New Database: Vermont Genealogy

Vermont State House, State Street at Western Avenue, Montpelier, Washington County, VT, by Young, Ammi B; Richards, J R; Mixon, and Stanley P, photographer. Public Domain, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

We are very excited to announce a brand new database: Vermont Genealogy. This database is available through our partnership with the Genealogical Society of Vermont. The database includes volumes 1-19, for the years 1996 through 2014, and it provides over 108,000 searchable names. New volumes of Vermont Genealogy will be added annually.

The indexing for this database includes full names, Publication year (not the year of the record), and article titles and authors. The Vermont Genealogy database is part of the Journals & Periodicals category, and results are included in that category search page

Vermont Genealogy made its debut as a quarterly journal in January 1996. In addition to featuring compiled genealogies, the journal often contains other material including: freeman’s lists; church memberships and dismissals; newspaper vital record abstracts; probate abstracts, Cumberland County, New York, deeds; entries from the diary of Jabez Fitch; records from disincorporated towns, cemetery transcriptions, Bible records; Civil War journals; 1890 Census reconstructions; book reviews; and “Seen Elsewhere,” a bibliography of other journal articles relevant to Vermont. Special issues have featured “Declarations of Aliens, Lower Canada, 1794–1811,” “Name Changes in Vermont, 1778–1900,” “Vital Records of Springfield, Vermont,” and “Vital Records Recorded in the Peru, Vt. Town Records.”

In 2009, Vermont Genealogy switched to semi-annual publication with spring and fall issues. Appointed editor in 2016, Michael F. Dwyer, FASG, has expanded the scope of coverage to include nineteenth-century century immigrant studies, “Gems from the Vermont State Archives,” and continuation of family sketches from “Vermont Families in 1791.”

This update is made possible by the efforts of our volunteers: David Anderson, Kim Bonner, Eileen McCarthy, and Angela Napolitano. If you have some time and would like to get involved in the database digitization and indexing process please contact Rachel Adams, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator via email at

The entire run of Vermont Genealogy is available at our NEHGS Boston research library, call number F48.V48 1996.

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership