Irasburg, 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]

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The town of Irasburg was chartered on February 23, 1781 by the Vermont Legislature.  It was one of three Vermont towns named for Ira Allen, the principal grantee (Ira in Rutland County and Alburgh in Grand Isle County being the others).

Irasburg was granted to Ira Allen, Roger Enos, Jerusha Enos (wife of Roger Enos), Jerusha Enos, Jr. (wife of Ira Allen), Roger Enos, Jr. and others by the Vermont General Assembly. Ira Allen later obtained the rights of the other proprietors, and he deeded the town to Jerusha Enos, Jr. as a wedding gift in 1789.

Irasburg was caught up in Ira's financial disaster and all of Jerusha's land was sold at sheriff's auction for back taxes. Ira's nephew and adopted son Heman bought the land and gave it back to Jerusha.  [1]  [2]  [3]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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A history of Irasburg, Vermont by Marjorie A Orcutt and Edward S Alexander (1989) - find this book in a library.

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 Irasburg Town Directory

Maps
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1878 map of Irasburg

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Cemetery records of the town of Irasburg to 1870 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1803-1892, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Irasburg Town Clerk's Office. These include Town and vital records, 1803-1892; index, 1801-1951Land records, 1855-1877; index to records, 1801-1971, and Deeds, 1801-1855.

Irasburg Town Clerk's Office
161 Vermont 58
P.O. Box 51
Irasburg, VT 05845
Phone: (802) 754-2242
Email: irasburgtc@comcast.net

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Newport Daily Express

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Leach Public Library
130 Park Ave.
Irasburg, VT 05845
Phone: (802) 754-2526

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

References
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