Middlesex County Resources

 

Chester, Connecticut: Parent town – Saybrook (Read http://www.cslib.org/cttowns.htm for more detail).

Chester Historical Society: The town’s historical society, the Chester Historical Society has worked hard to expand the collection’s reach in recent years.

St. Joseph’s: The town’s Catholic church, St. Joseph’s has been in existence since 1885.

Town of Chester: The municipal website for the town of Chester, the page features a nice history of the town and information on the Chester Meeting House and the Fife & Drum Corp.
United Churches of Chester: Founded from two much older congregations, the United Churches of Chester combines the town’s protestant traditions.


Clinton, Connecticut: Parent town – Killingworth

Church of the Holy Advent: Founded in 1873, Church of the Holy Advent is part of the Anglican church.

Clinton Historical Society: The town’s historical society offers assistance with genealogical research.

First Church of Christ Congregational, Clinton: Founded in 1666, the church predates the town.

Hull Library:  Clinton’s public library has a local research page.

St. Alexis Orthodox Church: Founded in 1995, the Orthodox church is still a mission.

St. Mary’s of the Visitation: Clinton’s Catholic church should have records of the town’s Catholic citizens.

Town of Clinton:  The town holds vital records after 1838.

United Methodist Church: Founded in 1830, the church is one of the town’s oldest institutions.

 

 

Cromwell, Connecticut: Parent town – Middletown (Originally called Upper Houses)

Belden Library:  Cromwell’s public library, the Belden Library may be able to answer questions on Cromwell’s history.

Bethany Lutheran Church: Founded in 1908, Bethany Lutheran has roots in Sweden.

Cromwell, CT: The local branch of the CTGenWeb project, the page is a bit outdated but still provides useful information.

Cromwell Historical Society: The local historical society, the Cromwell Historical Society maintains extensive local records.  Also consider visiting the Middlesex County Historical Society.

First Congregational Church, Cromwell: The area’s oldest church, the First Congregational Church of Cromwell maintains a church history as part of its website.

St. John: Founded in 1882, St. John is Cromwell’s Roman Catholic church.

The Town of Cromwell: The website for Cromwell’s municipal government.


Deep River, Connecticut: Parent town – Saybrook

Deep River Historical Society:
Deep River Historical Society is the main source for town information and history.

Deep River Public Library: Deep River Public Library’s website provides a history of the library.

The Town of Deep River: The website for Deep River’s municipal government.

Durham, Connecticut: Parent town – Guilford

Church of the Epiphany: Founded in the early 1800s, Epiphany is Durham’s Episcopal church.

Church of Notre Dame: Founded in 1955, Church of Notre Dame is Durham’s Roman Catholic church.

Connecticut State Library: The State Library has a digital index file to a portion of Durham’s death records.

Durham Historical Society: The local historical society, Durham Historical Society is your best resource for Durham history and genealogy.

Durham Historic District Commission: The Historic District Commission regulates changes to many of Durham’s historic homes.

Durham Public Library: The town’s public library holds a small local history collection.

Patch.com: The local Patch.com site features occasional stories on Durham’s history.

The Durham Fair: Run since 1916, the Durham Fair is a part of Durham’s past and present.

The Town of Durham: The website for Durham’s municipal government.

The Town Times: Local to Durham and Middlefield,  The Town Times carries stories of interest to the area.

United Churches of Durham: With a long history in Durham, United Churches is the oldest church in Durham.

East Hampton, Connecticut: Parent Towns- Chatham, East Middletown

Chatham Historical Society: The local historical society, Chatham Historical Society is your best resource for local history and genealogy.

East Hampton Public Library: The town’s website provides limited information on the public library.

Patch.com: The local Patch.com site covers East Hampton news.

The Town of East Hampton: The website for East Hampton’s municipal government.

Essex,  Connecticut: Parent Towns- Saybrook, Old Saybrook

Essex Historical Society: The volunteers of the Essex Historical Society are a great local history resource.

Essex Steam Train: A must-see for local train buffs, the Essex Steam Train also offers a glimpse into Connecticut’s train past.

Griswold Inn: A local landmark, the “Gris” dates back to the 1700s.

The Town of Essex: The municipal website for Essex, this site also provides information on the town’s history.

East Haddam, Connecticut: Parent Towns- Haddam

Church Information: The town of East Haddam provides links to the contact information for all local churches.

East Haddam Historical Society and Museum: The local historical society, East Haddam Historical Society is the resource on the history of East Haddam and Moodus. Highly recommended!

Rathbun Free Memorial Library: The Rathbun Free Memorial Library has a nice local history collection.

The Town of East Haddam: The website for East Haddam, this is the place to contact for vital records and deeds.

Killingworth, Connecticut:

Killingworth Historical Society: The website of the local historical society provides a history of the town and links to other resources.

Killingworth Public Library: While the Killingworth Public Library doesn’t offer much for researchers on their website, a phone call or email might prove helpful.

Killingworth Today: The town’s newsletter offers local news, links to community organizations and more.

The Town of KillingworthThe website for Killingworth, this is the place to contact for vital records and deeds.

Middlefield, Connecticut: Parent town – Middletown

Levi E. Coe Library: Middlefield’s public library, the Coe Library has a limited amount of information on the town’s history.

Middlefield Federated Church: Formed in 1921 from Middlefield’s Congregational and Methodist churches, Middlefield Federated Church holds the community’s oldest church records.

Patch.com: The local Patch.com site runs occasional stories on Middlefield’s history.

St. Colman Church:  Founded in the 19th century, St. Colman’s is Middlefield’s Roman Catholic Church.

The Town of Middlefield: The website for Middlefield’s municipal government.

The Town Times: Local to Durham and Middlefield,  The Town Times carries stories of interest to the area.

Middletown, Connecticut: The Traditional Seat of Middlesex County

The City of Middletown: The website for Middletown’s municipal government.

Middlesex County Historical Society: A historical society in Middletown, Middlesex County Historical Society’s collection focuses on Middletown but contains artifacts from across the county.

Patch.com: Patch’s “Buzz From Around the Bend” column by Elizabeth Warner discusses Middletown’s history.

Russell Library : Middletown’s public library, the Russell Library also has a local history collection.

The Middletown Press: Middletown’s local newspaper, The Press publishes an online edition.

The Society of Middletown First Settlers Descendents: A group focusing on the first settlers of Middletown, the Society of Middletown First Settlers is open to descendents of Middletown’s founders. Their website boasts some great genealogical resources.

The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate: The former home of the Wadsworth family, the Mansion holds a collection of the family’s artifacts.

Wesleyan University Archives: The Wesleyan University Archives hold the records of students who attended the university.

Portland, Connecticut: Parent town – Middletown. Originally called East Middletown and Chatham.

Portland Historical Society: Portland’s local historical organization, the Portland Historical Society has extensive links to online resources. Early records for the area are held at the Middlesex County Historical Society.

Portland Library:  The website for Portland’s public library, aimed primarily at Portland residents.

The Town of Portland: The website for Portland’s municipal government includes a section on town history. Early vital records for the area are held in the Middletown Health Department.

Westbrook, Connecticut: Parent town- Saybrook (modern Deep River).

 

The Town of Westbrook: The town’s official website.

Westbrook Historical Society:  Home to a small museum and library, the Historical Society has records of local families.

Westbrook Public Library: Aimed at town residents, the site offers contact information for the public library.


More links to come!

ent town – Saybrook (Read http://www.cslib.org/cttowns.htm for more detail).

Chester Historical Society: The town’s historical society, the Chester Historical Society has worked hard to expand the collection’s reach in recent years.

St. Joseph’s: The town’s Catholic church, St. Joseph’s has been in existence since 1885.

Town of Chester: The municipal website for the town of Chester, the page features a nice history of the town and information on the Chester Meeting House and the Fife & Drum Corp.
United Churches of Chester: Founded from two much older congregations, the United Churches of Chester combines the town’s protestant traditions.


Clinton, Connecticut: Parent town – Killingworth

Church of the Holy Advent: Founded in 1873, Church of the Holy Advent is part of the Anglican church.

Clinton Historical Society: The town’s historical society offers assistance with genealogical research.

First Church of Christ Congregational, Clinton: Founded in 1666, the church predates the town.

Hull Library:  Clinton’s public library has a local research page.

St. Alexis Orthodox Church: Founded in 1995, the Orthodox church is still a mission.

St. Mary’s of the Visitation: Clinton’s Catholic church should have records of the town’s Catholic citizens.

Town of Clinton:  The town holds vital records after 1838.

United Methodist Church: Founded in 1830, the church is one of the town’s oldest institutions.

 

 

Cromwell, Connecticut: Parent town – Middletown (Originally called Upper Houses)

Belden Library:  Cromwell’s public library, the Belden Library may be able to answer questions on Cromwell’s history.

Bethany Lutheran Church: Founded in 1908, Bethany Lutheran has roots in Sweden.

Cromwell, CT: The local branch of the CTGenWeb project, the page is a bit outdated but still provides useful information.

Cromwell Historical Society: The local historical society, the Cromwell Historical Society maintains extensive local records.  Also consider visiting the Middlesex County Historical Society.

First Congregational Church, Cromwell: The area’s oldest church, the First Congregational Church of Cromwell maintains a church history as part of its website.

St. John: Founded in 1882, St. John is Cromwell’s Roman Catholic church.

The Town of Cromwell: The website for Cromwell’s municipal government.


Deep River, Connecticut: Parent town – Saybrook

Deep River Historical Society:
Deep River Historical Society is the main source for town information and history.

Deep River Public Library: Deep River Public Library’s website provides a history of the library.

The Town of Deep River: The website for Deep River’s municipal government.

Durham, Connecticut: Parent town – Guilford

Church of the Epiphany: Founded in the early 1800s, Epiphany is Durham’s Episcopal church.

Church of Notre Dame: Founded in 1955, Church of Notre Dame is Durham’s Roman Catholic church.

Connecticut State Library: The State Library has a digital index file to a portion of Durham’s death records.

Durham Historical Society: The local historical society, Durham Historical Society is your best resource for Durham history and genealogy.

Durham Historic District Commission: The Historic District Commission regulates changes to many of Durham’s historic homes.

Durham Public Library: The town’s public library holds a small local history collection.

Patch.com: The local Patch.com site features occasional stories on Durham’s history.

The Durham Fair: Run since 1916, the Durham Fair is a part of Durham’s past and present.

The Town of Durham: The website for Durham’s municipal government.

The Town Times: Local to Durham and Middlefield,  The Town Times carries stories of interest to the area.

United Churches of Durham: With a long history in Durham, United Churches is the oldest church in Durham.

East Hampton, Connecticut: Parent Towns- Chatham, East Middletown

Chatham Historical Society: The local historical society, Chatham Historical Society is your best resource for local history and genealogy.

East Hampton Public Library: The town’s website provides limited information on the public library.

Patch.com: The local Patch.com site covers East Hampton news.

The Town of East Hampton: The website for East Hampton’s municipal government.

Essex,  Connecticut: Parent Towns- Saybrook, Old Saybrook

Essex Historical Society: The volunteers of the Essex Historical Society are a great local history resource.

Essex Steam Train: A must-see for local train buffs, the Essex Steam Train also offers a glimpse into Connecticut’s train past.

Griswold Inn: A local landmark, the “Gris” dates back to the 1700s.

The Town of Essex: The municipal website for Essex, this site also provides information on the town’s history.

East Haddam, Connecticut: Parent Towns- Haddam

Church Information: The town of East Haddam provides links to the contact information for all local churches.

East Haddam Historical Society and Museum: The local historical society, East Haddam Historical Society is the resource on the history of East Haddam and Moodus. Highly recommended!

Rathbun Free Memorial Library: The Rathbun Free Memorial Library has a nice local history collection.

The Town of East Haddam: The website for East Haddam, this is the place to contact for vital records and deeds.

Killingworth, Connecticut:

Killingworth Historical Society: The website of the local historical society provides a history of the town and links to other resources.

Killingworth Public Library: While the Killingworth Public Library doesn’t offer much for researchers on their website, a phone call or email might prove helpful.

Killingworth Today: The town’s newsletter offers local news, links to community organizations and more.

The Town of KillingworthThe website for Killingworth, this is the place to contact for vital records and deeds.

Middlefield, Connecticut: Parent town – Middletown

Levi E. Coe Library: Middlefield’s public library, the Coe Library has a limited amount of information on the town’s history.

Middlefield Federated Church: Formed in 1921 from Middlefield’s Congregational and Methodist churches, Middlefield Federated Church holds the community’s oldest church records.

Patch.com: The local Patch.com site runs occasional stories on Middlefield’s history.

St. Colman Church:  Founded in the 19th century, St. Colman’s is Middlefield’s Roman Catholic Church.

The Town of Middlefield: The website for Middlefield’s municipal government.

The Town Times: Local to Durham and Middlefield,  The Town Times carries stories of interest to the area.

Middletown, Connecticut: The Traditional Seat of Middlesex County

The City of Middletown: The website for Middletown’s municipal government.

Middlesex County Historical Society: A historical society in Middletown, Middlesex County Historical Society’s collection focuses on Middletown but contains artifacts from across the county.

Patch.com: Patch’s “Buzz From Around the Bend” column by Elizabeth Warner discusses Middletown’s history.

Russell Library : Middletown’s public library, the Russell Library also has a local history collection.

The Middletown Press: Middletown’s local newspaper, The Press publishes an online edition.

The Society of Middletown First Settlers Descendents: A group focusing on the first settlers of Middletown, the Society of Middletown First Settlers is open to descendents of Middletown’s founders. Their website boasts some great genealogical resources.

The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate: The former home of the Wadsworth family, the Mansion holds a collection of the family’s artifacts.

Wesleyan University Archives: The Wesleyan University Archives hold the records of students who attended the university.

Portland, Connecticut: Parent town – Middletown. Originally called East Middletown and Chatham.

Portland Historical Society: Portland’s local historical organization, the Portland Historical Society has extensive links to online resources. Early records for the area are held at the Middlesex County Historical Society.

Portland Library:  The website for Portland’s public library, aimed primarily at Portland residents.

The Town of Portland: The website for Portland’s municipal government includes a section on town history. Early vital records for the area are held in the Middletown Health Department.

Westbrook, Connecticut: Parent town- Saybrook (modern Deep River).

 

The Town of Westbrook: The town’s official website.

Westbrook Historical Society:  Home to a small museum and library, the Historical Society has records of local families.

Westbrook Public Library: Aimed at town residents, the site offers contact information for the public library.


More links to come!

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