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Connecticut death records go back much farther in years than most states because it was one of the original settlements in America, settled in the 1630s. However, the state has only been filing death records since 1897, even though you can find older records by making your request through the Connecticut state library and a few genealogical archives. If you need a copy of a Connecticut death certificate that exists through the state records, you should fill out an application form which includes the full name of the deceased, time and place of death and birth date. Even though Connecticut doesn’t have stringent privacy laws as some other states, you’ll still need to send copies of identification and state why you need a copy of the record. The fee is $20, payable by money order (to the Treasurer of the State of Connecticut). After you complete the Connecticut Death Certificate application, send it, along with the fee and copies of your identification to the following address:
Connecticut Dept. of Public Health
Vital Records Dept, Customer Service
410 Capitol Avenue; MS # 11 VRS
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, Connecticut 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7700
As a genealogical record, a death record can reveal much information such as the parents’ names, spouse’s name, place of death, age at death, maiden name, cause of death and cemetery where the deceased is buried. You may have to wait as long as six weeks for a reply from the state of Connecticut and there is no refund of the fee even if the record isn’t located.
Another method of finding vital records of someone in your life is to use one of the popular online Internet services that specialize in searching through records and delivering a report in an accurate and timely manner. These sites normally use powerful search engines and extensive databases to reference and cross-reference the data to ensure the accuracy of the report they provide. They charge a reasonable fee, and if no record is found, you pay nothing. It’s a fast and easy way to obtain vital records without having to engage the state in a long and tedious search that might not deliver the information you need and want. Legal professionals and genealogists depend on these sites on a constant basis because they have to be sure they’re getting the correct data for the projects they have. The Internet has proven to be the best way to record, maintain and search for any information that’s kept in huge records. When you use an Internet search site, you’ll likely receive a full report within a few minutes after you submit the data. To find out more about how a private, Internet search site can help you find Connecticut death records, click on the link and then make your own decision.
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