Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Darien, Connecticut online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in Darien
See Connecticut Cemeteries for more information

Church Records[edit | edit source]

At its founding, Congregationalism was the dominant religion in Connecticut and was even the state religion until 1818. Other common Christian denominations include the Methodist, Episcopal, Roman Catholic, and Baptist churches.

To see the churches in Darien, visit FamilySearch Places.

Many Connecticut churches have deposited their records at the Connecticut State Library. The following are church records available online for the town of Darien:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most land records are kept at the town level. The following are online land records for the town of Darien:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Darien Historical Society
45 Old Kings Highway North
Darien, CT 06820
203 655-9233
E-Mail:ukremer@darienhistorical.org
Website

Middlesex Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1111
Darien, CT 06820
203-964-4727
E-Mail: stevenaanderson@gmail.com
Website

Darien Library
1441 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
203-655-1234
E-mail: askus@darienlibrary.org
Website

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Darien:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Darien:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Darien town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Darien Town Clerk
2 Renshaw Road
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 656-7307
E-mail: cdiller@darienct.gov
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: Fairfield Co.: New Canaan | Norwalk | Stamford