FamilySearch.org has been adding new records to their online viewing library and I discovered today that the New Haven Vital Records are now online! I used these records to do a lot of my New Haven research. In fact, when I just opened a random page to do a screencap for this post, there was a Stanford right at the top! I have had all of these films on permanent loan at my local LDS FHC , however, now the research can all be done online!
This is the direct link to the records, however, I’m also going to list the directions for finding them , in case the link doesn’t work.
Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1639-1902 ; indexes to births, marriages, and deaths, 1639-1914
Go to www.familysearch.org
Click on Search tab..and then from drop down choose “Catalog”
In the Search by location.. start typing in “New Haven” .. Choose the option for “New Haven, New Haven”..the city.. not just the county.
Then in the long list that shows up of all City of New Haven records.. go to the bottom and click on
Then click on “Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1639-1902 ; indexes to births, marriages, and deaths, 1639-1914
Author: New Haven (Connecticut). Registrar of Vital Statistics; New Haven (Connecticut). Town Clerk”
After clicking on that..you’ll see all of the individual films..with a camera icon way over to the right. Click on the camera and you’ll see the pages.
Pay attention to the dates listed .. match up with when your family was in New Haven.
There are indexes, however, I browsed page by page for a few reasons.. sometimes my surnames showed up as a parent or other item.. not indexed. And sometimes the spelling was off in the index.
Good Luck with your research and let me know if you have any questions!