Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Derby was settled in 1642 as an Indian trading post under the name Paugasset. It was named after Derby, England in 1675.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Derby, Connecticut online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the Town
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.

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

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 Derby:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Derby Historical Society Research Library
37 Elm Street
Ansonia, CT 06401
203 735-1908
E-mail:info@derbyhistorical.org
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Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby, CT 06418
(203) 736-1482
E-mail: ncignoli@biblio.org
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Derby Neck Library
307 Hawthorne Ave
Derby, CT 06418
203-734-1492
E-mail: headlibrarian@biblio.org
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Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Derby:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. Derby Probate District covers Towns of Derby and Ansonia. Constituted 4 July 1858 from New Haven. The following are online probate records for the town of Derby:

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 Derby 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.

Derby Town Clerk
1 Elizabeth St.
Derby, CT 06418
(203) 736-1462 Extension 2
E-mail: townclerk@derbyct.gov
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Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: New Haven Co.: Ansonia | Orange | Seymour | Fairfield Co.: Shelton