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Orange County, Vermont

Orange County was created on February 22, 1781 from part of the now extinct Cumberland County.

Places adjacent to Orange County are Caledonia CountyGrafton County, New Hampshire, Windsor CountyAddison CountyWashington County.

Orange 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 Orange County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Vermont Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Orange County does have Federal Census Schedules to help in exploring your family tree. United states federal Population Schedules are available for 1790180018101820183018401850186018701880189019001910192019301940.

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

Orange County Society and Family History Resources

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

Orange County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers frequently forget about the significance of Orange 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 Orange 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.

Orange County Courthouse, 5 Court St, Chelsea, VT 05038; (802) 685-4610, has Land Records from 1771–1952; Tax 1789–1847; Misc. 1770–81 (county only) and Probate Records from 1792 to present. Randolph (now Orange) Probate District covers towns in western part of Orange County. Probate district covers towns in eastern part of Orange County; Bradford probates, absorbed by Orange Probate District (above) 1 June 1994. Court records are now at Vermont Public Records Division.

  • Bradford Town Clerk, P.O. Box 339, Bradford, VT 05033 ; Phone: (802)222-4727
  • Braintree Town Clerk, 932 Vt. Rt. 12A, Braintree, VT 05060 ; Phone: (802)728-9787
  • Brookfield Town Clerk, P.O. Box 463, Brookfield, VT 05036 ; Phone: (802)276-3029
  • Chelsea Town Clerk, P.O. Box 266, Chelsea, VT 05038 ; Phone: (802)685-4460
  • Corinth Town Clerk, P.O. Box 461, Corinth, VT 05039 ; Phone: (802)439-5850
  • Fairlee Town Clerk, P.O. Box 95, Fairlee, VT 05045 ; Phone: (802)333-4363
  • Newbury Town Clerk, P.O. Box 126, Newbury, VT 05051 ; Phone: (802)866-5521
  • Orange Town Clerk, P.O. Box 233, E. Barre, VT 05649 ; Phone: (802)479-2673
  • Randolph Town Clerk, Drawer B, Randolph, VT 05060 ; Phone: (802)728-5682
  • Strafford Town Clerk, P.O. Box 27, Strafford, VT 05072 ; Phone: (802)765-4411
  • Thetford Town Clerk, P.O. Box 126, Thetford Center, VT 05075 ; Phone: (802)785-#####
  • Topsham Town Clerk, P.O. Box 69, Topsham, VT 05076 ; Phone: (802)439-5505
  • Tunbridge Town Clerk, P.O. Box 6, Tunbridge, VT 05077 ; Phone: (802)889-5521
  • Vershire Town Clerk, 6894 VT Rte 113, Vershire, VT 05079 ; Phone: (802)685-2227
  • Washington Town Clerk, 2895 VT Rt. 110, Washington, VT 05675 ; Phone: (802)883-2218
  • West Fairlee Town Clerk, P.O. Box 615, W. Fairlee, VT 05083 ; Phone: (802)333-9696
  • Williamstown Town Clerk, P.O. Box 646, Williamstown, VT 05679 ; Phone: (802)433-5455

Orange County Links

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

Orange Co. VT Books, Newspapers & Publications

Orange Co. VT Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Orange Co. VT Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Orange Co. VT Census Records

Orange Co. VT Cemeteries & Church Records

Orange Co. VT Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Orange Co. VT General and History Websites

Orange Co. VT Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Orange Co. VT Military Records

Orange Co. VT Schools & Directories