Greensboro, 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]

The town of Greensboro was granted on August 20, 1781 by the Vermont Legislature.  The charter was issued under the name of Coltkiln (sometimes rendered incorrectly as Colt Hill). However, the new town that had been granted as Coltkiln was suddenly and without any explanation chartered as Greensboro.

The harvesting and sale of ice became big business from the late 1800s until the late 1930s since farmers needed large amounts for keeping milk and butter cool during warm summer days and for shipping on the railroad. At one point three commercial ice houses in Greensboro harvested 180,000 tons of ice in 2-3 weeks from mid-January to mid-February.

The town includes the places of Campbells Corners, East Greensboro, Gebbie Corner, Greensboro Four Corners, Greensboro Bend, The Four Corners, Tolmans Corner, and Burlington Point. The population at the 2010 US Census was 762. [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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Town of Greensboro, Vermont Enrolled Militia Records, 1861-1865, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

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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Congregational Church of Christ (Greensboro, Vermont) Records, 1804 -1910, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

City Directories
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1884 Greensboro Town Directory

Maps
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1878 map of Greensboro

1878 map of Greensboro Town, and Greensboro Bend Town.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Baker Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Greensboro Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Lincoln-Noyes Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mitchell-McLaren Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Michaels Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1905-2000, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Greensboro Town Clerk's Office. These include Town and vital records of Greensboro, Vermont, 1814-2000, and Land records, 1831-1912.

Greensboro Town Clerk
81 Lauredon Ave.
Greensboro, VT 05841
Phone: (802) 533-2911
Email: greensborovt@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.greensborovt.org/town-officials/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Newport Daily Express

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Greensboro Free Library
53 Wilson Street
Greensboro, VT 05841
Phone: (802) 533-2531
Email: greensborofree@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.greensborofreelibrary.org/

Greensboro Historical Society
29 Breezy Avenue
P.O. Box 151
Greensboro, Vermont 05841
Phone: (802) 533-2457
Website: http://www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org/

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

References
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