Alden Rollins

Alden Rollins
Consortium Library/Government Documents

MLS, University of Rhode Island; BA, The American University

 

 

 

 

 

 Vermont: Warnings OutVermont: Warnings Out

One of the most important new Vermont research aids in decades! Here you have all of the rolling stones of 18th and early 19th century northern Vermont -- the young families moving from town to town; the young and not-so-young singles who haven't yet settled down; the migrants passing through Vermont on their way east, west, north or south. Virtually every town in northern Vermont, large or small, has had its town records searched by Alden Rollins, often workings from the unfilmed original records themselves.

 

Vermont: Religious Certificates 

 

Vermont: Religious Certificates

While the present volume can stand on its own, it is also meant as a complement to Vermont Warnings Out (2 vols., 1995-1997). Both publications offer an opening into the sometimes dark genealogical corners of Vermont from the 1760s to the 1820s. Tens of thousands moved into Vermont, sometimes living in two or three or more towns and then often leaving for more promising opportunities in upstate New York or Ohio or places beyond. Many of these people escaped census detection altogether. Given that vital records were kept erratically in these years and that land records can be found only at the local level, the difficulties for researchers looking for ancestors or others can readily mount up. In regard specifically to the present publication, given that early church records are often lost or troubling to access, discovering religious affiliations can be an additional challenge once the ancestor is located. This volume should help.