Stockbridge, 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 Stockbridge was chartered on July 21, 1761 and the first town meeting was held on March 27, 1792. Most of the grantees were residents of Massachusetts, so it seems certain that the town was named for that Stockbridge.

The post office is located in the villiage of Gaysville, which derives its name from the families of Daniel and Jeremiah Gay.[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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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 Stockbridge is Hartford.
Hartford Probate Court
62 Pleasant St.
Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone: (802) 457-1503

City Directories
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Maps[edit | edit source]

Map of modern Stockbridge.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

List of names of people buried in the cemeteries of Town of Stockbridge to the year of 1919 is on microfilim at the Family Historiy Library. Film can be ordered online.

Churches
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Town Records[edit | edit source]

Digital images of Stockbridge Town records 1757-1905 are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Stockbridge Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1952; indexes to births, deaths, marriages, 1757-1902.

Stockbridge Town Clerk
Physical Address: 1722 Vermont Route 100
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 39
Stockbridge, VT 05772
Phone: (802) 234-9371
Email: townofstockbridge@myfairpoint.net
Website: Vermont Government Towns

Newspapers
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Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Stockbridge Historical Society
PO Box 39
Stockbridge, VT 05772

Belcher Memorial Library
4452 VT Route 107
Mail: PO Box 164
Gaysville, Vermont 05746
Phone: (802) 234-6608

References[edit | edit source]

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