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== What is in This Collection?  ==
 
== What is in This Collection?  ==
  
This collection is an electronic index of births and christenings for the years 1649 to 1906 comprised of the following:
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This collection is an electronic index of births and christenings for the years 1649 to 1906.
*Indexed church records
 
*Civil registrations
 
*The Internet indexing project sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
 
 
 
Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.
 
  
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]] or Vital Records Index collections.
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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]].
  
 
==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
 
==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
When you have located your ancestor’s birth or christening 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.
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records
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*Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records
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*Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
*The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records  
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by 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 entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby
 
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
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*Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
*Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records  
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*Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames], middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name
*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur
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*Consult the [[Connecticut Research Tips and Strategies]] to find other records
  
 
== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues With This Collection  ==

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Record Type Births and Christenings Index
Collection years 1649-1906
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is an electronic 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.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Births and christenings may include:

  • The 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

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The 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.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1649-1906 Marriages, 1729-1867 Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934
Connecticut 79,427 360,481 1,617,598
Fairfield 52,305 5,555 52,730
Hartford 92,583 35,563 118,234
Litchfield 40,895 6,546 44,911
Middlesex 30,477 1,957 23,974
New Haven 85,270 13,191 58,857
New London 94,107 25,352 44,111
Tolland 33,277 3,381 23,151
Windham 40,294 1,501 27,413
Total 548,635 453,527 2,010,979

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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 research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name
  • Consult the Connecticut Research Tips and Strategies to find other records

Known Issues With This Collection[edit | edit source]

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to 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.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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

"Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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