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[[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]] consist of [[United States Birth Records|births]], adoptions, [[United States Marriage Records|marriages]], divorces, and [[United States Death Records|deaths]] recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. [[Locating United States Vital Records|United States Vital Records]] has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/Connecticut.htm Connecticut Vital Records State Department of Health] or the Town Clerk's office where the event occurred.
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Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by each town clerk. These are described further in [[Connecticut Town Records|Connecticut Town Records]].<br>
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Many of the births, marriages, and deaths recorded in town records have been extracted and are part of the database that can be searched by name on the home page of [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]. The former International Genealogical Index (IGI) is part of this.<br>
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A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/Connecticut.htm Connecticut Vital Records State Department of Health] or the Town Clerk's office where the event occurred.

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Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by each town clerk. These are described further in Connecticut Town Records.

Many of the births, marriages, and deaths recorded in town records have been extracted and are part of the database that can be searched by name on the home page of FamilySearch. The former International Genealogical Index (IGI) is part of this.

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Connecticut Vital Records State Department of Health or the Town Clerk's office where the event occurred.