Fairfield, Franklin 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]

Fairfield was chartered on August 18, 1763. The town was organized in March 1790 and the first town meeting was held on March 30, 1791.

Fairfield proved to be one of the biggest and best farming towns in Vermont. Its rolling hills are used for growing hay, corn, and pasture for dairy farms, along with the growing of maple trees for maple syrup production.

President Chester A. Arthur was born in Fairfield in 1829, and lived there for the first three years of his life. The reconstructed family home of the 21st President and the church where his father was preacher are located at the President Chester A. Arthur State Historic Site.

The population at the 2010 US Census was 1,891. [1] [2]  [3]   

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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Land Records
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Fairfield, Vermont Land Records, 1851-1927, can be found online at FamilySearch (browse only images).

Probate Records
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Franklin Probate Division
17 Church St.
St. Albans, VT 05478
Phone: (802) 524-7948

Franklin County, Vermont Probate Records, 1860-1910, are available on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Church Records
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Trinity Episcopal Church (Fairfax, Vermont) Records, 1838-1942, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

City Directories
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Maps
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1871 maps of Fairfield Town and Fairfield,Fairfield East

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Town Records
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Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1786-1858, are available on FamilySearch (browse only imagess). 

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Fairfield Town Clerk's Office. These include: Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1999,and Land records, 1763-1851; index, 1763-1875.

Fairfield Town Clerk
25 North Rd.
PO Box 5
Fairfield, VT 05455
Phone: (802) 827-3261
Email: info@FairfieldVermont.us
Website: http://www.fairfieldvermont.us/wordpress/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

St. Albans Messenger

Vermont Online Historical Newspapers

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Bent Northrop Memorial Library
164 Park St.
Fairfield, VT 05455
Phone: (802) 827-3945
Email: bnmllibrarian@gmail.com
Website: http://www.bentnorthrop.org/

References
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