State of Vermont
County & City Government Records

Vermont Government records include a wide selection of genealogy topics that can assist you with your research, for example land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalizations. Since Vermont court records cover a wide variety of topics, they can help you in many various ways. Such as, they will often assist you to identify ancestors' residences, determine occupations, find financial information, identify citizenship status, or make clear relationships between people. The whole thing depends on what kind of court records that your particular ancestors" names can be found in. For Definitions of all court trems see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

Vermont County records differ widely from county to county in both quality and volume. There are four forms of court records that are in all probability to have facts useful in your genealogical research.

Vermont is divided into 14 counties. These counties together contain 255 political units, or places, including 237 towns, 9 cities, 5 unincorporated areas, and 4 gores. Each county has a county seat, known in Vermont as shire town. See Also Vermont City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

If you know of a Vermont town that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please send us an email so we may edit our database. Vermont State Government is located in Montpelier.

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