Connecticut Marriages and Deaths 1790-1833

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Connecticut Marriages and Deaths 1790-1833 is our newest updated collection.  This database is now searchable by first name, last name, year, location, record type, spouse name, and parents’ names.

Between 1928 and 1933 Rev. John Elliot Bowman compiled typescript volumes of Connecticut death and marriage notices  transcribed from area newspapers such as the Norwich Courier, Connecticut Observer (Hartford), Columbian Centinel (Boston), Massachusetts Spy, Hartford Gazette, New Hampshire and Vermont Journal, and other publications.

While most records are from CT, the newspapers compiled in this database collected death notices from 22 countries, many in the Carribean or at sea, reflecting Connecticut’s rich seafaring heritage.

Another common non-Connecticut place of death was Ohio.  A pair of Connecticut twins, the Wilcox brothers moved to Ohio and married two sisters. These enterprising twins convinced the people of the town to change its name to Twinsburg and finally died in 1827on the same day of the same illness.

Use this database to learn more about the stories of your ancestors!

Please note:  This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership .