Guilford, Windham 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 Guilford was chartered on April 2, 1754 by Benning Wentworth, the Governor of New Hampshire. After a second charter in 1764, the landowners of Guilford made many attractive proposals to potential settlers of Guilford, making the town have a rapid growth in the earlier days.  [1][2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Official history of Guilford, Vermont, 1678-1961 : with genealogies and biographical sketches - find this book in a library.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Probate Records
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The probate district for Guilford is Marlboro.
Marlboro Probate Court
80 Flat St, Suite 104
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 257-2898

City Directories
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Maps
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1869 map of Guilford

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

  • Baker Cemetery - inscriptions at Find a Grave site.
  • Blanchard Cemetery (aka Old North Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Carpenter Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Christ Church Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Franklin Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Groll Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Guilford Center Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Lee Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Maplehurst Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Stark Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Weatherhead Hollow Cemtery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Guilford Cemetery (aka Hinesburg Cemetery, West Guilford Baptist Church Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Wilkens Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches
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Safe thus far : a history of the Guilford Congregational Church in Guilford, Vermont, 1767-1997, by Larrimore C. Crockett (1999) - find this book in a library.

Guilford, Vermont church records, 1793-1802 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library. This film contains Contains baptisms (1793-1802), marriages and deaths (1793-1796).

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1770-1952, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Guilford Town Clerk's Office. These include  Deeds, 1754-1851; index to deeds, 1770-1950.

Guilford Town Office
236 School Rd
Guilford, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 254-6857
Website: http://www.guilfordvt.net/

Newspapers
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Brattleboro Reformer

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Guilford Historical Society
236 School Road
Guilford VT 05301
Phone: (802) 257-0147
Email: pulpitfm@verizon.net
Website: http://guilfordhistorical.org/

Guilford Free Library
4024 Guilford Center Road
Guilford, VT 05301
Phone: 802-257-4603
Email: guilford_pl@vals.state.vt.us
Website: http://www.sover.net/~wilken/guilfordlibrary/

References[edit | edit source]

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