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East Montpelier, 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

East Montpelier was chartered on January 1, 1849 by the Vermont State Legislature.

East Montpelier came to be when the village of Montpelier, named permanent capital of Vermont, was set aside as a separate town in 1848, retaining the original name. Considerable bitterness existed among the townsfolk who now lived in East Montpelier: Montpelier now had the center of State government, the best waterpower sites and most of the population. East Montpelier did get most of the land, but little else. As if that weren't bad enough, the town was now someplace else in the alphabet, along with other split-off towns which had directional words added (South Burlington, West Fairlee, West Windsor, West Rutland). [1]   [2]  

Historical Data

Town Histories

Across the Onion : a history of East Montpelier, Vermont, 1781 to 1981, Ellen C Hill and Marilyn S Blackwell (1983) - 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 East Montpelier is Washington.
Washington District Probate Court
10 Elm St. #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-3405

Vermont. Probate Court (Washington District), East Montpelier - Court amended documents, 1903-1990, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Church Records

City Directories

Maps

1873 map of East Montpelier

Cemeteries

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

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1856-1974, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Vermont, Washington County, East Montpelier, death and burial records, 1998-2005, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the East Montpelier Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1856-1997.

East Montpelier Town Clerk
40 Kelton Rd.
PO Box 157
East Montpelier, VT 05651
Phone: (802) 223-3313
Website: http://eastmontpeliervt.org/

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies

East Montpelier Historical Society
PO Box 63
East Montpelier, VT 05651
Website: http://www.eastmontpelierhistoricalsociety.org/

References

Adjacent towns: