Connecticut Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Connecticut death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Connecticut death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Connecticut death certificates is available below.

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Connecticut death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Connecticut death records, Connecticut death ceritificates, Connecticut death notices, Connecticut death indexes, and other related Connecticut genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Connecticut. We also suggest searching for "Connecticut death records" using, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Connecticut Death Certificates

Marriages were recorded in Connecticut as early as 1640. In fact registration of births, marriages, and deaths had become the town clerk's responsibility by 1650. Following the Revolution to the mid-nineteenth century, the recording is not as thorough, but by 1870 when the State Board of Health was established, recording in all towns improved. To the present, recording of vital events is the town clerk's responsibility. After 1 July 1897, copies were sent to the State Department of Health.

For birth, marriage and death records from July 1897, write:

Vital Records
150 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-566-2334 860-566-1124

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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