Rockingham, Windham County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Rockingham is a town in Windham County along the Connecticut River and was chartered by Gov. Benning Wentworth on December 28, 1752. Rockingham includes the incorporated villages of Bellows Falls and Saxtons River. Rockingham has no formal town center, instead town offices and the Rockingham Public Library are located in the village of Bellows Falls.  [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 Rockingham is Westminster.
Westminster Probate Court
PO Box 47
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Phone: (802) 463-3019

City Directories
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Maps
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1869 map of Rockingham

1869 map of Bellows Falls and Saxtons River

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Cambridgeport Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Rockingham Meeting House Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches[edit | edit source]

Records of the First Church of Rockingham, Vermont : from its organization, October 27, 1773, to September 25, 1839 - view a digital version of these records online free of charge.

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1857-1983, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Rockingham Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1761-1919; index to land records v. 1-23, 1779-1881 and Rockingham Justice of the Peace Marriage Records, 1839-1872.

Town of Rockingham & Village of Bellows Falls, Vermont
7 Square
PO Box 370
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Phone: (802) 463-4336.
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Newspapers
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Brattleboro Reformer

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Bellows Falls Historical Society is on Facebook.

Rockingham Free Public Library
65 Westminster Street
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Phone: (802) 463 4270
Website

References[edit | edit source]

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