Connecticut Marriage Records

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

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Connecticut marriage records

Marriage records contain information about the marriage of two people, including the date of marriage, place of marriage, sometimes the names of the mothers and fathers, and even the people who witnessed the marriage. Marriage certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residences, and perhaps even the maiden names of the mothers.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Connecticut marriage records, Connecticut marriage licenses, Connecticut marriage indexes, Connecticut marriage announcements, and other related Connecticut genealogy records.

Marriage 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 marriage takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store marriage records into various online archives. This has brought access to online marriage records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

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

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

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How to Obtain Connecticut Marriage 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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