Waitsfield, Washington County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Waitsfield was created by Vermont charter on February 25, 1782. It was granted to militia Generals Benjamin Wait and Roger Enos and others, and named for Wait.  The primary villages in the town are Waitsfield and Irasville.  [1]  

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 Waitsfield is Washington.
Washington District Probate Court
10 Elm St. #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-3405

Church Records
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Records of the Congregational Church in Waitsfield, 1796-1876, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

City Directories
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Maps
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1873 map of Fayston and Waitsfield, Irasville

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital Records, 1918 -1988, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images)

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Waitsfield Town Clerk's Office. These include:

Waitsfield Town Office
9 Bridge Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Phone: (802) 496-2218
Website: http://www.waitsfieldvt.us/clerk/

Newspapers
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Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Joslin Memorial Library
4391 Main St.
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Phone:(802) 496-4205
Website: http://www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com/

Waitsfield Historical Society
PO Box 816
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Website: http://www.waitsfieldhistoricalsociety.com/

References
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  1. Roxbury, VT History - Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waitsfield,_Vermont

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