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04NOV2015 -- Jacques and Gillette

My grandmother had no idea that she was descended from people who were publicly executed for murder. Neither did she know that her maiden name, Preston, had been changed from Cusson before her ancestors migrated from Quebec to Vermont. Read more here.

01FEB2014 -- The Name Vermont

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The first documented use of the word Vermont is dated April 11, 1777. On that day, in Philadelphia, Thomas Young addressed a broadside "To the Inhabitants of Vermont, a Free and Independent State." [1] All evidence points to .... (read more)