Vermont State Archives

vermontgovCourtesy of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration and its partners, Ancestry.com and Newspapers.com, Vermonters have free access to Vermont records and Vermont historical newspapers when accessing the following Vermont Only links through the MyVermont.gov portal. To start create an account at myvermont.gov.

Ancestry.com (Vermont Records Only)

Newspapers.com (Vermont Newspapers Only)

Please note that Ancestry.com requires users to open a Free Account to access Vermont records through this link. After creating a Free Account, it is recommended that users first log into their Ancestry.com Free Account and then go through the MyVermont.gov portal to access the above Vermont Records Only link.

Library of Congress: Historic American Newspapers

locThe Library of Congress along with the National Endowment for the Humanities are sponsoring a project called "Chronicling America" as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. 

Vermont's newspapers published between1836 and 1922, previously available only on microfilm, have also gone digital as part of this project. Approximately 100,000 pages from 40 of Vermont's papers are available at no cost to the public with more being added.

Burlington Free Press/Rutland Herald Index

The Burlington Free Press / Rutland Herald Index is a joint project of the University of Vermont Libraries and Middlebury College Library and Information Services. Coverage is 1984 - May 2009 for the Burlington Free Press and 1984 - April 2009 for the Rutland Herald. This database contains the citations only, not the full text.

Williston Observer

The library has copies of the Williston Observer in paper format from July 2003-present and on microfilm for the years 2003-2006. We also have the Williston Whistle from January 1994-December 2002 on microfilm and 1985-June 2003 in paper format and microfilm.

Northern New York Historical Newspapers

New York State Historical Newspapers are provided to enhance access to New York's history. The online collection currently consists of more than 1,348,000 pages from forty newspapers.