Research Your Family History

Research Your Family History

Some free genealogy resources to explore:

  • Vermont residents can research Vermont birth, marriage, and death records from 1909 through 2008 on Ancestry.com for free by signing up for a myVermont.gov account. Find information about accessing these records at VTLIB’s Genealogy page.
  • Search for records and create your family tree from FamilySearch’s extensive database at FamilySearch.org.
  • The Library of Congress has digitized hundreds of historical newspapers, including 11.5 million Vermont newspaper pages from 70 Vermont newspapers spanning 1836-1924. Among them is the Herald and News (Randolph, Vt.), from Oct. 1888 through Sept. 1910. Access the fully searchable content on the Chronicling America website.

Note: The Vermont Department of Libraries no longer provides access to HeritageQuest Online.