Connecticut birth records are open to the general public if they are more than one hundred years old, which makes it easy to obtain information for genealogy reasons. If you are looking for a birth record in the State of Connecticut that is more current, the information is limited to those that have a legal reason to request such a document.To obtain a copy of a Connecticut Birth Record, you must visit the town in which the event occurred. These record offices can offer same day service, so this is the route to take for those that require a certified birth record quickly. Another option is to send in a mail request, but if you choose this route, expect a long wait. Currently the turn around time for Connecticut birth records that are requested by mail is six weeks.
In some cases, you can use an outside source to obtain a Connecticut Birth Record over the Internet. The turnaround time for this way is generally in five to seven business days.
The State of Connecticut offers two ways to obtain death records; through the town where the event took place, or through the State Vital Records office. You will receive faster service if you obtain a Connecticut death record through a town office; currently the turnaround time on the State side is six weeks.
Connecticut death records are available from July of 1897 to today. For death records before 1897, contact the town where the death took place; some towns have death records that date back much further then that year.
Additionally, Connecticut State Library History and Genealogy Unit (CSLHGU) has a searchable database for pre 1897 death records. Many of these early Connecticut death records are microfilmed.
For those interested in their Connecticut ancestors the CSLHGU is a great place to find Connecticut death records that over one hundred years old.