Craftsbury, Orleans 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]

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]

The town of Craftsbury was chartered on August 23, 1781 by the Vermont Legislature and includes the four unincorporated villages of Craftsbury Common, Mill Village, North Craftsbury and East Craftsbury.

In the original charter, the town was named Minden. According to the legislative journals the town's name was changed from Minden to Craftsbury in November, 1790 because "from a similarity of sound the names of Lyndon and Mindon are often mistaken one for the other"; the Craftsbury name was chosen to honor the town's chief grantee and first settler.

The population at the 2010 US Census was 1206.  [1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Military Records
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Probate Records
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Orleans Probate Division
247 Main Street
Newport, VT · 05855
Phone: (802) 334-3305

Church Records
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City Directories
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1884 Craftsbury Town Directory

Maps
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1878 map of Craftsbury

1878 map of Craftsbury Town North, Craftsbury Town, Craftsbury Town East, Mill Village Town.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Branch Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Craftsbury Common Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Craftsbury Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • East Craftsbury Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1781-2005, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Craftsbury Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds (Craftsbury, Vermont), 1792-1901.

Craftsbury Town Clerk
85 S Craftsbury Rd.
PO Box 55
Craftsbury, VT 05826
Phone: (802) 586-2823
Email: craftsbury@gmail.com
Website: http://www.townofcraftsbury.com/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Newport Daily Express

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Craftsbury Public Library
12 Church Street
PO Box 74
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827
Phone: 802 586-9683
Email: craftsburylibrary@gmail.com
Website: http://www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org/

Craftsbury Historical Society

Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.

References
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