Connecticut Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Access the records: Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906 .
- 1 Collection Time Period
- 2 Record Description
- 3 Coverage Table
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Record History
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Related Web Sites
- 8 Related Wiki Articles
- 9 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
- 10 Sources of Information for This Collection
Collection Time Period[edit | edit source]
This index covers events from 1649 through 1934.
Record Description[edit | edit source]
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
- Family Records
- Church Records
- Civil Registration
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
Record Content[edit | edit source]
The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:
- Name of the child
- Names of the parents
- Birth date
- Christening date (if the source is a church record)
- Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
Coverage Table[edit | edit source]
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.
Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.
As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.
|Locality||Births and Christenings, 1649-1906||Marriages, 1729-1867||Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934|
How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]
Use this file to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
Depending on the time period and place there may not be a surname listed in the original records. When that happened, the indexer often assigned a surname based on the father's surname which may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth/christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection[edit | edit source]
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
- International Genealogical Index
- IGI Batch Number Descriptions
- IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.
Record History[edit | edit source]
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This is an index of some births throughout Connecticut. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
Why This Record Was Created
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing to accomplish its program of identifying the ancestry of mankind.
Record Reliability[edit | edit source]
Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of information available on those who were born, married, or died in Connecticut.
Known Issues with This Collection
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Question: When searching this collection, the index details have no microfilm number or batch number. How can find the microfilm number so I may order the microfilm and view the record at the FamilySearch Center?
Answer: Search the Library Catalog for Title: " Barbour Collection". Click on Barbour collection: Connecticut vital records prior to 1850, here you find a listing of microfilms listed alphabeticaly by surname with film numbers.
Information on how to order a microfilm and locate the nearest FamilySearch center can be found on the following Wiki document from wiki.familysearch.org.
Related Web Sites[edit | edit source]
Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]
Contributions to This Article[edit | edit source]
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections[edit | edit source]
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information , including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
A suggested format for keeping track of records thatyou have searched is found in the Wiki Article:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections
Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:[edit | edit source]
"Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906." index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed March 4, 2011, entry for Mary Ann Dalton born, 9 Sept 1885, citing Historical Records, reference pg. 464 FHL mictofilm 1,311,437; New London Historical Society, New Hartford, Connecticut.
Sources of Information for This Collection[edit | edit source]
"Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," index, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.