The Vermont Historical Gazetteer

Abby Maria Hemenway (1828-1890) collected the following volumes in the late 19th Century. The contributions may vary in quality as they come from many local historians. However, much of the material comes from people who physically knew the early settlers of their town. The material was originally published in small magazine style collections. Later this material was collected into five volumes. Some material was lost to a fire. In 1923 an index volume to all five volumes was published by Herbert Denio and others. That volume appears first and should indicate where you might find the name or names you seek. The index even indicates the column as well as the volume and page. The names in the index often give the name of the town for each name. This can be very helpful when dealing with people who share the same name. In many cases, there is other information such as the name of a wife or the listing of an occupation. This is a very important resource for Vermont genealogy. In spite of the fact of the uneven quality and the missing towns, this resource is essential for Vermont genealogy. You can learn more about these works here.