Groton, Caledonia 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]

Groton was chartered on October 20, 1789 by the Vermont Legislature. The town of Groton consists of the villiages of Groton Pond, Rickers Mills, Rickers and West Groton.  [1] [2]  

Historical Data
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Groton, Vermont USGenWeb Page

Town Histories
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Go to to find published materials for this town.

Mister Glover's Groton : the chronicle of Groton, Vermont from 1789 to 1978, by Waldo F Glover (1978) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

The town of Groton kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Groton 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.

Military Records
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Probate Records
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The probate district for Groton is Caledonia
Caledonia Probate Division
1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-6605

Church Records
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City Directories
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1888 Groton Town Directory

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1875 map of Groton

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Darling Family Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Groton Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Groton-Peacham Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Groton Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Headline text[edit | edit source]

Groton Cemetery information

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1781 -1951, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Groton Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of the proprietors of Harris Gore, 1801-1825.

Groton Town Clerks Office
1476 Scott Highway
Groton, VT 05046
Phone: 802-584-3276

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Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Groton Free Public Library
1304 Scott Hwy.
Groton, VT 05046
Phone: (802) 584-3358

Groton Historical Society
P.O. Box 89
Groton, VT 05046
Groton Historical Society Website

Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.

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