Stannard, Caledonia 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]

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References[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Stannard was chartered on August 19, 1867 by the Vermont Legislature. One of the most acclaimed veterans returned from the Civil War was General George Stannard, who was called the Hero of Gettysburg by his fe!low Vermonters. Most military historians give General Stannard and his Vermonters credit for having achieved one of the key victories of the war when they first broke Pickett's charge and then later repulsed the attack by Florida and Alabama troops at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Finally heeding the pleas of its residents, the legislature decided to give what had been known as Goshen Gore Number 1 independent status as a town. The new town was named Stannard in the General's honor.

The population of Stannard at the 2010 U.S. Census was 216. Stannard is the smallest township in Caledonia county and the town has no paved roads.  [1] [2] [3]

Historical Data
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Stannard, Vermont GenWeb Page

Town Histories
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Brief History of Goshen Gore / Stannard.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Military Records
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Probate Records
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The probate district for Stannard is Caledonia
Caledonia Probate Division
1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-6605

Church Records
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City Directories
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1888 Stannard Town Directory

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1875 map of Stannard

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Town Records 
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Stannard Town Clerk's Office. These include General index to land records, 1867-1972.

Stannard Town Clerk
615 Stannard Mountain Road
Stannard, VT 05842
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 94
Greensboro Bend, VT 05842
Phone: (802) 533-2577

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Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.

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Adjacent towns: