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

About Vermont, Death Records, 1909-2008

This data collection contains death records from the state of Vermont from 1909-2008. The records consist of different types of certificates, including (1) Certificate of Death, and (2) Amended Certificate of Death.

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

  • Name of deceased
  • Gender
  • Death date and place
  • Birth date and place
  • Residence
  • Spouse’s name
  • Parents’ names
  • Cause of death

The information listed on a death certificate is provided by an informant who is usually a close relative of the deceased. Often the informant’s name is listed on the certificate. The information provided on the certificate is only as accurate as the knowledge of the person providing it. Sometimes other records and sources may need to be checked to validate information found on a certificate.

In Vermont deaths are recorded at the town level. Original death records are therefore kept by the clerk of the town in which the death took place. For the most part, microfilm copies of these death 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.