Reading, 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]

Reading was chartered June 6, 1761 and the town organized on March 30, 1780.

The Town of Reading includes Felchville, Hammondsville, and South Reading. Felchville is usually called Reading and is the location of the Town Hall/Post Office, the Reading Elementary School and the Reading Public Library. [1]

Historical Data
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Town Histories[edit | edit source]

History of Reading, Windsor County, Vermont. Vol. II (1903), by Gilbert Asa Davis - Read this book free of charge online.

Centennial celebration, together with an historical sketch of Reading, Windsor County, Vermont : and its inhabitants from the first settlement of the town to 1874, by Gilbert A. Davis - 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 Reading is Windsor.
Windsor Probate Court
PO Box 402 (Cota Fuel Bdg)
N. Springfield, VT 05150
Phone: (802) 886-2284

City Directories
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Maps[edit | edit source]

Map of modern Reading.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

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Town Records[edit | edit source]

Digital images of Reading Town records 1785-1988 are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Reading Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1760-1911; general index to land records, 1760-1886,  Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1997; index to births, marriages, deaths, 1770-1997, and Town and vital records, 1785-1858; miscellaneous records, 1781-1919.

Reading Town Clerk
799 Vermont Route 106
Reading, VT 05062
Phone: (802) 484-7250

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The Vermont Standard

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Reading Historical Society
PO Box 252
Reading, VT 05062
Phone: (802) 484-5738

Reading Public Library
717 VT Route 106
Reading, VT 05062
Phone: (802) 484-5588

References[edit | edit source]

  1. History of the Town of Reading, VT,

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