Somers, 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 Somers, 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. ยง 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: Town Clerk

Linda:

Please accept this email as a receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. Requests for Vital Records do not fall under the purview of the FOIA. Specific information concerning this restriction may be obtained from the State of Connecticut, Vital Records Division, Ms. Diane Gustafson.

If you should have additional questions, please feel free to contact either myself or Ms. Gustafson.

Ann Logan, Town Clerk
Town of Somers

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. __, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1827-1929."
Thank You,
Linda MacLachlan

From: Town Clerk

Linda:

I apologize for the confusion. Below is a listing of all the books we have available in our vault:

BDM 1727-1850
BDM 1827-1929
BDM 1776-1856
BDM 1817-1850
BDM 1729-1826

There is also a Connecticut State Library Index from 1734-1850.

I hope this information is helpful and what you were seeking. If you have any additional questions, please contact me.

Ann Logan, Town Clerk
Town of Somers

From: Linda MacLachlan

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Linda MacLachlan

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