Vermont Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Vermont, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Births and Christenings Index
Collection years 1765-1908
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What is in This Collection?

This collection is an electronic index of births and christenings for the years 1765 to 1908.

This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The records in this collection usually include the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Gender
  • Birth date and place
  • Christening date and place
  • Names of parents

The records may also include the following information:

  • Race
  • Parents' birth place
  • Death date (if occurring within a few years of birth)

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1765-1908 Marriages, 1791-1974 Deaths and Burials, 1871-1965
Addison 20,055 8,413 7,152
Bennington 20,307 8,323 6,120
Caledonia 25,505 10,143 6,741
Chittenden 27,408 16,267 47,687
Essex 5,770 3,555 2,474
Franklin 23,630 14,974 8,224
Grand Isle 3,720 1,174 772
Lamoille 10,795 5,587 3,454
Orange 37,997 10,196 6,788
Orleans 15,923 12,528 6,028
Rutland 46,592 16,557 16,200
Vermont 47,763 30,491 12,023
Washington 33,966 20,397 25,060
Windham 37,764 12,447 8,976
Windsor 45,134 14,381 10,608
Total 402,329 185,433 168,307

How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know the following:

  • The person’s name
  • The approximate date and place of birth

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name

Record Finder

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 Births and Christenings, 1765-1908." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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