Tips and Resources for Searching
Suggestions from FamilySearch:
What do you already know? Talk to other family members. Use a form and start filling in the information. Several types of forms are available here.
What else do you want to know? It can be helpful to pick one person to research.
Where to look? Decide where your answers are likely to be found. Try published family histories, censuses, local histories, and vital records.
Contact a library, government office, or internet site that may give you this information. Make notes of who you contacted, when, and what information you found.
Add the new information to your pedigree chart, family group record and personal and family history notes.
Resources at the Kellogg-Hubbard
Our Vermont collection includes county histories, local city directories, rosters of Vermonters who served in wars, town histories, high school year books, census indexes, some local cemetery inscriptions, some local published marriage lists plus reference books on Vermont history.
The Vermont collection has new titles added regularly. It is available for use during library hours. Most items cannot be checked out, but may be photographed, scanned or photocopied.
The Kellogg-Hubbard has several books on how to conduct genealogical research, both general and specific to Vermont. In our catalog, enter "genealogy" and search by subject to see what's available.
Two favorite search guides are:
Collecting Vermont Ancestors by Alice Eichholz
Unpuzzling Your Past: Basic Guide to Genealogy by Emily Anne Croom
Vermont residents can research Vermont birth, marriage, and death records from 1909-2008 on Ancestry.com for free
if they first sign up for a MyVermont.gov account.
The largest genealogy organization in the world, maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A research-sharing database of information submitted by genealogists. Sister site of Find-a-Grave.
A large library of genealogy resources, plus classes and research help.
Vermont Historical Society Library
A vast collection of family and town histories from around New England, published vital records, transcriptions of Vermont cemeteries, and more.
Offers research help and resources. Find their Genealogy resources here.
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
Research specific to historic buildings and architecture in Vermont as well as preservation efforts since the 1960s.