Vermont Archives: 88 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Many Americans may not know this, but Vermont was actually an independent country before becoming part of the United States. Originally territory disputed between New Hampshire and New York, Vermont was not one of the 13 colonies that formed the United States. Instead, the Vermont Republic was founded in 1777 and retained its independence for 14 years. Finally, in 1791, Vermont became the first addition to the young country when it was admitted into the Union as the 14th state. Today Vermont is the 6th smallest state in the nation and the 2nd least populous.

photo of the Vermont State Capitol building in Montpelier
Photo: Vermont State Capitol building in Montpelier. Credit: Jared C. Benedict; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Vermont, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online VT newspaper archives: 88 titles to help you search your family history in “The Green Mountain State,” providing coverage from the 1700s to Today. There are more than 12.5 million articles and records in our online Vermont newspaper archives!

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your Vermont ancestors in these VT newspapers. Our Vermont newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Vermont Newspaper Archives (1781 – 2006)

Search Vermont Recent Obituaries (1999 – Current)

illustration of the state flag of Vermont
Illustration: state flag of Vermont. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a list of online Vermont newspapers in the historical archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The VT newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

Did You Know?

The Rutland Herald is the oldest family-owned newspaper in ongoing operation in the U.S., as well as the second largest in circulation in Vermont. You can explore Rutland Herald news articles and obits from the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s through to today in the VT archives.

CityTitle Date Range* Collection
BarreTimes Argus03/07/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bellows FallsVermont Intelligencer01/01/1817 – 12/30/1822Newspaper Archives
Bellows FallsBellows Falls Gazette12/01/1838 – 05/30/1851Newspaper Archives
BenningtonBennington Banner11/18/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BenningtonWorld10/19/1807 – 03/27/1809Newspaper Archives
BenningtonVermont Gazette05/04/1847 – 10/10/1850Newspaper Archives
BenningtonVermont Gazette03/17/1847 – 12/27/1848Newspaper Archives
BenningtonPloughman; or, Republican Federalist07/27/1801 – 02/01/1802Newspaper Archives
BenningtonVermont Gazette12/14/1872 – 12/22/1876Newspaper Archives
BenningtonTablet of the Times01/05/1797 – 08/31/1797Newspaper Archives
BenningtonBennington News-Letter03/25/1811 – 08/14/1815Newspaper Archives
BenningtonGreen-Mountain Farmer04/17/1809 – 06/10/1816Newspaper Archives
BenningtonVermont Gazette06/05/1783 – 02/16/1847Newspaper Archives
BenningtonEpitome of the World02/10/1807 – 10/12/1807Newspaper Archives
BenningtonBennington Banner02/27/1841 – 12/31/1885Newspaper Archives
BrattleboroSemi-weekly Eagle08/10/1847 – 12/09/1852Newspaper Archives
BrattleboroBrattleboro Reformer06/07/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrattleboroBrattleboro Messenger12/24/1821 – 08/29/1834Newspaper Archives
BrattleboroFederal Galaxy01/06/1797 – 01/17/1803Newspaper Archives
BrattleboroVermont Phoenix10/24/1834 – 12/29/1882Newspaper Archives
BrattleboroIndependent Inquirer09/14/1833 – 09/06/1834Newspaper Archives
BrattleboroAmerican Yeoman02/04/1817 – 01/27/1818Newspaper Archives
BrattleboroReporter02/21/1803 – 12/05/1820Newspaper Archives
BurlingtonBurlington Gazette09/09/1814 – 01/28/1819Newspaper Archives
BurlingtonBurlington Mercury06/03/1796 – 03/24/1797Newspaper Archives
BurlingtonAmerican Repertory09/28/1821 – 03/25/1823Newspaper Archives
BurlingtonVermont Centinel03/19/1801 – 07/12/1850Newspaper Archives
ChelseaVermont Advocate01/12/1830 – 07/30/1834Newspaper Archives
ChesterChester Telegraph03/29/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChesterGreen Mountain Palladium06/22/1807 – 04/12/1808Newspaper Archives
ColchesterColchester Sun01/27/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DanvilleNorth Star01/08/1807 – 01/26/1889Newspaper Archives
Essex JunctionEssex Reporter12/30/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ManchesterManchester Journal04/06/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiddleburyColumbian Patriot09/01/1813 – 08/23/1815Newspaper Archives
MiddleburyAddison Eagle08/03/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiddleburyChristian Messenger11/06/1816 – 11/23/1819Newspaper Archives
MiddleburyMiddlebury Mercury12/16/1801 – 07/04/1810Newspaper Archives
MiddleburyMiddlebury Campus, The: Middlebury College01/16/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiddleburyNew Market Press08/03/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiddleburyAddison County Independent12/27/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiddleburyChristian Herald09/25/1816 – 10/30/1816Newspaper Archives
MiddleburyGreen Mountain Outlook08/05/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiddleburyVermont Mirror09/30/1812 – 09/18/1816Newspaper Archives
MiddleburyValley Voice02/28/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MiddleburyReligious Reporter04/08/1820 – 09/30/1820Newspaper Archives
MiddleburyNational Standard08/30/1815 – 12/26/1820Newspaper Archives
MiltonMilton Independent10/18/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MontpelierArgus and Patriot07/09/1863 – 12/30/1908Newspaper Archives
MontpelierState Journal10/25/1832 – 10/25/1832Newspaper Archives
MontpelierVermont Precursor11/22/1806 – 11/13/1807Newspaper Archives
MontpelierFreemen’s Press08/25/1809 – 08/27/1812Newspaper Archives
MontpelierWatchman11/20/1807 – 12/31/1873Newspaper Archives
NewportNewport Daily Express07/24/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NorthfieldNorthfield News09/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PeachamGreen Mountain Patriot02/23/1798 – 01/27/1810Newspaper Archives
PutneyArgus03/16/1797 – 02/26/1799Newspaper Archives
RandolphWeekly Wanderer01/24/1801 – 04/06/1810Newspaper Archives
RoyaltonVermont Advocate and White River Advertiser11/21/1827 – 03/11/1829Newspaper Archives
RutlandRutland Herald12/08/1794 – 12/29/1818Newspaper Archives
RutlandHerald of Vermont06/25/1792 – 09/10/1792Newspaper Archives
RutlandRutland Herald10/01/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RutlandFarmers’ Library04/01/1793 – 11/29/1794Newspaper Archives
RutlandVermont Mercury03/29/1802 – 03/12/1804Newspaper Archives
RutlandVermont Courier07/25/1808 – 05/30/1810Newspaper Archives
St. AlbansVermont State Paper06/23/1835 – 04/26/1836Newspaper Archives
St. AlbansSt. Albans Messenger12/04/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. AlbansSt. Albans Messenger01/25/1838 – 10/12/1933Newspaper Archives
St. AlbansSt. Albans Daily Messenger04/24/1861 – 04/29/2006Newspaper Archives
St. AlbansFranklin County Advertiser07/26/1810 – 10/29/1810Newspaper Archives
St. AlbansSt. Albans Adviser03/10/1808 – 01/28/1809Newspaper Archives
St. AlbansSt. Albans Advertiser12/19/1873 – 07/05/1878Newspaper Archives
St. AlbansChamplain Reporter05/11/1809 – 06/28/1810Newspaper Archives
St. AlbansAmerican Repertory05/15/1823 – 12/26/1833Newspaper Archives
St. AlbansSt. Albans Transcript03/22/1873 – 07/30/1874Newspaper Archives
St. JohnsburyCaledonian-Record01/05/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. JohnsburySt. Johnsbury Republican08/07/1907 – 08/07/1907Newspaper Archives
St. JohnsburyCaledonian-Record09/03/1918 – 12/31/1926Newspaper Archives
St. JohnsburyCaledonian08/08/1837 – 03/13/1918Newspaper Archives
VergennesVergennes Gazette and Vermont and New-York Advertiser08/30/1798 – 10/08/1801Newspaper Archives
WestminsterVermont Gazette or Green-Mountain Post-Boy04/02/1781 – 09/27/1781Newspaper Archives
WindsorMorning Ray, or, Impartial Oracle11/15/1791 – 09/25/1792Newspaper Archives
WindsorVermont Republican01/02/1809 – 10/09/1834Newspaper Archives
WindsorSpooner’s Vermont Journal08/07/1783 – 11/04/1826Newspaper Archives
WindsorWashingtonian07/23/1810 – 01/22/1816Newspaper Archives
WindsorPost-Boy01/01/1805 – 03/31/1807Newspaper Archives
WindsorVermont Journal06/20/1844 – 10/20/1877Newspaper Archives
WoodstockWoodstock Observer01/11/1820 – 06/05/1832Newspaper Archives

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