Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Vermont denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in TOWN, visit.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of TOWN:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of TOWN:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of TOWN:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are TOWN town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Burlington was chartered on July 7, 1763 (New Hampshire Grant) and was incorporated as a city on November 22, 1864 by act of the Legislature. The original town was split into what is now the City of Burlington and a new town of South Burlington. A portion of the original acreage had already been drawn off to form Williston. Burlington is Vermont's largest city. [1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Vital Records[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records
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The probate district for Burlington is Chittenden.
Chittenden District Probate Court
175 Main St.
PO Box 511
Burlington VT 05402
Phone: (802) 651-1518

City Directories
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Burlington (Vermont) City Directories, 1865-1910 - available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Maps
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1869 map of Burlington City

1869 map of Burlington and South Burlington

Old maps of Burlington, Vermont

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Burlington. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Chittenden County, website at this link.  

  • Elmwood Avenue Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Greenmount Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Lakeview Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mt. Calvary (new) Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mt. Calvary (old) Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mt. Calvary (annex) Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mount Saint Mary's Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Rocky Point Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Joseph Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches
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Vermont Episcopal Institute, Parish Records, 1895-1928 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

St. Paul's Parish Records, vol. 1-4, 1831-1929 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records.
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1789-2000, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Burlington City Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1789-2000; indexes to marriages, births, deaths, 1789-1982.

Burlington City Clerk/Treasures Office
149 Church St.
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 865-7000
Website: http://www.burlingtonvt.gov/CT

Newspapers
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Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Fletcher Free Library
235 College St.
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 863-3403
Website: http://www.fletcherfree.org/

Bailey-Howe Library
538 Main St
Burlington, VT
Phone: (802) 656-2023
Website: http://library.uvm.edu/

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: