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  • Barre (Vt.). Municipal Court.
    Naturalization records, 1895-1906.
    Series ID: PRA-243 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 3 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of declarations of intention and naturalization records. All are arranged alphabetically.
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  • Burlington (Vt.). Municipal Court.
    Naturalization records, 1869-1906.
    Series ID: PRA-103 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 6 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of six bound volumes of applications presented to the City Court of Burlington to become a naturalized citizen of the United States. Applications contain applicant’s name, age at time of application, country of origin, intention to become a United States citizen and renounce allegiance and fidelity to any foreign state or sovereignty, request before the Court to be admitted as a United States citizen, and declaration of support for the Constitution of the United States. If accepted, the application is signed and includes a date for when the certificate of citizenship was issued. Each volume has a name index.
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  • New York. Inferior Court of Common Pleas (Gloucester County)
    Docket and Recording book, 1770 - 1774; 1781
    Series ID: GCC-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .5 cubic foot Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of the combined docket and recording book of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas for Gloucester County, under the jurisdiction of the Providence of New York. There was one notation made by the succeeding jurisdiction of the Orange County Court made in 1781. In addition to court records there is documentation related to the preservation and preservation process of the volumes made in the 1920s.
  • Rutland (Vt.). Municipal Court.
    Court dockets, 1873-1907.
    Series ID: PRA-070 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 4 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of civil and criminal court dockets from Rutland Municipal Court.
  • Vergennes (Vt). Municipal Court.
    Court civil cases, 1794-1838.
    Series ID: PRA-142 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .21 cubic feet Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of civil court cases from the city Vergennes, 1794-1815 and one small volume entitled The Laws of Vergennes, 1838.
  • Vermont. Barre Municipal Court.
    Dockets, 1895-1913.
    Series ID: BMC-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 5 volumes Access: Open
    Scope: Barre Municipal Court was established upon creation of the City of Barre in 1894. This series consists of five volumes of criminal and civil dockets which cover all court terms.
  • Vermont. Barre Municipal Court.
    Record books, 1895-1965.
    Series ID: BMC-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 45 volumes. Access: Partial
    Scope: Barre Municipal Court was established upon creation of the City of Barre in 1894. This series consists of forty-five (45) volumes of criminal, civil, and juvenile record books and index books which cover all court terms. Volumes may contain criminal, civil, liquor cases, or a variety of cases. The one volume juvenile record book is exempt from public access.
  • Vermont. Commission on Court Rules of Pleading, Practice and Procedure.
    Commission records, 1957-1959.
    Series ID: PRA-020 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of Commission records. The Commission on Court Rules of Pleading Practice and Procedure was formed pursuant to No. 216 of the Acts and Resolves passed by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont, 1957.
  • Vermont. Commission to Erect the Supreme Court, Law Library, and Office Building.
    Supreme Court, Law Library and Office Building construction, 1915-1919.
    Series ID: A-087 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence, minutes, bids, and contracts. The records primarily concern the construction of a building for the State Library and Supreme Court in 1915-1916. A commission was appointed by Governor Gates to select the site and oversee the construction. Included are letters to former Governor William Stickney (a commissioner) regarding the new state building, and records of the proceedings of the commission to provide for the "erection of a building for the use of the State Library and Supreme Court and for other state purposes".
  • Vermont. County Court (Addison County).
    Case files, 1788 - 1960.
    Series ID: ADCC-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 29.8 cubic feet Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the process of a civil or criminal court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, indictments, recognizances, mittimuses, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, documents relating to appeals, and supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. The records are minimally processed and are roughly arranged by court term. Records may also include court filings and court administrative records.
  • Vermont. County Court (Addison County).
    Docket, 1821-1827.
    Series ID: A-090 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2.5 linear inches (1 volume) Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of one Addison County Court docket.
  • Vermont. County Court (Bennington County)
    Case files, 1855 - 1966.
    Series ID: BNCC-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 28 cubic feet Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the process of a civil or criminal court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, indictments, recognizances, mittimuses, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, documents relating to appeals, and supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. The records are minimally processed and are roughly arranged by court term . Bennington County and Supreme Court case files were once filed together and its possible that Supreme Court case files have been included in this series of County Court case files. Check both series if records are not found where expected.
  • Vermont. County Court (Bennington County)
    County land and county court record books, 1782 - 1916.
    Series ID: BNCC-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 4.13 cubic feet Access: Open
    Scope: Series contains record books with county land deeds and county court entries which summarize each case that ended in a judgment. Entries are arranged chronologically. Most books contain only county court records, while some are a mixture of both. Land records cover 1782 – 1832, and the county court records cover 1782 – 1916, with some gaps.
  • Vermont. County Court (Bennington County).
    Naturalization records, 1842-1958.
    Series ID: PRA-166 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 3 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of declarations of intention, certificates of naturalization, naturalization records of those who swore allegiance before the court, and petitions for naturalization. Also includes is a card index.
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  • Vermont. County Court (Caledonia County).
    Case files, 1798 - 1945.
    Series ID: CACC-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 98 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the process of a civil or criminal court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, indictments, recognizances, mittimuses, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, documents relating to appeals, and supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. Case files are arranged in docket order by court term. Prior to1895, a case which continued over several court terms was assigned a different docket number for each term, but should be filed under the docket number assigned for the term in which the case ended. After 1895, each case kept the same case number from term to term. Within a given court term, case files may be divided into cases which reached a judgment or verdict, and cases which ended before judgment. Judgments in docket order are followed by discontinuances in docket order. If the court clerk did not separate the two types of cases there will be one docket sequence of case files for that term. Miscellaneous files include court administration documents such as jail reports, jury venires, vouchers for costs from court officials or witnesses, financial accounts, documents related to licensing of public houses, and bar admission recommendations. There may also be inquests, poor debtor oaths, and case files unrelated to docketed cases. From 1900-1917 probation reports are included in miscellaneous court documents.
  • Vermont. County Court (Caledonia County).
    County and Superior Court records, 1797-1900.
    Series ID: A-091 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .65 cubic feet Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of registers, writs, dockets, recognizances, discharge commissions, accounts, and maps.
  • Vermont. County Court (Caledonia County).
    Docket books, 1797 - 1974.
    Series ID: CACC-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 274 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets, one judge’s docket and one bar docket. Court dockets, kept by the court clerk, are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket numbers change from term to term until 1895, when each case retains its original number through all court terms. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, jury members, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case. Dockets also record other information for each court term, including jury lists, admissions to the bar, appointment of county officials, granting of liquor licenses, court administrative costs, and new court procedural rules. All dockets except the first volume are indexed by plaintiff. Beginning in 1860 the separate chancery court docket comprises a section of the county court docket books. Beginning in 1909, divorce and criminal cases have their own docket sections, but civil, criminal and divorce cases continue to be combined in one docket number sequence. Judge Adolphus Holton’s 1866 docket includes a calendar of cases and brief notes on some of them. The printed June 1969 Caledonia bar docket lists judges, lawyers, court officials, court rules, and each docketed case for that term.
  • Vermont. County Court (Caledonia County).
    Grand jury records, 1857.
    Series ID: CACC-005 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .21 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The single volume in this series consists of grand jury docket entries from the June, 1857 Caledonia County Court term. Although labeled as a docket, the volume contains extensive notes from grand jury deliberations on criminal indictments. Twenty five cases are entered in docket order, and each includes notes from testimony of witnesses, and the jury decision of “true bill” or “no bill.” The volume also includes a list of jury members and their towns.
  • Vermont. County Court (Caledonia County).
    Record books, 1800 - 1977, bulk 1800 - 1932.
    Series ID: CACC-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 41 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk which summarize each case that ended in a judgment. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term and include docket numbers for each case entered. Individual record books are indexed by plaintiff. Two master index volumes of judgments cover county court cases between 1797 and 1907 and contain both plaintiff and defendant indexes, alphabetically by court term. Entries refer to record book volumes and page numbers but do not include docket numbers.
  • Vermont. County Court (Chittenden County).
    Chittenden County Court dockets and judgments, 1788-1840.
    Series ID: PRA-068 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 14 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of court dockets and judgments from the Chittenden County Court dating from 1788 until 1829.
  • Vermont. County Court (Chittenden County).
    Chittenden County Supreme Court dockets and case files, 1794-1829.
    Series ID: PRA-069 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 3 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of court dockets and case files from the Chittenden County Supreme Court from 1794 until 1829.
  • Vermont. County Court (Chittenden County).
    Court judgments, 1806-1836.
    Series ID: PRA-123 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 22 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of court judgments of the Chittenden County Court arranged by year.
  • Vermont. County Court (Essex County).
    Case files, 1800 - 1949.
    Series ID: ESCC-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 39 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the course of a trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, and documents relating to appeals, such as bills of exceptions. There may also be supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. Case files are arranged in docket order by court term until 1840. After 1840, they are arranged alphabetically by plaintiff. Until 1895 a case which continued over several court terms was assigned a different docket number for each term. Miscellaneous files include court administration documents such as jail reports, jury venires, vouchers for costs from court officials or witnesses, financial accounts, documents related to licensing of public houses, and bar admission recommendations. There may also be probation reports, inquests and case files unrelated to docketed cases. Some case file additions are unprocessed.
  • Vermont. County Court (Essex County).
    Docket books, 1800 - 1949.
    Series ID: ESCC-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 11 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets. Dockets books served as a court calendar to record all cases in order for each court term. Docket entries include docket number, plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, jury members, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Dockets may also record other information for each court term, including jury lists, admissions to the bar, appointment of county officials, granting of liquor licenses, court administrative costs, and new court procedural rules. Beginning in 1840, the chancery court docket comprises a section of the county court docket. Prior to 1840, the Supreme Court held chancery court during its Essex County sessions. The chancery docket is included in Supreme Court dockets for those years (see SUPR-ES-001).
  • Vermont. County Court (Essex County).
    Record books, 1800 - 1967.
    Series ID: ESCC-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 5.4 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk which summarize each case that ended in a judgment. They are arranged chronologically by court term. Early record books may also include brief entries on cases which were settled or discontinued. After 1804, record books include docket numbers for each case entered. Individual record books are indexed by plaintiff; in addition, a master index covering the record books of all three Orleans County courts between 1800 and 1899 contains index entries by both plaintiff and defendant.
  • Vermont. County Court (Franklin County).
    Case files, 1831 - 1956.
    Series ID: FRCC-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 77 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the process of a civil or criminal court trial, and may be extensive, minimal, or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, indictments, informations, recognizances, mittimuses, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, documents relating to appeals, and supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements, and inventories. In Franklin county court , naturalization records are also included with case files. Inquests and jail reports are included with case files if docketed, or placed with miscellaneous court records if undocketed. Franklin county court clerks arranged case files alphabetically by plaintiff for each court term, rather than by docket number. This order has been maintained. Each case is filed with the court term in which it ended. In a given court term, some cases reached a judgment or verdict, while other cases were ended by the plaintiff before judgment. The clerk separated judgments from discontinued cases, so case files are arranged for each term with judgments in alphabetical order, followed by discontinuances in alphabetical order. Miscellaneous files include court administration documents such as jail reports, jury venires, vouchers for costs from court officials or witnesses, financial accounts, documents related to licensing of public houses and peddlers, and bar admissions. There may also be inquests and case files for undocketed cases. From 1901-1917 probation reports are included in miscellaneous court documents. There are also some probation reports on individuals included with their criminal case files.
  • Vermont. County Court (Franklin County).
    Docket books and index; 1818 - 1912, 1919, 1944 - 1961.
    Series ID: FRCC-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 23 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of clerk’s dockets covering 1818-1912 court terms, and one 1919 bar docket. A loose-leaf docket book, which is missing most of its original pages, includes only an undated index of cases from 1913-1918. There are no surviving dockets at all for the years 1919-1944. A civil index card file covers civil and chancery cases from 1944 -1961. Court dockets, kept by the court clerk, are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a number to each case. Before 1895 Franklin County courts followed an unusual docketing system in which cases were arranged in order of their beginning court term, and kept the same docket number for all court terms. For any given court term, there might be several cases with the same docket number. Beginning in 1895, each case retains a unique original number through all court terms. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, jury members, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case, and may include the criminal charge or type of civil case. Dockets may also record other information for each court term, including judges and court officials, term dates, jury lists, admissions to the bar, naturalizations, appointment of county officials, granting of liquor licenses, court administrative costs, and new court procedural rules.
  • Vermont. County Court (Franklin County).
    Grand jury records, 1897.
    Series ID: FRCC-005 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .21 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The single volume in this series consists of notes on witness testimony before the Franklin County Court grand jury during the 1897 court term. Cases are identified, but docket numbers are not included. The notes also indicate whether or not indictments were brought: “bill found” or “bill not found.” A list of jury members and their towns is included.
  • Vermont. County Court (Franklin County).
    Naturalization records, 1850 - 1974.
    Series ID: FRCC-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 5 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of naturalization records from Franklin County Court. The alphabetical indexes are to both naturalization books and Franklin County record books, before naturalizations were maintained separately. The cases files consist of records from both the Saint Albans Municipal Court and the Franklin County court.
  • Vermont. County Court (Franklin County).
    Record books; 1798 - 1919, 1942 - 1949.
    Series ID: FRCC-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 34 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of record books which contain entries by the court clerk summarizing each case that ended in a judgment. Civil, criminal, and divorce judgments were entered in the same record volumes, with the exception of 1888 -1907 divorce decrees contained in two separate volumes. Chancery decrees are recorded in separate volumes. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term and individual record books are indexed by plaintiff. A general index of county court, supreme court, and chancery court judgments covers the years 1805 – 1890, and also contains an index to Franklin County land deeds. This volume can be found in box FRCC-00133 and is indexed by both plaintiff and defendant, in alphabetical order by court term. Entries refer to record book volumes and page numbers. Note that Volume G, FRCC-00106, also includes early sheriff's records. There are no surviving record books of judgments for the years 1920-1941.
  • Vermont. County Court (Lamoille County)
    Grand jury records, 1843-1893.
    Series ID: LACC-005 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .4 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: An 1843 volume consists of brief grand jury docket entries from the June, 1843 Lamoille County Court term. Entries include only name of case, criminal charge, witness names, and whether or not an indictment was brought: “bill found” or “bill not found.” The other three volumes, covering 1877-1893, include extensive notes on witness testimony, grand jury lists, and whether or not indictments were brought.
  • Vermont. County Court (Lamoille County)
    Naturalization records, 1840-1940.
    Series ID: LACC-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .4 cubic feet Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of naturalization records from Lamoille County Court, primarily declarations of intention. The index cards cite certificate numbers, but do not correspond to the numbered loose or bound declarations of intention. Loose declarations of intention are in numerical, not chronological, order. Records are unarranged and incomplete.
  • Vermont. County Court (Lamoille County).
    Case files, 1836 - 1947.
    Series ID: LACC-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 29 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the process of a civil or criminal court trial, and may be extensive, minimal, or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, indictments, informations, recognizances, mittimuses, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, documents relating to appeals, and supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements, and inventories. Case files are arranged in docket order by court term. Until 1895, a case which continued over several court terms was assigned a different docket number for each term, but should be filed under the docket number assigned for the term in which the case ended. After 1895, each case kept the same case number from term to term. In a given court term, some cases reached a judgment or verdict, while other cases were ended by the plaintiff before judgment. If the court separated judgments from discontinued cases, case files are arranged for each term with judgments in docket order followed by discontinuances in docket order. If the court did not separate the two types of cases, there will be one docket sequence of cases for that term. Miscellaneous files include court administration documents such as jail reports, jury venires, vouchers for costs from court officials or witnesses, financial accounts, documents related to licensing of public houses and peddlers, and bar admissions. There may also be inquests, poor debtor oaths, and case files for undocketed cases. From 1901-1917 probation reports are included in miscellaneous court documents for some court terms. There are also some probation reports on individuals included with their criminal case files.
  • Vermont. County Court (Lamoille County).
    Dockets, 1836 - 1947.
    Series ID: LACC-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 13 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets, two judge’s dockets, and five bar dockets. Court dockets, kept by the court clerk, are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket numbers change from term to term until 1895, when each case retains its original number through all court terms. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, jury members, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case. Dockets may also record other information for each court term, including judges and court officials, term dates, jury lists, admissions to the bar, naturalizations, appointment of county officials, granting of liquor licenses, court administrative costs, and new court procedural rules. All Lamoille dockets except the first volume are indexed by plaintiff, although some indexes are incomplete. A separate chancery court docket comprises a section of the county court docket books for the court terms December 1845 and June 1846, and for all court terms after December 1850. Beginning in December 1909, divorce and criminal cases have their own docket sections, and civil, criminal, and divorce cases are assigned separate docket number ranges. The two judge’s dockets contain similar brief entries on each case. The printed bar dockets list judges, lawyers, court officials, court rules, fees, and each docketed case for that term.
  • Vermont. County Court (Lamoille County).
    Record books, 1836 - 1968.
    Series ID: LACC-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 23 volumes, 2 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk summarizing each case that ended in a judgment. Beginning in 1875, divorce judgments, called decrees, were entered in separate volumes. The recording of Lamoille county court judgments was highly irregular. Only post-1889 entries are arranged consistently in chronological order by court term, in volumes exclusively limited to the county court. Because of the scattered nature of these records, and the lack of indexes for some volumes, the researcher must rely on the master General Index of County and Supreme Court Records to locate judgment entries for individual cases. The two master index volumes cover cases between 1836 and 1947, and are arranged alphabetically by plaintiff for each court term. Entries note record book volumes, page numbers, case beginning and ending dates, and docket numbers. The indexes also include entries on discontinued cases, which are not entered in the record books, but which may have case files. In addition to the two index volumes arranged by plaintiff, there is a set of index cards recording 1836-1968 county and supreme court cases by defendant. The cards are arranged alphabetically, but within each letter there is no alphabetical or chronological order of cases.
  • Vermont. County Court (Orange County).
    Case files, 1780 – 1950.
    Series ID: OECC-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 23 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of the documents filed with the court during the process of a trial. Case files include all documents generated during the process of a civil or criminal court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, indictments, recognizances, mittimuses, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, documents relating to appeals, and supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. The records are minimally processed and are primarily arranged by case number.
  • Vermont. County Court (Orange County).
    Docket books, 1849 - 1931, bulk 1864 - 1931.
    Series ID: OECC-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot Access: Open
    Scope: Dockets books served as a court calendar to record all cases in order for each court term. Docket entries varied and may include docket number, plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Orange County used a unique system to docket its cases and County, Supreme and County court dockets may all be in the same volume. Numbers assigned for each case could change with each term. Some dockets are missing.
  • Vermont. County Court (Orange County).
    Jail Register, 1876 - 1921.
    Series ID: OECC-009 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1.25 cubic foot Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of a the jail register for Orange County. In 1876, the General Assembly issued an act authorizing the keeping of a jail register. By law, registers included the names of all prisoners, residence, time of commitment, for what cause, by what authority, descriptions of prisoner and the date of discharge, and by which authority.
  • Vermont. County Court (Orange County).
    Land Records, 1771 - 1836
    Series ID: OECC-008 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1.5 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of early land records deposited with the Orange County Court. These records dates from the period when Orange County was Gloucester County, New York. The records are indexed and include copies of land deeds, mortgages and surveys.
  • Vermont. County Court (Orange County).
    Liquor Licenses, 1903 - 1918.
    Series ID: OECC-006 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 volume. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of liquor licenses deposited with the county court. The licenses were required to be filed with the county clerk and recorded alcohol purchased by doctors for medical purposes.
  • Vermont. County Court (Orange County).
    Record books, 1785 - 1947.
    Series ID: OECC-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 5.4 c.f. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk summarizing each case that ended in judgment. From 1845 to 1856 chancery decrees were bound with the County Court record books although the dates of entries from the two courts may be different in each volume. Individual record books were not indexed until 1818. Divorces were recorded in separate books from 1860 to 1932 and the early divorce books were recorded from the Orange County Supreme Court. Volume 17 is missing and Volume 25 was skipped.
  • Vermont. County Court (Orange County).
    Stallion Registries, 1889 - 1904.
    Series ID: OECC-007 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of stallion registry books maintained by the county clerk and deposited with the court.
  • Vermont. County Court (Orange County).
    States' Attorney Cases, 1825 - 1897.
    Series ID: OECC-005 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 volume. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of cases considered and prosecuted by the state’s attorney for Orange County. It records the name of the defendant, dates, action taken, fees collected and if the prosecution was successful.
  • Vermont. County Court (Orange County).
    Transcripts, 1916.
    Series ID: OECC-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .21 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of transcripts of Orange County Court.
  • Vermont. County Court (Orleans County).
    Case files, 1800 - 1945.
    Series ID: ORCC-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 58 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the process of a civil or criminal court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, recognizances, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, documents relating to appeals, and supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. Case files are arranged in docket order by court term. A case which continued over several court terms was assigned a different docket number for each term, but should be filed under the docket number assigned for the term in which the case ended. In a given court term, case files may be divided into cases which reached a judgment or verdict, and cases which ended before judgment. The latter may be filed under “Settled and Discontinued” or “Miscellaneous” cases. Miscellaneous case files also include court administration documents such as jail reports, jury venires, vouchers for costs from court officials or witnesses, and financial accounts.
  • Vermont. County Court (Orleans County).
    Docket books, 1800 - 1969.
    Series ID: ORCC-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 21 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists largely of court dockets, and includes some judges’ dockets and bar dockets. Court dockets, kept by the court clerk, are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, jury members, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case. Dockets also record other information for that court term, including jury lists, admissions to the bar, appointment of county officials, granting of liquor licenses and court administrative costs. Beginning in 1836, dockets are indexed by plaintiff. Beginning in 1880, the chancery court docket comprises a section of the county court docket. Judges’ dockets contain similar information on cases and may include brief judges’ notes. Bar dockets, for use by attorneys, were printed by the court for each court term. They list judges, lawyers, court officials, court rules, and each docketed case for that term.
  • Vermont. County Court (Orleans County).
    Naturalization records, 1838 - 1990.
    Series ID: ORCC-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 7 cubic feet and 9 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of declarations of intention, petitions, and certificates of naturalization as well as related administrative records from the Orleans County Court between 1838 and 1990. Declarations of intention document the first step in the naturalization process, followed by the filing of petitions. Information in the records may include name, age or date of birth, port and date of entry, residence, occupation, and place of birth. Certificate stubs indicate the date naturalization was granted for each applicant. Recorded naturalization records prior to 1907 incorporate the declaration, petition, and certificate into one document. Case files prior to 1907 are not complete. The naturalization records are augmented by reports and correspondence which concern the administration of the naturalization process. Indexes are available.
  • Vermont. County Court (Orleans County).
    Record books, 1800 - 1976.
    Series ID: ORCC-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 39 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk which summarize each case that ended in a judgment. They are arranged chronologically by court term. Early record books may also include brief entries on cases which were settled or discontinued. After 1804, record books include docket numbers for each case entered. Individual record books are indexed by plaintiff; in addition, a master index covering the record books of all three Orleans County courts between 1800 and 1899 contains index entries by both plaintiff and defendant.
  • Vermont. County Court (Rutland County).
    Case files, 1776 - 1951.
    Series ID: RUCC-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 152 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the process of a civil or criminal court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, indictments, recognizances, mittimuses, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, documents relating to appeals, and supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. The County Court and Supreme Court case files are filed together until the 1890s. The records are minimally processed and are roughly arranged by court term.
  • Vermont. County Court (Rutland County).
    Docket books, 1781 - 1945.
    Series ID: RUCC-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 21 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets which served as a court calendar to record all cases in order for each court term. A unique number was assigned to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, jury members, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case. Dockets may also record other information for each court term, including jury lists, admissions to the bar, appointment of county officials, granting of liquor licenses, court administrative costs, and new court procedural rules.
  • Vermont. County Court (Rutland County).
    Naturalization records, 1836 - 1906.
    Series ID: RUCC-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 5 volumes, 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of record books and case files which include declarations of intention, petitions, and certificates of naturalization.
  • Vermont. County Court (Rutland County).
    Record books, 1778 - 1945.
    Series ID: RUCC-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 71 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk which summarize each case that ended in a judgment. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term.
  • Vermont. County Court (Washington County)
    County and Supreme Court case files, 1916-1952.
    Series ID: A-046 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of County and Supreme Court case files. Includes material on embezzlement against the State by Auditor of Accounts Horace F. Graham and case files against Auditor of Accounts David V. Anderson.
  • Vermont. County Court (Washington County).
    Docket books, 1849 - 1878.
    Series ID: WACC-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 volume Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of a sing court docket book which served as a court calendar to record all cases in order for each court term. A unique number was assigned to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, jury members, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case.
  • Vermont. County Court (Washington County).
    Dockets, 1839-1869.
    Series ID: A-282 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .4 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of three Washington County Court docket books, including the docket books of F. F. Merrill, S. Hayward, Jr., and Judge Wright.
  • Vermont. County Court (Washington County).
    Record books, 1921 - 1945.
    Series ID: WACC-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 17 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk which summarize each case that ended in a judgment. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term.
  • Vermont. County Court (Washington County).
    Transcripts, 1885 - 1921.
    Series ID: WACC-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 4 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of transcripts of Washington County court cases. These transcripts are unprocessed.
  • Vermont. County Court (Windham County).
    Case files, 1772 - 1942.
    Series ID: WMCC-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 95 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the process of a civil or criminal court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, indictments, recognizances, mittimuses, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, documents relating to appeals, and supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. Case files primarily are arranged in docket order by court term. Some case files however are unprocessed. This series contains some early case files in fragile condition that cannot be handled by researchers.
  • Vermont. County Court (Windham County).
    Docket books, 1795 - 1945.
    Series ID: WMCC-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 18 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk. Dockets are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries may also include court costs for a case. Chancery court cases were docketed with the county court cases beginning in 1914.
  • Vermont. County Court (Windham County).
    Naturalization records, 1851-1920.
    Series ID: PRA-182 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of records of individuals whose allegiance was taken and attested to before the court (4 volumes), 1851 - 1906; declarations of intention to renounce allegiance to foreign powers and to become a citizen of the U.S. (1 volume), 1908 - 1920; petition for naturalization (1 page), 1908; and an index to naturalizations (3 inches), 1851 - 1897.
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  • Vermont. County Court (Windham County).
    Record books, 1772 - 1953.
    Series ID: WMCC-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 11 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk which summarize each case that ended in a judgment. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term. Cumberland County court cases (1772 - 1774) are recorded in the first two volumes of the Windham County court records.
  • Vermont. County Court (Windham County).
    Transcripts, 1890 - 1950.
    Series ID: WMCC-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 10 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of transcripts of Windham County court cases. The transcripts are unprocessed.
  • Vermont. County Court (Windsor County).
    Bar records, 1885 - 1916.
    Series ID: WRCC-005 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of County Clerk Jay Read Pember's correspondence and notes related to the Windsor County bar. Included in the records is an index to bar admissions dating back to the 1780s.
  • Vermont. County Court (Windsor County).
    Case files, 1782 - 1957
    Series ID: WRCC-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 120.4 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the process of a civil or criminal court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, indictments, recognizances, mittimuses, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, documents relating to appeals, and supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. Case files are arranged in docket order by court term. Only files for cases that reached judgment are available prior to 1870. After 1870, the files include cases that reached judgment as well as cases that were settled or discontinued. Series also includes on box of miscellaneous court filings and administrative records.
  • Vermont. County Court (Windsor County).
    Docket books, 1789 - 1952.
    Series ID: WRCC-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 25 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets which served as a court calendar to record all cases in order for each court term. A unique number was assigned to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, jury members, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case. Dockets also record other information for each court term, including jury lists, admissions to the bar, appointment of county officials, granting of liquor licenses, court administrative costs, and new court procedural rules. Beginning with 1915, divorce cases are maintained in separate docket books.
  • Vermont. County Court (Windsor County).
    Record books, 1830 - 1969.
    Series ID: WRCC-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 10.75 cubic feet. Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk which summarize each case that ended in a judgment. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term. Pre-1835 record books can be found in Record Series PRA-244. Series also contains probation records from 1899 - 1910.
  • Vermont. County Court (Windsor County).
    Transcripts and Exhibits, 1878 - 1959.
    Series ID: WRCC-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 8.21 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of transcripts and exhibits of Windsor County court cases. Only a fraction of cases heard in the County Court had transcripts filed with the court. Notable cases include State trials for murder including George Warner in 1916, Francis Blair in 1952, Donald Demag in 1953 and the Lionel R. Goyet in 1956.
  • Vermont. County Courts.
    Bennington, Chittenden, Washington and Windsor Counties court records, 1794-1829.
    Series ID: PRA-244 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 41 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of Supreme Court and County Court dockets for Bennington, Chittenden, Washington, and Windsor Counties prior to 1825. This compilation was part of a pilot project to "initiate the microfilming, centralizing, and indexing of selected Vermont Supreme and County Court records prior to 1825," which was funded by a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant (Potash and Hand, Litigious Vermonters: Court Records to 1825, 1979?). The records provide names of litigants, attorneys, type of case, disposition and whether a jury trial was held. These dockets constitute the best single source for Vermont legal history prior to 1826, and much of contemporary Vermont society is reflected in its litigation. The records are also important to social and economic historians. There was no Supreme Court Recorder until 1923, and County Court decisions were not reported.
  • Vermont. County Courts.
    Naturalization records, 1859-1961.
    Series ID: PRA-270 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 5 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of Essex court declarations of intention, 1905 - 1958 (5 volumes); declarations of intention and petitions for citizenship, 1907 - 1961 (9 volumes); certificates of naturalization, 1859 - 1928 (9 volumes); and miscellaneous naturalization records, 1905 - 1961 (4 volumes).
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  • Vermont. County Courts.
    Shaftsbury and Salisbury (Vermont) Justice of the Peace dockets, 1844-1909.
    Series ID: PRA-140 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of Justice of the Peace dockets for Salisbury, 1842 - 1855, and Shaftsbury, 1891 - 1909.
  • Vermont. County Courts.
    War of 1812 pensions, 1814-1822.
    Series ID: A-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 folder. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of declarations for pensions for soldiers who were wounded or disabled in the War of 1812. The declaration for pensions were required by the Pension Office in the U.S. War Department for a pension to be granted in cases "where the discharge and surgeon's certificate have been lost or destroyed, or where they have never been originally granted". The declarations were "sworn before a judge of the United States' court, or some state judge, or justice of the peace". Many of the declarations in this series were sworn by a justice of the peace in Orange County Court.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Addison County).
    Case files, 1800 - 1951.
    Series ID: ADCH-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 12 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all of the documents generated during the process of a chancery court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. Most documents are related to real estate foreclosures, and include a bill of foreclosure, a master’s report that calculates the amount owed on the mortgage, and a decree of foreclosure if the plaintiff wins the case. Supporting documents often include mortgages, deeds, promissory notes and receipts. Subpoenas, affidavits, depositions, motions, pleas, bills of costs, and testimony transcripts may also be included. Cases involving requests for injunctions include a bill of complaint and the defendant’s answer to the bill. There may also be findings of fact and temporary or permanent injunctions. A third category of chancery case files includes documents related to dissolving business partnerships and corporations and placing businesses in receivership. These case files are loosely arranged by court term.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Bennington County).
    Case files, 1841 - 1945.
    Series ID: BNCH-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 6 cubic feet Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of case files which include all of the documents generated during the process of a chancery court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. Most documents are related to real estate foreclosures, and include a bill of foreclosure, a master’s report that calculates the amount owed on the mortgage, and a decree of foreclosure if the plaintiff wins the case. Supporting documents often include mortgages, deeds, promissory notes and receipts. Subpoenas, affidavits, depositions, motions, pleas, bills of costs, and testimony transcripts may also be included. Cases involving requests for injunctions include a bill of complaint and the defendant’s answer to the bill. There may also be findings of fact and temporary or permanent injunctions. A third category of chancery case files includes documents related to dissolving business partnerships and corporations and placing businesses in receivership. These case files are loosely arranged by court term.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Bennington County).
    Record books, 1841 - 1947.
    Series ID: BNCH-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 11 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Chancery court record books contain entries of court decrees (judgments) by the court clerk. Cases which did not result in a decree are not included. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term. Chancery record books are usually indexed by plaintiff. Prior to 1841, chancery decrees were recorded in the supreme court record books.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Caledonia County).
    Case files, 1840 - 1945.
    Series ID: CACH-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 34 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all of the documents generated during the process of a chancery court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. Most documents are related to real estate foreclosures, and include a bill of foreclosure, a master’s report that calculates the amount owed on the mortgage, and a decree of foreclosure if the plaintiff wins the case. Supporting documents often include mortgages, deeds, promissory notes and receipts. Subpoenas, affidavits, depositions, motions, pleas, bills of costs, and testimony transcripts may also be included. Cases involving requests for injunctions include a bill of complaint and the defendant’s answer to the bill. There may also be findings of fact and temporary or permanent injunctions. A third category of chancery case files includes documents related to dissolving business partnerships and corporations and placing businesses in receivership. Chancery case files are arranged in docket order for each court term. Until 1895 a case which continued over several court terms was assigned a different docket number for each term, but should be filed under the docket number assigned for the term in which the case ended. After 1895 each case kept the same case number from term to term. Note that pre-1840 chancery court case files are included with supreme court case files (see Series SUPR-CA-003), since chancery court was held by the supreme court during that period.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Caledonia County).
    Docket books, 1840 - 1859.
    Series ID: CACH-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 3 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk. Dockets are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket numbers change from term to term until 1895, when each case retains its original number through all court terms. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries may also include court costs for a case. Dockets are indexed by plaintiff. Prior to 1840, chancery court was held by the supreme court during its Caledonia County sessions, so the chancery docket is included in supreme court dockets for those years (see Series SUPR-CA-001). Beginning in 1860, chancery court was held as part of county court sessions, and its docket was recorded in a separate section of the county court docket for each term (see Series CACC-001).
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Caledonia County).
    Record books, 1840 - 1858, 1869 - 1972.
    Series ID: CACH-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 13 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Chancery court record books contain entries of court decrees (judgments) by the court clerk. Cases which did not result in a decree are not included. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term. Docket numbers were not consistently included in entries until 1927. Chancery record books are indexed by plaintiff. Prior to 1840, chancery decrees were recorded in the supreme court record books (see Series SUPR-CA-002).
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Essex County).
    Case files, 1840 - 1954.
    Series ID: ESCH-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 12 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all of the documents generated during the process of a chancery court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. Most documents are related to real estate foreclosures, and include a bill of foreclosure, a master’s report that calculates the amount owed on the mortgage, and a decree of foreclosure if the plaintiff wins the case. Supporting documents often include mortgages, deeds, promissory notes and receipts. Subpoenas, affidavits, depositions, motions, pleas, bills of costs, and testimony transcripts may also be included. Cases involving requests for injunctions include a bill of complaint and the defendant’s answer to the bill. There may also be findings of fact and temporary or permanent injunctions. A third category of chancery case files includes documents related to dissolving business partnerships and corporations and placing businesses in receivership. Chancery case files are arranged in docket order for each court term. Until 1895 a case which continued over several court terms was assigned a different docket number for each term, but should be filed under the docket number assigned for the term in which the case ended. After 1895 each case kept the same case number from term to term. Note that pre-1840 chancery court case files are included with supreme court case files (see Series SUPR-ES-003), since chancery court was held by the supreme court during that period. Some case files never were docketed and are filed by last action date.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Essex County).
    Record books, 1844 - 1962.
    Series ID: ESCH-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Chancery court record books contain entries of court decrees (judgments) by the court clerk. Pre-1843 chancery decrees are recorded in supreme court record books (see Series SUPR-ES-002). After 1843, when chancery court had fully separated from the supreme court, decrees were entered in chancery record books. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term. See ESCC-002 for the index, volume 3 is also individually indexed.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Franklin County).
    Case files, 1840 - 1948.
    Series ID: FRCH-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 37 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all of the documents generated during the process of a chancery court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. Most documents are related to real estate foreclosures, and include a bill of foreclosure, a master’s report that calculates the amount owed on the mortgage, and a decree of foreclosure if the plaintiff wins the case. Supporting documents often include mortgages, deeds, promissory notes, and receipts. Subpoenas, affidavits, depositions, motions, pleas, bills of costs, and requests for extension of redemption may also be included. Chancery cases involving requests for injunctions include a bill of complaint and defendant’s answer to the bill. There may also be bonds, findings of fact, master’s reports, and temporary or permanent injunctions. A third category of chancery cases includes documents related to dissolving business partnerships and corporations and to placing businesses in receivership. Chancery case files are arranged alphabetically by plaintiff for each court term. Pre-1913 case files separate judgments from discontinued cases for each court term; after 1913 judgments and discontinuances are combined in one sequence of case files. Chancery court case files preceding September 1840, and some 1840-1843 cases, are included with supreme court case files (see Series SUPR-FR-003), since chancery court was held by the supreme court during that period.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Franklin County).
    Docket books.
    Series ID: FRCH-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: See other series as noted. Access: Open
    Scope: Prior to September 1840, chancery court was held by the supreme court during its Franklin County sessions, so the chancery docket is included in supreme court docket books (see Series SUPR-FR-001). After September 1840, chancery court was held as part of county court sessions, and its docket was recorded in a separate section of the county court docket for each term (see Series FRCC-001). Note that even after chancery cases were transferred to county court in 1840, the supreme court continued to hear some chancery cases up to 1843.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Franklin County).
    Record books, 1843 - 1966.
    Series ID: FRCH-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 12 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of chancery court record books which contain entries of court decrees (judgments) by the court clerk. Cases which did not result in a decree, such as injunctions, are not included. Pre-1843 chancery decrees are recorded in supreme court and supreme court in chancery record books (see Series SUPR-FR 002). After 1843, when chancery court had fully separated from the supreme court, decrees were entered in chancery record books. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term and volumes are indexed by plaintiff. A general index of county court, supreme court, and chancery court judgments covers the years 1805 - 1890. This volume can be found with Franklin County Court Records (FRCC-002) in box FRCC-00133 and is indexed by both plaintiff and defendant, in alphabetical order by court term. Entries refer to record book volumes and page numbers.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Lamoille County).
    Case files, 1837 - 1946.
    Series ID: LACH-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 12 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all of the documents generated during the process of a chancery court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. Most documents are related to real estate foreclosures, and include a bill of foreclosure, a master’s report that calculates the amount owed on the mortgage, and a decree of foreclosure if the plaintiff wins the case. Supporting documents often include mortgages, deeds, promissory notes, and receipts. Subpoenas, affidavits, depositions, motions, pleas, bills of costs, and testimony transcripts may also be included. Cases involving requests for injunctions include a bill of complaint and defendant’s answer to the bill. There may also be findings of fact, master’s reports, and temporary or permanent injunctions. A third category of chancery cases includes documents related to dissolving business partnerships and corporations and to placing businesses in receivership. Chancery case files are arranged in docket order for each court term. Until 1895 a case which continued over several court terms was assigned a different docket number for each term, but should be filed under the docket number assigned for the term in which the case ended. After 1895 each case kept the same case number from term to term. Chancery court case files preceding June 1840 are included with supreme court case files (see Series SUPR-LA-003), since chancery court was held by the supreme court during that period.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Lamoille County).
    Dockets, 1840 - 1850.
    Series ID: LACH-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 0.25 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk. Dockets are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket numbers change from term to term until 1895, when each case retains its original number through all court terms. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries may also include court costs for a case. The 1840-1850 chancery dockets are not indexed, but consist of only several pages for each court term. Prior to June 1840, chancery court was held by the supreme court during its Lamoille County sessions, so the chancery docket is included in supreme court dockets up to April 1840 (see Series SUPR-LA-001). Beginning in 1851, chancery court was held as part of county court sessions, and its docket was recorded in a separate section of the county court docket for each term. The December 1845 and June 1846 chancery dockets were also recorded in the county court dockets (see Series LACC-001).
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Lamoille County).
    Record books, 1840 - 1972.
    Series ID: LACH-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 8 volumes, 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Chancery court record books contain entries of court decrees (judgments) by the court clerk. Cases which did not result in a decree are not included. Like the county court and supreme court judgment records, earlier chancery decrees are scattered among several record books that also include entries from the other courts (see Series LACC-002 and SUPR-LA 002). Beginning in 1870, chancery decrees were entered in separate chancery volumes, arranged chronologically by court term. Entries do not include docket numbers. The post-1870 chancery record books are indexed by plaintiff. A General Index of chancery records contains entries arranged by plaintiff for cases from 1837 to 1966 which ended with decrees. It includes record book volume and page number information, case beginning and ending dates, and docket numbers.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Orange County).
    Case files, 1875 - 1883.
    Series ID: OECH-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include the documents generated during the process of a chancery court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. Most documents are related to real estate foreclosures, and include a bill of foreclosure, a master’s report that calculates the amount owed on the mortgage, and a decree of foreclosure if the plaintiff wins the case. Supporting documents often include mortgages, deeds, promissory notes, and receipts. Subpoenas, affidavits, depositions, motions, pleas, bills of costs, and testimony transcripts may also be included. Cases involving requests for injunctions include a bill of complaint and defendant’s answer to the bill. There may also be findings of fact, master’s reports, and temporary or permanent injunctions. A third category of chancery cases includes documents related to dissolving business partnerships and corporations and to placing businesses in receivership.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Orange County).
    Docket books, 1828 - 1880.
    Series ID: OECH-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk. Dockets are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Docket entries may also include court costs for a case. Docket books are generally indexed by plaintiff. Prior to 1845 the chancery court was held by the supreme court during its Orange County sessions, so the chancery docket and supreme court dockets for those years are combined in the first volume in this series.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Orange County).
    Record books, 1850 - 1968.
    Series ID: OECH-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 7 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Chancery court record books contain entries of court decrees by the court clerk. Cases which did not result in a decree are not included. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term. Chancery record books are generally indexed by plaintiff. Prior to 1842, chancery decrees were recorded in the supreme court record books. Record book B appears to be missing.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Orleans County).
    Case files, 1821 - 1945.
    Series ID: ORCH-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 40 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all of the documents generated during the process of a chancery court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. Chancery cases are cases of equity and may involve such issues as foreclosures, business dissolutions, and injunctions. Case files, regardless of their disposition, are filed in docket order for each court term. A case which continued over several court terms was assigned a different docket number for each term, but should be filed under the docket number assigned for the term in which the case ended. Note that pre-1840 chancery court case files are included with supreme court case files (see Series SUPR-CA-003), since chancery court was held by the supreme court during that period.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Orleans County).
    Docket books, 1840 - 1880.
    Series ID: ORCH-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk. Dockets are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Docket entries may also include court costs for a case. All but the first docket book of the series are indexed by plaintiff. Prior to 1840 the chancery court was held by the supreme court during its Orleans County sessions, so the chancery docket is included in the supreme court dockets for those years (see Series SUPR-OR-001). Beginning in 1880, chancery court was held as part of county court sessions, and its docket was recorded in a separate section of the county court docket for each term (see Series ORCC-001).
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Orleans County).
    Record books, 1842 - 1971.
    Series ID: ORCH-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 10 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Chancery court record books contain entries of court decrees by the court clerk. Cases which did not result in a decree are not included. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term. Docket numbers were not included until 1927. All chancery record books except for the first volume are indexed by plaintiff. Chancery cases are indexed by both plaintiff and defendant in the master index covering the record books of all three Orleans County courts between 1800 and 1899 (see Series ORCC-002). Prior to 1842, chancery decrees were recorded in the supreme court record books (see Series SUPR-OR-003). There are no record book entries for the year 1841.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Rutland County).
    Case files, 1830 - 1945.
    Series ID: RUCH-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 38 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all of the documents generated during the process of a chancery court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. Most documents are related to real estate foreclosures, and include a bill of foreclosure, a master’s report that calculates the amount owed on the mortgage, and a decree of foreclosure if the plaintiff wins the case. Supporting documents often include mortgages, deeds, promissory notes and receipts. Subpoenas, affidavits, depositions, motions, pleas, bills of costs, and testimony transcripts may also be included. Cases involving requests for injunctions include a bill of complaint and the defendant’s answer to the bill. There may also be findings of fact and temporary or permanent injunctions. A third category of chancery case files includes documents related to dissolving business partnerships and corporations and placing businesses in receivership. Rutland County chancery case files are unprocessed for the years 1830 - 1898. Beginning in 1899, the case files are organized by docket number.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Rutland County).
    Docket books, 1840 - 1943.
    Series ID: RUCH-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 4 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk. Dockets are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries may also include court costs for a case. Prior to 1840, chancery court was often held by the supreme court during its session, so the chancery docket may be included in supreme court dockets for those years (see Series SUPR-RU-001).
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Rutland County).
    Record books, 1815 - 1951.
    Series ID: RUCH-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 5 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Chancery court record books contain entries of court decrees (judgments) by the court clerk. Cases which did not result in a decree are not included. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Washington County).
    Case files, 1876 - 1922.
    Series ID: WACH-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 24 cubic feet Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of case files which include all of the documents generated during the process of a chancery court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. Subpoenas, affidavits, depositions, motions, pleas, bills of costs, and testimony transcripts may be included. Cases involving requests for injunctions include a bill of complaint and the defendant’s answer to the bill. There may also be findings of fact and temporary or permanent injunctions. Chancery case files are arranged by term.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Windham County).
    Case files, 1820 - 1840.
    Series ID: WMCH-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all of the documents generated during the process of a chancery court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. Most documents are related to real estate foreclosures, and include a bill of foreclosure, a master’s report that calculates the amount owed on the mortgage, and a decree of foreclosure if the plaintiff wins the case. Supporting documents often include mortgages, deeds, promissory notes and receipts. Subpoenas, affidavits, depositions, motions, pleas, bills of costs, and testimony transcripts may also be included. Cases involving requests for injunctions include a bill of complaint and the defendant’s answer to the bill. There may also be findings of fact and temporary or permanent injunctions. A third category of chancery case files includes documents related to dissolving business partnerships and corporations and placing businesses in receivership. Chancery case files typically are arranged in docket order for each court term.
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Windham County).
    Docket books, 1853 - 1913.
    Series ID: WMCH-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk. Dockets are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries may also include court costs for a case. Prior to 1840, chancery court was held by the supreme court so the chancery docket is included in supreme court dockets for those years (see Series SUPR-WM-001). After 1913, the chancery court docket can be found as a separate section of the county court docket for each term (see Series WMCC-001).
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Windham County).
    Record books, 1814 - 1919.
    Series ID: WMCH-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Chancery court record books contain entries of court decrees (judgments) by the court clerk. Cases which did not result in a decree are not included. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term. After 1919, chancery decrees were recorded in the county court record books (see Series WRCC-002).
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Windsor County).
    Case files, 1810 - 1970.
    Series ID: WRCH-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 36.4 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all of the documents generated during the process of a chancery court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. Most documents are related to real estate foreclosures, and include a bill of foreclosure, a master’s report that calculates the amount owed on the mortgage, and a decree of foreclosure if the plaintiff wins the case. Supporting documents often include mortgages, deeds, promissory notes and receipts. Subpoenas, affidavits, depositions, motions, pleas, bills of costs, and testimony transcripts may also be included. Cases involving requests for injunctions include a bill of complaint and the defendant’s answer to the bill. There may also be findings of fact and temporary or permanent injunctions. A third category of chancery case files includes documents related to dissolving business partnerships and corporations and placing businesses in receivership. Early chancery case files are arranged by term or by plaintiff name; later cases are arranged in docket order for each court term. Other chancery case files may be found filed with the county court case files (see series WRCC-003).
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Windsor County).
    Docket books, 1840 - 1886, 1916 - 1960.
    Series ID: WRCH-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk. Dockets are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries may also include court costs for a case. Prior to 1840, chancery court was held by the supreme court during its sessions, so the chancery docket is included in supreme court dockets for those years (see Series SUPR-WR-001). From 1887 to 1915, the chancery court docket can be found as a separate section of the county court docket for each term (see Series WRCC-001).
  • Vermont. Court of Chancery (Windsor County).
    Record books, 1840 - 1976.
    Series ID: WRCH-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 5 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Chancery court record books contain entries of court decrees (judgments) by the court clerk. Cases which did not result in a decree are not included. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term. Prior to 1840, chancery decrees were recorded in the supreme court record books (see Series SUPR-WR-002).
  • Vermont. District Court (District of Caledonia-Essex)
    Dockets, 1967 - 1977.
    Series ID: CEDC-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 6 volumes. Access: Partial
    Scope: The series consists of civil and juvenile court dockets dating from the creation of the Caledonia-Essex District Court through 1977. Dockets served as a court calendar to record all cases in order for each court term. A unique number was assigned to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case. The two volumes of juvenile record books are exempt from public access.
  • Vermont. District Court (District of Washington).
    Docket books, 1967 - 1969.
    Series ID: WDC-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 3 volumes Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of three (3) court dockets dating from the creation of the Washington District Court through 1969 which served as a court calendar to record all cases in order for each court term. A unique number was assigned to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case.
  • Vermont. Municipal Court (Caledonia County).
    Court administration records, 1927 - 1937.
    Series ID: CAMC-005 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 document box Access: Open
    Scope: Caledonia County Municipal Court was established by Act 324 of 1911. This series consists of one volume of court accounts from 1934 through 1937 and two copies of a 1927 paper entitled "The Municipal and City Courts: Their Criminal Branch" by Burlington City Court Judge Clarence P. Cowls.
  • Vermont. Municipal Court (Caledonia County).
    Dockets, 1926 - 1946.
    Series ID: CAMC-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 12 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Caledonia County Municipal Court was established by Act 324 of 1911. This series consists of two volumes of civil dockets, covering court terms from 1952 through 1967, and ten volumes of criminal dockets which cover court terms from 1926 through 1946.
  • Vermont. Municipal Court (Caledonia County).
    Record books, 1911 - 1970.
    Series ID: CAMC-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 17 volumes and 1 document box Access: Partial
    Scope: Caledonia County Municipal Court was established by Act 324 of 1911. This series consists of six volumes of civil record books, covering court terms from 1911 through 1932, nine volumes of criminal record books, which cover court terms from 1911 through 1929, and two volumes of juvenile records covering court terms from 1915 through 1970. This series also includes one box containing loose civil and criminal record book pages. The two volumes of juvenile record books are exempt from public access.
  • Vermont. Municipal Court (Orleans County).
    Case files, 1907 - 1959, bulk 1907 - 1939.
    Series ID: ORMC-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 18 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents filed with the court during the process of a civil or criminal court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. Orleans County Municipal Court case files include the records of the Newport Municipal Court. The records are organized numerically by docket number.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Addison).
    Record books salvaged from 1852 fire, c.1800 - 1959, bulk c.1800 - 1851.
    Series ID: PRO-ADP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 28 microfilm reels Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of all papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. An alphabetical index from 1792 to 1967 is available on microfilm. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Bennington)
    Case files, 1778-1945.
    Series ID: PRO-BNP-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 41.8 cubic feet Access: Partial
    Scope: Case files document all probate court proceedings including the settlement of estates, administration of trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Case files may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, reports and receipts. The case files are arranged in four date ranges, then alphabetically. The date ranges are approximate.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Bennington)
    Commitment case files, 1879 - 1955.
    Series ID: PRO-BNP-009 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 cubic feet. Access: Partial
    Scope: Case files document commitment proceedings. Commitment files contain all papers filed during courts of inquiry and similar proceedings related to the commitment of individuals to public or private institutions. Commitment files may include petitions, reports, orders, and related records. These cases are filed alphabetically. Mental health evaluations contained in commitment files are exempt from public inspection pursuant to Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure and 14 V.S.A. § 3067.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Bennington)
    Guardianship case files, 1879 - 1958.
    Series ID: PRO-BNP-006 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 boxes. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of guardianship case files. Case files may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, reports and receipts. The case files frequently include a case file number. Records are not currently arranged by case file number or date.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Bennington).
    Record books, 1778 - 1961, bulk 1778 - 1947.
    Series ID: PRO-BNP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 187 volumes and 8 microfilm reels. Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of all papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. An alphabetical index to the estate files from 1778 to 1961 is available on microfilm. Most books also contain their own index. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Bradford).
    Case files, 1913 - 1915.
    Series ID: PRO-BRP-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .21 cubic feet. Access: Restricted
    Scope: Series consists of a small number of juvenile case files from the Bradford District Probate and Juvenile Court. Case files may include petitions, answers, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, and supporting documents. The records are arranged by case file number. Juvenile recorsd are exempt from public access under 33 V.S.A. § 5117.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Bradford).
    Record books, 1791 - 1967, bulk 1778 - 1946.
    Series ID: PRO-BRP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 59 volumes and 11 microfilm reels. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books document probate court proceedings including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. An alphabetical index to the estate files from 1791 to 1967 is available on microfilm. Most books also contain their own index. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Caledonia).
    Case files, 1790 - 1946.
    Series ID: PRO-CAP-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 108.8 cubic feet. Access: Partial
    Scope: Case files document all probate court proceedings including the settlement of estates, administration of trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Case files may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, reports and receipts. The case files are arranged in three date ranges. Case files from 1790 to 1910 are organized alphabetically by town, then alphabetically by last name. From 1911 to 1920, the case files are organized numerically by a "B" docket number. From 1920 to 1946, the case files are organized numerically by a standard docket number.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Caledonia).
    Insolvency records, 1871 - 1902.
    Series ID: PRO-CAP-012 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 5 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books document insolvency cases. The recording book contains orders, judgments, and transcripts of some file papers, and an index. Federal district courts superseded probate courts as courts of insolvency with the passage of the Bankruptcy Act of 1898.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Caledonia).
    Record books, 1796 – 1973, bulk 1796-1946.
    Series ID: PRO-CAP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 192 volumes and 56 microfilm reels. Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings, including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. From 1833, guardianships were recorded in separate recording books. Books contain transcriptions of papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. An alphabetical index to the books from 1797 to 1973 is available on microfilm. Most books also contain their own index. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Chittenden).
    Record books, 1795 - 1959, bulk 1795 - 1857.
    Series ID: PRO-CHP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 32 microfilm reels. Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of all papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. Alphabetical indexes to estate files from 1796 to 1959, guardianship files from 1811 to 1959, and trust files from 1860 to 1859 are available on microfilm. Most books also contain their own index. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Essex).
    Adoption case files, 1900 – 1964.
    Series ID: PRO-ESP-008 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 box Access: Partial
    Scope: Series consists of case files which document adoption proceedings. Filed papers might include petitions, reports, original birth records, relinquishments of parental rights, and related records. The files are arranged alphabetically by last name. Adoption records are closed to public inspection for 99 years from the date of birth of the adoptee pursuant to 15A V.S.A. § 6-102.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Essex).
    Docket books, 1791 - 1929.
    Series ID: PRO-ESP-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 volumes, 1 box. Access: Partial
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets which served as a court calendar to record probate case information. Docket entries include a brief summary of action taking place in the case. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old and records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Essex).
    Estate case files, 1856 - 1979.
    Series ID: PRO-ESP-005 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 11 boxes Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of case files which document the probate of wills and settlement of estates. Files contain all papers filed during probate proceedings, and may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, bonds, reports, and receipts. The case files are arranged alphabetically by last name.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Essex).
    Guardianship case files, 1814 – 1973, bulk 1900 - 1954.
    Series ID: PRO-ESP-006 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 boxes. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of case files which document guardianships. Guardianship files contain all papers filed with the probate court in a guardianship proceeding and may include petitions, bonds, inventories, accounts, receipts, and other records related to the guardian and ward. The files are arranged alphabetically by last name.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Essex).
    Insolvency and assignment case files, 1881 – 1930, bulk 1881 – 1902.
    Series ID: PRO-ESP-012 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 box Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of case files which include all papers filed in matters related to insolvency. Case files may contain petitions, inventories, appraisals, reports, and related records. Federal District Courts superseded Probate Courts as Courts of Insolvency with the passage of the Bankruptcy Act of 1898. This series also contains a few cases related to the law of assignment.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Essex).
    Involuntary commitment case files, 1903 – 1968.
    Series ID: PRO-ESP-009 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 boxes Access: Partial
    Scope: Series consists of case files which document commitment proceedings. Commitment files contain all papers filed during courts of inquiry and similar proceedings related to the commitment of individuals to public or private institutions. Files may include petitions, reports, orders, and related records. Cases are arranged alphabetically by last name. Mental health evaluations contained in commitment files are exempt from public inspection pursuant to Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure and 14 V.S.A. § 3067.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Essex).
    Name change case files, 1926 – 1978, bulk 1940 – 1944.
    Series ID: PRO-ESP-011 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 box. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of case files which include all papers filed in matters related to name changes. They are arranged alphabetically by last name.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Essex).
    Record books, 1791 - 1962, bulk 1791 - 1948.
    Series ID: PRO-ESP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 microfilm reels, 41 volumes, 68 CDs. Access: Partial
    Scope: Series consists of record books which document all probate court proceedings including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Record books contain transcriptions of all papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. Most books contain their own alphabetical index. Volume 28 is missing. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Essex).
    Trust case files, 1904 – 1962.
    Series ID: PRO-ESP-007 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 box. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of case files which document trusts and the performance of trustees appointed by a will or probate court. Filed papers may include appraisals, accounts, receipts, inventories, and reports. The files are arranged alphabetically by last name.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Essex).
    Vital records case files, 1937 – 1969.
    Series ID: PRO-ESP-010 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 box Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of case files which include papers filed related to the establishment of vital records and correction of vital record information. The files are arranged alphabetically.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Fair Haven).
    Estate case files, 1798 - 1950.
    Series ID: PRO-FHP-005 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 26 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files document the probate of wills and the settlement of estates. Files contain all papers filed during probate proceedings, and may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, reports, and receipts. The case files are arranged into two date ranges: 1798 to 1926 and 1926 to 1950. The files are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the decedent within each date range.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Fair Haven).
    Guardianship and commitment case files, 1850 - 1961.
    Series ID: PRO-FHP-006 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 12 cubic feet. Access: Partial
    Scope: Case files document guardianship and commitment proceedings. Guardianship files contain all papers filed with the probate court in a guardianship proceeding and may include petitions, bonds, inventories, accounts, receipts, and other records related to the guardian and ward. The cases are divided into two categories: minor guardianships and adult guardianships, and they are filed alphabetically by the last name of the ward. Commitment files contain all papers filed during courts of inquiry and similar proceedings related to the commitment of individuals to public or private institutions. Commitment files may include petitions, reports, orders, and related records. These cases are filed alphabetically within two date ranges: 1850 to 1926 and 1926 to 1961. Mental health evaluations contained in commitment files are exempt from public inspection pursuant to Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure and 14 V.S.A. § 3067.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Fair Haven).
    Record books, 1787 - 1993.
    Series ID: PRO-FHP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 155 volumes, 10 microfilm reels. Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings, including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. An alphabetical index to the books from 1797 to 1959 is available on microfilm. Each book also contains an index. Volumes 2, 7, 9, and 12 through 18 were lost in a fire in 1862. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Franklin).
    Adoption case files, 1854 - 1956.
    Series ID: PRO-FRP-008 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 boxes Access: Partial
    Scope: Case files document adoption proceedings. File papers may include petitions, reports, original birth records, relinquishments of parental rights, and related records. Files are arranged by year. Adoption records are closed to public inspection for 99 years from the date of birth of the adoptee pursuant to 15A V.S.A. § 6-102.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Franklin).
    Estate case files, 1794 - 1940.
    Series ID: PRO-FRP-005 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 61 boxes Access: Open
    Scope: Files contain all papers filed during probate proceedings, and may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, reports, and receipts. Files are frequently arranged alphabetically by name, but are not always well organized.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Franklin).
    Guardianship case files, 1803 - 1957, bulk 1851 - 1937.
    Series ID: PRO-FRP-006 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 6 boxes Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of guardianship case files. Case files may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, reports and receipts. The case files frequently include a case file number. Records are arranged alphabetically by last name.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Franklin).
    Insolvency case files, 1840 - 1898, bulk 1874 - 1898.
    Series ID: PRO-FRP-012 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 7 boxes. Access: Open
    Scope: Records contain case files documenting insolvency cases. Case files are arranged by town and may include the original petition, inventories, appraisals, reports, and related records. Federal District Courts superseded Probate Courts as Courts of Insolvency with the passage of the Bankruptcy Act of 1898.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Franklin).
    Involuntary commitment case files, 1856 - 1973.
    Series ID: PRO-FRP-009 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 7 boxes. Access: Partial
    Scope: Case files document commitment proceedings. Commitment files contain all papers filed during courts of inquiry and similar proceedings related to the commitment of individuals to public or private institutions. Commitment files may include petitions, reports, orders, and related records. These cases are filed alphabetically, date range is approximate. Mental health evaluations contained in commitment files are exempt from public inspection pursuant to Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure and 14 V.S.A. § 3067.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Franklin).
    Record books, 1780 - 1956.
    Series ID: PRO-FRP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 198 volumes, 9 microfilm reels. Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings, including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. An alphabetical index to the books from 1781 to 1970 is available on microfilm. Most books also contain their own index. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Franklin).
    Vital records and name changes, 1938 - 1984.
    Series ID: PRO-FRP-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 box. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include papers filed related to the correction of vital record information, applications to solemnize marriages, and all papers filed in matters related to name changes. They are unarranged.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Grand Isle).
    Record books, 1796 - 1950.
    Series ID: PRO-GIP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 32 microfilm reels. Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of all papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. Most books contain their own index. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Hartford).
    Docket books, 1862 - 1899.
    Series ID: PRO-HRP-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 box. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets. Dockets books served as a court calendar to record all cases in order for each court term.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Hartford).
    Record books, 1783 - 1987, bulk 1783 - 1942.
    Series ID: PRO-HRP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 100 volumes, 47 microfilm reels. Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of all papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. Alphabetical indexes from 1783 to 1970 are available on microfilm. Most books also contain their own index. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Lamoille).
    Case files, 1813 - 1960.
    Series ID: PRO-LMP-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 36 cubic feet Access: Partial
    Scope: Case files document all probate court proceedings including the settlement of estates, administration of trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Case files may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, reports and receipts. The case files are arranged in groups of date ranges. The date ranges are approximate. Early case files are relatively unarranged, and frequently organized by record type rather than case. Case files starting around 1880 are arranged alphabetically and are grouped by case. Adoption records are closed to public inspection for 99 years from the date of birth of the adoptee pursuant to 15A V.S.A. § 6-102.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Lamoille).
    Court correspondence, 1890 - 1908.
    Series ID: PRO-LMP-013 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 3 cubic feet Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence received 1890 through 1908. Most correspondence directly relates to ongoing cases, though some reflects court administration and operation. Records are arranged by year, then alphabetical within that year.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Lamoille).
    Docket books, 1844 - 1948.
    Series ID: PRO-LMP-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 21 volumes Access: Partial
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets which served as a court calendar to record case information. The oldest existing dockets are arranged chronologically, and numbered dockets starting in 1916 are arranged alphabetically. Docket entries include a brief summary of action taking place in the case. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old and records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Lamoille).
    Estate records, 1837 - 1920.
    Series ID: PRO-LMP-005 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 17 volumes Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of will books and administrators books documenting activity on estate cases. Records are arranged chronologically.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Lamoille).
    Guardianship records, 1878 - 1947.
    Series ID: PRO-LMP-006 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 10 volumes Access: Open
    Scope: Record books document guardianship proceedings. First four volumes are arranged chronologically, with remaining books arranged alphabetically.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Lamoille).
    Insolvency records, 1879 - 1883.
    Series ID: PRO-LMP-012 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 volume Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of one record book documenting insolvency proceedings.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Lamoille).
    Involuntary commitment and records, 1916 - 1951.
    Series ID: PRO-LMP-009 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books document involuntary commitment and insolvency cases. The recording book contains orders, judgments, and transcripts of some file papers.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Lamoille).
    Record books, 1825 - 1960.
    Series ID: PRO-LMP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 55 volumes and 54 microfilm reels. Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. An alphabetical index from 1860 to 1960 is available on microfilm. Most books also contain their own index. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Lamoille).
    Vital records corrections, 1940 - 1950.
    Series ID: PRO-LMP-010 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1.375 cubic foot Access: Open
    Scope: Case files and record books include papers filed related to the correction of vital record information. Arranged alphabetically.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Manchester).
    Record books, 1779 - 1960.
    Series ID: PRO-MNP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 89 volumes, 14 microfilm reels. Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of all papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. An alphabetical index is available on microfilm. Most books also contain their own index. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure. The first insolvency volume is missing. The arrangement of the volumes reflect the original filing system of the Manchester district.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Marlboro).
    Administrative records, 1791 - 1996, bulk 1807 - 1891.
    Series ID: PRO-MRP-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 box Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of records relating to the administration of the probate court including appointments, correspondence, minutes, and financial records.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Marlboro).
    Adoption case files, 1824 - 1891, bulk 1863 - 1891.
    Series ID: PRO-MRP-008 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 box. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of case files which document adoption proceedings. Filed papers might include petitions, reports, original birth records, relinquishments of parental rights, and related records. The files are arranged alphabetically by adopted last name.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Marlboro).
    Estate case files, 1784 - 1977.
    Series ID: PRO-MRP-005 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 101 boxes. Access: Open
    Scope: Estate case files document the probate of wills and the settlement of estates. Files contain all papers filed during probate proceedings, and may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, reports, and receipts. Information about Revolutionary War pensioners is sometimes included. The case files are arranged into two date ranges: 1784 to 1891 and 1890 to 1977, and are arranged alphabetically by last name within each date range.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Marlboro).
    Guardianship case files, 1780 - 1970.
    Series ID: PRO-MRP-006 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 14 boxes. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of guardianship case files. Case files may include petitions, codicils, inventories, reports and receipts. The case files are arranged into two date ranges: 1780 to 1891 and 1892 to 1970, and are arranged alphabetically by last name within each date range.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Marlboro).
    Insolvency records, 1878 - 1900.
    Series ID: PRO-MRP-012 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 volume, 2 boxes. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of a single docket book of insolvency proceedings from 1878 to 1893 and case files covering 1887 - 1900. Case files are arranged alphabetically by debtor's name and may contain petitions, inventories, appraisals, reports, and related records. Federal District Courts superseded Probate Courts as Courts of Insolvency with the passage of the Bankruptcy Act of 1898.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Marlboro).
    Involuntary commitment case files, 1856 - 1973.
    Series ID: PRO-MRP-009 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 6 boxes. Access: Partial
    Scope: Case files document commitment proceedings. Commitment files contain all papers filed during courts of inquiry and similar proceedings related to the commitment of individuals to public or private institutions. Commitment files may include petitions, reports, orders, and related records. These cases are filed alphabetically within two date ranges, 1856 - 1891 and 1892 - 1973. Mental health evaluations contained in commitment files are exempt from public inspection pursuant to Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure and 14 V.S.A. § 3067.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Marlboro).
    Name change case files, 1884 - 1888.
    Series ID: PRO-MRP-011 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 box. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of case files which include all papers filed in matters related to name changes. They are arranged alphabetically by last name.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Marlboro).
    Record books, 1781 - 1997.
    Series ID: PRO-MRP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 114 volumes, 2 microfilm reels. Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings, including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. An alphabetical index to the books from 1781 to 1944 is available on microfilm. Most books also contain their own index. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Marlboro).
    Trust case files, 1825 - 1891, bulk 1851 - 1891.
    Series ID: PRO-MRP-007 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 box. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of case files which document trusts and the performance of trustees appointed by a will or probate court. Filed papers may include appraisals, accounts, receipts, inventories, and reports. The files are arranged alphabetically by last name.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of New Haven).
    Record books, 1824 – 1959, bulk 1824 - 1857.
    Series ID: PRO-NHP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 6 microfilm reels Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of all papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. Alphabetical indexes from 1824 to 1959 are available on microfilm. Most books also contain their own index. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Orleans)
    Guardianship case files, 1923 - 1945.
    Series ID: PRO-ORP-006 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 5 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files document guardianships. Guardianship files contain all papers filed with the probate court in a guardianship proceeding and may include petitions, bonds, inventories, accounts, receipts, and other records related to the guardian and ward. The files are arranged numerically by docket number. For all case files from 1796 to 1923 see PRO-ORP-004. After 1923, the case files were separated by record type.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Orleans)
    Vital records correction, 1937 - 1945.
    Series ID: PRO-ORP-010 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 3 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include papers filed related to the correction of vital record information. The files are arranged numerically by docket number. For all case files from 1796 to 1923 see PRO-ORP-004. After 1923, the case files were separated by record type.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Orleans).
    Adoption case files, 1923 - 1945.
    Series ID: PRO-ORP-008 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 0.21 cubic foot. Access: Restricted
    Scope: Case files document adoption proceedings. File papers may include petitions, reports, original birth records, relinquishments of parental rights, and related records. The files are arranged numerically by docket number. Adoption records are closed to public inspection for 99 years from the date of birth of the adoptee pursuant to 15A V.S.A. § 6-102. For all case files from 1796 to 1923 see PRO-ORP-004. After 1923, the case files were separated by record type.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Orleans).
    Case files, 1796 - 1923.
    Series ID: PRO-ORP-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 62 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files document all probate court proceedings including the settlement of estates, administration of trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Case files may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, reports and receipts. The case files are arranged in two date ranges. Case files from 1796 to 1846 are organized first by town, then by docket number. From 1847 to 1923, the case files are organized numerically by docket number. After 1923, the case files were separated by record type. See PRO-ORP-005 for estate case files, PRO-ORP-006 for guardianships and commitments, PRO-ORP-007 for trusts, PRO-ORP-008 for adoptions, PRO-ORP-010 for vital record corrections and PRO-ORP-011 for name changes and PRO-ORP-012 for insolvency case files
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Orleans).
    Estate case files, 1923 - 1945.
    Series ID: PRO-ORP-005 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 27 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files document the probate of wills and the settlement of estates. Files contain all papers filed during probate proceedings, and may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, reports, and receipts. The files are arranged numerically by docket number. For all case files from 1796 to 1923 see PRO-ORP-004. After 1923, the case files were separated by record type.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Orleans).
    Insolvency records, 1876 - 1900.
    Series ID: PRO-ORP-012 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 4 cubic feet and 4 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Records contain record books and case files documenting insolvency cases. The recording books contain orders, judgments, and transcripts of some file papers, and indexes. Case files are arranged first by town, then numerically by docket number. The files may include the original petition, inventories, appraisals, reports, and related records. Federal District Courts superseded Probate Courts as Courts of Insolvency with the passage of the Bankruptcy Act of 1898.
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  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Orleans).
    Name change case files, 1923 - 1945.
    Series ID: PRO-ORP-011 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 0.21 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all papers filed in matters related to name changes. They are arranged numerically by docket number. For all case files from 1796 to 1923 see PRO-ORP-004. After 1923, the case files were separated by record type.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Orleans).
    Record books, 1780 – 1970, bulk 1796 – 1946.
    Series ID: PRO-ORP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 117 volumes, 5 microfilm reels. Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of all papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. Alphabetical indexes from 1780 to 1970 are available on microfilm. Most books also contain their own index. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Orleans).
    Trust case files, 1928 - 1945.
    Series ID: PRO-ORP-007 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 3 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files document trusts and the performance of trustees appointed by a will or probate court. File papers may include appraisals, accounts, receipts, inventories, and reports. The files are arranged numerically by docket number. For all case files from 1796 to 1923 see PRO-ORP-004. After 1923, the case files were separated by record type.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Randolph).
    Case files, 1800 - 1915.
    Series ID: PRO-RNP-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 17.25 cubic feet Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of case files which document all probate court proceedings including the settlement of estates, administration of trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Case files may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, reports and receipts. The case files are arranged in grouped date ranges, then alphabetically. The date ranges are approximate.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Randolph).
    Record books, 1792 - 1944.
    Series ID: PRO-RNP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 77 volumes, 14 reels of microfilm, 111 compact disks. Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of all papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. An alphabetical index from 1792 to 1967 is available on microfilm. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure. Series also includes on box of fee books.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Rutland).
    Case files, 1779 - 1945.
    Series ID: PRO-RTP-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 109 cubic feet. Access: Partial
    Scope: Case files consist of all papers filed during probate proceedings, including those related to estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Case files may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, reports, and receipts. The case files are organized in a single docket range. A card index is available that cross-references names with docket numbers.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Rutland).
    Insolvency records, 1860 - 1898.
    Series ID: PRO-RTP-012 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 6 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: A record book and case files document insolvency cases. The recording book contains orders, judgments, and transcripts of some file papers, and an index. File papers are arranged numerically by docket number, and may include the original petition, inventories, appraisals, reports, and related records. Federal District Courts superseded Probate Courts as Courts of Insolvency with the passage of the Bankruptcy Act of 1898.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Rutland).
    Record books, 1778 - 1963, bulk 1784 – 1945.
    Series ID: PRO-RTP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 27 microfilm reels and 289 volumes. Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of all papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. Alphabetical indexes from 1781 to 1960 are available on microfilm. Most books also contain their own index. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Washington).
    Case files, 1898 - 1972.
    Series ID: PRO-WNP-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 26 cubic feet Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists primarily of estate case files from the Washington District Probate court, though it also includes some trust and guardianship case files. Case files may include petitions, answers, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, and supporting documents. In most of the boxes, the records are arranged by case file number.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Washington).
    Estate and Estate trusts case files, 1855 - 1980..
    Series ID: PRO-WNP-005 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 9 cubic foot Access: Open
    Scope: Case files document the probate of wills, the settlement of estates and trusts and the performance of trustees appointed by a will or probate court. The case files contain all papers filed during probate proceedings, and may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, reports, appraisals, accounts, and receipts. Some files are missing due to courthouse floods. The files are organized by docket number, which were assigned when the case was opened.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Washington).
    Guardianship and commitment case file case files, 1861 - 1980.
    Series ID: PRO-WNP-006 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot and 2 reels of microfilm Access: Some Restrictions
    Scope: Series consists of guardianship and commitment case files. Guardianship files contain all papers filed with the probate court in a guardianship proceeding and may include petitions, bonds, inventories, accounts, receipts, and other records related to the guardian and ward. Commitment files are called orders of removal and contain all papers filed during courts of inquiry and similar proceedings related to the commitment of individuals to public or private institutions and may include petitions, reports, orders, and related records. The files are arranged numerically by docket number. Mental health records are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure. Some files are missing due to courthouse floods.
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  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Washington).
    Record books, 1811 – 1988, bulk 1811 – 1947.
    Series ID: PRO-WNP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 330 volumes, 32 microfilm reels, 105 compact disks. Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, insolvency and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of all papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. Alphabetical indexes to the estate files from 1811 - 1988 are available on microfilm. Most books also contain their own index. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure. Some volumes are missing due to courthouse floods. Many of the volumes have noticeable water damage.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Washington).
    Vital record corrections and name changes,1941-1959.
    Series ID: PRO-WNP-010 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all papers filed in matters related to the correction of vital record information and name changes. Some files are missing due to courthouse floods.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Westminster).
    Estate case files, 1781 - 1962.
    Series ID: PRO-WRP-005 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 54 boxes Access: Open
    Scope: Estate case files document the probate of wills and the settlement of estates. Files contain all papers filed during probate proceedings, and may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, reports, and receipts. Estate case files may also contain records related to trusts. The case files are arranged into two date ranges: 1781-1914, and 1911 - 1962. Records in the second period are arranged alphabetically by last name. Contact the Reference Room for access to pre-1911 case files. This series contains some early case files in fragile condition that cannot be handled by researchers.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Westminster).
    Guardianship case files, 1888 - 1952.
    Series ID: PRO-WRP-006 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 3 boxes, 4 reels of microfilm Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of guardianship case files. Case files may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, reports and receipts. The case files frequently include a case file number. After 1909, records are arranged alphabetically by last name. Many case files were re-filed due to the separation of case type in 1996.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Westminster).
    Involuntary commitment case files, 1914 - 1962.
    Series ID: PRO-WRP-009 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 box Access: Partial
    Scope: Case files document commitment proceedings. Commitment files contain all papers filed during courts of inquiry and similar proceedings related to the commitment of individuals to public or private institutions. Commitment files may include petitions, reports, orders, and related records. These cases are filed alphabetically. Many case files were re-filed due to the separation of case type in 1996. Mental health evaluations contained in commitment files are exempt from public inspection pursuant to Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure and 14 V.S.A. § 3067.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Westminster).
    Record books, 1781 - 1996.
    Series ID: PRO-WRP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 101 volumes, 7 microfilm reels (16mm). Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings, including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. An alphabetical index to the books from 1781 to 1962 is available on microfilm. Most books also contain their own index. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Westminster).
    Vital record corrections and name changes, 1922 - 1989.
    Series ID: PRO-WRP-010 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 boxes Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include papers filed related to the correction of vital record information, applications to solemnize marriages, and all papers filed in matters related to name changes. Many case files were re-filed due to the separation of case type in 1996.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Windsor).
    Adoption case files, 1833 - 1963.
    Series ID: PRO-WIP-008 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 3 cubic feet. Access: Partial
    Scope: Case files document adoption proceedings. File papers may include petitions, reports, original birth records, relinquishments of parental rights, and related records. Files are arranged alphabetically by the original last name of the adoptee. Adoption records are closed to public inspection for 99 years from the date of birth of the adoptee pursuant to 15A V.S.A. § 6-102.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Windsor).
    Estate case files, 1787 - 1962.
    Series ID: PRO-WIP-005 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 98 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files document the probate of wills and the settlement of estates. Files contain all papers filed during probate proceedings, and may include petitions, wills, codicils, lists of heirs, inventories, reports, and receipts. The case files are arranged into two date ranges: 1787 - 1900 and 1900 - 1962. The files are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the decedent within each date range.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Windsor).
    Guardianship and commitment case files, 1800 - 1962.
    Series ID: PRO-WIP-006 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 17 cubic feet. Access: Partial
    Scope: Case files document guardianship and commitment proceedings. Guardianship files contain all papers filed with the probate court in a guardianship proceeding and may include petitions, bonds, inventories, accounts, receipts, and other records related to the guardian and ward. They are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the ward. Commitment files contain all papers filed during courts of inquiry and similar proceedings related to the commitment of individuals to public or private institutions. Commitment files may include petitions, reports, orders, and related records. For papers filed before 1900, they are interfiled alphabetically with the guardianship files. After 1900, they are filed separately. Mental health records contained in commitment files are exempt from public inspection pursuant to Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure and 14 V.S.A. § 3067.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Windsor).
    Insolvency records, 1827 - 1899 (bulk 1888 - 1899).
    Series ID: PRO-WIP-012 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 volume; 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: A record book and files that document insolvency cases. The recording book contains orders, judgments, and transcripts of some file papers, and an index . File papers are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the petitioner, and may include the original petition, inventories, appraisals, reports, and related records. Federal District Courts superseded Probate Courts as Courts of Insolvency with the passage of the Bankruptcy Act of 1898, cases past that date were continued from previous sessions.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Windsor).
    Record books, 1787 - 1998.
    Series ID: PRO-WIP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 172 volumes, 70 microfilm reels. Access: Partial
    Scope: Record books document all probate court proceedings, including estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, and commitments. Books contain transcriptions of papers filed with the court, as well as copies of decrees and orders. Alphabetical indexes to the books are available on microfilm. Each book also contains an index. Adoption records for adoptees who are less than 99 years old; records documenting the relinquishment of parental rights; and mental health records which may be recorded in the books are exempt from public inspection pursuant to state statutes and Rule 77 of the Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Windsor).
    Trust case files, 1900 - 1975.
    Series ID: PRO-WIP-007 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 5 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files document trusts and the performance of trustees appointed by a will or probate court. File papers may include appraisals, accounts, receipts, inventories, and reports. Files are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the decedent.
  • Vermont. Probate Court (District of Windsor).
    Vital record corrections and name changes, 1910 - 1963.
    Series ID: PRO-WIP-010 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all papers filed in matters related to the correction of vital record information and name changes. Records are unprocessed.
  • Vermont. Saint Albans Municipal Court.
    Case files, 1873-1939.
    Series ID: STAC-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: St. Albans Municipal Court was established by the legislature in 1872, and shared jurisdiction with justice courts. Municipal court became city court when St. Albans Town became St. Albans City in 1902. The 1873-1879 records are municipal court civil and criminal case files, arranged chronologically by court term in docket order. 1901-1939 records consist of both St. Albans city and justice court criminal case files. Records are arranged in chronological order by month and year, but there is no order within each court term.
  • Vermont. Saint Albans Municipal Court.
    Civil and criminal dockets, 1873 - 1878.
    Series ID: STAC-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .4 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: St. Albans Municipal Court was established by the legislature in 1872, and shared jurisdiction with justice courts. Municipal court became city court when St. Albans Town became St. Albans City in 1902. Two docket books, one civil and one criminal, cover all court terms.
  • Vermont. Saint Albans Municipal Court.
    Criminal record books, 1925-1926.
    Series ID: STAC-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .125 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: St. Albans Municipal Court was established by the legislature in 1872, and shared jurisdiction with justice courts. Municipal court became city court when St. Albans Town became St. Albans City in 1902. Series consists of one record book volume covering 1925-1926 criminal judgments.
  • Vermont. Saint Albans Municipal Court.
    Naturalization records, 1850 – 1906 (bulk 1897 – 1904).
    Series ID: STAC-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1.5 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of naturalization records from the St. Albans Municipal Court in Franklin County. The alphabetical indexes are to both naturalization books and St. Albans Municipal Court record books, before naturalizations were maintained separately.
  • Vermont. Superior Court (Bennington County).
    City Bank of New Haven, CT, and Concord Bank, New Hampshire currency, 1808-1855.
    Series ID: PRA-334 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of three bills from City Bank of New Haven, Connecticut (No. 9099, 1854; No. 4008, 1855; No. 4021, 1855) and one bill from Concord Bank, New Hampshire (No. 19, 1808). The bills were presented as evidence in two cases: State v. Hurd and William Bunkunster v. Ara Brainard.
  • Vermont. Superior Court (Caledonia County).
    Naturalization records, 1840-1953.
    Series ID: PRA-279 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 4 cubic feet; 1 microfilm reel. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of bound volumes of applications presented to the Caledonia County Court to become a naturalized citizen of the United States. Applications contain applicant’s name, age at time of application, country of origin, intention to become a United States citizen and renounce allegiance and fidelity to any foreign state or sovereignty, request before the Court to be admitted as a United States citizen, and declaration of support for the Constitution of the United States. If accepted, the application is signed and includes a date for when the certificate of citizenship was issued.
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  • Vermont. Superior Court (Grand Isle).
    Naturalization records, 1846-1896.
    Series ID: PRA-278 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 microfilm reels. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of bound volumes of applications presented to the Grand Isle County Court to become a naturalized citizen of the United States. Applications contain applicant’s name, age at time of application, country of origin, intention to become a United States citizen and renounce allegiance and fidelity to any foreign state or sovereignty, request before the Court to be admitted as a United States citizen, and declaration of support for the Constitution of the United States. If accepted, the application is signed and includes a date for when the certificate of citizenship was issued.
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  • Vermont. Superior Court (Orange County).
    Naturalization records, 1838-1957.
    Series ID: PRA-269 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of naturalization records, 1838 - 1929 (4 volumes), declarations of intention and petitions for naturalization, 1866 - 1957 (8 volumes), and 3 x 5 card index to naturalization records, 1850 - 1956 (6 inches).
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  • Vermont. Superior Court (Windsor County).
    Naturalization records, 1811-1957.
    Series ID: PRA-277 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 5 cubic feet; 1 microfilm reel. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of 26 bound volumes of applications presented to the Windsor County Superior Court to become a naturalized citizen of the United States. Applications contain applicant’s name, age at time of application, country of origin, intention to become a United States citizen and renounce allegiance and fidelity to any foreign state or sovereignty, request before the Court to be admitted as a United States citizen, and declaration of support for the Constitution of the United States. If accepted, the application is signed and includes a date for when the certificate of citizenship was issued.
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  • Vermont. Superior Courts.
    Vermont County and Superior Court cases, 1782 - 1981.
    Series ID: SE-124 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 673 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of case files for Vermont superior and county courts.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Addison County)
    Case files, 1871 - 1949.
    Series ID: SUPR-AD-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 3.4 cubic feet Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the course of a supreme court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, and documents relating to appeals, such as bills of exceptions. There may also be supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. Case files are arranged loosely by court term.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Bennington County)
    Case files, 1841 - 1949.
    Series ID: SUPR-BN-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 11 cubic feet Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the course of a supreme court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, and documents relating to appeals, such as bills of exceptions. There may also be supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. Case files are arranged loosely by court term.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Bennington County)
    Record books, 1876 - 1946.
    Series ID: SUPR-BN-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 7 volumes Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk which summarize each case that ended in a judgment. They are arranged chronologically by court term.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Caledonia County).
    Case files, 1797 - 1947.
    Series ID: SUPR-CA-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 28 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the course of a supreme court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, and documents relating to appeals, such as bills of exceptions. There may also be supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. Case files are arranged in docket order by court term. Prior to 1895, a case which continued over several court terms was assigned a different docket number for each term, but should be filed under the docket number assigned for the term in which the case ended. After 1895 each case kept the same case number from term to term. In a given court term, case files may be divided into cases which reached a judgment or verdict, and cases which ended before judgment. Judgments in docket order are followed by discontinuances in docket order. If the court clerk did not separate the two types of cases there will be one docket sequence of case files for that term. Miscellaneous files include court administration documents such as jail reports, jury venires, vouchers for costs from court officials or witnesses, financial accounts, and bar admission recommendations. There may also be inquests, and case files unrelated to docketed cases. Chancery court case files predating March 1840 are included with supreme court case files, since chancery court was held by the supreme court during this period.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Caledonia County).
    Docket books, 1799 - 1976, bulk 1799 - 1955.
    Series ID: SUPR-CA-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 18 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk. Court dockets are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket numbers change from term to term until 1895, when each case retains its original number through all court terms. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, jury members, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case. Early dockets also include jury lists, admissions to the supreme court bar and court administrative costs. Beginning in 1820, dockets are indexed by plaintiff. Before 1808 chancery cases are intermingled with regular supreme court cases on the docket and are identified as chancery in the docket entry. From 1808 to March 1840 the chancery court docket comprises the last section of the supreme court docket.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Caledonia County).
    Record books, 1797 - 1933.
    Series ID: SUPR-CA-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 13 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk which summarize each case that ended in a judgment. They are arranged chronologically by court term, and after 1807 each entry also includes a docket number. Individual record books are indexed by plaintiff. The supreme court record books covering 1797 through March 1840 include chancery court record entries. A master index of judgments covers supreme court cases between 1797 and 1905 and contains both plaintiff and defendant indexes, alphabetically by court term. Index entries refer to record book volumes and page numbers but do not include docket numbers.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Essex County).
    Case files, 1820 - 1970.
    Series ID: SUPR-ES-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 9 cubic feet. Access: Partial
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the course of a supreme court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, findings of fact, master’s reports, and documents relating to appeals.. There may also be supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. The records are organized chronologically. Cases are filed with the court term in which it ended. In a given court term, some cases reached a judgment or verdict, while other cases were discontinued before judgment. Chancery court case files predating September 1840, and some 1840-1843 cases, are included with supreme court case files, since chancery court was part of the supreme court during this period.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Essex County).
    Docket books, 1821 - 1852, 1864 - 1956.
    Series ID: SUPR-ES-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk. Court dockets are court calendars that record all cases in order for each court term. Docket entries include docket number, plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, jury members, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. The docket entries may also include court costs for a case. Early dockets also include jury lists, admissions to the supreme court bar and court administrative costs. Up to 1843 continued chancery cases are recorded with Supreme Court records, beginning in 1840, the new chancery docket is included with the County court records (see ESCC-001) .
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Essex County).
    Record books, 1815 - 1931.
    Series ID: SUPR-ES-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk summarizing each case that ended in a judgment. Civil, criminal, and divorce judgments were entered in the same record volumes. From 1872, divorces are recorded in County court record books in series ESCC-002. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term. The General index for all courts through 1891 is in series ESCC-002.The final volume is also individually indexed. Chancery decrees are recorded with the Supreme court record volumes until 1843; see ESCH-002 for Chancery court records after 1843.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Franklin County).
    Case files, 1820 - 1952.
    Series ID: SUPR-FR-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 26 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the course of a supreme court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, findings of fact, master’s reports, and documents relating to appeals, such as bills of exceptions. There may also be supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. Franklin county court clerks arranged case files alphabetically by plaintiff for each court term, rather than by docket number. This order has been maintained. Each case is filed with the court term in which it ended. In a given court term, some cases reached a judgment or verdict, while other cases were ended by the plaintiff before judgment. The clerk separated judgments from discontinued cases, so case files are arranged for each term with judgments in alphabetical order, followed by discontinuances in alphabetical order. Miscellaneous supreme court files include court administration documents such as financial accounts, supreme court bar admissions, and instructions to the court clerk. Chancery court case files predating September 1840, and some 1840-1843 cases, are included with supreme court case files, since chancery court was part of the supreme court during this period.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Franklin County).
    Docket books and index, 1800 - 1962.
    Series ID: SUPR-FR-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 3.15 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk. Court dockets are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a number to each case. Before 1895 Franklin County courts followed an unusual docketing system in which cases were arranged in order of their beginning court term, and kept the same docket number for all court terms. For any given court term, there might be several cases with the same docket number. After 1895, each case retains a unique original number through all court terms. 1914-1943 dockets consist of loose-leaf sheets arranged chronologically, with one sheet recording all information on each case, rather than calendars docketing all cases for each court term. Two card indexes, arranged alphabetically, contain brief entries on supreme court cases from 1897-1935, and 1933-1961. Card entries include references to published Vermont supreme court reports. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case, and may include the criminal charge or type of civil case. Dockets usually record the names of judges and clerk and note court term dates. Early dockets include bar admissions and court accounts. All but the first volume are indexed alphabetically by plaintiff. Chancery cases are intermingled with regular supreme court cases in 1800-1807 dockets, but are identified as chancery in docket entries. Chancery cases are docketed and entered separately after 1808.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Franklin County).
    Record books; 1797 - 1897, 1943-1967.
    Series ID: SUPR-FR-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 18 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk summarizing each case that ended in a judgment. Prior to 1844 chancery decrees were entered in Supreme Court in Chancery record volumes. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term and individual record books are indexed by plaintiff. A general index of county court, supreme court, and chancery court judgments covers the years 1805 – 1890. This volume can be found with Franklin County Court Records (FRCC-002) in box FRCC-00133 and is indexed by both plaintiff and defendant, in alphabetical order by court term. Entries refer to record book volumes and page numbers. There are no surviving record books of judgments for the years 1898-1942.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Lamoille County).
    Case files, 1837 - 1945.
    Series ID: SUPR-LA-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 7 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the course of a supreme court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, findings of fact, master’s reports, and documents relating to appeals, such as bills of exceptions. There may also be supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. Case files are arranged in docket order by court term. Until 1895 a case which continued over several court terms was assigned a different docket number for each term, but should be filed under the docket number assigned for the term in which the case ended. From the 1890’s on, supreme court docket numbers are inconsistent because some cases were held in Lamoille County, and some heard or continued at the general term in Montpelier. Each court clerk assigned a different number, and the Lamoille clerk might record either number, or no number at all. There were only a few Lamoille county supreme court cases in any given term, so despite variable docket numbers case files can be found. Miscellaneous supreme court files include court administration documents such as financial accounts, supreme court bar admissions, and instructions to the court clerk. Chancery court case files predating June 1840 are included with supreme court case files, since chancery court was part of the supreme court during this period.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Lamoille County).
    Dockets, 1837 - 1933.
    Series ID: SUPR-LA-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk. Court dockets are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket numbers change from term to term until 1895, when each case retains its original number through all court terms. After the supreme court moved to Montpelier in 1906, ending county sessions, docket numbers are inconsistent because the county clerk and supreme court clerk assigned different docket numbers to the same case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case. Dockets usually record the names of judges and clerk and note court term dates. They may also include admissions to the supreme court bar and court administrative costs. Most early supreme court dockets are not indexed. Chancery cases are intermingled with regular supreme court cases in the 1837 docket, but are identified as chancery in docket entries. Chancery cases are docketed separately in 1838-1840 supreme court dockets.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Lamoille County).
    Record books, 1839 - 1909.
    Series ID: SUPR-LA-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 4 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk summarizing each case that ended in a judgment. Lamoille supreme court records cover the years 1840-1909, with some gaps. The recording of supreme court judgments was highly irregular. Only 1886-1909 entries are arranged consistently in chronological order by court term, in volumes exclusively limited to the supreme court. Because of the scattered nature of these records, and the lack of indexes for some volumes, the researcher must rely on the master General Index of County and Supreme Court Records to locate judgment entries for individual cases. The two master index volumes cover county court cases between 1836 and 1947, but post-1900 supreme court entries are incomplete. Index entries are arranged alphabetically by plaintiff for each court term, and include record book volumes, page numbers, case beginning and ending dates, and docket numbers. The indexes also include entries on discontinued cases, which are not included in the record books, but which may have case files. In addition to the two index volumes arranged by plaintiff, there is a set of index cards recording 1836-1968 county and supreme court cases by defendant. The cards are arranged alphabetically, but within each letter there is no alphabetical or chronological order of cases.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Orange County).
    Docket books, 1828 - 1969.
    Series ID: SUPR-OE-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2.2 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk for cases filed with the Orange County clerk. Dockets books served as the court calendar to record all cases in order for each court term. Docket entries include docket number, plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Until 1845, the chancery court docket comprises a section of the Supreme Court docket. After 1845, the county court dockets recorded the chancery cases. Docket numbers change from term to term until 1893, when each case retains its original number through all court terms. After the supreme court moved to Montpelier in 1906, ending county sessions, docket numbers are inconsistent because the county clerk and supreme court clerk assigned different docket numbers to the same case. Dockets are missing between 1904 and 1932.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Orange County).
    Records books, 1794 - 1967.
    Series ID: SUPR-OE-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 8 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk summarizing each case that ended in judgment. Prior to 1845 chancery decrees were entered with the Supreme Court record books. Entries are arranged chronologically by court term. Individual record books were not indexed until 1815. After the supreme court moved to Montpelier in 1906, the court clerk continued to maintain summaries of cases that were appealed from the Orange County Court.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Orleans County).
    Case files, 1817 - 1953.
    Series ID: SUPR-OR-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 24 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the course of a supreme court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, and documents relating to appeals, such as bills of exceptions. There may also be supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. Case files are arranged in docket order by court term. A case which continued over several court terms was assigned a different docket number for each term, but should be filed under the docket number assigned for the term in which the case ended. Prior to 1853 case files may be divided into cases which reached a judgment or verdict, and cases which ended before judgment. The latter may be filed under “Miscellaneous” cases. Miscellaneous case files also include court administration documents such as jury venires, vouchers for costs from court officials or witnesses, and financial accounts. Originals or copies of records from cases appealed from the original county court are generally included with the supreme court case files. Pre-1840 chancery court case files are included with supreme court case files, since chancery court was held by the supreme court.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Orleans County).
    Docket books, 1821 - 1968.
    Series ID: SUPR-OR-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists largely of Orleans County supreme court dockets, and includes two judges’ dockets, one jury list docket, and two general term dockets. Court dockets, kept by the court clerk, are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, jury members, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case. Early dockets also include jury lists, admissions to the supreme court bar and court administrative costs. Beginning in 1858, dockets are indexed by plaintiff. Until 1842, the chancery court docket comprises the last section of the supreme court docket. The two judges’ dockets in this series appear to be identical to the court dockets kept by the court clerk. The jury list docket records grand and petit jurors for the covered court terms. The two general term dockets, which list cases heard from several counties, include handwritten entries for the Orleans County cases which are similar to those found in the regular court dockets.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Orleans County).
    Record books, 1817 - 1970.
    Series ID: SUPR-OR-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 6 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk which summarize each case that ended in a judgment. They are arranged chronologically by court term. Early record books may also include brief entries on cases which were settled or discontinued. Record books include docket numbers for each case entered. With the exception of the first volume, individual record books are indexed by plaintiff. In addition, a master index covering the record books of all three Orleans County courts between 1800 and 1899 contains index entries by both plaintiff and defendant (see Series ORCC-002). The supreme court record books covering 1817-1840 include chancery court record entries.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Rutland County).
    Case files, 1782 - 1947.
    Series ID: SUPR-RU-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 9 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the course of a supreme court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. This series includes early supreme court records bound in eight volumes (1782 - 1830), as well as later case files (1867 - 1947). Most supreme court case files for Rutland County however can be found filed with the county court case files (see series RUCC-003).
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Rutland County).
    Docket books, 1779 - 1943.
    Series ID: SUPR-RU-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 3 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk. Court dockets are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, jury members, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case. Early dockets also include jury lists, admissions to the supreme court bar and court administrative costs.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Rutland County).
    Record books, 1778 - 1943.
    Series ID: SUPR-RU-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 7 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk which summarize each case that ended in a judgment. They are arranged chronologically by court term.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Washington County).
    Case files and opinions, 1872 - 1964.
    Series ID: SUPR-WA-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 23 cubic feet, 4 reels of microfilm Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the course of a supreme court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, and documents relating to appeals, such as bills of exceptions. There may also be supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. Case files are arranged loosely by court term. Opinions begin to appear around 1911 and run through the 1920s.
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  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Washington County).
    Docket books, 1864 - 1923.
    Series ID: SUPR-WA-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 6 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk. Court dockets are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, jury members, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Washington County).
    Record books, 1831 - 1894.
    Series ID: SUPR-WA-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 reels of microfilm. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of record books that contain entries by the court clerk which summarize each case that ended in a judgment. Arranged chronologically by court term.
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  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Windham County).
    Case files, 1842 - 1916.
    Series ID: SUPR-WM-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 5 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the course of a supreme court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. They may include writs, affidavits, depositions, subpoenas, verdicts, pleas, motions, warrants, bonds, bills of costs, witness certificates, transcripts, and documents relating to appeals, such as bills of exceptions. There may also be supporting documents such as deeds, promissory notes, statements and inventories. Case files are arranged in docket order by court term.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Windham County).
    Docket books, 1794 - 1919.
    Series ID: SUPR-WM-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk. Court dockets are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, jury members, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case. Early dockets also include jury lists, admissions to the supreme court bar and court administrative costs. Series also contains a transfer docket.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Windham County).
    Record books, 1794 - 1955.
    Series ID: SUPR-WM-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk which summarize each case that ended in a judgment. They are arranged chronologically by court term.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Windsor County).
    Case files, 1793 - 1957.
    Series ID: SUPR-WR-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Case files include all documents generated during the course of a supreme court trial, and may be extensive, minimal or nonexistent for any given case. Only a few case files from Windsor County have been located.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Windsor County).
    Docket books, 1794 - 1967.
    Series ID: SUPR-WR-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 4.25 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of court dockets kept by the court clerk. Court dockets are court calendars which record all cases in order for each court term, assigning a unique number to each case. Docket entries include plaintiff and defendant, attorneys, jury members, and a brief summary of action taking place that court term. Entries often include court costs for a case. Early dockets also include jury lists, admissions to the supreme court bar and court administrative costs.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court (Windsor County).
    Record books, 1826 - 1923.
    Series ID: SUPR-WR-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2.125 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Record books contain entries by the court clerk which summarize each case that ended in a judgment. They are arranged chronologically by court term. Record books prior to 1826 can be found in record series PRA-244. Divorce record books can be found with the county court record books in record series WRCC-002.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court.
    Docket books, 1915 - 1933.
    Series ID: SUPR-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 boxes. Access: Open
    Scope: The series consists of printed court dockets for general terms of the Supreme Court. Dockets books served as a court calendar to record all cases in order for each court term. Series also includes court rules from 1915.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court.
    Entry orders, 1986 - 2016.
    Series ID: SUPR-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 15 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of copies of Supreme Court entry orders dating back to 1986 previously filed with the Department of Libraries.. Entry orders from 1999 through the present are also available through the Vermont Judiciary website.
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  • Vermont. Supreme Court.
    Record books, 1778 - 1793.
    Series ID: SUPR-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of early records book for the Vermont Superior Court, later the Vermont Supreme Court, that rode circuit between counties for both the chancery and supreme court sessions. The volumes cover Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Cumberland, Orange, Rutland, Windham and Windsor counties. Although each county also maintained their own volumes, these volumes were maintained separately. Some volumes are missing.
  • Vermont. Supreme Court.
    Supreme Court briefs and related records, 1858 – 2014.
    Series ID: SUPR-003 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 196 boxes, 542 volumes, 21 GB. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of briefs presented to the Vermont Supreme Court. Briefs are filed by both the appellant and appellee and include the statement of facts, argument, and conclusion. Some briefs are accompanied by replies and printed case material. ""Published"" briefs are those that correspond to case decisions published in Vermont Reports volumes. Some years contain both published briefs as well as briefs that relate to cases whose final decisions were not included in Vermont Reports. Arrangement of the records is primarily chronological. Up to 1890, unpublished and published briefs are bound together in volumes. From 1890 to 1915, unpublished briefs are bound in volumes separate from published. Starting in 1992, briefs relating to unpublished case decisions are in paper format, arranged first by the year they were entered on the Supreme Court docket, then alphabetically by case name. Published briefs from 1890 until the 1970s are bound together in volumes with numbers that correspond to the Vermont Report volume numbers, starting with vol. 63 and ending with vol. 135.Bound briefs for all years are in many separate parts, with the final part containing an index to all the cases in the volume set Briefs relating to case decisions published in Vermont Reports volumes 136- 171 are on microfiche, covering the years 1975 - 2000. Briefs related to cases published in volume 172 – 187 are in paper format, arranged by corresponding volume number, then alphabetical by case name. Starting in about 2000, both published and unpublished briefs are sometimes available only in digital format.
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  • Vermont. Supreme Court.
    Supreme Court records, 1815-1927.
    Series ID: A-268 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .4 cubic foot.. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of decisions of the Supreme Court (1815-1817), petitions to be admitted to the Vermont Bar (1894-1912), printed testimony of various cases (1890s) and case summaries (circa 1920-1927).
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