Connecticut, Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Connecticut Vital Records, 1640-1939
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|Location of Connecticut|
|Record Type||Newspaper - Marriages|
|Connecticut State Library, Hartford|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
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
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
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 on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]
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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 any new information to your records
- 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]
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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