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East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Genealogy

Modern town borders of East Lyme in New London County, Connecticut.

Brief History


Cemeteries of East Lyme, 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 East Lyme, 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 East Lyme:

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 East Lyme:

Libraries and Historical Societies

East Lyme Historical Society
228 West Main Street
P. O. Box 112
East Lyme, CT 06333

East Lyme Public Library
39 Society Road
Niantic, CT 06357
(860) 739-6926


The following are online maps of the town of East Lyme:


Probate Records

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

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 East Lyme 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.

East Lyme Town Clerk
108 Pennsylvania Ave
Niantic, CT 06357
860-739-6931, ext 1135

Vital Records