Oxford, New Haven County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Oxford is a town located in western New Haven County, Connecticut, United States Genealogy. Part was taken to form Town of Beacon Falls.

In the 18th century, farmers herded livestock through Oxford from as far away as Litchfield on the way to the port of New Haven. In the 19th century, the town lost population as farmers moved to work in better-paying factories.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Oxford, 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 Oxford, 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 Oxford:

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 Oxford:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Oxford Historical Society
60 Towner Ln
Oxford, CT 06478
(203) 910-4574
E-Mail: office@oxford-historical-society.org

Oxford Public Library
49 Great Oak Rd
Oxford, CT 06478
(203) 888-6944
E-Mail: staff@oxfordlib.org

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Oxford:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. Oxford Probate District covers Town of Oxford. Constituted 4 June 1846 from New Haven. The following are online probate records for the town of Oxford:

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 Oxford 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.

Oxford Town Clerk
486 Oxford Road
Oxford, CT 06478
203 828-6602
E-mail: townclerk@oxford-ct.gov

Villages, Neighborhoods, Sections, Hamlets[edit | edit source]

  • Quaker Farms
  • Riverside
  • Oxford Center.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]