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Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc.

PO Box 249, Stamford, CT 06904

Focused on southwestern Connecticut

Here we will be documenting resources and repositories available for our focus area in southwestern Connecticut.

Connecticut Department of Vital Records

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.

Connecticut State Library, History and Genealogy Department

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.


Family History Center in Woodbridge

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 – catalog, and enter search by film number


Fairfield County:

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)

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