Marshfield, Washington 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]

The independent Republic of Vermont chartered the Town of Marshfield in June 1790 and named it for Isaac Marsh, one year before Vermont became the 14th state to join the United States of America. Located in the northeast part of Washington County, the 44 square mile town of Marshfield is bisected by the fertile valley of the Winooski River on its 88-mile run to Lake Champlain  [1]   [2]  

Historical Data
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Town Histories[edit | edit source]

  • History of Marshfield, VT, Ozias C. Pitkin and Fred E. Pitkin (1941) - a digital copy of this book is available online.
  • History of the town of Waitsfield : incl. an engraving of Bethany Church at Montpelier, and papers from Marshfield and Middlesex, Perrin B. Fisk (1882) - a digital copy of this book is available online.

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 Marshfield is Washington.
Washington District Probate Court
10 Elm St. #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-3405

Church Records
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City Directories
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Maps
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1873 map of Marshfield

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1794 -1998, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Marshfield Clerk's Office. These include Town records, v. 1-3, 1794-1884, and  Deeds, 1800-1853.

Marshfield Town Clerk
122 School St.
Marshfield, VT 05658
Phone: (802) 426-3305
Website: http://www.town.marshfield.vt.us/

Newspapers
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Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Jaquith Public Library
Address: 122 School St.
Marshfield, VT 05658
Phone: (802) 426-3581
Email: contact@jaquithpubliclibrary.org
Website: http://www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org/

Marshfield VT Historical Society

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: