Connecticut Cemeteries

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The Charles R. Hale Collection of cemetery inscriptions (1640s-1930s) and newspaper death notices (1796-1865) is at the Connecticut State Library and on microfilm at the Family History Library (on 360 FHL films beginning with 003076). It consists of an extensive card index and 59 typed volumes of inscriptions, arranged by town, from more than 2,000 cemeteries. Additional description of this collection is Connecticut Vital Records.

The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of cemeteries in Connecticut are listed in Kemp's Connecticut Researcher's Handbook. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1981. (FHL book 974.6 D23k.) This book contains a detailed list of available sources. The book also lists the number, volume, and page citations for each cemetery included within the Hale collection.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection also contains tombstone inscriptions from Connecticut cemeteries. This collection is described in the "Genealogy" section.

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