Jamaica, Windham County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The Town of Jamaica was chartered on November 7, 1780 by the Vermont Legislature and is one of only two civic entities in Vermont whose modern name is derived from a Native place name, in this case the Natick word for "beaver" (see also Winooski).  [1][2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Historical notes: Jamaica, Windham county, Vermont, by Warren E. Booker - view digital book online free of charge

Remarks on Jamaica, Vermont by F. M. Butler (1922) - view digital book online free of charge.

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 Jamaica is Westminster.
Westminster Probate Court
PO Box 47
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Phone: (802) 463-3019

City Directories
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Maps
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1869 map of Jamaica

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

Churches
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Jamaica, Vermont church records, 1791-1990, are available on microfilm from the Vermont Historical Society.

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1790-2001 available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Jamaica Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records and deeds, 1781-1904; index, 1781-1956.

Jamaica Town Office
Mailing Address: PO Box 173
Physical Address: 17 Pikes Falls Road
Jamaica, Vermont 05343
Phone: (802) 874-4681
Email:  jamaicatownclerk@svcable.net
Website: http://www.jamaicavermont.org/

Newspapers
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The Manchester Journal

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Jamaica Hisotrical Foundation

Jamaica Library
17 Depot St.
Jamaica, VT 05343
Phone: (802) 874-4901
Email: jamaicapl@vals.state.vt.us
Website: http://www.jamaicavtlibrary.org/

References[edit | edit source]

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