Hartford Town and City Clerk Archives: Vital Records
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of birth, marriage, and death registers for the City of Hartford from approximately 1680 to 1903. The earliest record books include births, c. 1680-1735 and marriages, c. 1683-1709 interspersed with poll tax assessments, highway plans, and early deeds. Births from this era are organized alphabetically in family registers, with many events recorded decades after they occurred.
By the mid-to-late nineteenth century, vital records include detailed information about individuals such as parents’ names and birthplaces, occupation, and race. Late nineteenth century marriage entries record parents’ nationalities. Many vital events were derived from the original baptismal, marriage, and burial registers and are noted as such.
- Majority of material found within 1680 - 1903
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