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This index covers events from 1649 through 1934.  
 
This index covers events from 1649 through 1934.  
  
== Record Description ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:  
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This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:
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* Family Records
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* Church Records
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* Civil Registration
  
*Family Records
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It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.
*Church Records
 
*Civil Registration
 
  
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.  
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There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:
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* "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
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* "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
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* A county or state vital record registration
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These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:
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* They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
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* They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.
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The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.
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This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
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=== Record Content  ===
 
=== Record Content  ===
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A suggested format for keeping track of records thatyou have searched is found in the Wiki Article:[[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records thatyou have searched is found in the Wiki Article:[[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]  
  
=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:  ===
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:  ====
  
 
"Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906." index, ''FamilySearch'' ([http://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed March 4, 2011, entry for Mary Ann Dalton born, 9 Sept 1885, citing Historical Records, reference pg. 464 FHL mictofilm 1,311,437; New London Historical Society, New Hartford, Connecticut.  
 
"Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906." index, ''FamilySearch'' ([http://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed March 4, 2011, entry for Mary Ann Dalton born, 9 Sept 1885, citing Historical Records, reference pg. 464 FHL mictofilm 1,311,437; New London Historical Society, New Hartford, Connecticut.  
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
  
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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1649 through 1934.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.

There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:

  • "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
  • "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
  • A county or state vital record registration

These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:

  • They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
  • They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.

The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.


Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1649-1906 Marriages, 1729-1867 Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934
Connecticut 79,427 360,481 1,617,598
Fairfield 52,305 5,555 52,730
Hartford 92,583 35,563 118,234
Litchfield 40,895 6,546 44,911
Middlesex 30,477 1,957 23,974
New Haven 85,270 13,191 58,857
New London 94,107 25,352 44,111
Tolland 33,277 3,381 23,151
Windham 40,294 1,501 27,413
Total 548,635 453,527 2,010,979

How to Use the Record

Use this file to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Depending on the time period and place there may not be a surname listed in the original records. When that happened, the indexer often assigned a surname based on the father's surname which may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth/christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This is an index of some births throughout Connecticut. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing to accomplish its program of identifying the ancestry of mankind.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of information available on those who were born, married, or died in Connecticut.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Web Sites

Online Connecticut Death Indexes.

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again.  It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information , including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records thatyou have searched is found in the Wiki Article:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:

"Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906." index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed March 4, 2011, entry for Mary Ann Dalton born, 9 Sept 1885, citing Historical Records, reference pg. 464 FHL mictofilm 1,311,437; New London Historical Society, New Hartford, Connecticut.

Sources of Information for This Collection

"Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," index, "FamilySearch" (https://familysearch.org). Index includes the IGI, digital copies of original records, and compiled records. FHL digital and microfilm copies. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.