Voluntown, 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 Voluntown, CT.


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.


Linda MacLachlan

From: Town Clerk

This is not a document that exists. However, I will let you know that the records in our office go back to the 1700's.

Pamela Theroux

Voluntown Town Clerk

From: Linda MacLachlan

I understand that your books titled “Births, Marriages, Deaths” begin in 1808 but that you have another book, that includes vital records back to 1708, perhaps titled “Town Meetings” or “Proprietors Records.”
Can you tell me the actual title on this book? And does your office possess any other documents containing pre-1808 vital records?
Thank you,
Linda MacLachlan

From: Town Clerk

Sorry Linda, I thought I had sent you these. The older books we have are:

Index to Vital Records - Arnold Copy - 1708-1850 and the vital books to go with it

Proprietor Records - 1706-1751, Grants 1696-1706, Volunteers - 1701-1715, Surveys 1720, and Deeds - 1707-1731

Voluntown Town Records (unlabeled but dates inside are 1794-1889

Voluntown Town Records - 1721-1730

Voluntown Town Records - 1721 - 1818

Pamela Theroux

Voluntown Town Clerk


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