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Whitingham, Windham 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

Whitingham, originally known as Sadawga Springs, was chartered March 12, 1770. The town lies in the southern part of Vermont with it's southern border along the Massachusetts state line. Whitingham is the birthplace of Brigham Young, the second President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and founder of Salt Lake City, Utah.  [1][2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Whitingham is Marlboro.
Marlboro Probate Court
Suite 104
80 Flat St
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 257-2898

City Directories

Maps

1869 map of Whitingham

Cemeteries

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

  • Carly Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Cutting Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Davidson Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Green Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Jewell Cemetery (aka Wheeler Hill Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Riverview Cemetery (aka Sherman Cemetery) - insrciptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Sadawga Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Cemetery records of the town of Whitingham, VT, 1791-1895, are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Churches

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1908-1994, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Whitingham Town Clerk's Office. These include Death certificates 1989-2002 (Whitingham, Vermont)Land records, 1777-1909; with general index, Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1769-1994; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1764-1994, and Town records, book 1, 1764-1837.

Whitingham Town Clerk
P.O. Box 529
2948 VT Route 100
Jacksonville, VT 05342
Phone: 802-368-7887
Email: whitinghamtownclerk@yahoo.com

Newspapers

Brattleboro Reformer

Bennington Banner Newspaper

Libraries and Historical Societies

Whitingham Historical Society
13 Stimpson Hill Rd.
Whitingham, VT 05361
Phone: (802) 368-2586

Whitingham Free Public Library
2948 Vermont 100
Jacksonville, VT 05342
Phone: (802) 368-7506
Email: whitingham@vals.state.vt.us
Website: http://www.readwithus.org/

References

  1. About Whitingham, VT - Virtual Vermont - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/whitingham.html#about
  2. History of the Town of Whitingham, VT http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/WindhamWhitingham.html

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