Hartford, 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]

Hartford was chartered in 1761 and was the first town east of the Green Mountains to be chartered after the French and Indian War. The Town of Hartford consists of the villages of Quechee, White River Junction, Hartford, West Hartford, and Wilder.[1][2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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History of Hartford, Vermont, July 4, 1761-April 4, 1889, by William Howard Tucker - book is available free of charge online.  View digital version at FamilySearch.

Historical highlights of the town of Hartford, Vermont, 1761-1974, by John W St Croix - 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 Hartford 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 Hartford

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Hartford[edit | edit source]
West Hartford[edit | edit source]
Quechee[edit | edit source]
White River Junction
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  • Hartford Point Cemetery (aka Hartford Cemetery, Hartford Village Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mount Olivet Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Anthony Catholic Cemetery (aka South End Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
Wilder[edit | edit source]
  • Christian Street Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches[edit | edit source]

Dothan Church Marriages (early 1800s), Hartford, Vermont

Congregational Church (West Hartford, Vermont) records, 1830-1886 are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records
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Digital images of Hartford Town records, 1764-1997, are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Hartford Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1765-1901; index to land records, 1765-1901, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1997.

Hartford Town Clerk
171 Bridge St.
White River Junction, VT 05001
Phone: (802) 295-2785
Email: mhill@hartford-vt.org
Website: http://www.hartford-vt.org/

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The Vermont Standard

Rutland Herald Newspaper

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Hartford Historical Society
1461 Maple St.
P. O. Box 547
Hartford, VT 05047
Phone: (802) 296-3132
Email: genealogyhartfordhistory.org
Website: http://www.hartfordhistory.org/

Hartford Library, Inc.
1587 Maple Street
P.O. Box 512
Hartford, VT 05047
Phone: (802) 296-2568
Eamil: Hartford@vals.state.vt.us
Website: http://www.hartfordvtlibrary.org/

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hartford, VT History - The Hartford VT Historical Society, http://www.hartfordhistory.org/?page_id=2
  2. History of the Town of Hartford, VT, http://usgenwebsites.org/VTGenWeb/Windsor-Co-VT.htm#Hartford

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