Middlebury, 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]

Middlebury was chartered on November 2, 1761 and was settled just after the Revolutionary War. It is the Shire Town and largest community in Addison county with a population of approximately 8,500.

Middlebury is also home to the internationally recognized Middlebury College which was founded in 1800.  Its original purpose was to train young men from Vermont and neighboring states for the ministry and other learned professions of the early 19th century. In 1883, it became one of the first formerly all-male schools in New England to admit women [1] [2]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

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

History of the Town of Middlebury: In the Country of Addison, Vermont (1859), by Samuel Swift - view digital copy of book online.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

The probate district for Middlebury 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 Middlebury Township

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Case Street Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.
  • Foote Street Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.
  • Middlebury Cemetery (also known as West Cemetery) - inscriptions found at Find a Grave site.
  • Old Town Cemetery (also known as Hammond Cemetery, Old Middlebury Cemetery) inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Prospect Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find a Grave site.
  • Saint Marys Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find a Grave site.
  • Washington Street Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Cemetery records of Middlebury, Vermont are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Churches[edit | edit source]

  • Marriages, 1814-1839, performed by missionaries of the Baptist Church in western Vermont and central New York are on microfilm at the Family History Library.
  • Records of the town of Middlebury, Vermont : from its beginning, to and including the year 1820 are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1806-2002, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Middlebury Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records, 1806-1866, 1901, Land records, deeds, mortgages 1786-1916, and County records including deeds of Middlebury, Vermont, 1784-1870; index to deeds, 1774-1926.

Middlebury Town Clerk
4 Main Street
Middlebury, Vermont 05753
Phone: (802) 388-8100
Website: http://www.townofmiddlebury.org/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Addison County Independent ($)

Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Ilsley Public Library
75 Main Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-4095
Website: http://www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org/

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: