Pomfret, 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]

Pomfret was chartered July 8, 1761.  Pomfret was called "New Pomfret" at first because most of the people who settled there came from the Pomfret, Connecticut[1]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Pomfret, Vermont : in two volumes, by Henry H. Vail - view a digital version of this book at FamilySearch.

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 Pomfret is Hartford.
Hartford Probate Court
62 Pleasant Street
PO Box 275
Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone: (802) 457-1503

Military[edit | edit source]

Enrolled militia records, 1863-1866, are available on microfilm in the Family History Library.

City Directories
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Maps[edit | edit source]

Map of modern Pomfret.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Pomfret, Vermont Cemetery records, 1829-1972, available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Churches[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Digital images of Pomfret Town records, 1967-1996, are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Pomfret Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1769-1880; general index to land records, 1769-1952 Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1770-1996, and Town proceedings, 1773-1914.

Pomfret Town Clerk
5218 Pomfret Road,
North Pomfret, VT 05053
Phone: (802) 457-3861
Website: http://pomfretvt.us/

Newspapers
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The Vermont Standard

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Pomfret Historical Society
Bartlett Brook Road
PO Box 54
South Pomfret, VT 05067
Phone: (802) 457-1021

Abbott Memorial Library
15 Library St.
PO Box 95
South Pomfret, VT 05067
Phone: (802) 457-2236
Email: abbottlibrary@gmail.com
Website: http://www.abbottmemoriallibrary.org/

References[edit | edit source]

  1. History of the Town of Pomfret, VT, http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/WindsorPomfret.html

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