Andover, Windsor 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]

Andover was chartered on October 13, 1761. The town was nearly twice its present size when it was granted. However, a ridge of highlands (including the aptly named Terrible Mountain) made it virtually impossible to get from one side of the town to the other, so the western portion was made into the separate town of Weston in 1799. [1][2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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The Local History of Andover, Vermont, by Hiland H. Gutterson (1922) - Read this book online.

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

Probate Records
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The probate district for Andover is Windsor.
Windsor Probate Court
PO Box 402 (Cota Fuel Bdg)
N. Springfield, VT 05150
Phone: (802) 886-2284

City Directories
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Maps
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1869 map of Andover

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Andover. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windsor County, website at this link.

Churches
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Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1769-1997, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Andover Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1780-1904; index to land records, 1780-1946.

Andover Town Clerk
953 Weston-Andover Rd.
Chester, VT 05143
Phone:(802) 875-2765
Email: clerk@vermontel.net

Newspapers
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Rutland Herald

The Manchester Journal

Libraries and Historical Societies
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References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: Windsor Co.: Chester | Ludlow | Weston | Windham Co.: Londonderry | Windham