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===Cemeteries===
 
===Cemeteries===
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Fairfield, 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://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Fairfield%20County%2C%20Connecticut%22~&collection_id=2026973 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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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Fairfield+Connecticut&qt=advanced&dblist=638 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/search?cemetery-name=&cemetery-loc=Fairfield%2C+Fairfield+County%2C+Connecticut%2C+United+States+of+America&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=city_23162 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-fairfield.htm Charles R Hale Collection]
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* [https://ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Fairfield-County-Cemetery-Records.htm#9 Fairfield 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/?focusedId=3779560&reqParents=3779560&reqParentsLabel=Fairfield%2C%20Fairfield%2C%20Connecticut%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=376 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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===Church Records===
 
===Church Records===
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===Libraries and Historical Societies===
 
===Libraries and Historical Societies===
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'''Fairfield Museum and History Center'''<br> 370 Beach Road<br> Fairfield, CT 06824<br> 203 259‑1598<br> E-mail: [mailto:info@fairfieldhs.org info@fairfieldhs.org] <br> [http://www.fairfieldhistory.org/library-collections/collections Website]<br> [https://www.facebook.com/FairfieldMuseum Facebook]<br>
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<br>'''Fairfield Public Library'''<br>1080 Old Post Road<br>Fairfield, CT 06824<br>203.256.3155<br> E-mail: [mailto:eref@fplct.org eref@fplct.org]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/FairfieldLibrary Facebook]<br>[https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/ Website]<br>
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<br>'''Fairfield Woods Branch Library'''<br>1147 Fairfield Woods Road<br>Fairfield, CT 06825<br>203.255.7307<br>
  
 
===Maps===
 
===Maps===
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===Probate Records===
 
===Probate Records===
 
In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Fairfield:
 
In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Fairfield:
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*'''1648-1750''' : {{FHL|NUMBER|title-id|disp=Abstract of probate records at Fairfield, County of Fairfield, and State of Connecticut, 1648-1750}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1648-1916''' : {{FHL|359148|title-id|disp=Probate records, 1648-1916}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1716-1740''' : {{FHL|2552844|title-id|disp=Abstract of probate records at Fairfield, Connecticut : down to 1721}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
  
 
===Town Histories===
 
===Town Histories===
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The following are Fairfield town records available online:
 
The following are Fairfield town records available online:
 
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*'''1631-1691''' : {{FHL|232982|title-id|disp=Births, marriages and deaths returned from Hartford, Windsor and Fairfield and entered in the early land records of the colony of Connecticut : volumes I and II of Land records and no. D of Colonial deeds}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1820-1853''' : {{FHL|737905|title-id|disp=Record of marriages, 1820-1853}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1847-1850''' : {{FHL|737914|title-id|disp=Reports of births, marriages, and deaths in the school districts, 1847-1850}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1852-1902''' : {{FHL|737914|title-id|disp=Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1852-1902}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
 
====Town Clerk====
 
====Town Clerk====
 
The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.<br><br>
 
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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'''Fairfield Town Clerk'''<br>611 Old Post Road<br>Fairfield, CT 06824<br>203-256-3090<br> E-mail: [mailto:bbrowne@town.fairfield.ct.us  bbrowne@town.fairfield.ct.us]<br>[https://www.fairfieldct.org/townclerk Website]<br>
  
 
===Vital Records===
 
===Vital Records===
 
====Births====
 
====Births====
*'''1639-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2448938|Connecticut, Births and Baptisms, 1639-1941}} — index
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*'''1631-1691''' : {{FHL|232982|title-id|disp=Births, marriages and deaths returned from Hartford, Windsor and Fairfield and entered in the early land records of the colony of Connecticut : volumes I and II of Land records and no. D of Colonial deeds}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
 
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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
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*'''1847-1850''' : {{FHL|737914|title-id|disp=Reports of births, marriages, and deaths in the school districts, 1847-1850}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1852-1902''' : {{FHL|737914|title-id|disp=Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1852-1902}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
 
====Marriages====
 
====Marriages====
 
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*'''1631-1691''' : {{FHL|232982|title-id|disp=Births, marriages and deaths returned from Hartford, Windsor and Fairfield and entered in the early land records of the colony of Connecticut : volumes I and II of Land records and no. D of Colonial deeds}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1640-1955''' {{RecordSearch|2658554|Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955}} — index
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*'''1820-1853''' : {{FHL|737905|title-id|disp=Record of marriages, 1820-1853}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1847-1850''' : {{FHL|737914|title-id|disp=Reports of births, marriages, and deaths in the school districts, 1847-1850}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1852-1902''' : {{FHL|737914|title-id|disp=Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1852-1902}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
 
====Deaths====
 
====Deaths====
 
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*'''1631-1691''' : {{FHL|232982|title-id|disp=Births, marriages and deaths returned from Hartford, Windsor and Fairfield and entered in the early land records of the colony of Connecticut : volumes I and II of Land records and no. D of Colonial deeds}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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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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*'''1847-1850''' : {{FHL|737914|title-id|disp=Reports of births, marriages, and deaths in the school districts, 1847-1850}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1852-1902''' : {{FHL|737914|title-id|disp=Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1852-1902}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
 
===References===
 
===References===
 
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Latest revision as of 13:42, 24 March 2021

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Fairfield, 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 Fairfield, 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 Fairfield:

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 Fairfield:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
203 259‑1598
E-mail: info@fairfieldhs.org
Website
Facebook

Fairfield Public Library
1080 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
203.256.3155
E-mail: eref@fplct.org
Facebook
Website

Fairfield Woods Branch Library
1147 Fairfield Woods Road
Fairfield, CT 06825
203.255.7307

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Fairfield:

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 Fairfield:

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 Fairfield 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.

Fairfield Town Clerk
611 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
203-256-3090
E-mail: bbrowne@town.fairfield.ct.us
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.: Bridgeport | Easton | Trumbull | Weston | Westport