Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records Review

More High Praise for Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records, by Linda MacLachlan

Linda MacLachlan’s book, Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records: The Barbour Index and Beyond,  identifies the original sources of the millions of early Connecticut  vital records abstracted in the famous  Barbour Index of Connecticut Vital Records. It names hundreds of books, manuscripts, and articles not referenced by Barbour, and points the researcher to thousands of additional[…]Read more

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Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records: The Barbour Index and Beyond

Major New Reference for Connecticut Genealogy

The Barbour Index to Connecticut vital records, created by Lucius B. Barbour, Connecticut Examiner of Public Records from 1922 to 1934, and housed at the Connecticut State Library, is the starting point for researching Connecticut birth marriage and death records prior to 1850. The 55-volume Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records published by the[…]Read more

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New Connecticut Vital Record Book Identifies Special Collections at Connecticut State Library

New Connecticut Vital Record Book Identifies Special Collections at Connecticut State Library

For the past month or so, we have been spreading the word about an extraordinary new reference work for Connecticut researchers, Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records: The Barbour Index and Beyond.  This is one of those books that one cannot praise too highly, for it is nothing less than a comprehensive bibliography of Connecticut birth,[…]Read more

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Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records

New Connecticut Vital Record Book Identifies Sources Not Indexed in Barbour Collection

Writing in the Introduction to her new volume, Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records: The Barbour Index and Beyond, author Linda MacLachlan explains the scope of her ten-year study thusly: “This book goes beyond the Barbour Index by adding six more towns to create a bibliography for all 149 Connecticut towns incorporated by 1850.  It also[…]Read more

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