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RobM (#47428152)
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I am unable to get to the cemeteries when the office is open (and get plot information). Please ask for the section and plot and a photocopy of the plot scroll. This shows the number of graves, the burial orientation and surrounding stones. Very helpful if your ancestor has an unmarked grave. There should be no charge from the cemetery for this information.

If your ancestor was buried in CT prior to 1934 and is not in the Hale index, they probably don't have a stone. To get a photo, you will need the plot map/scroll referenced above.

CT Death Index 1897-1966 (there may be transcription errors from the original written records)
CT Marriage Index 1897-1965

Most Connecticut BMD’s up to about 1902 are online, but unindexed, at A example is Bridgeport: --> 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.

When you call or email the cemetery to find out the plot and section of your ancestor, ask if anyone else is buried in the plot (they may need to review the plot scroll so ask for a photocopy). Some family plots include unmarked burials. For example a family 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?

There are Bridgeport, Norwich, & New Haven papers online at the library of congress site.

Some Fairfield/Southport & Wilton newspapers are available at

CT Residents can access the Hale Index by going to this link You will need a CT library card.

You can use any of my photos for any non-commercial reason.
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Jim Fenn-Lawson
Memorial photographs
Thank you for taking the time to add the pictures to all the memorials in Bridgeport. It is greatly appreciated. JIM
Added by Jim Fenn-Lawson on Mar 11, 2017 12:55 PM
Susan W Bartholomew
Elizabeth and Bion St Bernard
Thanks so much for the great headstone photos! I really appreciate your kind service.
Best wishes, Susan
Added by Susan W Bartholomew on Mar 07, 2017 8:24 PM
Mac Innis
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Thank you for the photo for Dan and Mary MacInnis; this completes my Grandmothers family and it is truly appreciated.
Added by Saralee on Mar 06, 2017 11:32 AM
Ina Trivers Bradley
Can you please add daughter Ina Trivers Bradley to Anna and Daniel Trivers Anna's number is 130244491 and Ina is 133746241
Added by Cherie on Mar 06, 2017 7:17 AM
anna Trivers
Can you please add daughter Ina Trivers Bradley to Anna and Daniel Trivers Anna's number is 130244491 and Ina is 133746241
Added by Cherie on Mar 06, 2017 7:03 AM
Rich Dohm
RE: Saint Michael's Cemetery ~ Patuzzi
Wow... what a difference... you caught the light just right, amazing!
Added by Rich Dohm on Mar 03, 2017 6:29 PM
Kathy Green
RE: Minogue's at Saint Michael's
Thank you so very much for all your time to find and photograph all these graves. Your kind help gives a visual of the plot & one stone, and helps me inch closer to resolving a few of the lingering maternal family mysteries.
Added by Kathy Green on Feb 28, 2017 2:47 PM
Rich Dohm
RE: Saint Michael's Cemetery ~ Patuzzi
Okay, do let me know what Josephine's stone says, when you go back for John. I've had long conversations with the office, and they found it odd too... John's 1st wife Josephine, his mother Elizabeth, and his daughter Eleanor are buried in section 10, NW¼ of lot 57, in which there is one vacant space, so we puzzled at why John (they insist) is in single's section 12, lot 693, grave 4.
Added by Rich Dohm on Feb 28, 2017 2:31 PM
Rich Dohm
Saint Michael's Cemetery ~ Patuzzi
Thanks Rob. Yes, if you could probe around for John Patuzzi, you might find something because he was buried awhile ago, in 1973. Or the rebar thing (or maybe borrow a plastic flower) or something, sure. Something else, if you wouldn't mind, could you transcribe and tell me exactly what Josephine Patuzzi's stone says? Looks like it might show her maiden name, the spelling of which isn't clear to me, and I can't read it from the shadows in this photo. Two other things... seems you posted the picture of Josephine's gravestone on the memorials of Elizabeth and Eleanor's memorials, were there no gravestones for them either? (I can see divots in the ground in THIS photo, maybe you could probe there too?)
Added by Rich Dohm on Feb 28, 2017 12:43 PM
Thanks so much for the photos of the headstone and I was hoping to see their birthdates. Very helpful and good photos too
Added by Mary(Coggin)Russell on Dec 30, 2016 4:29 PM
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