Waitsfield, 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]

Waitsfield was created by Vermont charter on February 25, 1782. It was granted to militia Generals Benjamin Wait and Roger Enos and others, and named for Wait.  The primary villages in the town are Waitsfield and Irasville.  [1]  

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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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 Waitsfield is Washington.
Washington District Probate Court
10 Elm St. #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-3405

Church Records
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Records of the Congregational Church in Waitsfield, 1796-1876, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

City Directories
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Maps
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1873 map of Fayston and Waitsfield, Irasville

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital Records, 1918 -1988, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images)

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Waitsfield Town Clerk's Office. These include:

Waitsfield Town Office
9 Bridge Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Phone: (802) 496-2218
Website: http://www.waitsfieldvt.us/clerk/

Newspapers
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Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Joslin Memorial Library
4391 Main St.
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Phone:(802) 496-4205
Website: http://www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com/

Waitsfield Historical Society
PO Box 816
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Website: http://www.waitsfieldhistoricalsociety.com/

References
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  1. Roxbury, VT History - Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waitsfield,_Vermont

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