Saint Albans Town, Franklin County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

St. Albans Town was chartered on August 17, 1763, and one of only two towns to which Benning Wentworth gave a "saint" name, the other being St. George, and the two were granted on successive days. The town of St. Albans and the city of St. Albans were separated in 1902. References to "St. Albans" prior to this date generally refer to the town center, which now belongs to the city.

 The northernmost engagement of the Civil War, known as the St. Albans Raid, occurred here on October 19, 1864.  On Oct. 19, 1864, about 25 Confederate soldiers based in Canada raided the town of St. Albans, Vermont, killed one man, robbed three banks, and then retreated to Canadian territory. [1]  [2] 

Emigration and Immigration
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St. Albans District manifest records of aliens arriving from foreign contiguous territory : arrivals at Canadian border ports from January 1895 to June 30, 1954, are online at FamilySearch .

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

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Military Records
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Land Records
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Municipal Court Records
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Probate Records
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Franklin Probate Division
17 Church St.
St. Albans, VT 05478
Phone: (802) 524-7948

Franklin County, Vermont Probate Records, 1796-1921 are available on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Church Records
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City Directories
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Maps
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1871 map of St. Albans, St. Albans Bay.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Town Records
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St. Albans Town Vital Records (1897-2000) can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the St. Albans Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records of the town of St. Albans, Vermont 1897-Nov. 2000, Town records, 1784-1891, Vital records, v. 1, 1796-1881, and Land records, 1790-1875.

St. Albans Town Clerk
579 Lake Rd.
St Albans, VT 05478
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 37, St. Albans Bay 05481
Phone: (802) 524-2415
Email: stalbtwn@comcast.net
Website: http://www.stalbanstown.com/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

St. Albans Messenger

Vermont Online Historical Newspapers

Libraries and Historical Societies
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St. Albans Free Library
11 Maiden Ln.
St Albans, VT 05478
Phone:(802) 524-1507
Website: http://www.stalbansfreelibrary.org/

Saint Albans Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 722
St. Albans, VT 05478
Phone: (802) 527-7933
Website: http://stamuseum.org/

References
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