Map of the United States (section), published by E. Huntington and A. Willard, Hartford, 1826. Collection of Henry Sheldon Museum.

Map of the United States (section), published by E. Huntington and A. Willard, Hartford, 1826. Collection of Henry Sheldon Museum.

Genealogy Resources

The Stewart-Swift Research Center provides access to rich resources for Addison County genealogical research. The Reading Room houses county, state, and town histories; census records; birth, marriage, and death records from Middlebury and some surrounding towns; cemetery indexes; lists of marriages and deaths in Middlebury newspapers from 1801 to 1900; church records; the People File, where genealogical inquires are archived; and more. See also the Sources for Genealogical Research for a list of resources that are available in the Research Center.

Additional resources can be found in the Center’s extensive manuscript collection that includes family and business papers and over 30,000 individually catalogued letters, as well as local maps and newspapers, photographs, books and more. See Research Collections and our online catalog for more information.

Additional Resources Available in Addison County and Vermont

Addison County, Vermont, Cemetery Indexes
  • lists of cemeteries with indexed graves
Addison County Town Clerks Offices
  • vital statistics and land records for individual towns

Note: each clerk operates independently, some may also have church and other records stored at their offices; birth, marriage and death records may be incomplete for earlier years, as Town Clerks were not required or paid to keep them before 1857.

Addison County Probate Court

7 Mahady Court, Middlebury, VT 05753 · (802) 388-2612

  • wills and other legal documents

Note: the court may have records of the estate settlements of people who died in Addison County after 1824, mainly for the northern part of the County;  and after 1852 for the southern districts. Earlier records were burned in two separate fires, when the County was divided into two probate districts.

Ilsley Public Library

75 Main Street, Middlebury, VT 05753 ·(802) 388-4095

Middlebury College Collections
  • College Archives
  • Special Collections
  • Vermont Collection
Vermont Historical Society

60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641 · (802) 479-8500