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Barre City, Washington County, Vermont Genealogy

Brief History

Cemeteries

Church Records

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

Land Records

The following are online land records for the town of TOWN:

Libraries and Historical Societies

Maps

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers

Probate Records

In Vermont, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of TOWN:

Town Histories

Town Records

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

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

References

Brief History

Originally the village of Barre within Barre Town until the Legislature made the division on November 23, 1894. Four villages, Thwingsville, Gospel Village, Factory Village, and Jockey Hollow were initially separate entities within the city limits.

Although the separate village identities have long since disappeared into the city, you can still hear old-timers using them as area designations.

Barre is the center of Vermont's granite industry, home to the Rock of Ages quarries.  [1]  [2]  

Historical Data

Town Histories

Barre in retrospect : 1776-1976, Friends of the Aldrich Public Library - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records

The probate district for Barre City is Washington.
Washington District Probate Court
10 Elm St. #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-3405

Church Records

City Directories

Barre City Directory, 1890 - 1961 at Ancestry.com ($)

Maps

1873 map of Barre

Cemeteries

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

City Records

Barre City Clerk
PO Box 418
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: (802) 476-0242
Email: cdawes@barrecity.org
Website

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

Libraries and Historical Societies

Aldrich Public Library
6 Washington St.
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: (802) 476-7550
Email: aldrichlibrary@charter.net
Website: http://www.aldrichpubliclibrary.org/

Barre Historical Society
Old Labor Hall
46 Granite Street
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: (802) 331-0013
Website: http://www.oldlaborhall.com/barre_historical_society

References

Adjacent towns: Washington Co.: Barre Town | Berlin