Marriage Index: Connecticut, 1635-1860

Approximately 134,000 individuals who were married between 1635 and 1860 in select Connecticut towns.

Starting in 1650, registration of vital events (marriages, births, and deaths) was the responsibility of each town’s clerk in Connecticut. Since a fine was charged for not recording an event, some town clerks maintained quite comprehensive records. While recording of vital events lagged from the Revolution to the mid-nineteenth century, recording in all towns improved by 1870 when the State Board of Health was created. This database includes information on marriages that occurred before the establishment of the State Board of Health and, thus, before a centralized repository was established.

Listings Include:

  • Full names of both spouses.
  • Date of the marriage.
  • Township in which the marriage was recorded.
  • Location of the Family History Library microfilm, microfiche, or book referencing the marriage.