Killingworth, Connecticut's inventory of vital records books and other source materials for pre-1900 vital records

Linda MacLachlan filed this request with the Killingworth Town Clerk of Killingworth, CT.

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From: Linda MacLachlan


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Your office's catalog, inventory, index, log, report, or other listing of (1) the books in your possession or control which registrars used to record birth, marriages, deaths, and burials before 1900 (including any Land Records books and/or Town or Proprietors Meeting/Minutes/Record books which include any records of birth, marriages and deaths) and (2) other books, records, and documents in your possession or control which index, copy, regroup, reference or support town birth, deaths and marriages, including communications or reports of communication from ministers, justices of the peace, sextons, and other witnesses to any aspect of births, marriages, burials, and/or deaths prior to 1900.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Linda MacLachlan

From: Killingworth Town Clerk

Good Morning Linda,

The Town of Killingworth hereby acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information request dated June 6, 2018, and responds thereto in accordance with the requirement that an agency respond to a request within four business days. The Town Clerk’s Office will collect the information you request and will notify you when it is available and the cost. We will contact you using the email address you provided: requests@muckrock.com .

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Dawn Rees Mooney, CCTC, MCTC
Killingworth Town Clerk

From: Killingworth Town Clerk

Linda,
The Killingworth Town Clerk’s Office does not maintain a catalog, inventory, index, log or report of vital (birth, death, marriage) record books. Our vitals indices catalog individual records only. Our land records and vital records date back to the 1600’s, town meeting books date back to the early 1700’s and various other record books pre-date 1900. Please feel free to contact me if you require assistance to locate a specific record.

Sincerely,

Dawn Rees Mooney, CCTC, MCTC
Killingworth Town Clerk

From: Linda MacLachlan

I am aware of the 16th century vital records in your first three volumes of land records because they are online at www.FamilySearch,org, as is a 1908 transcription of Vol. 2 and volume titled “Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1847-1908.
Can you confirm that you also have a book containing 1821-1861 Killingworth marriages on its pages 360 through 418? What other books or documents do you possess containing pre-1850 Killingworth vital records?
Thank You,
Linda MacLachlan

From: Killingworth Town Clerk

Linda,
The volume you reference below as “Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1847-1908” is actually titled “Births, Deaths 1847 – 1908; Marriages 1847 – 1906”. I cannot confirm the volume you refer to as “1821-1861 Killingworth marriages on its pages 360 through 418” but I did not have the time necessary to look through our early land record volumes.

Additionally, we have 2 volumes containing references to vital events in Killingworth entitled “Vital Statistics from Church Records of The Congregational Church of Killingworth” and “Killingworth Cemetery Records”. These volumes do not contain the vital records themselves but are very helpful in estimating time lines.

If you need more specific information, I invite you to stop by in person and spend some time in our vault. We love visitors!

Dawn

From: Linda MacLachlan

This information is very helpful. Could your book of Congregational Church records list marriages its pages 360 through 418? I had assumed from the fact that each marriage in my mystery source named the Rev. performing the ceremony that it was a book of marriage certificates, but I did not know you possessed this title.
Thank you for the information and the invitation. I will remember it when i next visit Connecticut.
Linda MacLachlan

From: Killingworth Town Clerk

Hi Linda,
The Congregational Church records are organized alphabetically so there are no “marriage pages” and the book does not contain that many pages.

Dawn

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