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16 August 2019

Our Library Collections: Vermont

Families of Cavendish focuses on
Windsor County, Vermont
One in a series by CGS member Chris Pattillo highlighting some of our holdings at the Library in Oakland.  For a fuller listing of books, journals, and more, consult the CGS Library catalog in WorldCat.

 Our Vermont books occupy five and a half shelves in the library. Most of the space is occupied by the bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Vermont, Branches & Twigs. Our copies cover the period of 1982 to 1995. We also have the Index to Branches and Twigs for 1972-1995, donated by Kathy Beals in 2000. Our set of the journal Vermont Genealogy begins in January 1996 and continues to the current issue.

We have three different state gazetteers for Vermont and at least three gazetteers for counties. There are two thick volumes of Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont by Hiram Carleton, each volume filled with more than 700 pages of dense information.

Photos of the Adams family
One of our county books is Volume 3 of Families of Cavendish: The Early Settlers of the Black River Valley in Windsor County, Vermont, compiled by Linda Margaret Farr Welch. This book covers the Adams, Blood, Burbank, French, Gammon, and Giddings families. The chapter on the Adams family includes a detailed family tree, short biographies, copies of the wills of Henry Adams, Samuel Adams, and Daniel Adams, and one page of portraits.

The History of Wallingford, Vermont by Walter Thorpe covers different periods of history and settlers, churches, libraries, industries, town war records, politics and more. It includes a nice variety of photographs and sketches.
A sketch from History of Wallingford

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