Richmond, Chittenden 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]

Richmond was chartered on October 27, 1794 by the Vermont State Legislature and organized in 1795. Richmond was created from lands in what had been three contiguous towns (Jericho, Williston and Huntington); a piece of a fourth (Bolton) was added later.

Richmond Center has always been the chief village, though Jonesville, to the south on Route 2, was a close second for a number of years. Ransome Jones was a prominent village merchant in the 1880's.[1] [2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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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 Richmond is Chittenden.
Chittenden District Probate Court
175 Main St.
PO Box 511
Burlington VT 05402
Phone: (802) 651-1518

Military Records
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Richmond, Vermont, Enrolled Militia Records, 1863-1864, are available on FamilySearch.

City Directories
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Maps
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1869 map of Richmond

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Our Lady Of The Holy Rosary  Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Richmond Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Riverview Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Mary Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches
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Town Records.
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1795-2000, can be found on FamilySearch and records from 1989-2006, can also be found on Family Search (browse only images).

Richmond, Vermont Land Records, 1851-1904, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Richmond Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1795-1851and Cemetery deeds, 1871-1977.

Richmond Town Hall
203 Bridge St.
Richmond, VT 05477
Phone: (802) 434-2221
Website: http://www.richmondvt.gov/

Newspapers
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Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Richmond Free Library
201 Bridge Street
PO Box 997
Richmond, Vermont 05477
Phone: (802) 434-3036
Email: rfl@gmavt.net
Website: http://richmondfreelibraryvt.org/

The Richmond Historical Society
PO Box 453
Richmond, VT 05477
Website: http://www.oldroundchurch.com/index.php/home

References[edit | edit source]

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