Vermont, Probate Files, 1800-1921 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index and images of probate estate files. Each estate consists of multiple images.


Currently, images are available for Chittenden and Essex Counties. Additional counties will be added later.


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What Can I Learn from Vermont Probate Records?

These records may include:

  • Name of testator or deceased
  • Names of heirs such as a spouse, children, and other relatives or friends
  • Name of executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Residence of testator
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (These are used to approximate event dates, i.e. a will was usually written near the time of death.)
  • Description and value of personal property or land owned by the deceased


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