Vermont Online Historical Newspapers Summary

 

Vermont is one of the states that does not have a single central online state repository for searching historical newspapers. Several states use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as their main central online site for searching old newspapers and currently Vermont has the majority of its newspapers available on that site. There are free online newspapers also available on other sites and there are collections available on subscription sites. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them. 

There are about 1,100 newspapers that have been published in the Green Mountain State – certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are several that are indeed available. So go for it – find your Vermont ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives. 

Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also I suspect that some of these links may change over time – so if there is a dead link – please use your favorite search engine to find their new location. 

(Updated May 2021 recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – Vermont Newspapers

Google News Archive

County and Library Collections:

Chittenden County
Charlotte News Archive

  • The Charlotte News
  • Charlotte News

Franklin County
Arvin A. Brown Public Library

  • Journal Gazette
  • Richford Gazette
  • Richford Journal 
  • Richford Journal and Gazette

Lamoille County
Stowe Free Library

  • ​News and Citizen 
  • Stowe Journal 
  • Stowe Reporter 
  • The Stowe Reporter 

Student Collections:

Bennington College – Bennington

Castleton University – Castleton

Goddard College – Plainfield

Johnson State College – Johnson

Lyndon State College – Lyndonville

Marlboro College – Marlboro

Middlebury College – Middlebury

Norwich University – Northfield

Saint Michael’s College – Colchester

University of Vermont – Burlington

Vermont Technical College – Randolph Center

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Independent Voices – Alternative Newspapers

  • Longhouse   

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1942

Small Town Papers

Old Fulton Postcards

  • Bennington VT Evening Banner
  • Brattleboro VT Vermont Phoenix
  • Burlington VT Free Press
  • Middlebury VT Galaxy
  • Middlebury VT Northen Galaxy
  • Middlebury VT Peoples Press
  • Middlebury VT Register
  • Montpelier VT State Journal
  • Montpelier VT Vermont Watchman
  • Rutland VT Herald
  • Rutland VT Weekly Globe
  • St Johnbury VT Caledonmian
  • Woodstock VT Sprit Of The Age
  • Bellows Falls VT Times
  • Newport VT Vermont Farmer

Newspaper Abstracts – Vermont

The Olden Times – Vermont

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historic newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page.

Other Free Sites:

Barre/Montpelier

Brattleboro

Burlington

Hinesburg

Middlebury

Montpelier

St. Albans

St. Johnsbury

Stowe

Subscription or Pay Sites:

Ancestry.com:

There are currently 19 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Vermont Newspapers

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 193 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Vermont

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 61 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archives – Vermont

Newspapers.com:

There are currently 549 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspapers.com – Vermont Please note that through the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Vermont residents can access for free the state’s newspapers that are part of newspapers dot com’s collection.

And Finally:

You also need to visit the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project site from time to time, which can tell you what is occurring in the state with regard to online newspaper availability. 

Please note – even more may be available via a local library where a library card is required. And of course there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For more links for different states, provinces, and countries – please see the Newspaper Links page on this website.

For other Free Vermont Links, click on the category of interest:​​

Newspapers
Obituaries
BMD Records
Photos
Yearbooks
Directories
Divorce Records
Naturalizations
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Immigration
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records

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4 Comments

  1. I have located a copy of the Whitingham News, Vol 1 Issue 1. dated October 20, 1875.
    Is this a newspaper that is even on the list of historical newspapers in Vermont ?

  2. looking for william savage obituary, death from feb. 26, 1895
    he was born 18 May 1854
    Stockbridge, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
    i have searched endlessly.
    cannot find death or burial record.

  3. I am looking for Nancy Fisk . She married Stephen Darling. Believe he was from Groton. Her parents were Zibiah Pond and Capt. RICHARD FISK.

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