Source:Connecticut, United States. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records


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Usage Tips

The Barbour Collection consists of births, marriages, and deaths recorded at the town level in Connecticut up through approximately 1850. In the 1910s and 1920s, Lucius Barnes Barbour (Connecticut Examiner of Public Records, 1911–1934) and his team of researchers transcribed the records held at the town level. Those transcriptions were returned to the Connecticut State Library, which transcribed the records onto slips and then into bound volumes by town. Thus, there are two parts of the Barbour Collection: the slip index, and bound volumes for individual towns.

A summary of how the Barbour collection was compiled and how to use it can be found on the AmericanAncestors.org website.

Statewide Slip Index/Abstract

Each slip contains the information found in the original birth, marriage or death record, as well as a citation to the original. They are arranged alphabetically then chronologically in drawers at the Connecticut State Library. They were also filmed by the Family History Library. Film numbers can be found here

Index Volumes

Bound volumes were prepared for each town from the slips, containing the same information. Records are combined under one spelling per surname rather than preserving the original as on the slips. Because they represent a transcription of the slips themselves, there is the possibility of errors introduced that do not appear on the slips. Bound volumes were not prepared for the towns of Bolton, Coventry, Enfield, Mansfield, New Haven, Norwich, and Vernon since published compilations of vital records had previously been prepared for these towns. However, these towns are included in the statewide slip index.

Town volumes were also (re)published by Genealogical Publishing in 1994-2002, and can be purchased online.

Online Access

Many of the records have been transcribed and put online for free access.

Both Dunham-Wilcox-Trott and CT GenWeb are frequently updated and worth checking if a town is not listed below.

As indicated in the repository list above, Ancestry.com has put most (but not all) of the towns together into statewide databases for births, marriages, and deaths.

AmericanAncestors.org has put a collection of all the records together in one database. (They also maintain a list of other Connecticut town resources here.)

The following list shows the volume numbers and town sections as published by the Genealogical Publishing Company with links to free online transcriptions if known. Additions welcome.

Volume 1

Volume 2

  • Barkhamsted 1779-1854
  • Berlin 1785-1850
  • Bethany 1832-1853
  • Bethlehem 1787-1851
  • Bloomfield 1835-1853
  • Bozrah 1786-1850

Volume 3

  • Branford 1644-1850
  • Bridgeport 1821-1854

Volume 4

Volume 5

Volume 6

Volume 7

Volume 8

Volume 9

Volume 10

  • East Hartford 1783-1853
  • East Haven 1700-1852
  • East Lyme 1839-1853

Volume 11

Volume 12

Volume 13

  • Franklin 1786-1850
  • Glastonbury 1690-1854

Volume 14

Volume 15

  • Griswold 1815-1848
  • Groton 1704-1853

Volume 16

  • Guilford 1639-1850

Volume 17

Volume 18

  • Hartland 1761-1848
  • Harwinton 1737-1854
  • Hebron 1708-1854 (downloadable)

Volume 19

Volume 20

Volume 21

Volume 22

  • Lebanon vols 1 & 2, 1700-1854
  • Lebanon vol. 3, 1700-1854

Volume 23

  • Litchfield 1719-1854

Volume 24

  • Lyme 1667-1852

Volume 25

  • Madison 1826-1850
  • Manchester 1823-1853
  • Marlborough 1803-1852
  • Meriden 1806-1853
  • Middlebury 1807-1850
  • Monroe 1823-1854
  • Montville 1786-1850
  • Naugatuck 1844-1853

Volume 26

Volume 27

Volume 28

  • Milford 1640-1856
  • New Canaan 1801-1854
  • New Hartford 1740-1854

Volume 29

Volume 30

Volume 31

  • Newtown 1711-1852
  • North Branford 1831-1854
  • North Haven 1786-1854

Volume 32

  • Norwalk 1651-1850
  • Norwich 1847-1851

Volume 33

Volume 34

Volume 35

  • Preston 1687-1850, parts I & II

Volume 36

  • Portland 1841-1850 A-H I-Y
  • Prospect 1827-1853
  • Redding 1767-1852
  • Ridgefield 1709-1850

Volume 37

  • Rocky Hill 1765-1854
  • Roxbury 1796-1835
  • Salem 1836-1852
  • Salisbury 1741-1846

Volume 38

Volume 39

Volume 40

  • Somers 1734-1850
  • Southbury 1787-1830
  • Southington 1779-1857
  • South Windsor 1845-1851

Volume 41

Volume 42

Volume 43

Volume 44

  • Stafford 1719-1850
  • Tolland 1715-1850

Volume 45

  • Suffield 1674-1850

Volume 46

Volume 47

Volume 48

Volume 49

  • Warren 1786-1850
  • Washington 1779-1854,
  • Waterford 1801-1851,
  • Watertown 1780-1850,
  • Westbrook 1840-1851

Volume 50

  • Waterbury 1686-1853

Volume 51

  • Weston 1787-1850
  • Westport 1835-1850
  • Willington 1727-1851

Volume 52

Volume 53

  • Wilton 1802-1850
  • Winchester 1771-1858
  • Wolcott 1796-1854
  • Woodbridge 1784-1832
  • Woodbury 1674-1850
  • Woodstock 1848-1866

Volume 54

Volume 55