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Topic: Researching Your Family History — Vital Records

A guide to support UNIV 1820 and general genealogy/family history research

Vital Records

Most original vital records in Connecticut are maintained at the individual towns where the event occurred.  Beginning in 1897, copies were sent to the State Department of Public Health, Vital Records Division.  To obtain a copy of a current or 20th century birth, marriage, or death record, please contact the town or the Department of Public Health.

Vital Records: Births, Marriages, Deaths, Divorces

Vital Records in Connecticut

Birth records (full record):

  • $20 from the town
  • $30 from the DPH

Marriage records: $20

Death records: $20

Professional Genealogists and Genealogical Societies

Members of the societies have access to vital records filed with the the Department of Public Health, Vital Records Division or the town halls. 

The genealogical societies known by us (the CT State Library) to have been incorporated or authorized to do business or conduct affairs in Connecticut in accordance with Section 7-51 of the General Statutes.