Enter a first and/or last name to search Vermont death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Vermont death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Vermont death certificates is available below.
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Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.
This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Vermont death records, Vermont death ceritificates, Vermont death notices, Vermont death indexes, and other related Vermont genealogy records.
Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.
Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.
On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Vermont. We also suggest searching for "Vermont death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.
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How to Obtain Vermont Death Certificates
Vital record registration in Vermont is recorded at the town level. The vital records are incomplete before mandatory registration began in 1857. However, it is not uncommon to find an entire family recorded as a family group before 1820. In some cases, although the event was recorded in a particular town, it may have actually occurred in another town or state where the family previously resided, and not all events for a family were recorded. Marriages and deaths in the pre 1857 period were less likely to be recorded.
For births, marriages, and deaths within the last ten years, write:
Vermont Department of Health
For earlier records, write:
Vermont General Services Center
For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.
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