West Windsor, 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]

West Windsor originally was the West Parish of Windsor.  In 1793, the Vermont Legislature created two "parishes" within Windsor, and in 1814 made the parishes separate entities each with representation in the Legislature. The following year the two were reunited. The two were again separated in 1848, with West Windsor getting more than half the acreage and about a third of the population.  Since that time they have remained two distinct townships.[1][2][3]

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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The heritage of West Windsor, by Erla Bear Scull - Find this book in a library.

Parish and town : the history of Wast Windsor, Vermont, by Mary Beardsley Fenn - 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 West Windsor is Windsor.
Windsor Probate Court
PO Box 402 (Cota Fuel Bdg)
N. Springfield, VT 05150
Phone: (802) 886-2284

City Directories
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Maps[edit | edit source]

Modern day map of West Windsor

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

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Town Records[edit | edit source]

Digital images of West Windsor Town records 1732-2005 are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the West Windsor Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1997Land records, 1815-1816, 1849-1907; general index to land records, 1849-1943, and Parish meetings of West Parish, Windsor, Vermont, 1790-1849.

Town of West Windsor
Mailing Address: PO Box 6
Physical Address: 22 Brownsville-Hartland Road
Brownsville, VT 05037
Phone: 802-484-7212
Email: town.of.west.windsor@valley.net
Website: http://www.westwindsorvt.govoffice2.com/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Vermont Standard

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

West Windsor Historical Society
P.O. Box 12
Brownsville, VT 05037
Phone: (802) 484-3336 for Historic Records
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestWindsorHistoricalSociety

References[edit | edit source]

  1. History of the Town of West Windsor, VT, http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/WindsorWestWindsor.html
  2. Town of West Windsor, VT, http://www.westwindsorvt.govoffice2.com/
  3. Virtual Vermont, West Windsor - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/westwindsor.html

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