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Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955
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Connecticut, 
United States
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Location of Connecticut
Record Description
Record Type Newspaper Marriage and Death Notices and Cemetery Inscriptions
Collection years 1640-1955
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Connecticut State Library


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is an index to the Charles R. Hale Collection, which is a collection of vital records garnered from cemetery inscriptions, and newspaper death notices created through a W. P. A. Project (Works Progress Administration), directed by Charles R. Hale. The records have been alphabetized in a file, on slips of paper, housed at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford, Connecticut.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • The names of individuals
  • Birth dates
  • Marriage dates
  • Death dates
  • Burial dates

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of the person
  • The town where the person lived
  • An approximate date of birth, marriage or death

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add the new information to your records
  • Use the information to find the person in other records
  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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