Vital records, as their name suggests, are connected with central life events: birth, marriage, and death. Maintained by civil authorities, they are prime sources of genealogical information; but, unfortunately, official vital records are available only for relatively recent periods. These records, despite their recent creation in the United States, are critically important in genealogical research, often supplying details on family members well back into the nineteenth century. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, by Loretto Szucs and Sandra Luebking.
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State office has records for the latest 10 years:
Vermont Department of Health
Vital Records Section
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402 Cost:$7.00
Check or money order should be made payable to Vermont Department of Health. Personal checks are accepted. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (802) 863-7275 .
Records prior to the latest 10 years.
Division of Public Records
US Route 2 – Middlesex
Montpelier, VT 05633
Check or money order should be made payable to General Services.. Personal checks are accepted. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (802) 828-3286 .
Vital records are maintained by two state agencies: the Health Department and the Division of Public Records in Middlesex, Vermont. The Health Department keeps the most recent five years of records. After five years, records are transferred to Public Records. Therefore, certified copies of births, deaths and other vital events that occurred within the past five years are available from the Health Department; older records are available from Public Records.
Birth $7.00 Get Form
Death $7.00 Get Form
Marriage $7.00 Get Form
Divorce $7.00 Get Form
Other sources for Vital information in Vermont
Barre, Vermont – The World
St-Johnsbury, Vermont – Caledonian Record