Washington County Historical Society

Heritage Research Library

If you are interested in genealogy, we have materials that may be the answer to your research questions. About 95% of the questions we receive are about genealogy. The other 10% are about history, school buildings, house histories, and the like. We have a sizable library of about 5,000 books—many with limited publication numbers and distribution. We have thousands of other documents in our vertical files and storage, including original manuscripts, deeds, general correspondence, and Civil War letters. We have microfilm of some local newspapers, from the 1800s. We collect primarily materials about Washington County, but we do include nearby areas in Vermont and many adjacent counties. Some of the most utilized volumes we have are cemetery books, which the Society now publishes. So e-mail, write us a letter, call, or come visit us. There will be a Librarian ready to assist you.

Heritage Research Library

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