Vermont Family History Societies(A-D)

This section lists the state-wide associations of Vermont.  It then lists associations from Bennington to Dorset giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

County and other Societies

Statewide and Regional Societies

Vermont Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1971.  

Its aim is to help people researching their ancestry, especially in the State.  You do not need to live in the area to become a member of the association.

Numerous publications are sold by the society, which incorporate Vermont Families 1791, Sudbury Genealogies, Probate Indexes, Vital Records and Census Records.

Publications available for sale also incorporate: 

  • Bibliography for Vermont Genealogy
  • Declarations of Aliens in Lower Canada 1794-1811
  • Genealogies
  • Index to Branches and Twigs 1972-1995
  • Name Changes 1778-1900
  • Vital Records
  • Windsor Co. Probate Index 1778-1899

Vermont Historical Society

Many archives are accessible at The Leahy Library which comprise:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Genealogies
  • Town Histories
  • Vital Records

It is also possible to search these archives using their on-line catalogue.

Links to many resources are available, which comprise:

  • Civil War Officers Gallery
  • Civil War Research Sources
  • Civil War Transcriptions
  • Green Mountain Chronicles Radio Shows
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

On-line resources also incorporate Manuscript Transcriptions, which include:

  • Erastus P Williams Diaries 1830-1843
  • James and Julia Hope Letters 1854-1874
  • Recollections of the 1927 Flood in Montpelier
  • Stephen O Lane Letter 1860

County and Other Societies

Bennington Historical Society - Bennington Museum

Many resources can be accessed in their Library, which incorporate:

  • Biographical Information regarding Vermont and New England Families
  • Books and Manuscripts
  • Deeds
  • Family Papers
  • Harwood Diaries 1805-1837
  • Land Records
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Newspapers
  • Paintings
  • Photographs
  • School Census Records
  • Tax Records
  • Town Histories
  • Vital Records

It is also possible to search their collection using their online catalogue.  Photographs of some pieces in their collection are accessible on their site.


Cambridge Historical Society

The aim of the association is to study and preserve the history of Cambridge.

Cemetery Indexes for Cloverdale, East Cambridge, Gates, Hopkins, Jeffersonville, Mountain View, Smilie and South Cambridge Cemeteries are available.


Dorset Historical Society

Many archives can be accessed in their Museum, which include:

  • Books
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Other Archives
  • Photographs
  • Postcards

Reverend Parsons S Pratt recorded the genealogies of local people and these are available at the Museum.

Numerous publications are sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • 1856 and 1869 Maps of Dorset Township
  • Dorset History Time Line
  • Dorset Village Map
  • Dorset's Charter

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