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]

Windsor was chartered as a town on July 6, 1761 and has played many important roles in both state and country history. In 1777, the signers of the Constitution of the Vermont Republic met at Old Constitution House, a tavern at the time. It is known as the birthplace of Vermont, and acted as the first capital until 1805 when Montpelier became the official state capital.

The tools and the methods which make mass production possible were pioneered at the Robbins & Lawrence Armory in Windsor, Vermont. Using precision metal and wood cutting machines and high standards of accuracy, Robbins & Lawrence proved the effectiveness of a new type of manufacturing that would soon be known as the American System.[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 birthplace of Vermont : a history of Windsor to 1781, by Henry S. Wardner, - Find this book in a library.

Chronicles of Windsor : 1761-1975, by Katherine E Conlin; Wilma Burnham Paronto; Stella Vitty Henry - Find this book in a library.

Windsor heritage : birthplace of Vermont's constitution and industry, by Katherine E Conlin - 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 Windsor is Windsor.
Windsor Probate Court
PO Box 402 (Cota Fuel Bdg)
N. Springfield, VT 05150
Phone: (802) 886-2284

City Directories[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has microfilm of the Windsor Town Directories.

Vermont City Directories in Vermont Repositories

Maps[edit | edit source]

1869 map of Windsor

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Ascutney Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Hoisington Cemetery (aka Fitch Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Houghton Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Old South Church Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Francis of Assisi Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches
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1. First Congregational Church of Windsor
    (Old South Church)
    149 Main St.
    Windsor, VT 05089
    Phone: (802) 674-5087

2. St Francis of Assisi Parish 
30 Union St. 
    PO Box 46
    Windsor, VT 05089
    Phone: (802) 674-2157

3. St Paul's Episcopal Church
    27 State St.
    Windsor, VT 05089
    Phone: (802) 674-6576

4. United Methodist Church
    165 Main St.
    Windsor, VT 05089
    Phone: (802) 674-5359

Town Records[edit | edit source]

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

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Windsor Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1783-1904; general index to land records, 1783-1882Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1921-1997; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, ca. 1765-1996, and Records of births, deaths, and marriages, v. 1-3, 1764-1858.

Windsor Town Clerk
29 Union St.
Windsor, VT 05089
Phone: 802-674-6786
Websilte: http://www.windsorvt.org/town-clerk/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Vermont Standard

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Windsor Historical Society
PO Box 300
Windsor, VT 05089
Phone: (802) 674-2326

Windsor Public Library
43 State Street
Windsor, VT 05089
Phone: (802) 674-2556
Email librarian@windsorlibrary.org
Website: http://windsorlibrary.org/

References[edit | edit source]

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