Ludlow, 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]

The town of Ludlow was chartered by New Hampshire on September 16, 1761. Settlement of the town did not begin until 1783-84.

Ludlow Woolen Mills is a prominent feature of the Ludlow and its history. The mill was first built for woolen manufacture in 1834. By 1885 it was known as the "Ludlow Woolen Company" and included sections for spinning, carding, weaving, dressing, finishing and dyeing wool.

Black River Academy was chartered in Ludlow in 1835 and operated as a school, serving as the Town of Ludlow's public high school until 1938, when a new school was built. It now houses the Black River Academy Museum and Historical Society, a museum of local history.[1][2]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town.

History of Ludlow, Vermont (1949), by Joseph N. Harris -  Find this book in a library.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

The town of Ludlow kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Ludlow kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)


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

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

The probate district for Ludlow is Windsor.
Windsor Probate Court
PO Box 402 (Cota Fuel Bdg)
N. Springfield, VT 05150
Phone: (802) 886-2284

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

1869 map of Ludlow area.

1869 map of the Town of Ludlow.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Churches[edit | edit source]

1. Church of the Annunciation
    7 Depot St.
    Ludlow, VT 05149
    Phone: (802) 228-3451

2. Ludlow Baptist Church
    99 Main Street
    Ludlow, VT 05149
    Phone: (802) 228-7600

3. Tyson Congregational Church
    39 Dublin Rd.
    Ludlow, VT 05149
    Phone: (802) 228-5114

4. United Church of Ludlow
    48 Pleasant St.
    Ludlow, VT 05149
    Phone: (802) 228-4211

Town Records[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Ludlow Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1792-1851; index to deeds, 1792-1903, Proprietors records, 1761-1809, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1754-1995.

Town & Village of Ludlow
PO Box 359
Ludlow, VT 05149
Phone: (802) 228-2841
Email: village@tds.net
Website: http://www.ludlow.vt.us/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Rutland Herald Newspaper

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Fletcher Memorial Library
88 Main St
Ludlow, VT 05149
Phone:(802) 228-8921
Website: http://www.fmlnews.org/

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ludlow, Vermont - Internet Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludlow_(village),_Vermont
  2. History of the Town of Ludlow, VT, http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/WindsorLudlow.html

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