This is the inaugural volume of one of the last great genealogical manuscript collections to be published–the Barbour Collection of Connecticut town vital records at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford. Covering 137 towns and comprising 14,333 typed pages, this magnificent collection of birth, marriage, and death records to about 1850 was the life work of General Lucius Barnes Barbour, Connecticut Examiner of Public Records from 1911 to 1934.
This present volume is a transcription of the vital records of the first three towns covered in the collection–Andover, Ashford (comprising 90 percent of the volume), and Avon. The entries are in strict alphabetical order by town and give name, date of event, names of parents (in the case of births and sometimes deaths), names of both spouses (in the case of marriages), and sometimes such items as age, occupation, and specific place of residence.
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