New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Before Europeans arrived, the New Haven area was the home of the Quinnipiac tribe of Native Americans, who lived in villages around the harbor and subsisted off local fisheries and the farming of maize. The area was briefly visited by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block in 1614. Dutch traders set up a small trading system of beaver pelts with the local inhabitants, but trade was sporadic and the Dutch did not settle permanently in the area.

New Haven was founded in 1638 by English puritans.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of New Haven, 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.

To see the churches in New Haven, 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 New Haven:

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 New Haven:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

New Haven Museum and Historical Society
114 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06510
203-562-4183
FAX 203-562-2002
E-Mail: info@newhavenmuseum.org
Website

New Haven Free Public Library- Ives Main Campus
133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 946-8130
Website

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of New Haven:

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 New Haven:

New Haven Probate District covers East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, North Haven, Orange, Seymour and Woodbridge. Constituted May session, 1666, as a County Court, soon after the union of the Connecticut and New Haven colonies. Probate proceedings fo the towns comprising the New Haven Colony before the union with Connecticut, are to be found with that Colony's records or with the records of the town where the deceased resided.

Several Probate Districts were set off from New Haven Probate District:

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 New Haven 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.

New Haven Town Clerk
200 Orange Street Room 202
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 946-8349
E-mail: <msmart@newhavenct.gov>;
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]