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Ryegate, Caledonia County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Ryegate was chartered on  September 8, 1763. The town contains the villages of South Ryegate, East Ryegate, and Ryegate Corner. The population was 1,174 at the 2010 census.  [1] [2]   

Historical Data
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Ryegate, Vermont USGenWeb Page

Town Histories
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  • History of Ryegate, Vermont : from its settlement by the Scotch-American company of farmers to present time, with genealogical records of many families, by Edward Miller and Frederic P. Wells (1913) - view this book online. Complete text with family genealogies can be viewed online.
  • Down of the thistle : 20th century Ryegate Vermont, by Dwight A White and Edward Miller (2006) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Military Records
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Probate Records
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The probate district for Ryegate is Caledonia
Caledonia Probate Division
1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-6605

Church Records
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City Directories
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1888 Ryegate Town Directory

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1875 map of Ryegate

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Ryegate Cemetery Records, early to 1870, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records 
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1799-1958, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Ryegate Town Clerk's Office. These include Births (1868-1930), marriages (1868-1950), deaths (1868-2001), Town and vital records, 1770-1886; index to vital records, 1858-1915, and Land records and deeds, 1781-1904; index, 1781-1925.

Ryegate Town Clerk
18 S Bayley Hazen Rd.
PO Box 332
East Ryegate, VT 05042
Phone: (802) 584-3880

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Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Ryegate Historical Society
54 Paper Mill Road, East Ryegate, VT 05042
Mailng Address: PO Box 366, Ryegate, VT 05042
Phone: (802) 584-3520

Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.

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