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| LOC_01 = Connecticut
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| start_year = 1649
| end_year = 1906
| FS_URL_01 = [[GuidedResearch:Connecticut|Connecticut Guided Research]]| FS_URL_02 =| FS_URL_03 = [[Connecticut Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]| FS_URL_04 = [[Step-by-Step Connecticut Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]| FS_URL_05 = [[Connecticut, United States Genealogy]] | FS_URL_02 FS_URL_06 =[[Connecticut Vital Records]] | FS_URL_03 FS_URL_07 = [[Connecticut Church Records]]| FS_URL_04 FS_URL_08 = [[Connecticut History]]| FS_URL_05 FS_URL_09 = [[Connecticut Census]]| FS_URL_06 FS_URL_10 = [[Connecticut Introduction]] | FS_URL_11 = | FS_URL_07 FS_URL_12 = | FS_URL_08 FS_URL_13 = | FS_URL_09 FS_URL_14 = | FS_URL_10 FS_URL_15 = | RW_URL_01 =[http://www.deathindexes.com/connecticut/ Online Connecticut Death Indexes]. | RW_URL_02 =[https://connecticutgenealogy.com/ Connecticut Genealogy and History]
| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.ctgenweb.org/ The CTGenWeb Project]
| RW_URL_04 = [https://usvitalrecords.org/connecticuthome.html Connecticut Vital Records]
| RW_URL_05 = [http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3132&q=388130&dphNav State Vital Records Office]
| custodian = Genealogical | RW_URL_06 = [https://ctfamilyhistory.com/ Connecticut Society of UtahGenealogists, Salt Lake CityInc.]| RW_URL_07 = | RW_URL_08 = | RW_URL_09 = | RW_URL_10 =
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== What is in This Collection? ==
This collection is an index of births and christenings for the years 1649 to 1906. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) - FamilySearch Historical Records |International Genealogical Index]].
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
The following information may be found in these records:
This collection is an electronic index for births and christenings in the years 1649 to 1906 comprised of the following: '''Births / Christenings'''*Indexed church records Gender*Civil registrations Date and place of birth*The Internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church Church records Date and civil registration were official sources and are some place of the most reliable sources christening*Names of family history information.parents This index is not complete *Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.source materials
== Collection Content ==
=== Coverage Table ===
 The Coverage Table coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>  
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 ==What Can This Collection Tell Me?== For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]. The records in this collection usually include the following information: *Name of the child*Gender*Date and place of birth*Date and place of christening*Names of parents*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials The records may also include: *Death date (if occurring within a few years of birth) ==How Do I Search the This Collection?==
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
*The name of your ancestor.*The approximate date of birth.*The place where the birth occurred. 
=== Search the Index ===
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{{Tip|The indexed records will usually indicate a GS Film Number. Click on the film number. Some of these films offer an image of the record. If an image is not available, the films can be accessed through a Family History Center. Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The index entry generally lists only the most basic identifying information for an individual, so the original record may contain further information which was not indexed. Save or print a copy of the image.}}
 
For tips about searching on-line collections see the wiki article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
 
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].  
== What Do I Do Next? ==
When you have located your ancestor’s birth record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Use the birth date along with the place of birth Add any new information to find the family in census your records. *Use the residence and names Look at an image of the parents to locate church and land recordsoriginal record, if possible.The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index *The father’s occupation can lead you Use the information to find other types of records such as employment marriage, death, or military census records. *The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family. *It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth Collect entries for every person of who has the same surname and sort them into families based on , unless the names of the parentssurname is a common surname. Continue to search the birth records to This list can help you identify siblings, parents, and other possible relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby. *The information in birth records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. *Earlier that can be verified by records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s. *There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
*The records are very brief, so it is easy Try viewing any original indexes to confuse individuals see if there were errors in the index. In addition, an individual may be listed multiple times with slight spelling variations transcription of their the name, age, residence, etc. *Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names. *Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records. *Search the indexes and records of nearby counties. *Be aware Remember that, as with any index, transcription errors there may occur. *Try alternative search methods such as only filling be more than one person in the surname search box (or records with the given same name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with *Remember that particular name. You could then browse the list for sometimes individuals that may be your ancestor.*Search the went by [httpshttp://familysearchusgenweb.org/engresearch/library/fhlc/ FamilySearch Catalognicknames.html nicknames] to see if other records for this place are available.<br><br>, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name=== Research Helps ===For a summary The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of this information see the wiki article: [[Connecticut, United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)Genealogy|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)Connecticut]]. == Known Issues With This Collection == {| width="320" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border=".5" style="float:right;font-size:8pt"|-| bgcolor="#fff3e7" | * [[ImageGuidedResearch:Important.pngConnecticut|60x60px|Important.pngConnecticut Guided Research]] | bgcolor="#fff3e7" style="vertical-align:top; line-height:125%; padding-top:8px" | '''Problems with this collection?'''<br>* [[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Connecticut-Births-Research Tips and-Christenings-1649-1906-known-issues&lang=en See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news Strategies|Research Tips and other helpful information.Strategies]]|} For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached * [[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=ConnecticutStep-Birthsby-andStep Connecticut Research, 1880-ChristeningsPresent|Step-1649by-1906-known-issues&lang=en articleStep Research]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.== Known Issues =={{HR KI}}==Citing This Collection== 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 ;Collection Citation: {{Collection_citation | text="Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City. Collection_Published}} {{Record_Citation}}  '''[[#top|Top of Page]]''' == How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? == {{Contributor invite}}[[Category:United States FamilySearch Historical Records]]
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