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This index is an electronic index for the years 1772 to 1934. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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== What Is in the Collection? ==
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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This collection is an electronic index of deaths and burials for the years 1772 to 1934 taken from the following sources:
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Connecticut, Deaths and Burials, 1772-193." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
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*Indexed church records
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*Civil registrations
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*The Internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church
  
== Record Content and Use  ==
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Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.
  
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
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This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.  
  
== Coverage Table  ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Coverage Table  ===
  
 
The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>  
 
The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>  
  
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Births and Christenings, 1649-1906'''  
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! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934'''
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
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==What Can This Collection Tell Me?==
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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The records in this collection usually contain the following information:
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*Name
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*Gender
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*Death date and place
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*Age
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*Date of birth
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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The records occasionally include:
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*Burial date and place
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*Names of parents
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==How Do I Search This Collection?==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The place where the birth occurred
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*The name of the person
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*The approximate date of birth
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=== Search the Index ===
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the wiki article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Connecticut Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org 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.  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.  Add this new information to your records of each family.
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===I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===
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*Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
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*Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records.
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*The name of the informant may be a relative. This can be helpful in identifying your ancestor.  
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*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
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*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
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*The records are very brief, so it is easy to confuse individuals in the index. In addition, an individual may be listed multiple times with slight spelling variations of their name.
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
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*Search the [https://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlc/ FamilySearch Catalog] to see if other records for this place are available.
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Known Issues With This Collection ==
  
[http://www.deathindexes.com/connecticut/ Online Connecticut Death Indexes].  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Connecticut Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org 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 Wiki Articles  ==
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==Citing This Collection==
  
*[[Connecticut Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Connecticut Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
*[[Connecticut|Connecticut]]
 
*[[Connecticut Church Records]]
 
*[[Connecticut Vital Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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;Collection Citation:
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{{Collection_citation | text="Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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[[Category:Connecticut Births, Marriages, and Deaths|Vital]]

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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 Deaths and Burials Index
Collection years 1772-1934
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What Is in the Collection?

This collection is an electronic index of deaths and burials for the years 1772 to 1934 taken from the following sources:

  • Indexed church records
  • Civil registrations
  • The Internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.

This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

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

What Can This Collection Tell Me?

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

The records in this collection usually contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Death date and place
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The records occasionally include:

  • Burial date and place
  • Names of parents

How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The place where the birth occurred
  • The name of the person
  • The approximate date of birth

Search the Index

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




For tips about searching on-line collections see the wiki article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records.
  • The name of the informant may be a relative. This can be helpful in identifying your ancestor.
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • The records are very brief, so it is easy to confuse individuals in the index. In addition, an individual may be listed multiple times with slight spelling variations of their name.
  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  • Search the FamilySearch Catalog to see if other records for this place are available.

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.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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