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Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut Genealogy

Brief History

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Bethel, Connecticut online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in Bethel
See Connecticut Cemeteries for more information

Church Records

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 Bethel, 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 Bethel:

City Directories

Land Records

In Connecticut, most land records are kept at the town level. The following are online land records for the town of Bethel:

Libraries and Historical Societies

Bethel Historical Society
40 Main Street
Bethel, CT 06801
203-743-5893
E-mail: president@BethelHistoricalSociety.com
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Bethel Public Library
189 Greenwood Ave
Bethel, CT 06801
(203) 794-8756
E-mail: adult@bethellibrary.org
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Maps

The following are online maps of the town of Bethel:

Newspapers

Probate Records

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Bethel:

Town Histories

Town Records

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 Bethel town records available online:

Town Clerk

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Bethel Town Clerk
1 School Street
Bethel, CT 06801
203-794-8501
E-mail: webmaster@bethel-ct.gov
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Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

References

Adjacent towns: Fairfield Co.: Brookfield | Danbury | Newtown | Redding