Eden, Lamoille County, Vermont Genealogy

Brief History

Cemeteries

Church Records

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

Land Records

The following are online land records for the town of TOWN:

Libraries and Historical Societies

Maps

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers

Probate Records

In Vermont, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of TOWN:

Town Histories

Town Records

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

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

References

Lamoille County, Vermont
Map
Map of Vermont highlighting Lamoille County
Location in the state of Vermont, United States Genealogy
Facts
Founded October 26, 1835
County Seat Hyde Park
Courthouse
VermontLamoilleCourthouse.jpg
Address Lamoille County Courthouse
P.O. Box 303
Hyde Park , VT 05655-0303
802-888-2207
Lamoille County Website


Brief History

Eden was chartered on August 28, 1781 by the Vermont State Legislature.  Eden and Eden Mills are located within the town. The charter was issued to 72 Green Mountain Boys who fought in the Revolutionary War. It was hoped that the Town of Eden would become a “Garden of Eden” to these veterans, although the Town history reveals that none of the veterans actually settled here. [1]  [2]

Historical Data

Inventory of the town, village and city archives of Vermont, no. 8, Lamoille County, vol. III, Town of Eden - view a digital version of this document online.

Town Histories

A walk through the garden of Eden : a history of Eden, Vermont, from the beginning to January, 1996 - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Military Records

Probate Records

The probate district for Eden is Lamoille.
Lamoille Probate Court
154 Main St.
PO Box 570
Hyde Park, VT 05655
Phone: (802) 888-3306

Church Records

City Directories

Maps

1878 map of Eden Town

Cemeteries

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

Town Records 

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Eden Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1817-Feb. 2000, Town records, 1802-1851, and Deeds, 1802-1852.

Eden Town Clerk
71 Old Schoolhouse Rd.
Eden Mills, VT 05653
Phone:(802) 635-2528
Website: http://www.edenvt.org/

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

New and Citizen

Libraries and Historical Societies

Eden Historical Society
VT Rte 100
PO Box 33
Eden, VT 05652
Website: http://www.edenvt.org/?page_id=163

References

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