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Naugatuck, New Haven County, Connecticut Genealogy

Brief History

Naugatuck is a consolidated borough and town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States.

Naugatuck was settled in 1701 as a farming community in rural Western Connecticut. As the Industrial Revolution commenced, Naugatuck was transformed into a hardscrabble mill-town like its neighbors in the Naugatuck Valley. Part of the town was taken to form Town of Beacon Falls.


Cemeteries of Naugatuck, 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 Naugatuck, 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 Naugatuck:

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 Naugatuck:

Libraries and Historical Societies

Howard Whittemore Library
243 Church Street,
Naugatuck, CT 06770

The Naugatuck Historical Society
P.O Box 317
195 Water Street
Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770

Naugatuck Valley Genealogy Club
36 Nathan Court
Waterbury, CT 06708


The following are online maps of the town of Naugatuck:


Probate Records

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. Naugatuck Probate Districts covers Towns of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls. Constituted July 4, 1863 from Waterbury. The following are online probate records for the town of Naugatuck:

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 Naugatuck 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.

Naugatuck Town Clerk
229 Church Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770
(203) 720-7000
E-mail: <>;
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Vital Records





Adjacent towns: New Haven Co. Beacon Falls | Bethany | Middlebury | Oxford | Prospect | Waterbury