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Connecticut Vital Records, 1640-1939
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Connecticut, 
United States
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Location of Connecticut
Record Description
Record Type Newspaper - Marriages
Collection years 1640-1955
FamilySearch Resources
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Archive
Connecticut State Library, Hartford


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

This collection is an index to marriages from the marriage abstracts found in the Charles R. Hale collection. The marriage notices were found in local newspapers from 1755 to ca.1870. The marriage index is divided into two parts, by newspaper and the other by surname. The collection is located at the Connecticut State Library.

For a list of Connecticut newspapers, the following guide prepared by the Connecticut State Library will be helpful: A Preliminary Checklist of Connecticut Newspapers,1775-1975. Some of the event dates may be the issue date of the newspaper instead of the marriage date. The marriage notices are located on film at the Family History Library. See the microfilms in the FamilySearch catalog Hale Collection with the film note "Newspapers with Death and Marriages Notices."

The following parts of the surname index are not included in this collection:

  • DUNHAM - FARNSWORTH
  • KINGSBURY - LESSIN
  • MITCHELL - NEVILL
  • PECK - PONDEXTER
  • POMEROY - PRIOR
  • SALE - SHAW
  • SHAWCROSS - SMITH
  • THOMPSON - TULLE
  • WELLS - WILCOX
  • WILCOX - M. WISE

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth

  • Name of person
  • Birth date and place
  • Names of parents

Marriage

  • Name of the groom
  • Name of the bride, often including the maiden name
  • Date of the marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Name of the Newspaper
  • Issue date the Newspaper
  • Page number in the newspaper
  • Residences of the bride and groom

Death

  • Name of person
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • Names of Reletives

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]

This table describes of the content of each of the digital folders in this collection. Clicking on the name of the Author will take you to the FamilySearch Catalog record where you can see additional information about the images. Please note not all of the films from an author may be available digitally in this collection.

DGS Number GS Number County City Start Year End Year Author Item Description
4016000 1306249 New London Groton 1686 1875 Town Clerk 1 Births, marriages, deaths, v. 1(p.78-end), 1686-1867
4016000 1306249 New London Groton 1686 1875 Town Clerk 2 Births, marriages, deaths, v. 3, 1768-1872
4016000 1306249 New London Groton 1686 1875 Town Clerk 3 Births, marriages, deaths, v. 4, 1848-1875
4016000 1306249 New London Groton 1686 1875 Town Clerk 4 Indexes to births, marriages, deaths v. 1-4, 1686-1875
4016000 1306249 New London Groton 1686 1875 Town Clerk 5 Births, marriages, deaths, v. 5, 1876-1895
7616091 1309878 New London Stonington 1914 1915 Registrar of Vital Statistics Records of marriages 1914-1915
7616165 1311437 New London Norwich 1865 1891 Registrar of Vital Statistics Births, marriages, deaths v. 12(160-end)-14 1865-1891
7616166 1311438 New London Norwich 1877 1900 Registrar of Vital Statistics Births, marriages, deaths v. 15-17(p.1-244) 1877-1900
7616168 1311440 New London Norwich 1903 1906 Registrar of Vital Statistics Births, marriages, deaths, v. 21(p.72-end)-23 1903-1916
7616200 1312386 New London Bozrah 1755 1861 Registrar of Vital Statistics Bozrah first book of records of marriages, births & deaths, 1755-1861
7616209 1312793 Hartford East Hartford 1739 1939 Registrar of Vital Statistics 1 Index to vital statistics Mc-Z 1739-1939
7616209 1312793 Hartford East Hartford 1739 1939 Registrar of Vital Statistics 2-4 Births, marriages, deaths v. C (p.387-end) 1892-1907
7616353 1313828 Hartford Hartford 1852 1856 Registrar of Vital Statistics 1-2 Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1797-1868
7616353 1313828 Hartford Hartford 1852 1856 Registrar of Vital Statistics 3 Records of births 1852-1856
7619769 1376017 Tolland Mansfield 1686 1813 Town Clerk Births, marriages, deaths v. 1A 1686-1813
7619770 1376026 Tolland Tolland 1717 1852 Town Clerk 1-3 Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1665-1853
7619770 1376026 Tolland Tolland 1717 1852 Registrar of Vital Statistics 4 Births, marriages, deaths, 1848-1867
7619770 1376026 Tolland Tolland 1717 1852 Registrar of Vital Statistics 6 Index to births, marriages, deaths, 1868-1926
7619770 1376026 Tolland Tolland 1717 1852 Registrar of Vital Statistics 5 Records of births, marriages, and deaths, Tolland, Connecticut, 1665-1868
7619771 1376027 Tolland Tolland 1869 1926 Registrar of Vital Statistics Births, marriages, deaths, 1868-1926
4015999 1376042 Tolland Willington 1720 1853 Town Clerk Births, marriages, deaths, v. A-C 1720-1853
7619773 1376165 Tolland Hebron 1684 1849 Town Clerk 1 First book of records, births, marriages and deaths, town of Hebron
7619773 1376165 Tolland Hebron 1684 1849 Town Clerk 2 v. 1. Births, marriages, deaths, earmarks, 1684-1801
7619773 1376165 Tolland Hebron 1684 1849 Town Clerk 3 Index to births, marriages, deaths in v. 1-3
7619773 1376165 Tolland Hebron 1684 1849 Town Clerk 4 v. 2. Births, marriages, deaths, 1750-1792
7615589 1503193 Litchfield Norfolk 1740 1934 Town Clerk Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1740-1917; general index to vital statistics, 1740-1934
7615715 1513707 Middlesex Middletown 1640 1815 Town Clerk Vol. 0-2(p.1-230) Births, marriages, deaths 1640-1815

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of marriage
  • The place where the marriage took place

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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

View the Images[edit | edit source]

To view images in this collection:

  1. Look at the DGS Folder List above to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
  2. Go to the Browse Page
  3. Select the Film number to view the images.

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

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

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

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

  • Copy the citation, in case you need to find this record again later
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses

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

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Connecticut.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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