Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908 is a free collection at FamilySearch for more than 200,000 indexed birth, baptism, and christening records from Vermont. “Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.”


You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.



What Can I Learn from Birth Records?


Vermont birth records may include:

  • Child’s full name
  • Date and place of child’s birth
  • Child’s gender and race
  • Child’s baptism date and place
  • Father’s name and place of birth
  • Mother’s name and place of birth


Coverage Table

Locality Births and Christenings, 1765-1908
Addison 20,055
Bennington 20,307
Caledonia 25,505
Chittenden 27,408
Essex 5,770
Franklin 23,630
Grand Isle 3,720
Lamoille 10,795
Orange 37,997
Orleans 15,923
Rutland 46,592
Vermont 47,763
Washington 33,966
Windham 37,764
Windsor 45,134
Total 402,329



How Can Birth Records Help Me Find Other Records?


With Vermont Birth Records information you can:

  • Look for the child or parents in the state or federal census and put an entire family together
  • Use the place of baptism to search for other church records for this child or family
  • Use the parents’ names and child’s place of birth to search for this family in a local city directory
    • learn about the parents’ employment from a city directory search
  • Use the parents’ places of birth to start searching for their birth records and migration records
  • Use the child’s place of birth to search for parents’ land records
  • Use the child’s place of birth and parent’s names to search for any tax or court records
  • Estimate the parents’ marriage date–if parents married, they generally married before a child’s birth and you may be able to estimate the parents’ marriage date based on children’s birth dates
  • Use a child’s birth date to help estimate draft registration date and find draft registration records or military service records


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.