Vermont Genealogy Library-- We're here to help
The Vermont Genealogy Library (VTGENLIB) provides resources, classes and help for individuals researching their Vermont, French Canadian, Scottish, English, Irish or German family tree ancestry. Volunteers staffing the library and computer room help members with their questions. Online resources include a forum with surname research, our library catalog, and access to exclusive Catholic Vermont Baptism and Vermont Marriage records. A robust schedule of Saturday classes covers a wide variety of topics. Also there are Tuesday evening help sessions for Scottish genealogy, English genealogy, Irish genealogy, French Canadian genealogy, and German genealogy.
There are over 3,600 publications on-site covering genealogy, history, maps, city directories and vital records. The microfiche collection contains over 1.3 million Quebec marriages and the Vermont Vital Record collection from 1760 is available on microfilm.
The Vermont Genealogy Library provides free, on-site access to the following subscription databases:
- Ancestry.com World Deluxe (Library Edition)
- LaFrance Collection (Quebec Vital Rcords)
- America's Civil War Database (All states)
- AmericanAncestors.org (early New England records)
Collectively, these four databases provide extensive records covering the home provinces & states of over 90% of Vermont's current population. Purchased separately they would cost members $575 per year.
Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society
The Library is the home of the Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society (VT-FCGS) and its extensive collection of records related to French-Canadian immigrants to Vermont. VT-FCGS publishes it's journal LINKS twice a year, supports Franco-American heritage events and has a substantial collection of books, journals and vital records related to Quebec, eastern Ontario and the maritime provinces of Canada. The Vermont Genealogy Library is a registered tradename of the VT-FCGS.
Saturday morning classes are presented on numerous topics related to family history during each spring and fall. These classes cover research techniques, tools and where to locate critical records. Certain classes are devoted to Scottish genealogy, English genealogy, Irish genealogy, French Canadian genealogy, and German genealogy. Trips to nearby records repositories in New England, New York and Quebec are offered every year.
Come Visit Us!
Hours and directions are included on the VTGENLIB Library page. The public is welcome at all times and for all Library events and visitors can use our facilities for free during their first visit. Find old ancestors and new friends by visiting us Tuesdays and Saturdays.