Vermont, Deaths and Burials, 1871-1965  is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index of death and burial records in Vermont. Some records are redacted due to privacy laws. There may be a few records earlier or later than the stated date range.

 

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What Can I Learn from Death and Burial Records?

These records may include:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
  • Marital status
  • Names of parents
  • Name of spouse

Coverage Table

Locality Deaths and Burials, 1871-1965
Addison 7,152
Bennington 6,120
Caledonia 6,741
Chittenden 47,687
Essex 2,474
Franklin 8,224
Grand Isle 772
Lamoille 3,454
Orange 6,788
Orleans 6,028
Rutland 16,200
Vermont 12,023
Washington 25,060
Windham 8,976
Windsor 10,608
Total 168,307

 

 

How Can Death Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With Vermont death records information you can:

  • Use the spouse’s name to search for marriage records
  • Use the residence to search for land, tax, and court records
  • Look for the deceased person or parents in the state or federal census and put an entire family together
  • Use the person’s age or birth date and residence from census to search for birth records
  • Search for the person, spouse, parents, and witnesses in local city directories and extract any information the city directory provides
  • Use the person’s age to estimate draft registration date and find draft registration records or military service records
  • Extract surviving family member information from death records and research each family member

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