One of the best resources to search genealogy records is marriage records from the state where the marriage took place. It’s been the task of the town clerk to records Connecticut marriage records since 1640, but the results of the search can be sketchy until the year 1870, when the state created the State Board of Health to deal with the records. Up until the year 1897, the town clerk still had the responsibility to record Connecticut marital records, but after that year all records were dispatched to the State of Connecticut’s Department of Health. If you’d like a copy of a Connecticut marriage record that existed from 1897 until the present day, contact the following department:
Vital Records Department
150 Washington St.
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 566-2334 or (860) 566-1124
It sometimes takes up to six weeks for the state to answer your request, but if you know the town where the marriage took place, it’s faster to send the request to that town’s clerk in the Vital Records department. Marriage records can be a wealth of information for those who want to know names, places and dates of events that took place and involved ancestors or anyone you want more information about. Connecticut marriage records can also be used for immigration and other legal purposes. Newspapers are also a good source for this information, but can be extremely time consuming and tedious.
Connecticut Marriage License Records
Another source of Connecticut marital records can be found online. The Internet has spawned search services that can take care of your searches when you pay a reasonable fee. These search sites usually maintain powerful means in which to search for your records in any state you choose. Search engines and databases that the states don’t have can quickly reveal the record you’re searching for and then be delivered to your home or office computer in minutes. The information you receive from an online search service will be much more thorough and exact than one you would receive from the state, simply because of the lack of personnel to handle the requests. There are also privacy laws about who can receive a copy of the marriage certificate. You must be 18 years or older and you have to prove that you’re one of the parties listed on the marriage record to receive a certified copy that provides the social security number of the parties. Connecticut, as most states, has a huge amount of information to process and keep records of, so going through an Internet search service rather than going through the state is much preferable. Click on the link to find out more about how you can receive information about Connecticut marriage records.