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Genealogical Society of Vermont
P. O. Box 1553
St. Albans, VT 05478-1006
http://www.rootsweb.com/~vtgsv/
Founded in 1971, the Genealogical Society of Vermont is dedicated to assisting genealogists everywhere who are researching their Vermont ancestry. Membership organization publishs quarterly journal, Vermont Genealogy (with query column for members), quarterly newsletter, and books & sponsoring semi-annual meetings and occasional workshops. Membership: $20 dollars per year for U.S. Addresses, 25 US Funds to addresses in Canada and Mexico and $30 US Funds for all other addresses. Benefits include: subscription to their quarterly journal, Vermont Genealogy, which includes compiled genealogies, transcribed source records, book reviews and queries, subscription to their quarterly GSV Newsletter, which features information about meetings, news notes of regional interest, and announcements of GSV publications, free queries published in Vermont Genealogy, semi-annual meetings in various locations throughout Vermont featuring speakers with expertise in genealogy and Vermont genealogy in particular and discounted subscription to Federation of Genealogical Societies' newsletter Forum.
New England Historic Genealogical Society
101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
617-536-5740
http://www.nehgs.org
Largest genealogical library in New England. Strengths are colonial America, New England, Quebec and the Maritimes, and good collections for Irish and French-Canadian research.
Traditional Abenaki of Mazipskwik & Related Bands
http://hmt.com/abenaki/
We are a Native American Nation comprised of descendants of the Alnobak (Abenaki Indians) that have inhabited N'Dakinna, also known as Vermont, Southern Quebec and parts of New York state and New Hampshire for over 12,000 years. As a people, Western Abenakis trace their roots to the Lenni Lenape and share most of the traditions, stories, ceremonies and language of our Algonkian relations. Since the early 1600s, many of our people have intermarried with our Iroquoian neighbors and we maintain a strong connection to them. In the early 1800s, several of our bands, along with Munsee Delawares, moved near the Six Nations in Canada where our people practiced the Big House ceremonies and shared ceremony with the Cayuga. The five primary clans of our people are the Turtle, Bear, Beaver, Dove and Otter. Before European contact our people numbered close to 70,000. In the late 1700s, our ancestors served in the American Revolution. We were one of the few Native American tribes to serve in the Colonial Army under General George Washington during the American fight for freedom and independence from England. Mazipskwik is the Abenaki word for Missisquoi, or place of the flint, one of the main Abenaki villages that bordered Lake Champlain, and the traditional homeland for many people of Abenaki descent up to the present day. We have also been known as the Saint Francis or Saint John Indians. They have a special page to assist those seking assistance in Abenaki genealogy research http://hmt.com/abenaki/genealogylinks.htm
Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 65128
Burlington, VT 05406-5128
E-mail: vtfcgs@aol.com
http://www.vt-fcgs.org
The Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society was founded in 1996, and is dedicated to research in French-Canadian ancestry. Our library is located at Dupont Hall, 29 Ethan Allen Avenue, Fort Ethan Allen; which is owned by St Michaels College. Hours are posted on our web page. Projects planned include compiling repertoires from the Church records of local parishes and collecting local obituaries. Our Journal, Links is published in the Spring and Fall. We anticipate expanding upon our current home page with additional links to other French-Canadian resources as we find them, and adding some member lineages.

We accept requests for research on French-Canadian surnames. However, we currently have only a small core of volunteer researchers, and we process our member requests first. Others are done in the order that they are received, and may take some time to process. We now have a list of Sacramental Records stored in the Burlington, Vermont Catholic Diocese. Queries about these records can be requested using the address at the top of the list. We have been receiving lots of e-mail in regards to articles that have been published in Links.

For single copies of Links: in the United States $6.00.; in Canada $8.00.; in Europe $9.00.
Back Issues are available from the Circulation Department.

Annual membership in the Society, including annual subscription is $25.00 (US Funds only).
Cost for additional members at the same address is $5.00. (Only 1 copy of LINKS will be sent). Individual annual subscriptions to LINKS for non-members in the United States are available at $12.00.; in Canada $15.00.; in Europe $17.00. To join VTFCGS, please fill out a membership application at: http://www.vt-fcgs.org/member.html and mail the application and fee to the address listed on the application form.

Vermont Historical Society
Vermont History Center
60 Washington Street
Barre, Vermont 05641-4209
Telephone: 802-479-8500
Fax: 802-479-8510
E-Mail: vhs@vhs.state.vt.us
Web Site: http://www.vermonthistory.org/
For more information, click this link to go to this site's page on the VHS.
The Vermont Old Cemetery Association
Edmund Wilcox, President
4996 Georgia Shore Road
St. Albans, VT 05478
http://homepages.together.net/~btrutor/voca/vocahome.htm
Dues are $5.00 per year, $20.00 for five years, payable to VOCA's treasurer and tax deductible. "VOCA was founded in October, 1958, by Leon Dean, to 'encourage the restoration and preservation of neglected and abandoned cemeteries in the State of Vermont,' both public and private. VOCA also provides a clearing house for information. Vermont cemeteries date back into the 1700ís. They are memorials to the people who endured hardships to settle Vermont when it was a Republic, and to their many descendants. In many instances, there are no surviving members of families to watchdog and preserve their family gravestones. It is up to those of us WHO CARE to safeguard these sacred emblems. Perpetual care means very little - an occasional mowing, no repairs. Marble, granite, slate, and soapstone do not last forever; rock is a layered material subject to climatic changes. It is porous and can split. A gravestone can deteriorate into several pieces when the soil shifts under the base and the stone tilts and eventually falls. VOCA has been instrumental in improving or reclaiming many old gravestones, BUT there is much more work to be done. We urge you to consider participating in this dedicated endeavor by joining the Vermont Old Cemetery Association. The rewards of preserving and restoring old Vermont cemeteries are many; personal, educational, historical, patriotic, for these cemeteries span the centuries - from the 18th century into the indeterminate future.

VOCA holds two meetings each year, in a variety of settings: on the first Saturday in May, and the first Saturday in October. VOCA publishes an interesting newsletter four times a year which is sent to all members. It includes articles on cemetery laws, care, and preservation aids. Leaflets on cemetery laws are also available to the general public.VOCA offers grants to deserving groups who need some financial assistance in starting restoration projects. VOCA encourages publicity: newspaper, magazine, radio, television, parade floats, cemetery tours, fair exhibits, and can often provide speakers and a slide collection.

VOCA has conducted a statewide survey of all cemeteries and burial grounds and published a book, Burial Grounds of Vermont, with related information and maps of each town, showing the name, location, period of use, and approximate number of burials in each cemetery. It may be purchased through the secretary of VOCA. VOCA has led the way for other states to participate in cemetery restoration: New Hampshire, Maine, and Wisconsin have followed VOCAís example. VOCA dues are very modest, within the reach of almost any family.

VOCA encourages memorial gifts of any denomination, for by memorializing your own, you promote the work of VOCA and contribute towards the attainment of its goals. Gifts are tax-deductible. VOCA has hundreds of members: a dozen charter members, groups such as towns, historical and patriotic societies, Granges, Home Demonstration and other community groups, individuals and families scattered throughout the entire United States."

Welsh-American Genealogical Society (WAGS)
60 Norton Avenue
Poultney, Vermont  05764-1029 USA
E-mail: wagsjan@sover.net
http://www.rootsweb.com/~vtwags/
Contact Janice B. Edwards for details.
The Welsh-American Genealogical Society (Cymdeithas Olrhain Achau Cymry America) is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. It was founded in 1990 in the United States to serve as a common link for Welsh genealogical researchers in the United States or anywhere throughout the Welsh world. Membership dues currently maintain the needs for publication of our quarterly member newsletters.  Membership dues are $10.00 (US), $11.00 (CN), and $14.00 (UK) per person per year, payable to WAGS through Paul E. Morgan, Jr., Membership Secretary, c/o 10824 Wyncote Dr., Hagerstown, MD 21740. paulmorgan@erols.com



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