Springfield, 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]

The town of Springfield was chartered on August 20, 1761 and named for Springfield, Massachusetts.

Springfield is known for inventiveness and industry. The area called "the Cradle of Inventions" and "Precision Valley" has created many worthwhile devices, such as, the common spring clothes pin, the breech loading rifle, the steam shovel, the corn planter, the broomholder, hay and straw cutters, mop wringer, sheep shearing machine, the optical comparator and the flat turret lathe.[1][2]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

The Vermont Historical Gazetteer is a 5 volume set of historical information by Abby Maria Hemenway with Volume I published in 1867 and Volume V completed in 1891 after her death. Also available online in PDF format at this link.

Town Histories
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History of the Town of Springfield, Vermont, by Charles Horace Hubbard and Justus Dartt - Find the book in a library. This book is available on ancestry.com.

The history of Springfield, Vermont, 1885-1961 : with an introductory chapter to 1885, by Keith Richard Barney - Find the book in a library.

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 Springfield 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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The Family History Library has microfilm of the 1917 & 1918 Springfield Town Directories.

Vermont City Directories in Vermont Repositories.

Maps[edit | edit source]

1869 map of Springfield.

1886 map of Springfield.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

North Springfield[edit | edit source]
Springfield
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Churches
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1. Calvary Baptist Church
    156 Main St.
    Springfield, VT 05156
    Phone: (802) 885-2349

2. First Congregational Church United Church of Christ
    77 Main St. 
    Springfield, VT 05156
    Phone: (802) 885-5728

3. St Mark's Episcopal Church
    33 Fairground Rd.
    Springfield, VT 05156
    Phone: (802) 885-2723

4. St. Mary's Catholic Church
    10 Pleasant St.
    Springfield, Vermont 05156
    Phone: (802) 885-3400

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Digital images of Sharon Town records 1903-1996 are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Springfield Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1778-1917; general index to land records, 1771-1888, Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1730-1996,and Town records, 1769-1842.

Town of Springfield
96 Main St.
Springfield, VT 05156
Phone: (802) 885-2104
Website: Springfield VT Gov Office2

Newspapers
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Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Springfield Art & Historical Society
9 Elm Hill St.
PO Box 313
Springfield, VT 05156
Phone:(802) 885-2415
Website: Springfield art and historical society
Historical Society is also on Facebook

Springfield Town Library
43 Main St.
Springfield, VT 05156
Phone: (802) 885-3108
Website: Springfield town library

References[edit | edit source]

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