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Winooski, Chittenden 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

Brief History

The history of Winooski dates back to 1763, with this area being chartered on June 7, 1763. The grant was to include Burlington and the area known as Colchester. The area north of the Winooski River soon became known as Winooski Falls and with the power supplied by the river this area was responsible for much of the areas industrial growth. By 1866, the Town Clerks office was established in Winooski Village.

The City's focal point became the new Winooski Block, built in 1867, and served as a community center and business block.

In 1921, Winooski Village sought from the Vermont legislature to request a charter change allowing it separate itself from Colchester and become a city. The charter change was approved by the legislature and in the March elections of 1922 on a vote of 176 to 78 Winooski became a city. H. A. Bailey was sworn in as the city's first Mayor of this one square mile area. [1]  [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Look around Winooski, Vermont, David J Blow and James N Hunt (1972) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Winooski is Chittenden.
Chittenden District Probate Court
175 Main St.
PO Box 511
Burlington VT 05402
Phone: (802) 651-1518

Military Records

City Directories

Winooski City Directory (1903-1960) are available on Ancestry.com ($)

Maps

1869 map of Winooski Falls

1869 map of Winooski Part Town

Cemeteries

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

  • Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1857-2001, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Winooski City Clerk's Office. These include  Land records and deeds, 1774-1912; indexes, 1763-1922.

The City of Winooski
27 West Allen Streeet
Winooski, Vermont 05404
Phone: (802) 655-6410
Website: http://www.winooskivt.org/

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies

Winooski Memorial Library
32 Malletts Bay Ave
Winooski, VT 05404
Phone: (802) 655-6424
Website: http://winooskilibrary.wordpress.com/

Winooski Historical Society

References

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