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Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Westport, 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 Westport, 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 Westport:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

1917-1976 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 at Ancestry ($) - index and images, some years may be missing

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 Westport:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Westport Museum For History and Culture
25 Avery Place
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 222-1424
E-Mail: archives@westporthistory.org
Website

Wesport Library
20 Jesup Road
Wesport, CT 06880
203.291.4800
E-Mail: ref@westportlibrary.org
Website

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Westport:

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 Westport:

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 Westport 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.

Westport Town Clerk
110 Myrtle Avenue, Room 105
Westport CT 06880
203-341-1110
E-mail: tclerk@westportct.gov
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: Fairfield Co.: Fairfield | Norwalk | Weston | Wilton