Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a name index & more than one million images of Vermont town births, marriages, and deaths. These records were acquired from local town clerk offices.

 

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What Can I Learn from Vital Records?

 

Vermont vital records may include:

Birth information

  • Child’s name and gender
  • Date and place of birth
  • Race
  • Names of parents, including maiden name of mother
  • Parents’ residence
  • Father’s occupation
  • Father’s birthplace
  • Mother’s birthplace
  • Live or stillborn birth
  • Name of medical attendant
  • Registration date of the birth

 

Marriage information

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name and age of groom
  • Residence of groom
  • Groom’s occupation
  • Number of marriages for groom
  • Groom’s birthplace
  • Names of groom’s parents and their birthplace
  • Name and age of bride
  • Residence of bride
  • Number of marriages for bride
  • Names of bride’s parents and their birthplace
  • Name and title of person performing ceremony

 

Death information

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of birth of deceased
  • Marital status of deceased
  • Name of surviving spouse
  • Race, residence and occupation of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Level of education of deceased
  • Names of parents
  • Name of informant and their residence
  • Name of attending physician
  • Military service
  • Burial information

 

Burial/Removal information

  • Name of person to whom certificate was issued
  • City/town and county
  • Death date
  • Name and age of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Medical attendant
  • Purposed date and place of burial or removal
  • Name and address of undertaker
  • Name and title of person issuing permit
  • Permit date

 

How Can Vital Records Help Me Find Other Records?

With Vermont Vital Records information you can:

  • Look for the person or parents in the state or federal census and put an entire family together
  • Use the place of birth to search for other records for this person or family, including siblings
  • Use the officiator’s name for clues to their religion and search for church records for this person or family members
  • Use the person’s name and residence to search for this family in a local city directory; search for more family members in this area or living in or near this household
  • Use the parents’ places of birth to start searching for their birth records and migration records
  • Use the person’s residence to search for land records
  • Use the person’s residence to search for any tax or court records
  • Use a person’s birth date to help estimate draft registration date and find draft registration records or military service records

 

Vermont Counties and Towns included

in this 1732-2005 Vital Records Index

 

  • Addison County: Addison, Bridport, Bristol, Cornwall, Ferrisburg, Goshen, Granville, Hancock, Leicester, Lincoln, Middlebury, Monkton, New Haven, Orwell, Panton, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham, Starksboro, Vergennes, Waltham, Weybridge, Whiting
  • Bennington: Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Peru, Pownal, Readsboro, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Winhall, Woodford
  • Caledonia County: Barnet, Burke, Danville, Hardwick, Kirby, Lyndon, Newark, Peacham, Ryegate, Sheffield, St. Johnsbury, Sutton, Walden, Waterford, Wheelock
  • Chittenden County: Bolton, Burlington, Charlotte, Colchester, Essex, Hinesburg, Huntington, Jericho, Milton, Richmond, Shelburne, South Burlington, St. George, Underhill, Westford, Williston, Winooski
  • Essex County: Bloomfield, Brighton, Brunswick, Canaan, Concord, East Haven, Granby, Guildhall, Lemington, Lunenburg, Maidstone, Miscellaneous, Norton
  • Franklin County: Bakersfield, Berkshire, Enosburg, Fairfax, Fairfield, Fletcher, Franklin, Georgia, Highgate, Montgomery, Richford, Sheldon, St. Albans, Swanton
  • Grand Isle: Alburg, Grand Isle, Isle La Motte, North Hero, South Hero
  • Lamoille County: Belvidere, Cambridge, Eden, Elmore, Hyde Park, Johnson, Mansfield, Morristown, Sterling, Stowe, Waterville, Wolcott
  • Orange County: Bradford, Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Corinth, Fairlee, Newbury, Orange, Randolph, Strafford, Thetford, Topsham, Tunbridge, Vershire, Washington, West Fairlee, Williamstown
  • Orleans County: Albany, Barton, Brownington, Charleston, Coventry, Craftsbury, Derby, Glover, Greensboro, Holland, Irasburg, Jay, Lowell, Morgan, Newport, Troy, Westfield, Westmore
  • Rutland County: Benson, Brandon, Castleton, Chittenden, Clarendon, Danby, Fair Haven, Hubbardton, Ira, Mendon, Middletown Springs, Mount Holly, Mount Tabor, Pawlet, Pittsfield, Pittsford, Proctor, Rutland, Sherburne, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Tinmouth, Wallingford, Wells, West Haven, West Rutland
  • Washington County: Barre, Cabot, Calais, Duxbury, East Montpelier, Fayston, Marshfield, Middlesex, Montpelier, Moretown, Northfield, Plainfield, Roxbury, Waitsfield, Warren, Waterbury, Woodbury, Worcester
  • Windham: Athens, Brattleboro, Brookline, Dover, Dummerston, Grafton, Guilford, Halifax, Jamaica, Londonderry, Ludlow, Marlboro, Newfane, Putney, Rockingham, Somerset, Stratton, Townshend, Vernon, Wardsboro, Westminster, Whitingham, Wilmington, Windham
  • Windsor County: Andover, Baltimore, Barnard, Bethel, Bridgewater, Cavendish, Chester, Hartford, Hartland, Ludlow, Norwich, Plymouth, Pomfret, Reading, Rochester, Royalton, Sharon, Springfield, Stockbridge, Weathersfield, Weston, West Windsor, Windsor, Woodstock

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