Orange, New Haven County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Orange is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States.

The Paugusset, an Algonquian people, once lived in the area that is now Orange. When originally settled by English colonists, Orange was simply the northern and eastern district of the now neighboring city of Milford, Connecticut; however, by 1822, the population of the area had grown to the point where residents desired to form their own separate community, thus forming the town of Orange.

The town is named after King William III, "Prince of Orange". William is remembered for succeeding James II, deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. James II had been considered a despot in Connecticut; he had unsuccessfully commissioned Edmund Andros to seize Connecticut's Charter.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Orange, 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 Orange:

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 Orange:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Orange Historical Society
605 & 615 Orange Center Rd.
Orange, CT 06477
​203-795-3106
E-Mail: ​orangehistorical@yahoo.com
Facebook
Website

Case Memorial Library
176 Tyler City Rd
Orange, CT 06477
(203) 891-2170
E-Mail: reference@casememoriallibrary.org
Website

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Orange:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. New Haven Probate District covers Town of Orange. The following are online probate records for the town of Orange:

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 Orange 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.

Orange Town Clerk
617 Orange Center Road
Orange, CT 06477
203-891-4700
E-mail:<posullivan@orange-ct.gov>;
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

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