Genealogy

old drawing of a family treeVermont State Library Resources

The Vermont State Library provides a full access subscription to Ancestry.com for those visiting the Library. Vermont residents can also research Vermont birth, marriage, and death records from 1909-2008 on Ancestry.com for free if they first sign up for a MyVermont.gov account. The Frequently Asked Questions page provides information on how to access these records.

The State Library houses a number of Vermont focused collections which may assist your genealogy research.

Additional Recommended Resources

Vermont Specific Research

The Vermont Historial Society maintains a list of places to find Vermont genealogy information.

The Vermont State Archives houses a large collection specifically related to Vermont history useful for genealogy research.

Family Search contains some, but not all, Vermont birth, marriage, and death records in the state registry from 1760-2003.

The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project provides the ability to search thousands of pages of historic newspapers from around the state.

Genealogical Society of Vermont can assist you in your Vermont-specific searches.

The list of Vermont Town Clerks can help you know who to contact in order to find local records.

Outside of Vermont Research

Cyndislist.com provides thousands of genealogy related links. If you are looking for an obscure document or list, this is the place.

The Ellis Island website requires free registration and provides passenger lists.

Obituaries.com allows searching of obituaries from the United States and some foreign countries.

Chronicling America is a massive collection of historic newspapers from the United States. It is maintained by the Library of Congress.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society can assist your search in the New England area. 

Find A Grave can help you locate, and in some cases find an image of, graves all over the country.

If you need further assistance or have questions about our resources, please contact the State Library.