Franklin County, Vermont
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Franklin County

Franklin County was created on November 5, 1792 from part of Chittenden County. This particular county was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), one of the most critical Founding Fathers of the United States..

Places adjacent to Franklin County are Orleans County (east), Lamoille County (southeast), Chittenden County (southwest), Grand Isle County (west), Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality, Quebec (north).

Cities, towns, and villages to be found in Franklin County include Bakersfield, Berkshire, Enosburgh, Fairfax, Fairfield, Fletcher, Franklin, Georgia, Highgate, Montgomery, Richford, Sheldon, St. Albans (city), St. Albans (town), Swanton .

Franklin County does have Federal Census Schedules to help in exploring your family tree. United states federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Franklin Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Franklin Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Franklin Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can get free down loadable and also printable census forms to assist with your research.

Franklin County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Franklin County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Franklin County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers frequently forget about the significance of Franklin County court, probate, and land records data as a resource of family history and genealogy information. Hidden away in Vermont courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Vermont citizens. The odds are great that your potential ancestors have left a in-depth document of at least quite a few factors of their lives in the Franklin County court records. Even if your ancestors and forefathers is not mentioned in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

You should contact the clerk's office to verify hours, mailing address, fees and other details prior to visiting or inquiring about information because of many times changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records are available to interested parties, barring private issues. A lot of staff will aid persons in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the man or women to undertake the researching.

Each town clerk's office holds the original deed, vital, tax, and town meeting records. Included in town or proprietor's meeting records are such valuable sources as lists of freemen (new voters in town), annual election of officers, school records, hog or cattle marks, warnings out to those for whom the town will not assume legal responsibility, militia, and accounts of various town officials. Even though the political division of county has little meaning in Vermont, there are some county land records, primarily for unorganized towns, and county court records located at the appropriate county office. Town Clerks also has copies of vital records birth, marriage, civil unions, divorce and death records.

Franklin County Courthouse, 17 Church St, St Albans, VT 05478; (802) 524-3863

  • Bakersfield Town Clerk, P.O. Box 203, Bakersfield, VT 05441-0203; Phone: (802)827-4495
  • Berkshire Town Clerk, 4454 Watertower Road, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450 ; Phone: (802)933-2335
  • Enosburgh Town Clerk, P.O. Box 465, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450 ; Phone: (802)933-4421
  • Fairfax Town Clerk, P.O. Box 27, Fairfax, VT 05454 ; Phone: (802)849-6111
  • Fairfield Town Clerk, P.O. Box 5, Fairfield, VT 05455 ; Phone: (802)827-3261
  • Fletcher Town Clerk, 215 Cambridge Road, Cambridge, VT 05444 ; Phone: (802)849-6616
  • Franklin Town Clerk, P.O. Box 82, Franklin, VT 05457 ; Phone: (802)285-2101
  • Georgia Town Clerk, 47 Town Common Road, North, St., Albans, VT 05478 ; Phone: (802)524-3524
  • Highgate Town Clerk, P.O. Box 67, Highgate Center, VT 05459 ; Phone: (802)868-4697
  • Montgomery Town Clerk, P.O. Box 356, Montgomery Center, VT 05471 ; Phone: (802)326-4719
  • Richford Town Clerk, P.O. Box 236, Richford, VT 05476-0236; Phone: (802)848-7751
  • Saint Albans City, P.O. Box 867, St., Albans, VT 05478-0867; Phone: (802)524-1501
  • Saint Albans Town, P.O. Box 37, St., Albans Bay, VT 05481 ; Phone: (802)524-2415
  • Sheldon Town Clerk, P.O. Box 66, Sheldon, VT 05483 ; Phone: (802)933-2524
  • Swanton Town Clerk, P.O. Box 428, Swanton, VT 05488 ; Phone: (802)868-4421
  • Vermont Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Vermont for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

Franklin County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources pertaining to Franklin County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a cost. This is just a listing which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own favorite Franklin County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Franklin Co. VT Books, Newspapers & Publications

Franklin Co. VT Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Franklin Co. VT Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Franklin Co. VT Census Records

Franklin Co. VT Cemeteries & Graveyards

Franklin Co. VT Church & Bible Records

Franklin Co. VT Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Franklin Co. VT General and History Websites

Franklin Co. VT Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Franklin Co. VT Military Records

Franklin Co. VT Schools & Directories

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