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Genealogy Resources

Vermont Genealogy Resources

  • Center for Digital Initiatives. University of Vermont Libraries. The University of Vermont (UVM) Libraries’ Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI) makes unique digital collections available for researchers at UVM and beyond. The CDI seeks to cooperate with university, community, state, and other partners to produce cohesive digital collections which broadly appeal to various user groups. These collections may be digitized or born digital and may include documents, photographs, data, artifacts, audiovisual materials, and more.
  • General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, Early to 1870. Microfilm of original records in the Office of the Secretary of State, Montpelier, Vermont. Coverage for every town of Vermont. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1951, 287 rolls, beginning with film #27455.
  • Index to State of Vermont Military Records: Revolutionary War, Civil War, War of 1812: Salvaged from the State Arsenal Fire, September 1, 1945. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971, 1 roll, film #824107, Item 2.

  • Johnson, Herbert T. State of Vermont, Roster of Soldiers in the War of 1812-14. St. Albans, Vt: Messenger Press, 1933.
  • Manuscript Vermont State Papers, 1700s-1800s. Eighteenth and nineteenth century government records (mostly pre-1840), including legislative records, grand lists, petitions, some court records, and federal documents. The Nye Index is a name and subject index referencing the manuscripts and provides a useful tool for genealogists. For more information, visit the Vermont State Archives website.

  • Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908 – Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Vermont. FamilySearch.

  • Vermont Deaths and Burials, 1871-1965 – Name index to death and burial records from the state of Vermont. FamilySearch.
  • Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society.
  • Vermont GenWeb Project.
  • Vermont in the Civil War.

  • Vermont Marriages 1791-1974 - Name index to marriage records from the state of Vermont - 15,392 records as of 13 December, 2010.

  • Vermont State Archives and Records Administration. Vermont Genealogy Research.
  • Vermont State Archives ONLINE.  Is the state's effort to place searchable databases on the Web.

  • Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954 - Imaged Records – Name index and images (index cards) of town clerk transcriptions of births, marriages and deaths, 1760-1954. This collection is complete for years 1871-1908. As more data is received, the remaining year ranges will be incrementally updated. FamilySearch.