Waterville, Lamoille 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]

Waterville was chartered on November 15, 1824 by a Vermont Act of Incorporation. Waterville was created out of three parcels: Coits Gore, Belvidere Leg and part of Bakersfield. The town contains a little more than 10,000 acres, being essentially the valley through which the North Branch of the Lamoille River flows. Probably the town was given its name because the river was the most important feature, in the same way that Brookline was named in 1794.  The population at the 2010 US Census was 673. [1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Inventory of the town, village and city archives of Vermont, no. 8, Lamoille County, vol. 9, Town of Waterville - view a digital version of this document.

Town Histories
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Vital Records[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
  • Waterville, Vermont Death Records, 2000-2006, are available on FamilySearch.

Military Records
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Waterville, Vermont Enrolled Militia Records, 1866, can be found at FamilySearch.

Probate Records
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The probate district for Waterville is Lamoille.
Lamoille Probate Court
154 Main St.
PO Box 570
Hyde Park, VT 05655
Phone: (802) 888-3306

Church Records
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City Directories
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Maps
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1878 map of Waterville Town

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Mountain View Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Town Records 
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  • Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1903 -2000, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).
  • Waterville, Vermont Land Records, 1855-1915, are available on FamilySearch (browse only images).
  • The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Waterville Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1824-1855; index to deeds, 1824-1914.

Waterville Town Clerk
850 Vermont 109
PO Box 31
Waterville, VT 05492
Phone: (802) 644-8865
Email: townofwaterville@myfairpoint.net

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

New and Citizen

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Waterville Town Library
850 VT Route 109
Waterville, VT 05492
Phone: (802) 644-5556
Email: librarian@watervillelib.org
Website: http://www.watervillelib.org/

References
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