Vermont Family History Societies(A-G)

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

Statewide and Regional Societies

County and other 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.

They have numerous publications for sale, 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.

The association also gives links to a number of resources available on-line, 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

The association has a Library where many archives are available, which incorporate:

  • Biographical Information regarding Vermont and New England Families
  • Harwood Diaries 1805-1837
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Newspapers
  • Town Histories
  • Vital Records

Cambridge Historical Society

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


Dorset Historical Society

The association has a Museum where a number of archives are accessible, 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.

A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

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

East Montpelier Historical Society

The association has an extensive collection of archives which are stored in East Montpelier Town Office's vault.  These include Letters, Diaries and other Historical Objects.