Williston, Chittenden County, Vermont Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
(Redirected from Williston, Vermont)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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]

Williston was granted as a town on June 7, 1763. Williston was one of ten towns granted on the same day to many of the same people, named for Samuel Willis, a wealthy Quaker from Long Island and the first grantee named. Thomas Chittenden, Vermont's first governor and for whom the county is named, is credited with being the first to settle in Williston.

With the coming of the Central Vermont Railroad, the smaller village of North Williston became a focal point, in 1876 the site of the first cold storage plant in New England. Tons of meat, poultry, butter and eggs could be stored here before being shipped to the New York and Boston markets. [1]  [2]

Historical Data
[edit | edit source]

Town Histories
[edit | edit source]

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 Williston is Chittenden.
Chittenden District Probate Court
175 Main St.
PO Box 511
Burlington VT 05402
Phone: (802) 651-1518

Military Records
[edit | edit source]

City Directories
[edit | edit source]

Maps
[edit | edit source]

1869 map of Williston

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Churches
[edit | edit source]

Town Records
[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1764-1998, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Williston Town Clerk's Office. These include Indexes (B, M: 1764-1956, D: 1800-1956), births (1866-1930), marriages (1883-1950), deaths (1883-2001), Vital records, 1766-1870; indexes to vital records, 1763-1951, and Land records and deeds, 1772-1906; index to deeds, 1772-1950.

Williston Town Clerk
7900 Williston Rd.
Williston, VT 05495
Phone: (802) 878-5121
Website: http://www.town.williston.vt.us/

Newspapers
[edit | edit source]

Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library
21 Library Lane
Williston, Vermont, 05495
Phone: (802) 878-4918
Email: daml@williston.lib.vt.us
Website: http://www.williston.lib.vt.us/

Williston Historical Society
P.O. Box 995
Williston, VT. 05495
Phone: (802) 878-4918
Email: WillistonHistoricalSociety@williston.lib.vt.us
Website: http://www.whsvt.org/

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: