Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Woodstock is the shire town (county seat) of Windsor County and was charteredon July 10, 1761.  Woodstock, Vermont is famous for the architecture of many of its houses, churches and businesses. It is the only town in America with four Paul Revere church bells.

Woodstock was also the site of the first ski-tow in the United States which was invented and built in 1934.

In addition to the Village, the Town has four hamlets - South Woodstock, West Woodstock, Taftsville and Prosper - each with its own institutions and character. The balance of the town is essentially rural; its southwest corner is largely undeveloped. [1][2]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

The Vermont Historical Gazetteer is a 5 volume set of historical information by Abby Maria Hemenway with Volume I published in 1867 and Volume V completed in 1891 after her death. Also available online in PDF format at this link.

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has microfilm of Woodstorck Probate Record indexes, 1778-2004, 1851-1918.

The probate district for Woodstock is Hartford.
Hartford Probate Court
62 Pleasant Street
Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone: (802) 457-1503

City Directories[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has microfilm of the Woodstock Town Directories.

Vermont City Directories in Vermont Repositories

Maps[edit | edit source]

1869 map of Woodstrock Town

1869 map of Woodstock Area

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Woodstock[edit | edit source]
South Woodstock[edit | edit source]
  • Fullerton Cemetery - insriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Morgan Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Ransom-Kendall Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • South Woodstock Methodist Burying Ground - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Walker - Jaquith Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
West Woodstock[edit | edit source]

Woodstock Cemetery Index, includes Curtis, Cushing, Fullerton, Handy, Highland, Methodist, Randall, Ransom, Smith, Shaw, Taftsville and Walker Cemeteries.

The Family History Library has microfilm of Woodstock Cemetery Records, 1793-1947.

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1. First Congregational Church
    36 Elm St
    Woodstock, VT 05091
    Phone: (802) 457-9818

2. Our Lady of the Snows Roman Catholic Church
    7 South Street
    Woodstock, VT 05091
    Phone: (802) 457-2322

3. St. James Episcopal Church
    On The Green
    Woodstock, VT 05091
    Phone: (802) 457-1727

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Digital images of Woodstock Town records 1732-2005 are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Woodstock Town Clerks Office. These include Records of births, marriages, deaths, and burial permits, 1725-1997Land records, 1779-1903; general indexes to land records, 1779-1893, and Town proceedings, 1773-1904.

Woodstock Town Clerk's Office
31 The Green
Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone: (802) 457-3611
Website: http://www.townofwoodstock.org/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Vermont Standard

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Woodstock History Center
26 Elm Street
Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone: (802) 457-1822
Email: Info@woodstockhistorical.org
Website: http://woodstockhistorical.org/

Norman Williams Public Library
10 South Park St.
Woodstock VT 057
Phone: (802) 457-2295
Website: http://normanwilliams.org/

References[edit | edit source]

  1. History of the Town of Woodstock, VT, http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/WindsorWoodstock.html
  2. Town of Woodstock VT, http://www.townofwoodstock.org/

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