Vermont Birth Certificates

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Vermont birth certificates

Birth certificates contain information about a person's birth, including the date of birth, place of birth, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the birth. Birth certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

Birth certificates can be used to establish a person's date and place of birth. Most birth certificates provide the mother's maiden name. Birth certificates are often required to obtain other documents, licenses or to prove eligibility.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Vermont birth records, Vermont birth ceritificates, Vermont birth notices, Vermont birth indexes, and other related Vermont genealogy records.

Birth 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 birth takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store birth records into various online archives. This has brought access to online birth records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of births, and in addition to birth certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists. Newspapers typically do not announce the names of the newborn, but list the sex of the child, the names of the parents, the place and date of birth.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing birth records of Vermont. We also suggest searching for "Vermont birth records" using, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Vermont Birth 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
Vital Records Unit
108 Cherry Street
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402-0070

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Vermont Department of Health. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (802) 863-7275. This will be a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at health/hs/vitals/records/obtain.htm.

For earlier records, write:

Vermont General Services Center
Public Records Division
Route 2, Drawer 33
Middlesex, VT 05633-7601
Telephone: 802-828-3288 802-828-2794 (Public Records) 802-828-3286 (Reference/Research Center)
Fax: 802-828-3710

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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