About Connecticut Death Index Records, 1949-2011
Information available in this Collection
The Connecticut Death Index Records cover a large number of records between 1940 and 1997, and contain over 1.6 million deaths and typically include the following information:
- Date of Death
- Date of Birth
- Place of Birth
- Marital Status
- Spouse’s Name
- Father’s Name
- State File Number
- Place of Death
Please note the original data does not always provide full information.
This database is an invaluable tool for those researching family history death records in the state of Connecticut.
How to Obtain a Certified Connecticut Vital Record (birth, marriage, death, etc. record)
A copy of a certified Connecticut vital record may be obtained directly from:
1. the TOWN where the event occurred, or
2. from the STATE Vital Records Office
Town Vital Records Offices Contact Information
Vital Records offices are located in each of the 169 towns in Connecticut. The vital records registrar in each town is responsible for maintaining a registry of all births, marriages, civil unions, deaths and fetal deaths that occur within its town. To obtain a copy of a vital record from the town where the event occurred, see the Connecticut Town Vital Records Directory for town contact information.
State Vital Records Office
The State Vital Records Office at the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) maintains a statewide registry of all births, marriages, civil unions, deaths and fetal deaths that have occurred in CT since July 1, 1897. For information on vital records prior to July 1, 1897, contact the town where the vital event occurred. See the State Vital Records Directory for town contact information.
Vital Records prior to 1897 – Connecticut State Library
For additional information on pre-1897 vital records, you may also contact the Connecticut State Library’s History and Genealogy Unit at http://www.cslib.org/handg.htm. At the state library, you will be able to access the Barbour Collection which includes most Connecticut Vital Records to about 1850.
State Vital Records Office Mailing Address:
CT Department of Public Health
Vital Records Office
410 Capitol Ave. MS#11VRS
Hartford, CT 06134-0308