Montgomery, Franklin 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 Montgomery was granted by the Vermont General Assembly on March 15, 1780 and chartered on October 8, 1879. Montgomery was named in honor of General Richard Montgomery 1738–1775, who was an American Revolutionary War hero.  It may well have been at Ira Allen's suggestion that the town was named for Montgomery.  Allen was one of the two officers who led an attack on Cape Diamond above Quebec at Montgomery's orders on the last day of the year, just before Montgomery was killed while leading the main attack on the city.

In 1963, part of Avery's Gore in Franklin County became part of Montgomery, with the other section becoming part of Belvidere. The population, according to 2010 census United States Census Bureau is 1,201. [1] [2] [3] [4]   

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Montgomery, Vermont : the history of a town, by Sara Taylor (1976) - 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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Land Records
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Montgomery, Vermont, Land Records, 1877-1930, are available at FamilySearch (browse only images).

Probate Records
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Franklin Probate Division
17 Church St.
St. Albans, VT 05478
Phone: (802) 524-7948

Franklin County, Vermont Probate Records, 1860-1910, are available at FamilySearch (browse only images).

Church Records
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  • St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Montgomery, Vermont, Parish Register, 1826-1943, is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.
  • Union Church Records, Montgomery, Vermont, 1826 - 1832, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

City Directories
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Maps
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Montgomery, Vermont Beers Atlas Maps, 1871, courtesy of the Montgomery Historical Society.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Hill West Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Montgomery Center Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Montgomery Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Old Montgomery Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Town Records
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Montgomery Town Clerk
98 Main St.
PO Box 356
Montgomery Ctr, VT 05471
Phone: (802) 326-4719
Email: montgomerytc@fairpoint.net

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

St. Albans Messenger

Vermont Online Historical Newspapers

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Montgomery Town Library
84 Mountain Rd.
Montgomery Ctr, VT 05471
Phone: (802) 326-3113
Email: montgomery.librarian@gmail.com
Website: http://mtlvermont.wordpress.com/

Montgomery Historical Society
PO Box 47
Montgomery, VT 05470
Phone: (802) 326-4404
Email: pratthall@gmail.com
Website: http://www.montgomeryhistoricalsociety.org/

References
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  1. Montgomery, Vermont - Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery,_Vermont
  2. Montgomery, Vermont Town Charter - Montgomery, Vermont Historical Society - http://www.montgomeryhistoricalsociety.org/montgomerycharter.html
  3. About Montgomery, Vermont - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/montgomery.html#about
  4. Montgomery, Vermont - http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/FranklinMontgomery.html

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