Waterbury, 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]

The charter for Waterbury was granted on June 7, 1763. There have always been three distinct villages: Waterbury, Waterbury Center and Colbyville, which was a busy little place in the 19th Century.

The Colby brothers of Bolton bought an old factory and then invented a machine which would strip the bark from willow stock, and in 1856 began operating what is thought to be the first willow manufacturing plant in the United States which was chiefly used in the construction of carriage bodies.  [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 Waterbury 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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1873 map of Waterbury

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Waterbury Town Clerk Cemetery Records, 1621-1869, and 1877 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital Records, 1897-1947, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images)

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Waterbury Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1868-1988; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1761-1997, Town records, v. 2, 1784-1857Land records, 1790-1850, and Deeds, 1850-1885.

Waterbury Town Clerk
51 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676

Physical Address:
Main Street Fire Station, 2nd Floor
43 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676

Phone: (802) 244-8447
Website: http://www.waterburyvt.com/clerk/

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Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Waterbury Public Library
28 North Main Street
Waterbury Village
Phone: (802) 244-7036
Website: http://waterburypubliclibrary.com/

Waterbury Historical Society
P.O. Box 708
Waterbury, VT 05676
Email: WaterburyHistoricalSociety@gmail.com
Website: http://www.waterburyhistoricalsociety.org/

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