As early as 1650, birth registration has been the responsibility of the town clerks in the state of Connecticut. However, statewide recording did not receive full compliance, not until the year 1870 when the Connecticut Board of Health was built. Specific documents before 1897 can be found in the Connecticut State Library’s History and Genealogy Unit.
You can access records by calling Connecticut State Library’s History and Genealogy Unit. You can also gain access to the Barbour Collection which contains vital records up to the year 1850. In addition, you may access the microfilmed vital records by the Genealogical Society of Utah, which includes Connecticut documents up to the year 1900. Though at the present, it was still the town clerks’ responsibility to record vital events, such as births and deaths. Furthermore, copies were already sent to the State Department of Public Health after July 1, 1897.
Aside from the vital record registrars that can be found in the 169 towns of Connecticut, you may also contact the State Vital Records Office to obtain birth records. If you wish to acquire a State-certified document from the main Vital Records Office, you will tend to wait for another 6 weeks before your documents arrive. So for a faster transaction, you can avail of the expedited service offered by an independent company, Online, for an additional small fee.
Although there is a small fee if there is no birth record found then you will receive a refund making sure that you only pay for what you are looking for.