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
- lists of cemeteries with indexed graves
- 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.
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.
75 Main Street, Middlebury, VT 05753 ·(802) 388-4095
Genealogy and Local History (many additional resources for genealogical research)
60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641 · (802) 479-8500
Genealogy Research in Vermont (additional resources for genealogical research)