Chittenden County, Vermont
Chittenden County was created on October 22, 1787 from part of Addison County.
Places adjacent to Chittenden County are Grand Isle County, Franklin County, Lamoille County, Washington County, Addison County, Essex County, New York, Clinton County, New York.
Chittenden 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 Chittenden 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.
Chittenden 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.
Chittenden Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Chittenden Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Chittenden 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.
Chittenden County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Chittenden County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- RAOGK Volunteers for Vermont (raogk.org)
- Vermont Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Vermont State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Charlotte Historical Society, 4205 Ethan Allen Highway, Charlotte, VT 05445
- Chittenden County Historical Society, PO Box 1576, Burlington, VT 05402 ; Phone: (802) 985-3063
- Colchester Historical Society, c/o 5770 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT 05446; Phone: (802) 878-2035
- Essex Community Historical Society, PO Box 8388, Essex, VT 05451; Phone: (802) 879-0849
- Essex Junction Historical Society, 11 Maple Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452 ; Phone: (802) 878-8654
- Hinesburg Historical Society, 591 Burritt Road, Hinesburg, VT 05461; Phone: (802) 482-2699
- Huntington Historical and Community Trust, P.O. Box 147, Huntington, VT 05462; Phone: (802) 434-5306
- Jericho Historical Society, PO Box 35, Jericho, VT 05465; Phone: (802) 899-4562
- Milton Historical Society, 13 School Street, Milton, VT 05468; Phone: (802) 893-1604 or (802) 893-2340
- Richmond Historical Society, PO Box 453, Richmond, VT 05477 ; Phone: (802) 434-3654
- Underhill Historical Society, c/o Underhill Town Clerk, Underhill, VT 05489; Phone: (802) 899-4561
- Westford Historical Society, PO Box 21, Westford, VT 05494; Phone: (802) 878-8890
- Williston Historical Society, PO Box 995, Williston, VT 05495; Phone: (802) 878-4875
- Winooski Historical Society, 20 Winooski Falls Way, #2, Winooski, VT 05404; Phone: (802) 655-6424
- Chittenden County, Vermont Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Chittenden County, Vermont Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Chittenden County (usgwarchives.net)
Chittenden County Courthouse and Government Records
Researchers frequently forget about the significance of Chittenden 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 Chittenden 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.
Chittenden County Courthouse, 175 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401; (802) 863-3467, has Probate Records from 1795 to present.
- Bolton Town Clerk, 3045 T. Roosevelt Hwy., Bolton, VT 05676 ; Phone: (802)434-5075
- Burlington Town Clerk, 149 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401 ; Phone: (802)865-7000
- Charlotte Town Clerk, P.O. Box 119, Charlotte, VT 05445 ; Phone: (802)425-3071
- Colchester Town Clerk, P.O. Box 55, Colchester, VT 05446 ; Phone: (802)655-0812
- Essex Town Clerk, 81 Main Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452 ; Phone: (802)879-0413
- Hinesburg Town Clerk, P.O. Box 133, Hinesburg, VT 05461 ; Phone: (802)482-2281
- Huntington Town Clerk, 4930 Main Road, Huntington, VT 05462 ; Phone: (802)434-2032
- Jericho Town Clerk, P.O. Box 67, Jericho, VT 05465 ; Phone: (802)899-4936
- Milton Town Clerk, P.O. Box 18, Milton, VT 05468 ; Phone: (802)893-4111
- Richmond Town Clerk, P.O. Box 285, Richmond, VT 05477 ; Phone: (802)434-2221
- Saint George Town Clerk, 1 Barber Rd., St. George, VT 05495 ; Phone: (802)482-5272
- Shelburne Town Clerk, P.O. Box 88, Shelburne, VT 05482 ; Phone: (802)985-5116
- South Burlington City, 575 Dorset Street, S. Burlington, VT 05403 ; Phone: (802)846-4105
- Underhill Town Clerk, P.O. Box 32, Underhill Center, VT 05490 ; Phone: (802)899-4434
- Westford Town Clerk, 1713 Vt. Route 128, Westford, VT 05494 ; Phone: (802)878-4587
- Williston Town Clerk, 7900 Williston Road, Williston, VT 05495 ; Phone: (802)878-5121
- Winooski Town Clerk, 27 West Allen Street, Winooski, VT 05404 ; Phone: (802)655-6419
Chittenden County Links
The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources pertaining to Chittenden 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 Chittenden County genealogy or family history associated sites.
Chittenden Co. VT Books, Newspapers & Publications
Chittenden Co. VT Birth, Marriage & Death Records
- Vermont Vital Records Research Guide (raogk.org)
- Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954 (familysearch.org)Name index and images (index cards) of town clerk transcriptions of births, marriages and deaths, 1760-1954. This collection is complete for years 1871-1908.
- Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-2003 (familysearch.org) Images from microfilm of births, marriages and deaths. The records for 1955-1979 are arranged alphabetically. Images courtesy of Ancestry.com and the Vermont State Archives.
- Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908 (familysearch.org) ame index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Vermont. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
- Vermont, Deaths and Burials, 1871-1965 (familysearch.org) Name index to death and burial records from the state of Vermont. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 74,099 records. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
- Social Security Death Index (search.ancestry.com)
Chittenden Co. VT Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
- Vermont Court Records Research Guide (raogk.org)
- Inventory of the town, village and city archives of Vermont, no. 4, Chittenden County, vol. 3, town of Charlotte (search.ancestry.com)
- Inventory of the town, village and city archives of Vermont, no. 4, Chittenden County, vol. v, town of Essex (search.ancestry.com)
- Vermont, Town Records, 1850-2005 (familysearch.org) Images of Vermont vital records from various counties and towns.
- Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005 (familysearch.org) Vital and town records acquired from local town clerk offices.
- Vermont, Land Records, Early to 1900 (familysearch.org) Land records give the locations and dates for land transactions with the names of buyers and sellers. Most volumes of land records have indexes of buyers and sellers. Look in the indexes first to find the volumes and page numbers where the actual land records can be found. Then look in the appropriate land records volumes to see the images of the deeds. This index currently has the following years: 1850 to 1900
- Vermont, Probate Files, 1791-1919 (familysearch.org) Index and images of probate estate files. Each estate file consists of multiple images. Currently images are available for Chittenden and Essex Counties. Additional counties will be added later.
- Vermont, Town Records, 1850-2005 (familysearch.org) Images of Vermont vital records from various counties and towns. Curently includes only records from the following counties: Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Franklin, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, and Rutland.
- BLM Land Records (glorecords.blm.gov)
Chittenden Co. VT Census Records
Chittenden Co. VT Cemeteries & Church Records
Chittenden Co. VT Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
Chittenden Co. VT General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Vermont
- Chittenden County, Vermont Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- History of Chittenden County, Vermont : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers (search.ancestry.com)
- The History of Jericho, Vermont (search.ancestry.com)
- Gazetteer and business directory of Chittenden County, Vermont for 1882-83 (search.ancestry.com)
- The History of the town of Essex (search.ancestry.com)
- Burlington, Vt. as a manufacturing, business, and commercial center : with brief sketches of its history, attractions, leading (search.ancestry.com)
- Chittenden County, Vermont Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Chittenden Co. VT Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Chittenden County, Vermont (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi's List - United States - Vermont - Counties - Chittenden (cyndislist.com)
- Chittenden County Vermont (genealogytrails.com)
- Chittenden Co. VTGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Chittenden County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Chittenden Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Chittenden Co. VT Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
Chittenden Co. VT Military Records
- Vermont Military Records Research Guide (raogk.org)
- Vermont, Enrolled Militia Records, 1861-1867 (familysearch.org) Index and images of Vermont enrolled militia records that identify thousands of young men who served in the military or who were eligible for service. Includes some corrected entries.
- Vermont Military Records (fold3.com) gives easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the Vermont men and women which served. Great for Chittenden County genealogists, researchers, historians and much more.
Chittenden Co. VT Schools & Directories
- Burlington, Vermont City Directories, 1883-93 (search.ancestry.com)
- Vermont City Directories (search.ancestry.com) This database is a collection of city directories for various years and cities in Vermont. Generally a city directory will contain an alphabetical list of its citizens, listing the names of the heads of households, their addresses, and occupational information. Sometimes the wife's name will be listed in parentheses or italics following the husband's. Often, dates of deaths of individuals listed in the previous year's directory are listed as well as the names of partners of firms, and when possible, the forwarding addresses or post offices of people who moved to another town. In addition to the alphabetical portion, a city directory may also contain a business directory, street directory, governmental directory, and listings of town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, and other miscellaneous matters of general and local interest.