Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Wallingford was established on October 10, 1667, when the Connecticut General Assembly authorized the "making of a village on the east river" to 38 planters and freemen. The “long highway” located on the ridge of the hill above the sandy plain along the Quinnipiac River is the present Main Street in Wallingford. On May 12, 1670, Wallingford was incorporated and about 126 people settled in the town. Six acre lots were set out and by the year 1675, 40 houses stretched along today's Main Street.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Wallingford, 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 TOWN:

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 TOWN:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Wallingford Historical Society
P. O. Box 73
180 South Main Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 294-1996
E-Mail:wallingfordhistory@att.net
Website

Wallingford Public Library
200 North Main St.
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203)265-6754
Website

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Principal communities[edit | edit source]

  • East Wallingford
  • Quinnipiac (partly in North Haven)
  • Tracy
  • Wallingford Center
  • Yalesville

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. Wallingford Probate District covers Town of Wallingford and the Society of Northford in North Branford. The following are online probate records for the town of TOWN:

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 TOWN 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.

Wallingford Town Clerk
45 South Main Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 294-2145
E-mail: townclerk@wallingfordct.gov
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

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