Enter a name to search for Connecticut birth certificates. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to Connecticut birth certificates.. Additional information on how to obtain Connecticut birth certificates is available below.
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Birth certificates contain information about a person's birth, including the date of birth, place of birth, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the birth. Birth certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.
Birth certificates can be used to establish a person's date and place of birth. Most birth certificates provide the mother's maiden name. Birth certificates are often required to obtain other documents, licenses or to prove eligibility.
This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Connecticut birth records, Connecticut birth ceritificates, Connecticut birth notices, Connecticut birth indexes, and other related Connecticut genealogy records.
Birth records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the birth takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store birth records into various online archives. This has brought access to online birth records much more easier for genealogy researchers.
Newspapers frequently publish notices of births, and in addition to birth certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists. Newspapers typically do not announce the names of the newborn, but list the sex of the child, the names of the parents, the place and date of birth.
On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing birth records of Connecticut. We also suggest searching for "Connecticut birth records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.
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How to Obtain Connecticut Birth Certificates
Marriages were recorded in Connecticut as early as 1640. In fact registration of births, marriages, and deaths had become the town clerk's responsibility by 1650. Following the Revolution to the mid-nineteenth century, the recording is not as thorough, but by 1870 when the State Board of Health was established, recording in all towns improved. To the present, recording of vital events is the town clerk's responsibility. After 1 July 1897, copies were sent to the State Department of Health.
For birth, marriage and death records from July 1897, write:
For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.
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