Barnard, 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]

Barnard was chartered on July 16, 1761. The town name was spelled Bernard in the charter, but changed to its present spelling sometime before 1810.[1][2]

Historical Data
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About Barnard, Vermont, a Unique Small Town with a Rich History & Bright Future

Town Histories
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History of Barnard, Vermont, 1927-1975 by the Barnard Bicentennial Committee, 1975 - Find this book in a library.

History of Barnard, Vermont, with family genealogies, 1761-1927 by William Monroe Newton (1928) - Find this book in a library.

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 Barnard is Hartford.
Hartford Probate Court
62 Pleasant Street
PO Box 275
Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone: (802) 457-1503

City Directories
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1869 map of Barnard

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Barnard Vermont cemetery records, 1785-1906, are on microfilm at the Family History Library.  

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Town Records
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Digital images of Barnard Town records, 1900-1962, are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Barnard Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1781-1913; general index to land records, 1781-1889Town records, 1727-1896, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1997.

Barnard Town Clerk
115 N Rd.
PO Box 274
Barnard, VT 05031
Phone: (802) 234-9211

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The Vermont Standard

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Charles B. Danforth Library
Address: VT Route 12
Mail: PO Box 204
Barnard, VT 05031
Phone: (802) 234-9408

References[edit | edit source]

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