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Helpful Genealogy Links for Researching Your Lincoln, Vermont Ancestor
Lincoln Historical Society
This page describes what materials and resources are available for genealogical research through the Vermont Historical Society's online catalog and Leahy Library in Barre, Vermont.
This page contains links to unique indexes of original genealogical documents or collections at the Leahy Library of the Vermont Historical Society in Barre, Vermont.
Vermont Department of Libraries Genealogical Resources:
Here is a list of specific Vermont genealogical research sites and other general sites outside of Vermont. 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.
Vermont State Archives & Records Administration:
Through partnerships with online content providers, state archival records such as vital records and newspapers of record are available online to Vermont residents free of charge. For some state archival records, we also have searchable databases that contain digital copies of state archival records and/or detailed indices.
The Vermont Genealogy Library has a wide range of resources, classes, and assistance for researching ancestry.
LDSGenealogy.com is a free website that is designed to help anyone quickly locate more record sources for U.S. ancestors. The site catalogs over 1,500 websites so that rather than visiting all of those websites individually, you can come to the U.S. genealogy records directory and find the record sources in one place. There are over 1.1 million record sources listed in the directory which are organized by state, county, city, and record type. The site also features dozens of in-depth articles to help you learn to do genealogy research more effectively.
This is a very useful site for Lincoln, VT genealogy. You will find links to Lincoln birth, death, cemetery, census, church, marriage, newspapers, probate, and more. Below is an example of the Lincoln Cemetery Records.
Lincoln Cemetery Records from LDSGenealogy.com site:
Addison County, Vermont, Cemetery Records, Vol. II-III Online
Eubar-Odette Cemetery Online
Friends Cemetery Online
Johnson Cemetery Online
Lee Cemetery Online
Merrill Cemetery Online
Pope Cemetery Online
A summary of facts, historical records, and resources available for Lincoln, Addison County, Vermont.
The United States has collected data about its population since 1790 and continues to collect data every 10 years. Currently, the National Archives has the 1790 to 1940 census records available to the public. In addition to the censuses conducted by the federal government, many state censuses have been conducted. Some of these date to the colonial period. Although the National Archives may have some of these records, contact your state or local archives to inquire about their state census holdings.
Access free digitized images of newspapers, books, films, maps, personal narratives, photos, prints, and drawings.
Part of the Library of Congress website, Chronicling America has searchable images of US newspapers from 1792-1963.
Genealogy.com is a source for family history buffs to find genealogical research originally posted in GenForum and some of their most popular genealogy articles.
You can search for ancestors here and find out a great deal of information and photos, also leading to family members. Over 170 million burial and cemetery records have been submitted to Find-A-Grave.
Daughters of the American Revolution:
The Daughter of the American Revolution website has a genealogy section with information on starting a family tree.
The USGenWeb Project ® was established in 1996 by a group of genealogists who shared a desire to create free online resources for genealogical research. Originally beginning with online directories of text-based resources, their vision has grown into a network of over 3000 linked websites, all individually created and maintained by a community of volunteers. Today you may find a variety of unique county and state resources including photos, maps, transcriptions, historical documents, helpful links, and much more.
For many Americans, finding a family member’s immigration record is a meaningful experience. It’s a tangible link to your past, an artifact of your heritage, and a testament to your ancestor’s hopes and dreams. It’s easy to begin your search from home. SOLEIF’s online Passenger Search database includes some 65 million arrival records of peopling coming to America through the Port of New York from 1820 through 1957.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides FamilySearch free of charge to everyone, regardless of tradition, culture, or religious affiliation. FamilySearch resources help millions of people around the world discover their heritage and connect with family members.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever. Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching a historical topic that interests you.
The Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana has one of the largest genealogy collections in the United States. You can search for free all the databases.
Free Index Collections - Ancestry
Ancestry.com has a number of free collections which include census records, immigration records, military records, prison records, wills, biographies, and a large number of Jewish records from eastern Europe.
Fulton History Newspaper Search:
At first glance, this appears to be a New York vintage postcard site. But it’s a searchable repository of old newspapers published in the United States and Canada, along with historical photos and newspapers from 1795 to 2007, with new data added weekly.
A map collection within the Library of Congress, this collection of fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company can be used to see how cities evolved over time. Sanborn maps are a collection of fire maps, sheet maps or atlas maps depicting the built environment of a city. Unlike a street map, a fire insurance map thoroughly describes buildings, land use, and transportation infrastructure.
You can access Sanborn Maps of Vermont here at the Vermont Historical Society website.
New England Historic Genealogical Society:
If your ancestors were from New England, you will find databases, collections, and services here.
New Horizons Genealogy specializes in New England and New York Colonial American Genealogy, Ancestry and Family History. It includes a list of Revolutionary War Graves of Soldiers Buried in Vermont, whose graves have been officially reported, located or marked, by the Daughters of the American Revolution of Vermont.
If your ancestors were Jewish, this website has more than 20 million records from all over the world to help you trace your Jewish heritage.
AfriGeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general. It is also an African Ancestry research community featuring the AfriGeneas mail list, the AfriGeneas message boards and daily and weekly genealogy chats.
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.