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Welcome ... my name is Linda-Jeanne Dolby and I'm responsible for New Haven County. I do not actually live in New Haven County, but my rootsare here and my interest in genealogy and the USGenWeb Project in particular, have led me to volunteer my time. Please contact me if you would like to contribute in any way to this project or to adopt one of the towns located within New Haven County to further develop the resources of that town. Any help will be appreciated.
I hope you enjoy your visit and come back soon !

New Haven County is located in the south central part of CT; contains 610 sq miles; and the elevation ranges from sea level to approx 1000 ft. New Haven County was created May 10, 1666 as one of the four original counties in CT.

Connecticut Notes:

  • Was the 5th state admitted January 9, 1788 as one of original 13 states; Capital - Hartford; Motto - He who transplanted sustains us; Nickname - The Constitution State; Song - Yankee Doodle; Flower - Mountain Laurel; Tree - White Oak; Bird - Robin
  • The flag was adopted in 1897. On a field of azure blue is an ornamental white shield with three grapevines, each bearing three bunches of purple grapes. The state's motto He who Transplanted Sustains Usis displayed on a white ribbon. The three grapevines are thought to represent the three settlements (New Haven, Saybrook and Connecticut) which came together to form the state.
    New Haven County Resources

    USGenWeb Project's Official Lookups Policy is the same policy that New Haven County and the towns located within New Haven County and indexed on this page, abide by. If you have any reference material on this county and would like to be listed as a resource please let me know

    When requesting help from a resource volunteer, please follow these guidelines:

    1. Put New Haven County Help in subject of message.
    2. Put name of reference material you are requesting help with in the first line of the message, as many of these wonderful people have volunteered to be a resource for several things.
    3. Limit your requests and don't forget to thank your volunteer for their time and effort.

     

     

    Main SurnamesDescriptionVolunteer
    Judson Parmelee Warner Dudley For anyone researching their Judson, Parmelee, Dudley or Warner lines. She maintains a large database and is editor of the Judson Connection. Linda-Jeanne Dolby
    Judson Author of "Descendants of William Judson of Connecticut" which includes major allied families of Beach, Beardsley, Beebe, Beers, Clark, Curtis/Curtiss, Gillespie, Gowey, Hawley, Hine, Hull, Hurd, Lewis, Minor, Miller, Mitchell, Peck, Perry, Sherman, Sperry, Towle, Walker, Welles/Wells. Refer to The Judson Connection for more info. Linda-Jeanne Dolby
    Genealogical Data From "Colonial New Haven Newspapers", Compiled by Kenneth Scott and Rosanne Conway. These abstracts are from New Haven newpapers from 1755 to the outbreak of the Revolution. Janet Krompier
    Mygatt Mygatt family of Connecticut, including "A Historical Notice of Joseph Mygatt, One of the First Settlers of Hartford, Conn.", published in 1853. Dan Robbins
    -- "The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633" by Robert Charles Anderson. Indexes: Surname, First Names, Places, and Ships. Since many CT settlers came between 1620 & 1633, I would be happy to check to see if a name is listed. Leona L. Gustafson
    -- "New Haven County Connecticut Vol 3" pub 1930 and "They Found a Way, Connecticuts Restless People" by Sterry/Garrigus and is willing to check for names. Please place TERESA in the subject line. Index Teresa Snyder
    Baker Downe Dayton Topping Schellinger Barker Daniels Melyn Papillon Baldwin Tyler Hoos Fleet Miller "The Ancestors of Samuel Baker of Pleasant Valley New York with Some of his Descendents." In addition to info on Baker Family, there is info about East Hampton and Milford Robin Bloomberg
    "Pardee Genealogy" by Jacobus (re ancestors and descendants of George Pardee b.1623 who came to New Haven in 1640); "Broderbund CD 179" that has Ancient Families of New Haven; and other New Haven related books. Courtney Morgan
    Frisbees, Parmelees, Harrisons etc. I have a bunch of info on 17th and 18 century Branford residents Bryant Rogers
    I have the books "Early Connecticut Marriages" by Frederick Bailey and "The Todd Family of America or the Descendents of Christopher Todd of New Haven Connecticut" by George I. Todd and am willing to do lookups. Diana Thornton
    Buckingham I am a 12th-generation descendant from Thomas and have volunteered my services as a resource for anyone interested in the descendants of Thomas Buckingham, one of the "Seven Pillars" and one of the founders. I published in 1999, a continuation to the Buckingham Family Genealogy published in 1872 by FW Chapman, a copy of which is available in the Milford Library and the Historical society. Robert J. Buckingham
    I am able to lookup records from the town of Prospect. Christy Vogel
    I have recently acquired the book "Early Connecticut Marriages as found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800" and am willing to do lookups from this book. The marriages for New Haven County include: Branford, September 5, 1651 to December 19, 1799. This book is now on-line. Linda

    Where to writefor Vital Records:

    1. State: Vital Records, Dept of Public Health, 410 Capital Ave, P.O. Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134, (860) 509-7700
    2. On the town level, if you do not know the address, in many instances mail can be delivered if you address your envelope: Vital Records, Town Clerk, Name of Town, Connecticut, ZIP CODE and enclose $5 per query.
    3. CT Vital Record Law effective October 1, 1996.
    4. More Vital Record Info
    5. Ancestry has a fact sheet on what records are available and where to write for records in Connecticut.

    George Kimberly General Store Daybook, Westville CT 1839-1840 - Donated to USGenWeb by John Hoff ... If you have an ancestor who shopped in his store - and many people from New Haven, Westville, Woodbridge, Bethany and surrounding areas did; its fun to see what they bought and how much they paid for it.

    New Haven Marriages in the First Congressional Church 1758-1799 male surnames A-H - I-Y

    New Haven Marriages in the New Haven Second Church 1733-1789 male surnames A-Y

    There are a number of New Haven Resourceson the American History & Genealogy Project site.

    Various birth/death/marriage Vital Recordsfor New Haven.

    City Directories

    USGenWeb Census Projects This search features a companion Advanced Search for each state where you may search for surnames that sound alike, sort census records for browsing, or use other options. Taken from both cemetery records and tombstones, you will find info on a number of people who repose at Evergreen Cemeteryin New Haven, CT.

    A very kind researcher found out that donated bodies to Yale New Haven Hospital whose remains go unclaimed may have gone to Evergreen Cemetery where ashes are buried (unsure if any bodies are interred). There are no stones or markers.

    A new site where New Haven vitalsof old are being listed.

    The East Haven Death Register contributed by Lylamae T. Chedsey

    Cemeteries of New Haven County or U.S. Geological Survey GNIS Cemetery Listboth list the name and location of each cemetery. Please note that town borders may have changed and in many cases the town indicated is located nearby, but not the actual location.

    Fred's Very Eclectic Home Pagefeatures Connecticut Regiments and their graves, Waterbury Graves, Woodbury's North Cemetery, and the Roxbury Furnace.

    The Political Graveyardis a database of Cemeteries in New Haven Co. showing where politicians now repose. If any of your ancestors were in politics, you might want to check this web site out.

    Some Famous PersonalitiesBuried in New Haven County.

    CT Gravestone Network.

    On September 28, 1996 I went to the Dallas Library and copied from Microfilm CT 0982124, Record of Connecticut Men in the War of Rebellion 1861-1865, a list that includes the surnames Judson, Parmelee, Dudley, and Kemp.

    An online database run by the United States National Park Servicewill allow you to search for ancestors who fought on either side in the American Civil War. The database contains over 6 million records. Found it a little slow to respond, but is well worth the wait. Follow the "the system" links on the right side of the screen to begin your search

    A listing of homes, areas, landmarks, etc located in New Haven County that are a National Register Property.

    Dudley Farm... a restored working farm/museum in Guilford, CT.

    The Greater New Haven RegionOn Line - Towns in the Region: Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge.

    The Electronic Valleyhas info on the Communities of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, including Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton.

    CTWired index of Connecticut City and Town Pages for New Haven County

    Town USA index of New Haven County

    USA Today Travel Guide - Connecticut

    Genealogy Booksfor New Haven County contains just a few of the many books available. This list was contributed by Robbie Giles.

    LDS Family History Center is located in Woodbridge on Racebrook Road, Route 114. Hours at this time are Mon 12 to 4, Tues-Wed-Thurs 10 to 1 and 7 to 10, Sat 9 to 1. 203-387-2012.

    The Connecticut State Library's History and Genealogy Unit can be reached:

    -- Through the State of Connecticut Home Page: Frames Version
    -- Through the State Library's own Home Page

    County Formation and CensusMaps

    Infoseek has a program whereby you may create a mapby just typing in the street/city address.

    If you want to know How Far Is Itfrom one place to another, with maps and directions, try this site.

    The Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc.

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    If you would like to adopt one of the following towns, to further develop its resources, please let Linda-Jeanne know.

     

    New Haven County Town Resources and Info

     

     

     

    TownDate
    Formed
    Parent Town / 1989 Census PopulationCoordinator
    Ansonia 1889 Derby / 18,860 Ansonia Home Page
    The Derby Historical Society library is located in Ansonia at 37 Elm St; Mon-Fri 9-4:30; 203-735-1908
    Beacon Falls 1871 Bethany, Oxford, Naugatuck, Seymour / 4730 Beacon Falls Home Page
    Bethany 1832 Woodbridge / 4800 Bethany Home Page
    Clark Memorial Library, 696 Amity Rd, Bethany, CT 06524, 203-393-2103
    Branford 1685 New Haven / 28,030 Grace L. Coffman
    Cheshire 1780 Wallingford / 26,410 Nancy Pfaff
    Cheshire Home Page
    Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St, Cheshire, CT 06410, 203-272-2245
    Derby 1675 none / 12,710 Available for adoption
    East Haven 1785 New Haven / 27,340 Grace L. Coffman
    Guilford 1639 none / 20,490 Grace L. Coffman
    Hamden 1786 New Haven / 52,640
    Madison 1826 Guilford / 15,810 Madison, CT homepage
    Meriden 1806 Wallingford / 61,520 Tom Corcoranhas volunteered to do lookups in the following books. Be sure to indicate which book you would like a lookup done in.
    • A Century of Meriden by Gillespie, C. Bancroft; 1906
    • Connecticut Register; 1866

    Debbie Hall has graciously volunteered to serve as a resource volunteer and is a frequent user of the Historical Room located in the Meriden Public Library
    Meriden Home Page
    Middlebury 1807 Waterbury,Woodbury,Southbury / 6380
    Milford 1639 none / 52,400 Roberta Woods
    Mixville / 850
    Naugatuck 1844 Waterbury,Bethany,Oxford / 31,670 Howard Whittemore Meml Library, 243 Church St, Naugatuck, CT 06770, 203-729-4591
    New Haven 1638 none / 128,360 Linda-Jeanne Dolby
    No. Branford 1831 Branford / 13,860 Grace L. Coffman
    North Haven 1786 New Haven / 23,010 /Ann Jacobs James
    Northford / 2800
    Orange 1822 Milford,New Haven / 13,540
    Oxford 1798 Derby, Southbury / 8230
    Prospect 1827 Cheshire,Waterbury / 8120 Prospect Public Library, 17 Center St, Prospect, CT 06712, 203-758-3001
    Seymour 1850 Derby / 14,570 Sue Barrett
    Seymour Home Page
    Sue Barrett has: Vital Statistics of Seymour -Vol 1-4, History of Seymour & Seymour, Past & Present, all written by William C. Sharpe and Census for Seymour 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 & 1900.
    Seymour Public Library, 46 Church St, 203-888-3903.
    South Britain
    Southbury 1787 Woodbury / 15,550 Southbury Library, 561 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488, 203-262-0626
    Searchable History of Ancient Woodbury, CT
    Wallingford 1670 New Haven / 42,460 Nancy Pfaff
    Waterbury 1686 none / 111,630 Gary Warner
    Mattatuck Historical Society, 144 W. Main, Waterbury, CT 06702, (203) 753-0381
    Waterbury has a mailing list web page
    West Haven 1921 Orange / 54,840 West Haven Public Library, 300 Elm St, West Haven, CT 06516, 203-932-2221
    Louis S Piantino Library, 1 Forest Rd, West Haven, CT 06516, 203-933-9335
    Ora M Mason Library, 260 Benham Hill Rd, West Haven, CT 06516, 203-933-9381
    Westville
    Wolcott 1796 Waterbury,Southington / 14,830 Wolcott Public Library, 469 Bound Line Rd, Wolcott, CT 06716, 203-879-8110
    History of Wolcott
    Wolcott Historical Society
    Woodbridge 1784 New Haven,Milford / 8260 Woodbridge Home Page
    LDS Family History Center, Racebrook Rd, Route 114; 10-1 Mon, 10-1 and 7-9 Tues & Thurs, 7-9 Wed; 203-387-2012
    Woodbridge Public Library, Newton Rd, Woodbridge, CT 06525, 203-389-3433
    Woodmont / 2020

    Unincorporated Communities

    Allerton Farms - Allington - Amity - Augerville - Bayview - Bershire Estates - Blackstone Acres - Bradleyville - Branford Hills - Branford Point - Brightview - Bristol Terrace - Brooksvale - Bungay - Bunker Hill - Burwells Beach - Camptown - Cedar Beach - Cedar Land - Centerville - Circle Beach - City Point - Clifton - Clintonville - Damascus - Derby Junction - Derby Neck - Devon - Double Beach - East Derby - East End - East Farms - East Mountain - East River - East River Beach - East Wallingford - Eastview Acres - Ettadore Park - Fair Haven - Fair Lawn - Fairmount - Far View Beach - Forest Heights - Fort Trumbull - Fort Trumbull Beach - Foxon - Garden City - Glen Ridge - Good Hill - Goodsell Point - Governor's Hill - Granite Bay - Great Harbor - Highwood - Hillcrest - Hitchcock Lake - Hoadley Neck - Honeypot Glen - Hopeville - Indian Cove - Indian Neck - Ives Corner - Kilby - Lakeside - Lakewood - Laurel Beach - Leetes Island - Middle Beach - Milford Lawns - Millbrook - Millville - Mixville - Momauguin - Montowese - Morningside - Morris Cove - Mount Carmel - Myrtle Beach - Naugatuck Gardens - Naugatuck Junction - Newhallville - North Branford - North End - North Guilford - North Madison - Northford - Nut Plains - Oakdale Manor - Oronoke - Overlook - Paynes Corners - Pine Bridge - Pine Orchard - Platts Mills - Plaza - Podunk - Point Beach - Pond Point - Prospect Beach - Quaker Farms - Quinnipiac - Richards Corner - Rivercliff - Riverside - Rockland - Sachem Head - Savin Rock - Sea Bluff - Seaview Beach - Short Beach - Silver Beach - South Britain - South End - South Meriden - Southford - Spring Glen - Stony Creek - Straitsville - Sunrise Hill - Terminal - Town Plot Hill - Tracy - Union City - Walnut Beach - Waterville - West Cheshire - West Lakes - West Shore - West Side Hill - Westview Acres - Westview Heights - Westville - Wheeler Farms - Whitneyville - Wildemere Beach - Woodtick - Yalesville

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