There are 1,592,562 death records contained in the Connecticut Death Records Index that range from the year 1949 through the year 2007. These death records were taken from the Connecticut Department of Public Health State Office of Vital Statistics. To learn more about the functions of this office, visit them on the web at Connecticut Department of Public Health State Office of Vital Statistics .
When a record is accessed through the Connecticut Death Records Index, individuals will typically discover the following information: full name of the deceased, gender of the deceased, date of death, marital status of the deceased and residence at the time of death.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health State Office of Vital Statistics is responsible for gathering and storing all vital records occurring within the state dating back to July 1, 1897. These vital records include death certificates, as well as birth certificates, marriage licenses, civil unions and fetal deaths. The Connecticut Department of Public Health is also responsible for promoting healthier communities within the state and maintains vital records in order to keep track of health issues effecting the population.
The State Office of Vital Statistics offers death records dating back to 1897 and death indexes for 1949 through the present year. They also maintain birth records dating back to 1897 and marriage records dating back to 1897, plus a marriage index from 1959 through the present. All of these vital records are available by request to the public.
The State Office of Vital Statistics is the state repository for vital records, but each of Connecticut's 169 towns each has a vital records office dedicated to preserving and storing the individual town's vital records, including marriage, divorce, civil unions, birth and death records, and these often predate 1897, depending on the town and its age.
The State Office of Vital Statistics operates a customer service window so that anyone making an in person request is helped on a first come, first served basis and is usually satisfied the same day. Other ways to request copies of death certificates is by phone, mail and online using an expedited service. Requesting copies by phone or mail has the longest turnaround time, which is up to six weeks for processing. To obtain additional information related to getting death records from the State Office of Vital Statistics, use this contact information.
Connecticut Department of Public Health State Office of Vital Statistics
410 Capitol Avenue
PO Box 340308
Hartford, Connecticut 06134
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