Tunbridge, Orange 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]

Tunbridge was granted its charter on September 3, 1761. The town consists of three village centers; North Tunbridge (also known locally as "Blood Village"), Tunbridge Village ("Market") and South Tunbridge ("Jigger").

The town is home to the Tunbridge World's Fair, once of such sleazy reputation that parents ordered their children to stay away. The fair has cleaned up its act of late, and over the past several years has become one of THE annual events to attend in Vermont.  [1] [2] [3]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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On the beginnings of Tunbridge, by Robert O'Brien (1961) - find this 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 Tunbridge is Orange.
Orange Probate Court
5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
Phone: (802) 685-4610

City Directories
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Maps
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1877 map of Tunbridge

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Churches
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Congregational Church (Tunbridge, Vermont) Records, 1792-1864 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records.
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1868-1979, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Tunbridge Land Records, 1851-1900, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Tunbridge Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1868-1997; indexes to births, deaths, and marriages, 1857-1912, Deeds and town records, 1761-1787, and Deeds, 1780-1852; index to deeds, 1780-1916.

Town Clerk
271 Vermont Rte. 110
P.O. Box 6
Tunbridge, VT 05077
Phone: (802) 889-5521
Website: http://www.tunbridgevt.com/

Newspapers
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The Herald of Randolph

Valley News

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Tunbridge Public Library
289 Vermont Rt 110
PO Box 9
Tunbridge, VT 05077
Phone: (802) 889-9404
Email: letsread@tunbridgelibrary.org
Website: http://www.tunbridgelibrary.org/

References[edit | edit source]

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