonderoga "...Fort Carillon Built 1756 by French partially destroyed by French in 1759 Rebuilt as Fort Ticonderoga 1759-60 by British..."

Topography

§         Green Mountain Club

Parks

§         Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation

§         Green Mountain National Forest


Occupations

§         Agriculture & Farming

§         Printing & Publishing

§         Colonial Occupations

§         Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

§         Smithsonian Virtual Exhibit:  Toolchests Symbol and Servant

§         Smithsonian:  Between a Rock and a Hard Place - History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present

§         U. S. Railroad Retirement Board and Genealogical Information before 1937

§         U. S. Railroad Retirement Board and Genealogical Information after 1936

§         NARA: Records of the Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC]  (Record Group 35), 1933-53 (bulk 1933-48) - "...Provided employment and vocational training for unemployed youths and, to a lesser extent, for war veterans and Indians, through conservation and natural resources development work, and beginning in May 1940, defense work on military reservations and forest protection..."

§         Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in Vermont, by the CCCA

§         Document Library:

§         Civilian Conservation Corps - articles and links from the .

§         Human Resources and the Civilian Conservation Corps, by W. Frank Persons.

§         With The Civilian Conservation Corps, published in American Forests, July, 1933, Publisher:     The American Forestry Association - "...At the same time it was announced that 8,000 unemployed war veterans from nine eastern states would be sent to Vermont on flood control work on July 1..."

§         Document Library:

§         Works Relief Program, The, by Franklin D. Roosevelt,  April 28, 1935.

§         WPA Workers' Handbook, by the Works Progress Administration, 1936.

§         Voices from the Thirties:  Life Histories from the Federal Writers' Project, by Ann Banks.

§         The Great Depression and the New Deal - "...During the Great Depression of the 1930s, when as many as one out of four Americans could not find jobs, the federal government stepped in to become the employer of last resort. The Works Progress Administration (WPA), an ambitious New Deal program, put 8,500,000 jobless to work, mostly on projects that required manual labor. With Uncle Sam meeting the payroll, countless bridges, highways and parks were constructed or repaired..."

§         Smalley-Davenport Shop - Thomas Davenport, 1802-1851, The Inventor of the Electric Motor (Brandon and Forestdale, VT)

§         Vermont Quarrying (Barre, VT...) - scroll down the online issue to read "Take granite out of Barre, and it would be like taking the Capitol out of Montpelier".

§         WPA Life Histories from Vermont.

§         A Barre Family: Miss Mari Tomasi, 23 AUG 1940, "Men Against Granite"

§         WPA Collections: The Vermont Farmer
 Return to Topic Selection


Society

§         The Old Tavern at Grafton, VT

§         Vermont Boxing History

 

Land Ownership

·         Family SearchVermont Land Records, Early to 1900

 

Maps

·         Use the query form, at USGS, to map features including cemeteries, churches, populated places, and more.  Please note that the map town listed with a feature may be used as a map reference for the site, and may not be the town where the feature is actually located...Select a map to see the location of the actual feature.  This database may not be complete, and, as with any database, there may be errors.

·         USGS: National Map Viewer, search for geographic features and locations.

·         Maps from the Library of Congress

·         Tiger Map of Caledonia County, Vermont

·         Vermont Area Map of ca. 1756: An accurate map of His Majesty's Province of New-Hampshire in New England & all the adjacent country northward to the River St. Lawrence, & eastward to Penobscot Bay, containing the principal places which relate to the present war on the continent of North America. By Saml. Langdon (1723-1797).

·         Ca. 1780 Map which shows land grants and purchases in northeastern New York State and granted townships in Vermont and parts of New Hampshire, and Massachusetts: A chorographical map of the Northern Department of North-America, drawn from the latest and most accurate observations, at Amsterdam by Cóvens and Mortier and Cóvens, junior.  By H. Klockhoff, sculp., [Amsterdam] 1780.  Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3715.ar082800>

·         Ca. 1781 Map: An Accurate map of New Hampshire in New England, from a late survey. [London, 1781].  From the Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure. March, 1781. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3740.ar087200>

·         Ca. 1784 Map: An accurate map of the State and Province of New-Hampshire in New England, taken from actual surveys of all the inhabited part, and from the best information of what is uninhabited, together with the adjacent countries, which exhibits the theatre of this war in that part of the world, by Col. Blanchard and the Revd. Mr. Langdon. Engraved by Thomas Jefferys. With many additions by Abel Sawyer. Boston, 1784.  Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3740.ar087100>

·         1795 Map of Vermont, from actual survey.  By Doolittle, Amos (1754-1832).  From Carey's American Atlas, Philadelphia, 1795. DLC.  Philadelphia, 1795.  Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3750.ct000093>

·         1814 Map of Vermont, from actual survey. By Carey, Mathew (1760-1839). From Carey's General Atlas of the World. DLC.  [S.l.], 1814.  Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3750.ct000094>

·         1817 Map of Vermont, from actual survey. By Doolittle, Amos, 1754-1832.  From Samuel Lewis' Atlas, 1817. DLC.  [S.l., 181-].  Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3750.ct000097>

·         1826 Map of Vermont. By Lucas, Fielding, 1781-1854.  [S.l.], 1826.  Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3750.ct000096>

·          


Transportation

Land

 

§         Roads
Early American Roads and Trails

Transportation and Movement
: "...Before 1800, Vermonters walked, rode horses, or drove wagons on miserable roads if they wanted to get anywhere.
The Appalachian Trail

 

§         Railroad
1848: Vermont's first train
passes on the twenty-seven miles of tracks from White River Junction to Bethel..., online from the VHS.
American Memory, Library of Congress - Railroad Maps 1828-1900

Railroad History
- by Carol Dean - information and links
Railroads of Northwestern Vermont.
Remembering the Rutland, a web site dedicated to preserving the memory of
  the late, lamented Rutland Railroad.

§         Electric Railroads of Vermont

§         U. S. Railroad Retirement Board and Genealogical Information before 1937

§         U. S. Railroad Retirement Board and Genealogical Information after 1936

§         Automobile

§         Automotive History 101

§         Funeral Coach History and Terminology

§         Sea

§         Ships

§         Vermont Lighthouses

§         Palmer List of Merchant Vessels, by Michael P. Palmer.

§         Air

§         Maps for Transportation and Communication from the Library of Congress

§         Vermont Transportation Heritage


Travel-Touring Vermont

§         Official Vermont Tourism Site

§         Vermont History

§         Vermont Heritage: History of Tourism

§         Welcome to Vermont

§         Northeast Kingdom

§         Vermont Chambers of Commerce Links


Vermont State History Resources
 

Societies, Archives and Libraries

§         Archaelogy

§         The Vermont Archaelogical Society

§         Genealogy

§         Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society

§         Genealogical Society of Vermont    P. O. Box 1553 - St. Albans, VT 05478-1006

§         Vermont Historical Society

§         60 Washington Street - Barre, Vermont 05641-4209  Phone: (802) 479-8500.

§         Genealogy Research in Vermont

§          History

§         The State of Vermont, "The Green Mountain State"

§         State of Vermont Department of Buildings & General Services    Middlesex Complex  Reference & Research
     US Route 2, Middlesex - Drawer 33 - Montpelier, VT   05602
     Phone: (802) 828-3286

§         Vermont State Archives

§         Vermont Historical Society

§         Vermont Timeline: 1820-1850

§         Local Historical Societies in Vermont

§         National Historic Landmarks in Vermont

§         Historic Districts Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

§         Vermont Historic Sites Guide

§         Vermont Heritage Network

§         Libraries & Repositories

§         Vermontiana Collections

 

§         The State of Vermont, "The Green Mountain State"

§         State of Vermont Department of Buildings & General Services    Middlesex Complex  Reference & Research
     US Route 2, Middlesex - Drawer 33 - Montpelier, VT   05602
     Phone: (802) 828-3286

§         Vermont State Archives

§         Access to Public Records.

§         Bennington's History and Genealogy Library

§         Vermont Department of Libraries

§         Library of Congress

§         The National Archives

§         The Library of Congress American Memory Collection for Vermont

§         Mailing Lists

§         VT Mailing Lists

§         Museums

§         Montshire Museum of Science, in Norwich, VT

§         Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury, VT

§         Vermont State Historic Sites Guide

§         More

§         Virtual Vermont History

§         Brief History of Vermont

§         Access Vermont - A Guide to Living, Visiting and Doing Business in Vermont has a clickable regional map with brief descriptions of each region

§         Bennington Museum

§         Photos of the Vermont State Capital

§         Bososeen Slate History Trail

§         Shelburne Museum

§         Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

§         Southern Vermont Natural History Museum

§         University of Vermont: Historic Preservation Program.

§         Cyndi's List for Vermont, by Cyndi Howells

§         The Library of Congress American Memory Collection for Vermont

§         Vermont Web Directory
Return to Topic Selection


General and Miscellaneous History Links

§         Library of Congress Map Collection - you can search by cities & towns.

§         The National Parks: History

§         Archives of Milestone Events in 18th Century American History - Digital display of original documents

§         Archiving America - Digital display of original documents

§         Geographic Nameserver - look up a place name to find it's location
Return to Topic Selection


Vermont Eras
Please submit links or suggestions for Vermont Eras

§         Vermont Prehistory

§         17th Century New England Links

§         The Making of America - Search the digital library of primary sources in American social history from Reconstruction to the Rebellion.

§         The Roaring 20s and the Great Depression - Temperance and Prohibition

§         Welcome to the Roaring Twenties

§         The Politics of Prohibition: The 1920s, an outline, by Stanley K. Schultz, Professor of History.

§         The Vermont Flood of 1927, by Peter Mailloux  - counties reporting casualties include: Chittenden, Lamoille, Orleans, Rutland, Washington and Windsor.

§         The Worst Flood in Vermont (1927), by Jason Stone.

§         New Deal Network - explore the 1930s via subject index to documents.
VT WPA Life Histories

Return to Topic Selection


About this site?

     When you find ancestors, are you interested in learning more about the history they lived?  Do you want to explore new directions to solve the unsolved mystery?  What was home and family life like?  What did they eat? wear? read? What were the important happenings? Why were the wars fought and who fought them?  How in the world did they move about?  Did the Revolutionary war veterans who settled in Vermont continue to side with America during the War of 1812 or were there some who changed sides?
   This page is being created, on a volunteer basis, to explore the world of our ancestors who resided in Vermont.  Through your genealogical research, you have learned something about your ancestors.  How do you learn more?  How do you solve the unsolved mystery?  My answer to both is to learn more about genealogical research by
learning more about the history your ancestors lived.   After all, isn't genealogy the history of individuals and families?
   I believe our ancestors would want us to know more about them than just their names and dates of birth and death.  Don't you?

How can You help others to answer these questions?

   If you have a page that helps to answer questions like these, or you know of such a site, please submit the URL, (and your suggestion for the category it would fit) by e-mail to me, so I can add it to this page.  After all, we can only learn from the past when we learn about the past.  You will be helping others to gain knowledge of our history by doing so.
You may e-mail the link to Webweaver
of this page.   Please include your name and e-mail address.
   This is not a for-profit page.  I reserve the right to content decisions for this page.  Copyright remains with the owner of the site linked.  I will only add a link to your site.
  Links are checked before being posted to this page, however, due to the nature of the internet, the content may change.  Though there is a seamier side to history, I want to keep this page appropriate to family viewing.  I want only the cleaned up versions.  Please inform me if you find a link to be inappropriate to family viewing or not working.
   I would greatly appreciate suggestions for additional categories or criticisms, and hope you will keep me informed if the content on any link changes or becomes inappropriate for family viewing.

Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001- 2010, by Ann Mensch.  All Rights Reserved.


The VTGenWeb for Vermont Local History <->Genealogy graphic below
may be used to create a link to this site on your web page: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtgenweb/VT_History.htm
 

[ Return to Topic Selection
] [Return to Main Page]
+ Contact:
Ann Mensch +
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003-2013, by Ann Mensch.  All Rights Reserved.


o   
NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

§  The Genealogy Page.

§  Military Records available from the National Archives

§  Military Service and Pension Records: Requesting Pre-WWI

o    Prologue, Spring 1996, Vol. 28, No. 1, "First in the Path of the Firemen" The Fate of the 1890 Population Census, by Kellee Blake.

§  Native American Records

§  African-American : Introduction to Research 

§  Immigration Records and Naturalization Records

§  "Any woman who is now or hereafter may be married... Women and Naturalization, ca. 1802-1940", by Marian L. Smith (Prologue, Summer 1998)

§  By Way of Canada: U.S. Records of Immigration Across the U.S.-Canadian Border, 1895-1954, By Marian L. Smith (St. Albans Lists) (Fall 2000) — A guide to using immigration records of the U.S.-Canada border.

§  Military Records available from the National Archives

§  Military Service and Pension Records: Requesting Pre-WWI

§  Civil War Records: An Introduction and Invitation, By Michael P. Musick  (Prologue, Summer 1995)

§  Women Soldiers of the Civil War, by DeAnne Blanton (Prologue, Spring 1993)

§  Sailors, Soldiers, and Marines of the Spanish-American War: The Legacy of USS Maine, By Rebecca Livingston (Prologue, Spring 1998).

§  They Answered the Call: Military Service in the United States Army during World War I, 1917-1919  (Prologue, Fall 1998). -- A guide to looking for information about World War I army veterans - By Mitchell Yockelson.

§  The World War II Army Enlistment Records File and Access to Archival Databases, by Theodore J. Hull (Prologue, Spring 2006).

§  State-level Lists of Casualties from the Korean Conflict (1951-1957) and the Vietnam Conflict , By Theodore J. Hull, (Prologue, Spring 2000).

§  Indian Bounty Land Applications, By Mary Frances Morrow (Prologue,

§  Snakes & Scribes: The Dawes Commission and the Enrollment of the Creeks, By Kent Carter, in "Prologue" (Prologue, Spring 1997)

§  Genealogical Fallout from the War of 1812, By Ruth Priest Dixon (Prologue, Spring 1992) - "...The impressment of American seamen by the British was one of the causes of the War of 1812. The practice also resulted in the creation of extensive records about merchant seamen that are of great value to genealogists and historians..."

§  Genealogical Records of the War of 1812, By Stuart L. Butler (Prologue, Winter 1991) - "...National Archives records created during and after the War of 1812 offer the genealogist a diverse and fertile ground in which to obtain invaluable family information..."

§  Preserving the Legacy of the United States Colored Troops, by Budge Weidman (Prologue, Summer 1997)

§  A Guiding Light: Black History: A Guide to Civilian Records in the National Archives, By Debra Newman Ham (Prologue, Special Issue, Summer 1997).

§  From Slave Women to Free Women: The National Archives and Black Women's History in the Civil War Era, By Noralee Frankel (Prologue, Summer 1997)

§  Riding the Rails Up Paper Mountain: Researching Railroad Records in the National Archives, By David A. Pfeiffer (Spring 1997).

§  Prologue Magazine

1.    USGS - http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic