Ancestry

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Vermont, Marriage Records, 1909-2008 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data:
  • Vermont. Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2003. Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Montpelier, Vermont.
  • Vermont. Vermont Marriage Records, 2004-2008. Vital Records Office, Vermont Department of Health, Burlington, Vermont.

About Vermont, Marriage Records, 1909-2008

This data collection contains marriage and civil union records from the state of Vermont from 1909-2008. The records consist of different types of certificates, including (1) Certificate of Marriage, (2) Amended Certificate of Marriage, (3), Certificate of Civil Union, and (4)Amended Certificate of Civil Union.

Information recorded on a marriage certificate can vary according to the type of certificate and the year in which it was recorded. However, generally the following is listed:

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Age
  • Birth date
  • Parents’ names
  • Marriage date and place

In Vermont marriages are recorded at the town level. Original birth records are therefore kept by the clerk of the town in which the marriage took place. For the most part, microfilm copies of these marriage records are held by the Vermont Public Records Division in Montpelier. Records from the most recent years, however, are kept at the Vermont Vital Records Office by the Department of Health and Vital Statistics in Burlington.