Vermont, Marriages, 1791-1974 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a name index of marriage records in Vermont.
These records can be searched by Bride or Groom’s first name, last name, and birth, marriage, spouse, or parents. “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.”
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What Can I Learn from Marriage Records?
These Vermont marriage records may include:
- Full Name of Bride
- Full Name of Groom
- Name of the Officiator
- Marriage Date and Place
- Birthplace of Bride and Groom
- Age of Bride and Groom
- Residence of Bride and Groom
- Name of Bride’s Parents
- Name of Groom’s Parents
- Bride and Groom’s races and previous marital statuses
How Can Marriage Records Help Me Find Other Records?
With Vermont Marriage Records information you can:
- Use the Bride or Groom’s age or birth date and marriage place to look for possible birth records for the Bride or Groom in this area.
- Use the name of the officiator as a clue to their religious affiliation and search for more records with that religion’s archive.
- Use the names and marriage place to find the Bride or Groom in a state or federal census with their families.
- Compile family group sheets with the information you glean from censuses and search for birth, marriage, and death dates for each family member.
- Use the parents’ names and Bride & Groom’s place of marriage to search for these families in a local city directory
- learn about the parents’ employment from a city directory search
- Use the Bride and Groom’s place of marriage and Parents’ names to search for any tax or court records
- Use the names you find to look for draft registration records or military service records.