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=== Brief History<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><br>  ===
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Guide to '''Waltham, Addison ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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=== Brief History ===
  
 
Waltham was created on October 31, 1796 (Vermont Act of Incorporation) and never had a charter of its own, instead coming about through an unusual set of circumstances.  
 
Waltham was created on October 31, 1796 (Vermont Act of Incorporation) and never had a charter of its own, instead coming about through an unusual set of circumstances.  
  
When Vergennes was incorporated out of parts of New Haven, Ferrisburgh and Panton, it was given only the 1,200 acres it now contains. In 1791 about three square miles were taken from New Haven and given to Vergennes, but in 1796 the extra acreage was taken away from Vergennes and incorporated into what is now the town of Waltham. <span style="line-height: 1.5em;"><ref>Waltham VT Town History, http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/waltham.html#about</ref></span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span> <ref>History of the Town of Waltham, VT http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/AddisonWaltham.html</ref>  
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When Vergennes was incorporated out of parts of New Haven, Ferrisburgh and Panton, it was given only the 1,200 acres it now contains. In 1791 about three square miles were taken from New Haven and given to Vergennes, but in 1796 the extra acreage was taken away from Vergennes and incorporated into what is now the town of Waltham. <span style="line-height: 1.5em;"><ref>Waltham VT Town History, http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/waltham.html#about</ref></span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span> <ref>History of the Town of Waltham, VT http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/AddisonWaltham.html</ref>  
  
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===

Latest revision as of 12:32, 25 January 2020

Guide to Waltham, Addison ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Brief History[edit | edit source]

Waltham was created on October 31, 1796 (Vermont Act of Incorporation) and never had a charter of its own, instead coming about through an unusual set of circumstances.

When Vergennes was incorporated out of parts of New Haven, Ferrisburgh and Panton, it was given only the 1,200 acres it now contains. In 1791 about three square miles were taken from New Haven and given to Vergennes, but in 1796 the extra acreage was taken away from Vergennes and incorporated into what is now the town of Waltham. [1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Military Records
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Vermont, Addison County, Waltham, Enrolled Militia Records, 1866-1867 - view digital images 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 Waltham is Addison.
Addison Probate Court
7 Mahady Court
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-2612

City Directories
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Maps
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1871 map of Waltham Township

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Churches
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Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1842-1862, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Waltham Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1794-1999, and Deeds, 1797-1864; index, 1797-1950.

Waltham Town Clerk
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 175, Vergennes, VT 05491
Physical Address: 2053 Maple Street Waltham, VT 05491
Phone: (802) 877-3641
Email: Waltham@myfairpoint.net

Newspapers
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Addison County Independent ($)

Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies
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References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: