Death Records and Death Certificates in Connecticut

Connecticut Death Records

The population of Connecticut was recorded 3,565,287 on July 1, 2019, a 0.25% decrease since the 2010 United States Census. As of the 2010 United States Census, Connecticut’s race and ethnic percentages were 77.6% White (71.2% Non-Hispanic White, 6.4% White Hispanic), 10.1% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American and Alaska Native, 3.8% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 5.6% from some other race, and 2.6% two or more races. Hispanics and Latinos of any race made up 13.4% of the population in the 2010 Census. The state’s most populous ethnic group is Non-Hispanic White, but this has declined from 98% in 1940 to 71% in 2010.

This page is created to provide genealogists and researchers an ultimate guide to the state of Connecticut death records. Use the links and the tips below for Connecticut death records, certificates, online tools and databases. Additional information on how to obtain Connecticut death certificates is available below.

How to Find a Death Record in Connecticut

Connecticut death records search

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Connecticut death records, Connecticut death certificates, Connecticut death notices, Connecticut death indexes, and other related Connecticut genealogy records.

Connecticut death records free

Below are some of the most comprehensive resource for death records in Connecticut.

Connecticut Death Index

Connecticut death records database

Links to Connecticut death and burial indexes and databases are as below:

Connecticut social security death index

The Social Security Death Index contains information on millions of deceased individuals in Connecticut with social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Try the links below to search the index:

Public Death Record Connecticut

In addition to the indexes and databases above, there are some other resources that gives to almost the same or might even more information about a deceased individual. Here are some to check out:

Connecticut Death Certificates

How to get a death certificate in Connecticut

Marriages were recorded in Connecticut as early as 1640. In fact registration of births, marriages, and deaths had become the town clerk’s responsibility by 1650. Following the Revolution to the mid-nineteenth century, the recording is not as thorough, but by 1870 when the State Board of Health was established, recording in all towns improved. To the present, recording of vital events is the town clerk’s responsibility. After 1 July 1897, copies were sent to the State Department of Health. For birth, marriage and death records from July 1897, write:

Vital Records
150 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-566-2334 860-566-1124

Connecticut death certificates online

Use the links below to get death certificates and vital records in Connecticut.

Connecticut Death Notices

Check local newspapers and local online news websites which frequently publish notices. Use the link below for more information on Connecticut news agencies.

Connecticut counties for death record research

  • Fairfield County
  • Hartford County
  • Litchfield County
  • Middlesex County
  • New Haven County
  • New London County
  • Tolland County
  • Windham County