Wardsboro, Windham County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Wardsboro was chartered on November 7, 1780 by the Vermont Legislature. In 1788, it was divided into North and South Districts, the latter becoming present-day Dover in 1810. The town includes the villages of Wardsboro Center, West Wardsboro, and South Wardsboro.  [1][2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Return to Yesterday : a History of Wardsboro, Vermont, by C. S. Streeter (1980) - find this book in a library.

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Military discharges, 1945-1956, Town of Wardsboro, VT are available on microfilm at the Family History 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 Wardsboro is Marlboro.
Marlboro Probate Court
80 Flat St, Suite 104
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 257-2898

City Directories
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Maps
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1869 map of Wardsboro

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Cemetery records, 1793-1869, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Wardsboro, Vermont, cemetery records 1790-1870, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Churches
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Congregational Church records, v. 1-2, 1793-1859 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1782-1972, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Wardsboro Town Clerk's Office. These include Wardsboro, Vermont, vital records 1883-2002 and indexes ca. 1900-1972. and Deeds/land records, 1787-1901; index to deeds, 1787-1917.

Wardsboro Town Clerk
71 Main St.
Wardsboro, VT 05355
Phone: (802) 896-6055
Email: wardsborotownoffice@myfairpoint.net

Newspapers
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Brattleboro Reformer

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Wardsboro Public Library
170 Main St.
P. O. Box 157
Wardsboro, VT 05355
Phone: (802) 896-6988
Website: Wardsboro Public Library

References[edit | edit source]

  1. About Wardsboro, VT - Virtual Vermont - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/wardsboro.html#about
  2. History of the Town of Wardsboro, VT http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/WindhamWardsboro.html

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