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Names of [[VermontGenealogy|Vermont]] residents may be found in civil court records of actions such as disputes over property or settlement of estates. Criminal court records have information of those involved in confrontations, thefts, or destruction of property. These records may give a person’s age, residence, occupation, and family relationships. Friends and neighbors may have given depositions as witnesses.
The following are major Vermont courts that kept records of genealogical value:
'''1800s– present'''<nowiki>: District courts have county-wide jurisdiction over minor civil and criminal cases.</nowiki>
The records of these courts are available at the county courthouses. The Public Records Division at Montpelier has county court and supreme court records for Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Washington, and Windsor counties from 1782 to 1834. The [ University of Vermont] has some Windsor County documents for 1759 to 1852.
[] lists the addresses, phone numbers, and other contact details for county courts.
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