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CT Death Index 1897-1966 http://ctstatelibrary.org/death-records/
CT Marriage Index 1897-1965
*Some* Bridgeport BMD’s up to 1902 are online, but unindexed, at familysearch.org. https://familysearch.org/catalog-search --> search United States, Connecticut, Fairfield, Bridgeport. --> Click on United States, Connecticut, Fairfield, Bridgeport - Vital records ( 5 ). --> Click on the available record sets. This will provide you a list of films. If the film is online, there will be a camera icon next to the movie reel. These are scans of the vital records books at the vital records office in Bridgeport.
A record of burials, 1856-1877, is included at the end of the record of deaths for 1870. It is unclear if “Catholic Cemeteries” refers to St Michael, St Augustine or St James. Pembroke Cemetery is now called Lakeview Cemetery.
Film 1428299 Items 3-4: Births in the town of Bridgeport, 1850-1899 contains Birth, Marriages and Deaths in Bridgeport.
When you call the cemetery to find out the plot and section of your ancestor, ask if anyone else is buried in the plot. Some family plots include unmarked burials. For example a father bought a 6 person plot and marked the plot with a family stone. There are 4 names on the stone. Are there 2 empty graves or is someone buried there?
The Bridgeport evening farmer (1909 - 1922) was recently put online and contains obituaries. Sunday papers are not included. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
Some Fairfield/Southport & Wilton newspapers are available at fultonhistory.com
The Bridgeport City Directories (on ancestry and contains more towns than just Bridgeport) includes death dates (if the person died the year before) in the 1920's through 40's. Not all years are indexed and not all deaths are included, but is a way to identify deaths until the Connecticut death index starts in 1949.
CT Residents can access the Hale Index by going to this link http://researchitct.org/genealogy/. You will need a CT library card.
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|Canfield||Canfield TS photo|
Thank you very much for taking the tombstone picture of Blanch Canfield. I live so far away and your help is greatly appreciated. God bless.
Added by Canfield on Aug 14, 2016 5:09 PM
|Gracie Ann Matisyn||RE: Longo at St Michaels|
You're very welcome Rob. Glad to have helped. Keep up all the good work you have done for others as well.
Grazie! Thank you!
Thank you for the photo of Mary Ann Handrahan.
|Monique Heller||Many thanks|
Thank you so very much!!
|Steven Smith||Helen Hayes|
Thanks very much for the picture of Helen Hayes' grave marker and for helping me link the Hayes and Richardson family members buried in Mountain Grove. I appreciate your help!!
|Steven Smith||Richardson and Hayes photos|
Thanks very much for the grave marker photos for George Richardson and Mary Hayes! They're distantly related to me and I'm happy to have this information to fill in some of the Richardson family blanks in my tree!
Very best regards,
|Tracy Boeckman Herhuth||Thank you for photo - Clayton|
Thank you for finding my great great grandfather's grave. I only recently discovered enough information about him to get this far on my family tree. That is a big, beautiful headstone. Could you tell if anyone else was buried there or near? If not, I might just have to contact the cemetery. Thank you again!
Added by Maclilus on May 14, 2016 9:47 AM
|debbie ||Headstone Photo|
Thank you for the headstone photo that I requested for Charles H Huntoon. I appreciate the time and effort you took on my behalf.
Added by debbie on May 14, 2016 9:19 AM
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