Saturday, March 11, 2006

Vermont State Archives ONLINE

Vermont State Archives ONLINE is the state's recently-launched effort to place searchable databases on the Web. The Record Series Database is of some genealogical use, if you can figure out which queries to enter. "Naturalization" is suggested, but try also "births," "military," or anything else you think might produce results. The Nye Index will be more interesting, especially to genealogists with pre-1800 Vermont roots. 53,000 18th-century state records indexed by Mary Greene Nye are now searchable, with twice that number still to be added. The records themselves are not online, but information on ordering copies is provided.