Putney, Windham County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Josiah Willard (1716-1796) led a proprietors' petition for a Putney charter and on December 26, 1753, the town received its first charter, issued by Governor Benning Wentworth of the New Hampshire Grants. Putney officially became part of Windham County, Vermont in 1871.  [1][2]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

The town of Putney kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Putney kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)

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

Probate Records
[edit | edit source]

The probate district for Putney is Westminster.
Westminster Probate Court
PO Box 47
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Phone: (802) 463-3019

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

1869 map of Putney

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Churches[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Putney Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1764-1949; indexes, 1770-1937, Marriages, births and deaths (1857-1994) and indexes (1857-1905)Putney, Vermont town records : births, deaths, and marriages, 1740-1832Records of births, marriages, deaths, and publishments, 1789-1914, and Town records, 1745-1846.

Putney Town Office
127 Main St.
PO Box 233
Putney, VT 05346
Phone: (802) 387-5862
Email: putneytc@putneyvt.org
Website: http://www.putneyvt.org/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Brattleboro Reformer

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Putney Historical Society
15 Kimball Hill
P.O. Box 260
Putney, Vermont 05346
Phone: 802-387-4411
Email: info@putneyhistory.us
Website: http://putneyhistory.us/

Putney Public Library
55 Main St.
Putney, VT 05346
Phone: (802) 387-4407
Email: putpub@svcable.net
Website: http://home.svcable.net/putpub/

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Putney, VT History- Putney VT Municipal website - http://www.putneyvt.org/history_time.php
  2. History of the Town of Putney, VT, http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/WindhamPutney.html

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