Ferrisburgh, Addison 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]

The charter for Ferrisburgh was granted on June 24, 1762. The main village of Ferrisburg got a post office called Ferrisburgh in 1850. In 1892, the h was dropped, as it was most everywhere in the US at the urging of the postal service. Recent years have seen that spelling coming back into use for the entire town.  [1] [2]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town.


  • Around the mountains : historical essays about Charlotte, Ferrisburgh, and Monkton, William Wallace Higbee; Kathleen McKinley Harris; Mary G Lighthall (1991) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

The town of Ferrisburgh kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Ferrisburgh kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)


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

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

The probate district for Ferrisburgh is Addison.
Addison Probate Court
7 Mahady Court
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-2612

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

1871 map of Ferrisburgh Township

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Ferrisburgh. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Addison County, website at this link.  

  • Collins Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.
  • Friends Cemetery (also known as Quaker Cemetery) inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • North Ferrisburgh Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.

Churches[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1811-1999 at FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Ferrisburgh Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1787-1852; index to deeds, 1793-1913Town records, v. 1-3, 1759-1872, and Records of births, marriages, deaths, 1857-1999; indexes to marriages, births, deaths, 1759-1999.

Ferrisburgh Town Offices
3279 Route 7
PO Box 6
Ferrisburgh, VT 05456
Phone: (802) 877-3429
E-mail: ferrisburghclerk@comcast.net
Website: http://www.ferrisburghvt.org/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Ferrisburgh Historical Society
PO Box 85
Ferrisburgh, VT 05456
Historical Society Website Link

References[edit | edit source]