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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Connecticut|Connecticut]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Fairfield County, Connecticut|Fairfield]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Brookfield''' ''
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===Brief History===
  
=== Brief History  ===
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===Cemeteries===
  
=== Historical Data  ===
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Brookfield, Connecticut''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial  Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/cemetery/cemetery_index.htm CTGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/fairfeld.html#cemetery CTGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/connecticut/fairfield.html Tombstone Project]
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* [https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?q.deathLikePlace=Fairfield%20County%2C%20Connecticut&count=20&offset=0&f.collectionId=2026973&m.defaultFacets=on&m.queryRequireDefault=on&m.facetNestCollectionInCategory=on Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/ct/fairfield.htm CT Interment]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|528909|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Brookfield+Fairfield+Connecticut&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the Town'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Connecticut/Fairfield-County/Brookfield?id=city_408559 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Connecticut&cemetery_county=Fairfield&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
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* [https://accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/fairfield-county-connecticut-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Access Genealogy]
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* [http://www.hale-collection.com/info-brookfield.htm Charles R Hale Collection]
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* [https://ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Fairfield-County-Cemetery-Records.htm#3 Brookfield CT Cemetery Records]
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* [http://genealogytrails.com/conn/fairfield/cemeteries.htm by GenealogyTrails]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=3779642&reqParentsLabel=Brookfield%2C%20Fairfield%2C%20Connecticut%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=378 FamilySearch Places]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Connecticut Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Town Histories  ===
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===Church Records===
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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. <br><br>
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To see the churches in Brookfield, visit. [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=3779642&reqParentsLabel=Brookfield%2C%20Fairfield%2C%20Connecticut%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=378&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]
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Many Connecticut churches have deposited their records at the [[Connecticut State Library|Connecticut State Library]]. The following are church records available online for the town of Brookfield:<br><br>
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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===City Directories===
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===Land Records===
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In Connecticut, most land records are kept at the town level. The following are online land records for the town of Brookfield:
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*'''1788-1929''' : {{FHL|203749|title-id|disp=Land records, 1788-1929}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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===Libraries and Historical Societies===
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'''Brookfield Museum and Historical Society'''<br> 165 Whisconier Road<br> P.O. Box 5231<br> Brookfield, CT 06804<br> 203 740-8140<br> E-Mail: [mailto:brookfieldhistsoc@snet.net brookfieldhistsoc@snet.net] <br>[https://www.facebook.com/brookfieldcthist Facebook]<br>[http://www.brookfieldcthistory.org/index.htm Website] <br>
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<br>'''The Brookfield Library'''<br>182 Whisconier Road<br>Brookfield, Connecticut 06804<br>203-775-6241<br> E-mail: [mailto:info@brookfieldlibrary.org info@brookfieldlibrary.org]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/brookfieldlibrary Facebook]<br>[https://www.brookfieldlibrary.org/ Website]<br>
  
=== City Directories  ===
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===Maps===
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The following are online maps of the town of Brookfield:
  
=== Maps  ===
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===Newspapers===
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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===Probate Records===
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In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Brookfield:
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*'''1851-1922''' : {{FHL|203749|title-id|disp=Probate records, 1851-1922}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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===Town Histories===
  
=== Churches  ===
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===Town Records===
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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:
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<ul class="column-spacing-halfscreen" style="padding-right:5px;">
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    <li>Births</li>
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    <li>Marriages</li>
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    <li>Deaths</li>
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    <li>Burials</li>
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    <li>Cemetery records</li>
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    <li>Appointments</li>
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    <li>Earmarks</li>
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    <li>Estrays (stray animals)</li>
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    <li>Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)</li>
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    <li>Land records</li>
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    <li>Mortgages</li>
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    <li>Name changes</li>
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    <li>Care of the poor</li>
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    <li>School records</li>
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    <li>Surveys</li>
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    <li>Tax lists</li>
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    <li>Town meeting minutes</li>
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    <li>Voter registrations</li>
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    <li>Warning outs (of town)</li>
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The following are Brookfield town records available online:
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*'''1764-1853''' : {{FHL|737738|title-id|disp=Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1764-1853}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1852-1906''' : {{FHL|737731|title-id|disp=Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1852-1906}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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====Town Clerk====
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The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.<br><br>
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'''Brookfield Town Clerk'''<br>100 Pocono Road<br>Brookfield, CT 06804-5106<br>(203) 775-7313<br> E-mail: [https://www.brookfieldct.gov/user/863/contact  https://www.brookfieldct.gov/user/863/contact]<br>[https://www.brookfieldct.gov/town-clerk Website]<br>
  
=== Land Records ===
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===Vital Records===
 
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====Births====
=== Town Records  ===
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*'''1639-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2448938|Connecticut, Births and Baptisms, 1639-1941}} at FamilySearch — index
 
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*'''1640-1955''' {{RecordSearch|2658554|Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955}} — index
=== Newspapers  ===
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*'''1764-1853''' : {{FHL|737738|title-id|disp=Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1764-1853}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
 
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*'''1852-1906''' : {{FHL|737731|title-id|disp=Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1852-1906}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
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====Marriages====
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*'''1640-1955''' {{RecordSearch|2658554|Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955}} — index
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*'''1764-1853''' : {{FHL|737738|title-id|disp=Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1764-1853}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1852-1906''' : {{FHL|737731|title-id|disp=Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1852-1906}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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====Deaths====
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*'''1640-1955''' {{RecordSearch|2448941|Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955}} at FamilySearch — index
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*'''1640-1955''' {{RecordSearch|2658554|Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955}} — index
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*'''1764-1853''' : {{FHL|737738|title-id|disp=Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1764-1853}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1852-1906''' : {{FHL|737731|title-id|disp=Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1852-1906}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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===References===
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=== References  ===
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'''Adjacent towns: '''''Fairfield Co'''''.: '''[[Bethel,_Connecticut|Bethel]] | [[Bethel,_Connecticut|Danbury]]'''&nbsp;| '''[[New_Fairfield,_Connecticut|New Fairfield]]&nbsp;|&nbsp; [[Newtown,_Connecticut|Newtown]]&nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;''Litchfield Co'''''.: '''[[Bridgewater,_Connecticut|Bridgewater]] | [[New_Milford,_Connecticut|New Milford]]
 
 
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'''Adjacent towns: '''''Fairfield Co'''''.: '''[[Bethel,_Connecticut|<u>Bethel</u>]]'''[[Bethel,_Connecticut|Bethel,_Connecticut]]| '''[[Danbury,_Connecticut|<u>Danbury</u>]]'''[[Danbury,_Connecticut|Danbury,_Connecticut]]| '''<u>[[New_Fairfield,_Connecticut|New Fairfield]]</u>'''| '''[[Newtown,_Connecticut|<u>Newtow</u><u>n</u>]]'''[[Newtown,_Connecticut|Newtown,_Connecticut]]|&nbsp;'''''Litchfield Co'''''.: '''[[Bridgewater,_Connecticut|<u>Bridgewater</u>]]'''[[Bridgewater,_Connecticut|Bridgewater,_Connecticut]]| '''<u>[[New Milford|New Milford]]</u>
 
  
  
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Latest revision as of 13:35, 24 March 2021

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Brookfield, 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 Brookfield, 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 Brookfield:

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 Brookfield:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
165 Whisconier Road
P.O. Box 5231
Brookfield, CT 06804
203 740-8140
E-Mail: brookfieldhistsoc@snet.net
Facebook
Website

The Brookfield Library
182 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, Connecticut 06804
203-775-6241
E-mail: info@brookfieldlibrary.org
Facebook
Website

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Brookfield:

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 Brookfield:

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 Brookfield 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.

Brookfield Town Clerk
100 Pocono Road
Brookfield, CT 06804-5106
(203) 775-7313
E-mail: https://www.brookfieldct.gov/user/863/contact
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.: Bethel | Danbury | New Fairfield |  Newtown  | Litchfield Co.: Bridgewater | New Milford