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County Coordinator: Rod Skinner

Alternate contact: Ann Mensch



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WINDHAM County, Vermont
History <-> Genealogy

Located in the southeastern corner of Vermont, towns and communities in Windham County include:  Athens, Bartonsville, Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, Brookline, Cambridgeport, Dover, Dummerston, East Dover, East Dummerston, East Jamaica, Grafton, Green River, Guilford, Halifax, Jacksonville, Jamaica, Londonderry, Marlboro, Newfane, Putney, Rockingham, Saxtons River, Somerset, Stratton, Townshend, Vernon, Wardsboro, West Brattleboro, West Dover, West Dummerston, West Halifax, West Townshend, Westminster, Whitingham, Williamsville, Wilmington and  Windham.

Select this LINK to see GENERAL Windham County information and links.
Select from the TOWN list above to view information and links specific to that area.

Please note:  Though the information on this web page is believed to be correct, the possibility of error remains.  Please notify the Ann Mensch should an error be found.

Neighboring Counties

Rutland County, VT

Windsor County, VT

Sullivan County, NH

Bennington County, VT


Cheshire County, NH

Berkshire County, MA

Franklin County, MA

Worcester County, MA















       Find A Grave for Windham County, VT Cemeteries



       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.

       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 (familysearch.org)

       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

       1930 Census (familysearch.org)

       1940 Census (familysearch.org)

       USGenWeb Census Project for Vermont, coordinated by Linda Talbott

       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.




       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. Thank you! Thank you to Rod Skinner!!!

       The Vermont Historical Gazetteer: A Magazine, a Local History of All the Towns in the State, Civil, Educational, Biographical, Religious and Military, Vol. V. The Towns of Windham County, With Histories of Sutton in Caledonia County, and Bennington in Bennington County, collated by Abby Maria Hemenway. Brandon, Vt.: Mrs. Carrie E. H. Page, 1891.






       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 Cvens and Mortier and Cvens, 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>

       Vermont Maps Middlebury College digital collections.

       GIS Windham Regional Commission - Maps



       Vermont in the Civil War, by Tom Ledoux.









Vermont vital records may be obtained through the town clerk of the town in which the event occurred and/or through the resources below:

How to Obtain Vital Records for Vermont ?

Vermont State Archives & Records Administration

o   Online and Informational Copies of Vital Records

Index to Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954, (familysearch.org) note this index may not be complete, some towns and records may not be included among state records.

Index to Vermont Vital Records, 1955-2003, (familysearch.org).

Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, (familysearch.org) - Vital and town records acquired from local town clerk offices.



   West River Road -  P.O. Box 523 - Brattleboro VT  05302  Phone: (802) 257-2898.
Westminister District Probate Court
   39 Square - P.O. Box 47 - Bellow Falls VT  05101  Phone: (802) 463-3019.






BROOKLINE - was formed from parts of Putney, Athens, and Newfane about 1794

For vital records, contact the town clerk

DOVER - includes villages of Dover, West Dover & East Dover


GRAFTON - Cambridgeport (an Grafton and Rockingham towns boundary.

GUILFORD - Guilford Center, Guilford, West Guilford, Green River


         Town of Halifax, VT

For early vital records, you may contact the town clerk:





NEWFANE - villages include: Newfane, Williamsville


PUTNEY - East Putney, Putney

ROCKINGHAM villages include: Bartonsville, Bellows Falls, Rockingham, Saxtons River

SOMERSET [extinct town]



TOWNSHEND - villages include: Townshend, West Townshend, Harmonyville

VERNON - Vernon, South Vernon




WHITINGHAM - villages include: Jacksonville




Ann McRoden Mensch, Professional Historical Genealogist
Researching onsite, and with the vast resources of The Allen County Public Library, holding one of the largest genealogical collections in North America.  Search the Library's online catalogue to see some of the printed resources available for a location or topic.

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