Windham County, Vermont

Windham County

Windham County was created on November 1, 1810 as one of the original two counties (originally named Cumberland County, renamed November 8, 1814). This particular county was named after the town of Windham, Connecticut..

Places adjacent to Windham County are Windsor County (north), Sullivan County, New Hampshire (northeast), Cheshire County, New Hampshire (east), Franklin County, Massachusetts (south), Bennington County (west).

Cities, towns, and villages to be found in Windham County include Athens, Brattleboro, Brookline, Dover, Dummerston, Grafton, Guilford, Halifax, Jamaica, Londonderry, Marlboro, Newfane, Putney, Rockingham, Somerset, Stratton, Townshend, Vernon, Wardsboro, Westminster, Whitingham, Wilmington, Windham .

Windham County vital records from the last five (5) yearscan be found at the Vermont Office of Vital 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. For Records more than five (5) years ago can be ordered from the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration.

You can search online for Windham County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Vermont Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Windham 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.

Windham Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Windham Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Windham 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.

Windham County Society and Family History Resources

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

Windham County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers frequently forget about the significance of Windham 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 Windham 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.

Windham County Courthouse, Court St, Newfane, VT 05345; (802) 365-4257, has Land Records from Cumberland County Deeds 1766–74;1772–77 (county only) and Probate Records from 1781 to present. Marlboro Probate District covers the towns in southern part of Windham County. Westminster Probate District covers the towns in northern part of Windham County.

  • Athens Town Clerk, 56 Brookline Road, Athens, VT 05143 ; Phone: (802)869-3370
  • Brattleboro Town Clerk, 230 Main St., Suite 108, Brattleboro, VT 05301-2885(802)254-4541 ext.129
  • Brookline Town Clerk, P.O. Box 403, Newfane, VT 05345 ; Phone: (802)365-4648
  • Dover Town Clerk, P.O. Box 527, W. Dover, VT 05356 ; Phone: (802)464-5100
  • Dummerston Town Clerk, 1523 Middle Road, E. Dummerston, VT 05346 ; Phone: (802)257-1496
  • Grafton Town Clerk, P.O. Box 180, Grafton, VT 05146 ; Phone: (802)843-2419
  • Guilford Town Clerk, 236 School Road, Guilford, VT 05301 ; Phone: (802)254-6857
  • Halifax Town Clerk, P. O. Box 127, West Halifax, VT 05358 ; Phone: (802)368-7390
  • Jamaica Town Clerk, P.O. Box 173, Jamaica, VT 05343 ; Phone: (802)874-4681
  • Londonderry Town Clerk, P.O. Box 118, S. Londonderry, VT 05155 ; Phone: (802)824-3356
  • Marlboro Town Clerk, P.O. Box E, Marlboro, VT 05344 ; Phone: (802)254-2181
  • Newfane Town Clerk, P.O. Box 36, Newfane, VT 05345 ; Phone: (802)365-7772 ?
  • Putney Town Clerk, P.O. Box 233, Putney, VT 05346 ; Phone: (802)387-5862
  • Rockingham Town Clerk, P.O. Box 339, Bellows Falls, VT 05101-0339; Phone: (802)463-4336
  • Stratton Town Clerk, 9 West Jamaica Road, Stratton, VT 05360 ; Phone: (802)896-6184
  • Townshend Town Clerk, P.O. Box 223, Townshend, VT 05353 ; Phone: (802)365-7300
  • Vernon Town Clerk, 567 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon, VT 05354 ; Phone: (802)257-0292
  • Wardsboro Town Clerk, P.O. Box 48, Wardsboro, VT 05355 ; Phone: (802)896-6055
  • Westminster Town Clerk, P.O. Box 147, Westminster, VT 05158 ; Phone: (802)722-4091
  • Whitingham Town Clerk, P.O. Box 529, Jacksonville, VT 05342 ; Phone: (802)368-7887
  • Wilmington Town Clerk, P.O. Box 217, Wilmington, VT 05363 ; Phone: (802)464-5836
  • Windham Town Clerk, 5976 Windham Hill Rd, Windham, VT 05359 ; Phone: (802)874-4211

Windham County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources pertaining to Windham 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 Windham County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Windham Co. VT Books, Newspapers & Publications

Windham Co. VT Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Windham Co. VT Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Windham Co. VT Census Records

Windham Co. VT Cemeteries & Graveyards

Windham Co. VT Church & Bible Records

Windham Co. VT Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Windham Co. VT General and History Websites

Windham Co. VT Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Windham Co. VT Military Records

Windham Co. VT Schools & Directories

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