Bethlehem, Litchfield County, Connecticut Genealogy

Brief History


Cemeteries of Barkhamsted, 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

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 Bethlehem, 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 Bethlehem:

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 Bethlehem:

Libraries and Historical Societies

Old Bethlem Historical Society, Inc.
4 Main Street North
PO Box 132
Bethlehem, CT 06751
(203) 266-5196

Bethlehem Public Library
32 Main Street South
P.O. Box 99
Bethlehem, CT 06751
203 266-7510, ext. 7
E-mail: fill-in the email contact form


The following are online maps of the town of Bethlehem:


Probate Records

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

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 Bethlehem 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.

Bethlehem Town Clerk
36 Main St South
Bethlehem, CT 06751
203-266-7510 Extension 2

Vital Records





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