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The Vermont Genealogy Library
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The heart and soul of any organization is its people and the Vermont Genealogy Library is no exception.  We are more than a place of books and records; we are a community of researchers with a passion for discovery and a dedication to help others.  By joining the Vermont Genealogy Library, you become a member of this community and gain access to a plethora of resources, classes, and expert genealogists to make your discovery that much easier, no matter where you live.  As a member, you receive access to our:

  1. Community:

  • Access to our Library and digital research center in Colchester, Vermont, staffed by our trained volunteer researchers
  • Invitations to our membership events, like our annual conference and Christmas party
  • Access top our Vermont Genealogy Library Forum to crowd-source answers and research conversations with our online community
  • Access to our research request team, an expert volunteer group for the Library who will help guide you through your “brickwalls” of research
  1. Resources

  • Over 3, 600 publications on-site covering genealogy, history, maps, city directories, and vital records
  • On-site microfiche and microfilm collection of over 1.3 million Quebec marriages and the Vermont Vital Record collection from 1760 is available on microfilm.
  • Free, on-site access to, LaFrance Collection (Quebec Vital Records), American Civil War Database, and (early New England records)
  • Digital access to our Library Catalog, index of baptisms and marriages, no matter where you are
  • Copying and shipment of baptism and marriage records to your home at a reduced member price
  1. Education

  • Invitations to over a dozen events and classes at the Library to share the latest research techniques and uncovered histories
  • Our Spring and Fall editions of LINKS, our semi-annual journal covering the latest in genealogical tips, tricks, and member stories

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In consideration of being accepted as a member of the Vermont Genealogy Library (AKA Vermont French Canadian Genealogical Society), and in the interest of supporting examplifary genealogical standards, I hereby offer the following personal information and pledge:

That while a member a member of said Society, I will not copy, publish or repeat the contents of any information that may come to my attention regarding records of illegitimate births within the past 100 years, as revealed from the records of any town, city, state or federal agency.

  1. That I will carefully refrain from mutilating, marking, or otherwise defacing or destroying any part of public vital records.
  2. That my research of vital records will be made only for genealogical or historical purposes.
  3. That I will hold myself subject to the rules and regulations of the Society.
  4. That I will handle books and other materials with exceptional care to preserve then as long as possible.

Nothing in this CODE OF ETHICS shall be construed to interfere with the medical and legal duties of a member of the medical or legal profession.

The purchasing of this membership implies acceptance of the code of ethics. If you wish to pay by check print and mail this application, otherwise you can order online here.

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