Thursday, October 20, 2011

Some Vermont Vital Records of the Early 19th Century, 1802-1838

In all my searching Vermont is one state where the number of digital history or on-line genealogy records is quite limited.  The Vermont Historical Society has one collection of early Vermont vital records transcribed from index cards found in two drawers of a filing cabinet at the society. They consist of items relating to Vermont deaths and marriages were compiled by John Elliott Bowman from various newspapers, chiefly dated between 1802-1838, with a single reference to a 1796 issue of the Keene, N.H., Rising Sun, and one of the same year to Spooner’s Vermont Journal. It is not known how extensive the initial research was or if all issues of the listed publications were searched. The site presents a list of the newspapers from which information was gleaned, and time spans represented.

This link  takes you to the description page. At the bottom you will find the link to a PDF document you may view on-line or download.

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