Vermont substitute birth, marriage, and death records online lists alternate places to look for BMDs including family bibles, census records, cemetery records, funeral home records, obituaries, probate records, military records, naturalization and citizenship records, and more.

 

If you haven’t been able to find an ancestor in Vermont Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online, this listing includes some great substitute birth, marriage, and death record options.

 

Family Bibles
  • Family bibles often include a front page where family names, birth dates, and birth places are recorded
Census Records
  • US Census records from 1850 forward contain the age and state or country of birth for each member of a household
  • Some census records give the month and year of birth
  • Some census records give the relationship to the head of the household
Cemetery Records
  • Cemetery headstones usually give the birth and death year and sometimes the complete birth and death dates
  • Some tombstones include the country of birth
Funeral Home Records
  • Funeral home records may contain copies of obituaries or notes, records about the date of death, details about the grave location, information about the funeral service, and information about surviving family, residences, and more
Obituaries
  • Obituaries usually include the birth date and place, marriage date, death date and place, and biographical information for the deceased as well as family names
Probate Records
  • Probate records may include the date of death, last will and testament listing family relations, an inventory of possessions, deeds, and more
Military Records
  • Military records may include the birth date and place
  • Pension records may include the birth date and place
  • Military records may include a physical description of the person and names of a parent
Naturalization & Citizenship Records
  • These may include the birth date and place
  • Name changes and aliases
  • Residence prior to arrival, residence after arrival, and much more

 

 

 

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County level Vermont substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

 

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Addison County – Guardianship – General Alphabetical Card Index to Case Files, Ca. 1824-1959

Addison County – Guardianship – Vermont, Addison County and District Probate Files : COLLECTION RECORD, 1845-1915

Addison County – Guardianship – Vermont, Addison County and District Probate Files, 1845-1915

Caledonia County – Guardianship – Alphabetical Card Index to Probate Files, 1797-1973

Caledonia County – Guardianship – Guardian Records, 1839-1881

Chittenden County – Guardianship – Guardians Records, V. 1-3, 1818-1854

Franklin County – Guardianship – General Alphabetical Card Index to Records, Ca. 1780-1970

Franklin County – Guardianship – Vermont, Franklin County Probate Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1796-1921

Franklin County – Guardianship – Vermont, Franklin County, Probate Case Files, 1796-1921

Franklin County – Guardianship – Vermont, Franklin County, Probate Records : Probate Record Books, Wills, Administrations, Guardianships, 1777-1953

Orange County – Guardianship – General Alphabetical Card Index to Case Files, 1797-1967

Rutland County – Cemeteries – Cemetery Grave Cards and Index (Rutland County, Vermont)

Rutland County – Cemeteries – Miscellaneous Cemeteries : Pulney, Vermont Cemetery

Rutland County – Cemeteries – Tombstone Inscriptions, Washington County, N. Y.

Rutland County – Guardianship – General Alphabetical Card Index to Records (Rutland District, Vermont), 1781-1960

Washington County – Cemeteries – Vermont and New York Vital Records

Washington County – Guardianship – Guardian Licence, V. 1, 1885-1912

Washington County – Guardianship – Guardian Records, 1821-1921

Washington County – Guardianship – Guardians, 1885-1917

Windham County – Guardianship – Alphabetical Card Index to Guardianships, 1781-1962

Windham County – Guardianship – Guardian Records, V. 1-2, 1821-1849

Windham County – Guardianship – Old General Alphabetical Index to Case Files, 1781-1964

Windham County – Guardianship – Vermont, Windham County, Westminster District, Probate Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1781-1920

Windham County – Guardianship – Vermont, Windham County, Westminster District, Probate Records, 1781-1920

Windsor – Cemeteries – Old South Burying Ground, Windsor, Vermont, 1904

Windsor County – Guardianship – General Alphabetical Card Index to Case Files, 1783-1970

Windsor County – Guardianship – Guardians Records, 1805-1908

 

 

 

City level Vermont substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

 

See Vermont Census Records online

See Vermont Military Records online

See Vermont Naturalization Records online

See Vermont Probate Records online

 

Albany – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records

Andover – Cemeteries – Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1857-1997; Indexes of Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1769-1997

Arlington – Cemeteries – Gravestone Record, Town of Arlington, Vt.

Arlington – Cemeteries – Supplement to Arlington Records

Arlington – Cemeteries – Vital Statistics of Arlington, Vermont : Including Soldiers Rolls and Gravestone Records

Athens – Cemeteries – Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1857-1895; Also Tombstone Records from Athens Valley and Athens West Cemeteries

Barnard – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1785-1906

Barnet – Cemeteries – Town of Barnet, Vermont, Burials As of Aug. 18, 2000

Barre – Obituaries – Graves Family News

Bennington – Cemeteries – Bennington, Vermont Cemetery

Bennington – Cemeteries – Bennington, Vermont Cemetery Inscriptions

Bennington – Cemeteries – Bennington, Vt. Cemetery

Bennington – Cemeteries – Inscriptions from the Burying Ground of the First Church of Christ, Bennington Center

Bennington – Cemeteries – Park Lawn Cemetery Records, Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont

Bethel – Cemeteries – Bethel Vermont Cemetery Records, 1792-1919 Approx.

Burlington – Cemeteries – Supplementary Record of Deaths Prior to 1870 : Taken from Tombstones in Burlington Cemeteries

Bradford – Cemeteries – Old North Portion Bradford, Vermont Cemetery

Braintree – Cemeteries – Cemetery Deeds, 1922-1977

Braintree – Cemeteries – Cemetery Maps (Braintree, Vermont)

Braintree – Cemeteries – Indexes to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Town Records, 1757-1880

Brattleboro – Cemeteries – Record of Deaths Made from Monuments in the Different Cemeteries in the Town of Brattleboro, That Died Before 1857

Bridgewater – Cemeteries – Cemeteries of Bridgewater Vermont

Bristol – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1801-1905

Brookline – Cemeteries – Index to Cemetery Lots, 1794-1869

Burke – Cemeteries – Burial Permits, 1905-1919

Burke – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1805-1879

Cabot – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of the Town of Cabot, Inscriptions Prior to 1870

Calais – Cemeteries – Records Obtained from Inscriptions Upon Headstones in the Cemeteries of Calais of Persons Buried Previous to 1870

Calais – Cemeteries – Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1857-1944; Indexes of Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1742-1950

Castleton – Cemeteries – Epitaphs of Castleton (Vt.) Church Yard

Cavendish – Cemeteries – Records of Mount Union Society, 1842-1884

Chester – Cemeteries – Deeds to Cemetery Lots, 1869-1924 (Chester, Vermont)

Chittenden – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records : Evergreen Cemetery, Pittsford, Vermont; St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Pittsford, Vermont; Bump Cemetery, North Chittenden, Vermont; Records from Town Clerk’s Office

Chittenden – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions

Colchester – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1763-1870

Concord – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1790-1869

Cornwall – Cemeteries – Land and Proprietors Records, 1761-1870

Danby – Cemeteries – Cemetery Grave Cards and Index (Rutland County, Vermont)

Danville – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of the Town of Danville, Vermont

Dover – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions from the Towns of Wardsboro, Stratton, Jamaica and Dover All in Windham County, Vermont

Dover – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of Dover, Windham County, Vermont, to 1865

Dummerston – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions, 1782-1869

East Montpelier – Cemeteries – The Cemeteries of East Montpelier, Vermont, 1794-1973 : an Inventory of Gravestones and Their Poetry

Elmore – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1803-1888

Enosburg – Cemeteries – Enosburg Cemetery Records, Early to 1870

Essex – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of Essex Junction, Vt : 1792-1870

Fairfax – Cemeteries – Vital Records of Fairfax, Vermont, Ca. 1797-May 2000, and Pre-1870 Cemetery Transcription

Fairfield – Cemeteries – Cemetery Association Records, 1921-1978

Fairfield – Cemeteries – Some Early Records of Fairfield, Vermont

Fayston – Cemeteries – Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1857-1941

Ferrisburg – Cemeteries – Vermont and New York Vital Records

Franklin – Cemeteries – Vital Records of Franklin, Vermont, 1792-2000, and Earmarks, 1792-1867

Georgia – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of the Town of Georgia, Vt.

Glover – Cemeteries – Cemetery Deeds, 1903-1953

Glover – Cemeteries – Plan of Westlook Cemetery, Glover, Vt

Grand Isle – Cemeteries – Vital Records, Grand Isle, Vermont, 1744-Jan. 2001

Greensboro – Bible Records – Greensboro, Vermont Records

Greensboro – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of Greensboro, Vermont

Greensboro – Cemeteries – Greensboro, Vermont Records

Hartford – Cemeteries – Vermont and New York Vital Records

Hyde Park – Cemeteries – Hyde Park, Vermont Cemetery Records, 1800-1890 Approx

Ira – Cemeteries – Cemetery Record Before 1870

Irasburg – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of the Town of Irasburg to 1870

Jamaica – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions from the Towns of Wardsboro, Stratton, Jamaica and Dover All in Windham County, Vermont

Jamaica – Cemeteries – Vermont Tombstones

Johnson – Cemeteries – Johnson, Vermont Cemetery Records, 1800-1880

Kirby – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1813-1882

Kirby – Cemeteries – Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1777-1964; Indexes to Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1777-1989

Landgrove – Cemeteries – Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1781-1994

Lyndon – Cemeteries – Burial Permits, 1908-1916

Lyndon – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of the Town of Lyndon, 1793-1869

Lyndon – Cemeteries – Record of Interments, Lyndon Town Cemetery

Marshfield – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of the Town of Marshfield, 1804-1869

Middlebury – Bible Records – Records of the Town of Middlebury, Vermont : from Its Beginning, to and Including the Year 1820

Middlebury – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of Middlebury, Vermont

Middlebury – Cemeteries – Records of the Town of Middlebury, Vermont : from Its Beginning, to and Including the Year 1820

Middlesex – Cemeteries – Card File of Cemetery Lots, 1785-1870

Morgan – Bible Records – Morgan, Vermont Records : Bible Records and Pedigrees Given by the Families

Morgan – Bible Records – Morgan, Vermont Records : Bible Records and Pedigrees Given by the Families to Louise R Allen of New York City, Aug 1934

Morgan – Cemeteries – Early Records of Morgan, Orleans Co., Vermont : Copied from Original Records in the Town Clerk’s Office at Morgan, Vermont

Morgan – Cemeteries – Early Records of Morgan, Orleans Co., Vermont : Copied from Original Records in the Town Clerk’s Office at Morgan, Vermont

Morgan – Cemeteries – Morgan, Vermont Records : Two Cemetery Records

Morristown – Cemeteries – Record of Deaths Prior to 1870, Morristown, Vermont : Taken from Gravestones in the Cemeteries of Morristown

Mount Tabor – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1792-1854

Northfield – Cemeteries – Northfield, Vermont Cemetery Plans, with Names and Lot Numbers, 1840-1892

Orange – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of the Town of Orange, 1736-1879

Orleans – Cemeteries – Deeds to Cemetery Lots, 1907-1973

Orwell – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of Orwell, Vermont : 1784-1870

Pawlet – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscription Records, 1776-1907

Pittsford – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records : Evergreen Cemetery, Pittsford, Vermont; St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Pittsford, Vermont; Bump Cemetery, North Chittenden, Vermont; Records from Town Clerk’s Office

Pittsford – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions

Plymouth – Cemeteries – Plymouth Cemetery Records : Deaths Prior to 1870

Pomfret – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, Pomfret, Vermont, 1829-1972

Pomfret – Cemeteries – Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1770-1996

Pownal – Cemeteries – New England Tombstone Inscriptions

Pownal – Cemeteries – Pownal, Vermont, and Vicinity Cemetery Records

Pownal – Cemeteries – Sisson Family Burials

Pownal – Cemeteries – Wheeler Family Burials

Putney – Cemeteries – Book of Inscriptions

Richford – Cemeteries – Vital Records of Richford, Vermont, 1857-June 2000 (including 1804-1841 for Powell Family Only); a Pre-1870 Cemetery Transcription; and Card Index to Vital Records, Ca. 1800-June 2000

Richmond – Cemeteries – Cemetery Deeds, 1871-1977

Richmond – Cemeteries – List of Cemetery Records for Period Prior to 1870

Ripton – Cemeteries – Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1857-1998; Index to Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1838-1998

Rockingham – Cemeteries – Land Records, 1761-1919; Index to Land Records V. 1-23, 1779-1881

Roxbury – Cemeteries – Roxbury Cemetery Records, Early to 1870

Rupert – Cemeteries – The Gravestone Inscriptions of Rupert, Bennington County, Vermont

Ryegate – Cemeteries – Ryegate Cemetery Records, Early to 1870

Searsburg – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of the Town of Searsburg, Vermont, 1832- 1869

Shaftsbury – Cemeteries – Shaftsbury in Fall Foilage : [listing Some Family Names in Cemeteries]

Shaftsbury – Cemeteries – The Gravestone Records of Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont : Copied and Verified 1908-10

Sharon – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of Sharon, Vermont

Sharon – Cemeteries – Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1857-1997

Shelburne – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1775-1869

Shoreham – Cemeteries – Shoreham Cemetery Records, Early to 1870

Shrewsbury – Cemeteries – Deaths Registered in the Town of Shrewsbury Prior to 1870 : Buried in Different Cemeteries in the Town of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury – Cemeteries – North Shrewsbury Cemetery Map, 1959

Shrewsbury – Cemeteries – Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1857-1978; Indexes to Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1771-1978

Shrewsbury – Cemeteries – Records, 1847-1958

South Burlington – Cemeteries – Vital Records of South Burlington, Vermont, 1865-11 June 2000

South Hero – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, Early to 1870

Springfield – Cemeteries – Identity of Eunice (Bigelow) Woodward

Springfield – Cemeteries – Vermont Cemetery : [ Sumner Cemetery, Springfield, Windsor County]

Stamford – Cemeteries – Marriages, Births and Deaths, 1857-1886; Indexes to Marriages, Births and Deaths, 1857-1948

Stockbridge – Cemeteries – List of Names of People Buried in the Cemeteries of Town of Stockbridge to the Year of 1919

Stowe – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1798-1869

Stowe – Cemeteries – Stowe, Vermont Cemetery Records

Stratton – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions from the Towns of Wardsboro, Stratton, Jamaica and Dover All in Windham County, Vermont

Stratton – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1795-1872

Sudbury – Cemeteries – Inscriptions on Gravestones Prior to 1870

Sutton – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of the Town of Sutton, Vermont, to 1870

Tinmouth – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1769-1875

Troy – Cemeteries – Vital Records of Troy, Vermont, 1858-April 2000; Index, Ca. 1800-April 2000; and Cemetery Transcriptions, 1813-1857

Underhill – Cemeteries – Underhill Cemetery Records, Early to 1870

Wardsboro – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions from the Towns of Wardsboro, Stratton, Jamaica and Dover All in Windham County, Vermont

Wardsboro – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1793-1869

Wardsboro – Cemeteries – Duncan Cemetery (Wardsboro, Vermont)

Wardsboro – Cemeteries – East Hill Cemetery, So. Wardsboro, Vt.

Wardsboro – Cemeteries – Fairview Cemetery : Alphabetical Listing of Graves

Wardsboro – Cemeteries – Smead Cemetery (Wardsboro, Vermont)

Wardsboro – Cemeteries – Wardsboro, Vermont, Cemetery Records 1790-1870

Waterbury – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1621-1869, 1877

Waterford – Cemeteries – Waterford Cemetery Records, 1797-1869

Weathersfield – Cemeteries – The Weathersfield Burying Grounds, Weathersfield, Vermont

West Rutland – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions

Westfield – Cemeteries – New England Tombstone Inscriptions

Whitingham – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of the Town of Whitingham, Vt., 1791-1895

Wolcott – Cemeteries – Wolcott Cemetery Records, Early to 1870

Woodbury – Cemeteries – Woodbury, Vermont Cemetery Records, 1817-1904

Woodstock – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1793-1947

Woodstock – Cemeteries – Woodstock, Vermont Cemeteries

Worcester – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of the Town of Worcester, 1825-1874

Worcester – Cemeteries – Index to Cemetery Lots, First – Seventh Division (and Lot Map)

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