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CID=CID1627819 title=Vermont Town Records, 1850-2005  
title=Vermont Town Records, 1850-2005
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</p><p>Collection Time Period: (Heading 2)
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== Collection Time Period ==
</p><p>The records in this collection are for the years 1850 to 2005.
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</p><p>Record History: (Heading 2)
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The records in this collection are for the years 1850 to 2005.  
</p><p>Most towns began recording some vital records after their incorporation as a town. Marriages are usually the first to be recorded. By the mid to late 1800s most towns in Vermont were recording births, marriages, and deaths. Most of these records are listed as land records in the town hall or archives.
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</p><p>Why this Record Was Created: (Heading 3)
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== Record History ==
</p><p>These records were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the town’s citizens and to safeguard their legal interests.
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</p><p>Record Reliability: (Heading 3)
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Most towns began recording some vital records after their incorporation as a town. Marriages are usually the first to be recorded. By the mid to late 1800s most towns in Vermont were recording births, marriages, and deaths. Most of these records are listed as land records in the town hall or archives.  
</p><p>These records are generally reliable but can vary depending on the knowledge of the informant..
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</p><p>Record Description: (Heading 2)
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=== Why this Record Was Created ===
</p><p>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, then by record type, then by date. The content and completeness of the records varies by town.  
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</p><p><span class="fck_mw_gallery" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="gallery" caption="Vermont Town Record Examples" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">fckLRImage: Vermont Town Records (09-0092) Birth Record DGS  4125967_199_200.jpgfckLRImage: Vermont Town Records (09-0092) Marriage Record DGS 4125967_25_26.jpgfckLRImage: Vermont Town Records (09-0092) Death Record DGS 4125967_134_135.jpgfckLRImage: Vermont Town Records (09-0092) Birth Certificate DGS 4125966_4.jpgfckLRImage: Vermont Town Records (09-0092) Marriage Certificate DGS 4125967_170.jpgfckLRImage: Vermont Town Records (09-0092) Death Certificate DGS 4125970_5 4125968_11.jpgfckLR</span>
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These records were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the town’s citizens and to safeguard their legal interests.  
</p><p>Record Content: (Heading 3)
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</p><p>The following important biographical facts may be found in the birth records:  
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=== Record Reliability ===
• Child’s name
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• Child’s sex
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These records are generally reliable but can vary depending on the knowledge of the informant..  
• Birth date  
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• Birth place
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=== Record Description ===
• Registration date
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• Race  
+
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, then by record type, then by date. The content and completeness of the records varies by town.  
• Parent’s names
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• Parent’s residence
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<gallery>fckLRImage: Vermont Town Records (09-0092) Birth Record DGS 4125967_199_200.jpgfckLRImage: Vermont Town Records (09-0092) Marriage Record DGS 4125967_25_26.jpgfckLRImage: Vermont Town Records (09-0092) Death Record DGS 4125967_134_135.jpgfckLRImage: Vermont Town Records (09-0092) Birth Certificate DGS 4125966_4.jpgfckLRImage: Vermont Town Records (09-0092) Marriage Certificate DGS 4125967_170.jpgfckLRImage: Vermont Town Records (09-0092) Death Certificate DGS 4125970_5 4125968_11.jpgfckLR</gallery>  
• Father’s occupation
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• Parent’s birth places
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=== Record Content ===
</p><p>The following important biographical facts may be found in the marriage records:  
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• Full name of bride and groom
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'''The following important biographical facts may be found in the birth records:'''
• Marriage date
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• Marriage place
+
• Child’s name  
• Residence of bride and groom
+
 
• Age of bride and groom
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• Child’s sex  
• Groom’s occupation
+
 
• Birth place of bride and groom
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• Birth date  
• Parents of bride and groom
+
 
• What number of marriage for bride and groom
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• Birth place  
• Officiator
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</p><p>The following important biographical facts may be found in the death records:  
+
• Registration date  
• Name of deceased
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• Death date
+
• Race  
• Death place
+
 
• Age in days, months, and years
+
• Parent’s names  
• Marital status
+
 
• Cause of death
+
• Parent’s residence  
• Occupation
+
 
• Birth place
+
• Father’s occupation  
• Name of parents
+
 
• Social Security number
+
• Parent’s birth places  
• Birth date
+
 
• Military service
+
 
• Surviving spouse
+
 
• Race
+
'''The following important biographical facts may be found in the marriage records:'''
• Education
+
 
• Residence
+
• Full name of bride and groom  
• Parent’s names
+
 
• Informant’s names
+
• Marriage date  
• Informant’s residence
+
 
The following important biographical facts may be found in the burial or removal records:  
+
• Marriage place  
• Name of person certificate is issued to
+
 
• County
+
• Residence of bride and groom  
• City or town
+
 
• Death date
+
• Age of bride and groom  
• Name of deceased
+
 
• Age of deceased
+
• Groom’s occupation  
• Cause of death
+
 
• Medical attendant
+
• Birth place of bride and groom  
• Purposed date of burial or removal
+
 
• Purposed place of burial or removal
+
• Parents of bride and groom  
• Undertaker
+
 
• Undertaker’s address
+
• What number of marriage for bride and groom  
• Name and title of person issuing permit
+
 
• Permit date
+
• Officiator  
</p><p>How to Use the Record: (Heading 2)
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</p><p>Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
+
 
</p><p>When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
+
 
• The county where the birth, marriage, or death occurred.
+
'''The following important biographical facts may be found in the death records:'''
• The name of the person at the time of marriage.
+
 
• The approximate date the event occurred.
+
• Name of deceased  
• The place the event occurred.
+
 
• The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom, the infant, or the deceased.
+
• Death date  
</p><p>Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
+
 
</p><p>When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:
+
• Death place  
• Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
+
 
• Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
+
• Age in days, months, and years  
• Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
+
 
• Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
+
• Marital status  
• Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.
+
 
• Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
+
• Cause of death  
• The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
+
 
• Use a marriage number to identify previous marriages.
+
• Occupation  
• The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
+
 
• Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
+
• Birth place  
• Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
+
 
• When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
+
• Name of parents  
</p><p>Keep in mind:
+
 
• The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
+
• Social Security number  
• Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1900.
+
 
• There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
+
• Birth date  
</p><p>If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
+
 
• Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
+
• Military service  
• Search for the marriage record of the marriage partner if known.
+
 
• Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.  
+
• Surviving spouse  
• Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
+
 
</p><p><br />
+
• Race  
</p><p>How Has This Article Helped You? (Heading 2)
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</p><p>Send us your story
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• Education  
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Collection_Feedback
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</p><p>Related Web Sites: (Heading 2)
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• Residence  
</p><p>This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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</p><p>Related Wiki Articles: (Heading 2)
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• Parent’s names  
</p><p><br />
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Sources of This Collection: (Heading 2)
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• Informant’s names  
</p>
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<pre class="_fck_mw_lspace">“Vermont Town Records, 1850-2005," database, FamilySearch Record Search, 2010. Digital copies of originals housed in town halls in various counties throughout Vermont.
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• Informant’s residence  
</pre>
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<p><br />  
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'''The following important biographical facts may be found in the burial or removal records:'''
How to Cite Your Sources: (Heading 4) Create a link to a wiki citation page, using the following sentence and link:
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For instructions on citing specific records or images within this collection. A full bibliographic record is available in the Family History Library Catalog.
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• Name of person certificate is issued to  
</p><p>Make the phrase “For instructions on citing specific records or images within this collection” a link to the following wiki article:
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How_to_Cite_Family_Search_Collections
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• County  
</p>
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• City or town  
 +
 
 +
• Death date  
 +
 
 +
• Name of deceased  
 +
 
 +
• Age of deceased  
 +
 
 +
• Cause of death  
 +
 
 +
• Medical attendant  
 +
 
 +
• Purposed date of burial or removal  
 +
 
 +
• Purposed place of burial or removal  
 +
 
 +
• Undertaker  
 +
 
 +
• Undertaker’s address  
 +
 
 +
• Name and title of person issuing permit  
 +
 
 +
• Permit date  
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
== How to Use the Record ==
 +
 
 +
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
 +
 
 +
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:  
 +
 
 +
• The&nbsp;place where the birth, marriage, or death occurred.  
 +
 
 +
• The name of the person at the time of the event.  
 +
 
 +
• The approximate date the event occurred.  
 +
 
 +
&nbsp;The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom, the infant, or the deceased.  
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
 +
 
 +
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:  
 +
 
 +
• Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
 +
 
 +
• Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names. • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
 +
 
 +
• Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
 +
 
 +
• Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.  
 +
 
 +
• Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
 +
 
 +
• The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
 +
 
 +
• Use a marriage number to identify previous marriages.  
 +
 
 +
• The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
 +
 
 +
• Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 +
 
 +
• Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 +
 
 +
• When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Keep in mind:  
 +
 
 +
• The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
 +
 
 +
• Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1900.  
 +
 
 +
• There is also some variation in the information given from one&nbsp;record to another record.  
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:  
 +
 
 +
• Check for variant spellings of the surnames.&nbsp;
 +
 
 +
• Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.  
 +
 
 +
• Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.  
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
<br>
 +
 
 +
== How Has This Article Helped You? ==
 +
 
 +
[[FamilySearch_Collection_Feedback |Send us your story]]
 +
 
 +
== Related Web Sites ==
 +
 
 +
'''This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.'''
 +
 
 +
== Related Wiki Articles ==
 +
 
 +
<br>
 +
 
 +
== Sources of This Collection ==
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
“Vermont Town Records, 1850-2005," database, FamilySearch Record Search, 2010. Digital copies of originals housed in town halls in various counties throughout Vermont.
 +
 
 +
==== <br>How to Cite Your Sources ====
 +
 
 +
[[How_to_Cite_Family_Search_Collections|For instructions on citing specific records or images within this collection]]
 +
 
 +
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Revision as of 21:17, 29 June 2010

CID=CID1627819 title=Vermont Town Records, 1850-2005

Collection Time Period

The records in this collection are for the years 1850 to 2005.

Record History

Most towns began recording some vital records after their incorporation as a town. Marriages are usually the first to be recorded. By the mid to late 1800s most towns in Vermont were recording births, marriages, and deaths. Most of these records are listed as land records in the town hall or archives.

Why this Record Was Created

These records were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the town’s citizens and to safeguard their legal interests.

Record Reliability

These records are generally reliable but can vary depending on the knowledge of the informant..

Record Description

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, then by record type, then by date. The content and completeness of the records varies by town.

Record Content

The following important biographical facts may be found in the birth records:

• Child’s name

• Child’s sex

• Birth date

• Birth place

• Registration date

• Race

• Parent’s names

• Parent’s residence

• Father’s occupation

• Parent’s birth places


The following important biographical facts may be found in the marriage records:

• Full name of bride and groom

• Marriage date

• Marriage place

• Residence of bride and groom

• Age of bride and groom

• Groom’s occupation

• Birth place of bride and groom

• Parents of bride and groom

• What number of marriage for bride and groom

• Officiator


The following important biographical facts may be found in the death records:

• Name of deceased

• Death date

• Death place

• Age in days, months, and years

• Marital status

• Cause of death

• Occupation

• Birth place

• Name of parents

• Social Security number

• Birth date

• Military service

• Surviving spouse

• Race

• Education

• Residence

• Parent’s names

• Informant’s names

• Informant’s residence

The following important biographical facts may be found in the burial or removal records:

• Name of person certificate is issued to

• County

• City or town

• Death date

• Name of deceased

• Age of deceased

• Cause of death

• Medical attendant

• Purposed date of burial or removal

• Purposed place of burial or removal

• Undertaker

• Undertaker’s address

• Name and title of person issuing permit

• Permit date


How to Use the Record

Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

• The place where the birth, marriage, or death occurred.

• The name of the person at the time of the event.

• The approximate date the event occurred.

• The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom, the infant, or the deceased.


Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:

• Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.

• Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names. • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.

• Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.

• Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.

• Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.

• The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.

• Use a marriage number to identify previous marriages.

• The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.

• Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.

• Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

• When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.


Keep in mind:

• The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.

• Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1900.

• There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.


If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:

• Check for variant spellings of the surnames. 

• Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.

• Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.



How Has This Article Helped You?

Send us your story

Related Web Sites

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.

Related Wiki Articles


Sources of This Collection

“Vermont Town Records, 1850-2005," database, FamilySearch Record Search, 2010. Digital copies of originals housed in town halls in various counties throughout Vermont.


How to Cite Your Sources

For instructions on citing specific records or images within this collection