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Vermont Church records for genealogical purposes include membership lists, baptism records, birth, marriage and death records. The information these church records provide tends to depend on the denomination and the record keeper. They often contain information about members of the congregation, such as age; date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. Records may include names of other relatives who were witnesses or members of the congregation.

Before 1900 the most comman Churches in Vermont were the Baptist, Congregational, Episcopal, Methodist, and Roman Catholic churches.

Vermont Church Records by County

Vermont Church Records Repositories

Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. To locate these repositories, write to the following addresses:


Bailey-Howe Library
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405-0036
Phone: (802) 656-2020
Fax: (802) 656-4038

American Baptist Historical Society
1106 South Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: (716) 473-1740


Congregational Library
14 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 523-0470
Fax: (617) 523-0470


Episcopal Diocesan Center
5 Rock Point Road
Burlington, VT 05401-2735
Phone: (802) 863-3431
Fax: (802) 860-1562


Green Mountain College Library
One College Circle
Poultney, Vt 05764
Phone: (802) 287-8225
Fax: (802) 287-8222 (Attention Library)

Roman Catholic

Roman Catholic genealogical records are kept in each individual parish. For general information, or for the location and addresses of parishes, contact:

Diocese of Burlington
351 North Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 658-6110
Fax: (802) 658-0436

The diocese includes the counties of: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham and Windsor.

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