Connecticut Vital Records

Vital records, as their name suggests, are connected with central life events: birth, marriage, and death. Maintained by civil authorities, they are prime sources of genealogical information; but, unfortunately, official vital records are available only for relatively recent periods. These records, despite their recent creation in the United States, are critically important in genealogical research, often supplying details on family members well back into the nineteenth century. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, by Loretto Szucs and Sandra Luebking.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health’s State Vital Records Office maintains the statewide registries for births, deaths, marriages and fetal deaths for all vital events occurring in Connecticut from July 1, 1897 to present.


The Connecticut Department of Public Health’s State Vital Records Office maintains the statewide registries for births, deaths, marriages and fetal deaths for all vital events occurring in Connecticut from July 1, 1897 to present.

Connecticut State Vital Records Office
Health Dept Vital Records
410 Capitol Ave., 1st Floor
Hartford, CT 06134
P.O. Box 340308
MS#11VRS
(860) 509-7897

Vital records prior to July 1, 1897 are maintained only at the vital records office of the town where the vital event took place.

Connecticut Vital Records Collections

Connecticut Birth Records

Connecticut Death Records

  • Connecticut Death Index, 1949-1996 $
    This large index (over 1.2 million entries) to deaths in Connecticut contains name of decedent, sex, race, death date, death place, place of residence, age, marital status at death, and more. Many individuals in the index were born in the last half of the nineteenth century. Armed with information in the death index, researchers may obtain death certificates from the appropriate town clerk in Connecticut (public records at the state level are temporarily closed). For more information, please contact the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Vital Records Section, P.O. Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134-0308. Tel:  (860) 509-7897 .(Requires Ancestry.com Membership) Get 14 Days Free Access!!!

Connecticut Marriage Records

Connecticut Divorce Records

Contact Clerk of Superior Court in the county where divorce was granted.

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