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Reading, Windsor County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Reading was chartered June 6, 1761 and the town organized on March 30, 1780.

The Town of Reading includes Felchville, Hammondsville, and South Reading. Felchville is usually called Reading and is the location of the Town Hall/Post Office, the Reading Elementary School and the Reading Public Library. [1]

Historical Data
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Town Histories[edit | edit source]

History of Reading, Windsor County, Vermont. Vol. II (1903), by Gilbert Asa Davis - Read this book free of charge online.

Centennial celebration, together with an historical sketch of Reading, Windsor County, Vermont : and its inhabitants from the first settlement of the town to 1874, by Gilbert A. Davis - view a digital version of this book at FamilySearch.

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

Probate Records
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The probate district for Reading is Windsor.
Windsor Probate Court
PO Box 402 (Cota Fuel Bdg)
N. Springfield, VT 05150
Phone: (802) 886-2284

City Directories
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Maps[edit | edit source]

Map of modern Reading.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Churches
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Town Records[edit | edit source]

Digital images of Reading Town records 1785-1988 are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Reading Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1760-1911; general index to land records, 1760-1886,  Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1997; index to births, marriages, deaths, 1770-1997, and Town and vital records, 1785-1858; miscellaneous records, 1781-1919.

Reading Town Clerk
799 Vermont Route 106
Reading, VT 05062
Phone: (802) 484-7250
Email: readingvermont@comcast.net
Website: http://www.readingvt.govoffice.com/

Newspapers
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The Vermont Standard

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Reading Historical Society
PO Box 252
Reading, VT 05062
Phone: (802) 484-5738

Reading Public Library
717 VT Route 106
Reading, VT 05062
Phone: (802) 484-5588
Email: reading.public.library@comcast.net
Website: http://www.readinglibrary.org/

References[edit | edit source]

  1. History of the Town of Reading, VT, http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/WindsorReading.html

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