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Cos Cob Library
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Danbury Public Library
170 Main St, Danbury, CT
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Trumbull Historical Society
1856 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611
Fairfield Museum & History Center
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Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc.
PO Box 249, Stamford, CT 06904
Here we will be documenting resources and repositories available for our focus area in southwestern Connecticut.
The Connecticut Department of Vital Records has birth, marriage and death records from July 1897 to the present. Processing time for requesting copies of birth, marriage and death certificates by mail is approximately six weeks.
Address: State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
Vital Records Office
410 Capital Avenue, MS #11VRS
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Telephone: (860) 509-7700
Fax: (860) 509-7964
Hours: Customer Service Window* - Monday – Friday 8:15 am – 3:45 pm
Customer Service Telephone* - Monday – Friday 12 pm – 4 pm
*for birth, death and marriage certificates
Birth Records: The charge is $20.00 per copy. You must show proof that you are the person you are requesting information on or a guardian of that person. You can also obtain a certificate if you are a member of a state approved genealogical society, but you must include copies of your society identification and a photo ID. You must also supply the name, date, place of birth, father’s name, and mother’s maiden name. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Marriage Records: The charge is $20.00 per copy. You must include both names, place and date of marriage. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Death Records: The charge is $20.00 per copy. You must include the name of the deceased, place and date of death. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Address: 231 Capital Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone: (860) 757-6580
Fax: (860) 757-6677
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am – 2 pm
Comment: Birth, marriage and death records prior to 1897 may be available on microfilm. Not all records are housed onsite.
Probate Records: The State Archives is in the process of creating finding aids for probate courts. Probate Court records consist primarily of record books and estate papers. The documentation includes wills, bonds, inventories, and reports of estate administrators. RG 004, Probate Courts, 1636-1946.
FHL microfilms of Connecticut vital records on permanent loan at Woodbridge Family History Center, 990 Racebrook Road, Woodbridge CT (203) 387-2012. For the specifics of vital record types and date range on each film, check www.familysearch.org – catalog, and enter search by film number
Bethel vitals (1491336, 1491337)
Bridgeport vitals (1428299, 1428300, 1428468, 1428469, 1428470, 1428471, 1428472, 1513442)
Danbury vitals (1435526, 1435527)
Fairfield vitals (1405480, 1434093)
Newtown vitals (1435829)
Norwalk vitals (1434202, 1434203, 1434204, 1480169)
Ridgefield vitals (1435729)
Stratford vitals (1428083)
Trumbull vitals (1491334, 1491335)
Westport vitals (1480168)
Wilton vitals (1435805)