We have updated our Vermont vital records database to include more than 230,000 pre-1871 death records filed at the state level. These records are currently held by the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration. With the addition of these records, this collection now includes more than 1.2 million birth records, more than 1.5 million marriage records, and more than 1 million death records. Names of parents and spouses have also been indexed, when available.
The records held in this collection refer to the statewide index of vital records maintained by the Vermont State Archives. Town clerks were required to send copies of vital records to the state beginning in 1857. The state government began creating a statewide index to these records in 1919. The original vital records are still held at the town level. It may be possible to obtain a copy of the original record by contacting the corresponding town clerk's office.
Pre-1871 Vermont birth and marriage records are not available online at this time; but, they will be added to our digital collections in the future. Records of births, marriages, and deaths that occurred in the past five years are located at the Vermont Vital Records Office.
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