Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Guilford is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States Genealogy, that borders Madison, Branford, North Branford and Durham. It was first settled in 1639 after being purchased from Native American leader Wequash.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Guilford, 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 Guilford:

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 Guilford:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Guilford Keeping Society
171 Boston St
Guilford, CT 06437
203-453-2263
E-mail: info@guilfordkeepingsociety.com
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Website

Guilford Free Library
67 Park Street
Guilford, CT 06437
203-453-8282.
E-mail: rmccoole@guilfordfreelibrary.org
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Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Guilford:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. Guilford Probate District covers Towns of Guilford and North Branford, excluding Society of Northford. Constituted October session, 1719, from New Haven and New London. Middletown was set off May session, 1752. The following are online probate records for the town of Guilford:

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 Guilford 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.

Guilford Town Clerk
31 Park Street,
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-8001
E-mail: Fill out contact form
Website

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.: Branford | Madison | North Branford | MiddlesexCo.: Durham