There are some great free online genealogical resources out there. For example,
  • Vermont residents can research Vermont birth, marriage, and death records from 1909 through 2008 on for free by signing up for a account. Find information about accessing these records at VTLIB’s Genealogy page.
  • You can search for records and create your family tree from FamilySearch’s extensive database at
  • The Library of Congress has digitized hundreds of historical newspapers, including 11.5 million Vermont newspaper pages from 70 Vermont newspapers spanning 1836-1924. Access the fully searchable content on the Chronicling America website.
Are you stuck on a genealogical research question? The Windsor Public Library has a genealogical research group that meets at the library several times a month pre and post COVID-19. Or, if you need assistance with a genealogical research puzzle during this time of COVID-19, we have some wonderful genealogy volunteers who may be able to help. Feel free to email your question to