Worcester, Washington 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]

Worcester was chartered on June 8, 1763.  It has been reported that excellent records were kept on file at the first Town Clerk's office when the Town of Worcester was first settled, but today the exact date of the Town's organization remains a mystery. A fire destroyed the Town's early records. [1] [2] [3]  

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

Church Records
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City Directories
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Maps
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1873 map of Worcester

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Worcester Mountain Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Worcester Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Cemetery records of the town of Worcester, 1825-1874, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records
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Worcester Land Records, 1878-1903, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Worcester Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1815-1941; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1815-1997, Land records, 1803-1880; general index to land records, 1803-1973, and Town records, 1821-1931.

Worcester Town Clerk
20 Worcester Village Rd.
Worcester, VT 05682
Phone: 802-223-6942
Website

Newspapers
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Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Worcester Historical Society
P.O. Box 329
Worcester, VT 05682
Email: worcestervthistoricalsociety@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.worcestervthistoricalsociety.org/

References
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