Stonington, 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 Stonington, 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: Town Clerk

Dear Ms. MacLachlan,

Per your FOIA request concerning the records below I am responding within 4 business days of this email.

The Town of Stonington has no records responsive to this request. In addition, vital records do not fall under the Freedom of Information statutes because they are governed by their own statutes.

Sincerely,
Cynthia Ladwig
Stonington Town Clerk

From: Linda MacLachlan

I am not requesting copies of your pre- 1900 vital records. I am just requesting a copy of your list of the books. notebooks, etc. which contain them., e.g., "Stonington Records, Vol. __, 1664-1688."
Thank You,
Linda MacLachlan

From: Town Clerk

We do not have a list of books.

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

I don’t have any written list. Not sure what you are talking about. I wasn’t around 100 years ago. Please provide that list to me so that I can see it.

From: Linda MacLachlan

The Connecticut State Library’s History and Genealogy Section has it.

From: Town Clerk

To Whom It May Concern:

As I stated in my June 15th email I have no such document in my office. Therefore, I can not provide you with that information. Perhaps since you know it exists you could request it from the Ct State’s Library History & Genealogy Section.

Cynthia Ladwig
Stonington Town Clerk

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