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

Linda MacLachlan filed this request with the Town Clerk of Oxford, 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:

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 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

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Dear Linda MacLachlan:

I have received a FOIA request for vital records dated June 6, 2018 , these
records do not fall under the Freedom of Information Act.

Margaret A West-Mainor
Oxford Town Clerk

From: Linda MacLachlan

I am not requesting copies of your pre- 1900 vital records and burials. I am just requesting a copy of your list of the books. notebooks, etc. in your vault which contain them., e.g., "Vol. __, Oxford Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1847-1908." Such administrative records created by your office creates are subject to FOIA.
Thank You,
Linda MacLachlan

From: Town Clerk

In response to your reply dated June 11, 2018, my office does not have list
of books, notebooks, etc.

Margaret A West
Oxford Town Clerk

From: Linda MacLachlan

Your office sent such a list titled “Original Town Records Survey, Pre-1820” to the Connecticut State Library’s History and Genealogy Section a century ago. Though I would prefer an update, I will accept that.
Thank You,
Linda MacLachlan

From: Linda MacLachlan

Your office sent such a list titled “Original Town Records Survey, Pre-1820” to the Connecticut State Library’s History and Genealogy Section a century ago. Though I would prefer an update, I will accept that for starters
Thank You,
Linda MacLachlan

From: Town Clerk

Linda

I am not sure who sent this to the Connecticut State Library but I have
looked through my records and I do not have a copy of this, nor do I have
an updated copy.

Sincerely
Margaret A West-Mainor
Town Clerk

From: Linda MacLachlan

I am writing a book about all the unique records that genealogist can find in the vaults of Connecticut Town Clerks. In Oxford’s case I seek verification of the continued existence of a book which was called “Vol. 1” in the 1925 Arnold copy of your vital records. This book contains Oxford marriage records 1820 through1848 in its first 101 pages. Do you have such a book? What do you call it?
Thank you,
Linda MacLachlan

From: Town Clerk

I found this document not sure if this is what you are taking about also I
have 2 volume 1

1767-1840 Births, Marriages, deaths & earmarks
Birth Marriages and deaths 1860

MARGARET WEST-MAINOR
OXFORD TOWN CLERK

From: Linda MacLachlan

Thank you so much.
Linda MacLachlan

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