Vermont Colonial Records
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Online Records[edit | edit source]
Many records from the colonial era in New England were kept at the town or county level. Search the catalog at the town or county level to locate those records.
- Vermont State Papers at the Vermont State Archives.
History[edit | edit source]
Fort Drummer, established in 1724, was the first British settlement in Vermont. Grants for land in Vermont were issued by Massachusetts (1672-1772), New Hampshire (1749-1764), and New York (1764-1776). In 1764, New York claimed Vermont as part of Albany County, settlers from Connecticut and Massachusetts organized the Green Mountain Boys to protect their grants. Vermont claimed independence in 1777, and was known as New Connecticut for about six months before the name was changed to Vermont.
Resources[edit | edit source]
- Collections of the Vermont Historical Society. 4 Vols. (Montpelier: The Society, 1870, 1943).
- The Vermont State Papers. 17 Vols. (Montpelier: Secretary of State, 1918-1969).
- The Records of the Council of Safety of the State of Vermont, 1775-1836. 8 Vols. (Montpelier: n.p., 1873-1880).
- Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 by John E. Goodrich. (Rutland, VT: Tuttle Co., 1904).
- Vermont Families in 1791 by Scott A. Bartley. (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1992).
- Revolutionary Outlaws: Ethan Allen and the Struggle for Independence on the Early American Frontier by Michael A. Bellesiles. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1993).
- Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation by Hiram Carleton. 2 Vols. (New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1903).
- The Congregational Churches of Vermont and Their Ministry, 1762-1914, Historical and Statistical by John Moore Comstock. (Saint Johnsbury, VT: The Caledonian Co., 1915).
- The French Occupation in the Champlain Valley from 1609 to 1759 by Guy Coolidge. (1938. Harrison, NY: Harbor Hill Books, 1979).
- History of the Baptists in Vermont by Henry Crocker. (Bellows Falls, VT: P.H. Gobie, 1913).
- Collecting Vermont Ancestors by Alice Eichholz. (Montpelier: New Trails, 1986).
- The Bibliography of Vermont, Or, a List of Books and Pamphlets Relating in Any Way to the State: With Biographical and other Notes by M.D. Gilman. (Burlington, VT: Free Press Association, 1897).
- The Shaping of Vermont, 1747-1877 by J. Kevin Graffagnino. (Rutland, VT: Vermont Heritage Press, 1983).
- The Vermont Historical Gazetteer: A Magazine Embracing a History of Each Town, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Biographical and Military by Abby Maria Hemenway. (Burlington, VT: The Author, 1868-1923).
- Vermont 1771 Census by Jay Mack Holbrook. (Oxford, MA: Holbrook Research Institute, 1982).
- Index to the Collections of the Vermont Historical Society by Earle Williams Newton. 10 Vols. (Montpelier: The Society, 1946).
- Vermont Warnings Out, 1770-1817 by Alden Rollins. 2 Vols. (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1995-1997).
- Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History by Esther Munroe Swift. (1977. Reprint. Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1996).
- History of Vermont: Natural, Civil and Statistical in Three Parts, with an Appendix by Zadock Thompson. (Burlington, VT: The Author, 1853).
- A Guide to Vermont's Repositories by Vermont State Archives. (Montpelier: The Archives, 1986).