For many years, the Vermont Department of Libraries (VTLIB) has paid to provide HeritageQuest Online to all Vermont public libraries at no cost to the libraries or their patrons. However, VTLIB has determined that the price tag is no longer justified, especially as more free resources have become available. Therefore, HeritageQuest Online is no longer be available to Kimball Library patrons after December 31, 2019.
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.