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Old Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Genealogy


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

Brief History

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Old 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 Old 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 Old 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 Old Lyme:

Libraries and Historical Societies

Old Lyme Historical Society
PO Box 352
55 Lyme St.
Old Lyme, CT 06371
(860) 434-0684
E-Mail: info@oldlymehistorical.org
Facebook
Website

Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library
2 Library Lane
Old Lyme, CT 06371
(860) 434-1684
Website

Maps

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

Newspapers

Probate Records

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

Old Lyme Town Clerk
52 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371
(860) 434-1605 Ext. 220
E-mail: https://www.oldlyme-ct.gov/user/24/contact
Website

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

References