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== What is in This Collection? ==
 
This article describes multiple collections.
*"Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008" consists of an index and images from microfilm of births, marriages and deaths. This collection includes images for the years 1955-2003, but roughly 20% of marriages missing are from 2001-2003, being all the civil unions legally performed in Vermont. These missing records are available in the Ancestry.com database.
*"Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954" consists of an index and images (index cards) of town clerk transcriptions of births, marriages and deaths, 1760-1954. This collection is complete for years 1871-1908.
The records are handwritten on preprinted pages which have been bound into volumes. The collection "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008" consists of an index and images from microfilm of vital records (births, marriages , and deaths), cemetery records, and burial and removal permits. This collection includes images for the years 1955-2003They are arranged by town, record type, but roughly 20% then date. The content and completeness of marriages missing are from 2001-2003, being all the civil unions legally performed in Vermont. These missing records are available in the Ancestry.com databasevaries by town.
The collection "Vermont Vital Recordsrecord keeping began with the earliest permanent settlement, about 1760-1954" consists of an index . All original records are maintained by the town or city. The present vital registration law was enacted in 1857. This statute required all vital events be recorded in the town where they occurred. A centralized registration system was established in 1919 and images (index cards) copies of the town clerk transcriptions of births, marriages and deaths, 1760-1954. This collection is complete for years 1871-1908vital records was sent to the state.
This collection contains records compiled and submitted to the state by town clerks in response to the 1919 law. For events prior to that time, the information submitted was complied from a variety of sources, including original town vital records where they existed, but also church records, tombstones, and other sources. Therefore for records prior to 1919 it should not be assumed that the source is original town vital records. There is generally no indication of the source used for these records.
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
These records usually contain the following:
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The records are handwritten on preprinted pages which have been bound into volumes. The collection consists of vital records (births, marriages, and deaths), cemetery records, and burial and removal permits. They are arranged by town, record type, then date. The content and completeness of the records varies by town.
 
Vital record keeping began with the earliest permanent settlement, about 1760. All original records are maintained by the town or city. The present vital registration law was enacted in 1857. This statute required all vital events be recorded in the town where they occurred. A centralized registration system was established in 1919 and copies of the town vital records was sent to the state.
 
This collection contains records compiled and submitted to the state by town clerks in response to the 1919 law. For events prior to that time, the information submitted was complied from a variety of sources, including original town vital records where they existed, but also church records, tombstones, and other sources. Therefore for records prior to 1919 it should not be assumed that the source is original town vital records. There is generally no indication of the source used for these records.
=== Coverage Map ===
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/VT_FRM.html Vermont marriages, click here].
 
=== Digital Folder Number List ===
This collection was published as a [[Book_and_Film_Numbers_Used_by_the_Family_History_Library#Digital_Filming_Numbers|DGS]] browse collection. A table listing each DGS number and its contents can be found at [[Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954 Digital Folder Number List]].
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
To begin your search, it will be helpful to know the following:
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=== View the Images ===
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1784223 Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor
=== Research Helps ===
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Vermont, United States Genealogy|Vermont]].
* [[GuidedResearch:Vermont|Vermont Guided Research]]
* [[Vermont Record Finder]]
* [[Vermont Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
* [[Step-by-Step Vermont Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
 
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== Citing This Collection ==
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
;Collection Citation: "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. Citing Secretary of State. State Capitol Building, Montpelier.{{Collection_Published}}
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"Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. From "Vermont, Birth Records, 1909-2008," "Vermont, Death Records, 1909-2008," "Vermont, Marriage Records, 1909-2008," and "Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908." Database and images. <i>Ancestry</i>. http://www.ancestry.com : 2010. Citing Vital Records Office, Vermont Department of Health, Burlington and New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston.
 
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