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Many records from the colonial era in New England were kept at the town or county level. Search the catalog at the town or county level to locate those records.

History

Fort Drummer, established in 1724, was the first British settlement in Vermont. Grants for land in Vermont were issued by Massachusetts (1672-1772), New Hampshire (1749-1764), and New York (1764-1776). In 1764, New York claimed Vermont as part of Albany County, settlers from Connecticut and Massachusetts organized the Green Mountain Boys to protect their grants. Vermont claimed independence in 1777, and was known as New Connecticut for about six months before the name was changed to Vermont.[1]

Resources

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Genealogies and Histories

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References

  1. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 331. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998