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Vital records, as their name suggests, are connected with central life events: birth, marriage, and death. Maintained by civil authorities, they are prime sources of genealogical information; but, unfortunately, official vital records are available only for relatively recent periods. These records, despite their recent creation in the United States, are critically important in genealogical research, often supplying details on family members well back into the nineteenth century. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, by Loretto Szucs and Sandra Luebking.

Connecticut State Vital Records Office

Health Dept Vital Records
410 Capitol Ave., 1st Floor
Hartford, CT 06134
P.O. Box 340308
MS#11VRS
(860) 509-7897

Procedure to obtain a Birth, Marriage, or Death Certificate

The vital records at the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) are being microfilmed which currently precludes this office from issuing certified copies of records. If you require a copy of a certificate for a birth, death or marriage which occurred in Connecticut, please contact the town clerk of the town or city where the event occurred.

Address and phone number for each town clerk’s office

Ancestry.com Connecticut State Database
A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records. (Requires Ancestry.com Membership) Get 14 Days Free Access!!!

Vital Records of Norwich (CT.) 1659-1848

Birth

$10.00 Since July 1897 Order Form

For earlier records, contact the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the town or city where event occurred.

Death

$10.00 Since July 1897 Order Form

For earlier records, contact the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the town or city where event occurred.

Ancestry.com Connecticut Death Index, 1949-1996
This large index (over 1.2 million entries) to deaths in Connecticut contains name of decedent, sex, race, death date, death place, place of residence, age, marital status at death, and more. Many individuals in the index were born in the last half of the nineteenth century.
Armed with information in the death index, researchers may obtain death certificates from the appropriate town clerk in Connecticut (public records at the state level are temporarily closed). For more information, please contact the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Vital Records Section, P.O. Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134-0308. Tel:  (860) 509-7897 .(Requires Ancestry.com Membership) Get 14 Days Free Access!!!

Marriage

$10.00 Since July 1897 Order Form
For earlier records, contact the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the town or city where event occurred.

Divorce
Contact Clerk of Superior Court in the county where divorce was granted.

 




MLA Source Citation:

AccessGenealogy.com United States Vital Records. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 16 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/vital-records/connecticut-vital-records.htm - Last updated on Jun 24th, 2013


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