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

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

It is a clone of this request.

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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:

Any 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

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.


Linda MacLachlan

From: Norwalk Town Clerk

Good Afternoon Linda,
I have received your request and will be reviewing the information that you are looking for.
After we see just what it may detail to put together we will be in touch to move project forward.
Rick McQuaid
Norwalk Town Clerk

From: Norwalk Town Clerk

Our office did respond on June 7, 2018 to your request. We are still compiling information and working with our Law Dept. on cost and labor involved.
Rick McQuaid
Norwalk Town Clerk

From: Norwalk Town Clerk

Good Morning,
After consulting with our Law Department, it has been recommended that the records are available to you for your inspection in our office.
Rick McQuaid
Norwalk Town Clerk

From: Linda MacLachlan

I am aware that genealogists may study what you have in your office. I am simply trying to determine what you have in advance so the trip will be productive.
In particular, do you possess these three volumes:
• a “Vol.1” at least 50 pages in length and includes marriages 1821-48 and then births, 1847-48?
• The Burton Collection or Norwalk Marriage Records, 1834-1853?
• Marriages in Norwalk, CT, 1848-1851 with School District?
Thank You,
Linda MacLachlan


Our office received an e-mail from Linda MacLachlan requesting information held in our office for marriage, death and birth records.
We have the following indexes:

1. Deaths 1862-1878 A through J

2. Deaths 1862-1878 J through Y

3. Deaths 1879-1902 A through L

4. Deaths 1848-1861 A through Z

5. Marriages 1847-1861 Groom/Bride

6. Marriages 1862-1869 Groom/Bride

7. Arnold's 1651-1850 Land Records - Also available at the Connecticut State


8. Listing of vital records found in Congregational Church when Wilton was a Parish of Norwalk1700's Abbott through Wood

9. Marriages 1820-1837

10. Births 1847-1848

11. Deaths 1847-1848

12. Births 1879-1899

13. Births 1899-1904

14. Burial 1885-1920