Middlesex County, Connecticut

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=== County Courthouse <br><br> ===
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Middlesex-County-Connecticut-Courts.htm Middlesex County Courthouse] <br>265 DeKoven Drive;<br>Middletown, CT 06457<br>Phone: 860.344.2966&nbsp;<br><br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and land records; <br>Clerk Superior Court&nbsp;has divorce and court records and&nbsp;<br>from 1800; Probate Judge has probate records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Middlesex  County, Connecticut, p.113.</ref>  
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{{CTDC}}[http://www.courtreference.com/Middlesex-County-Connecticut-Courts.htm Middlesex County Courthouse] <br>265 DeKoven Drive;<br>Middletown, CT 06457<br>Phone: 860.344.2966&nbsp;<br><br>'''''Town Clerks&nbsp;''''' have birth, marriage, death and land records; '''''Clerk of the Superior Court&nbsp;''''' has divorce and court records from 1800; '''''Probate Judge&nbsp;''''' has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 113. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>'''Towns Organized Before 1800:'''<br>Chatham 1767, <br>Durham 1704, <br>East Haddam 1734, <br>Haddam 1668, <br>Killingsworth 1667, <br>Middletown 1651, <br>Saybrook 1635  
 
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&nbsp;<br>Towns Organized Before 1800:<br>Chatham 1767, <br>Durham 1704, <br>East Haddam 1734, <br>Haddam 1668, <br>Killingsworth 1667, <br>Middletown 1651, <br>Saybrook 1635  
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*There is no county government.  
 
*There is no county government.  
 
*The government is at the town level.  
 
*The government is at the town level.  
 
*Probate records may be kept at regional courthouses. For example, Middletown's probate court includes records for the immediate area.
 
*Probate records may be kept at regional courthouses. For example, Middletown's probate court includes records for the immediate area.
 
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=== Quick Facts  ===
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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*Created 2 May 1785 from the parts of [[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford]], [[New Haven County, Connecticut|New Haven]] and [[New London County, Connecticut|New London]] counties. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
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*Created 2 May 1785 from the parts of [[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford]], [[New Haven County, Connecticut|New Haven]] and [[New London County, Connecticut|New London]] counties.<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*''Commemorative biographical record of Middlesex County, Connecticut containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families'', (Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: J.H. Beers, 1903).&nbsp; Includes index.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|222944|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.66 D3c,}} or FHL US/CAN Film 982492 Item 4. Also see [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctsmfsd/MiniBios.html The Society of Middletown First Settlers Descendants], (accessed 2 Mar 2011).
 
*''Commemorative biographical record of Middlesex County, Connecticut containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families'', (Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: J.H. Beers, 1903).&nbsp; Includes index.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|222944|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.66 D3c,}} or FHL US/CAN Film 982492 Item 4. Also see [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctsmfsd/MiniBios.html The Society of Middletown First Settlers Descendants], (accessed 2 Mar 2011).
  
==== Indexes ====
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'''Indexes'''
  
 
*J.A. McKenzie for the Southern California Genealogical Society, ''An every name index to History of Middlesex County, Connecticut with biographical sketches of its prominent men'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2005).&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1222501|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1783640 Item 4.}}
 
*J.A. McKenzie for the Southern California Genealogical Society, ''An every name index to History of Middlesex County, Connecticut with biographical sketches of its prominent men'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2005).&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1222501|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1783640 Item 4.}}
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11183 Marcomas Cemetery, Middletown] BillionGraves  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11183 Marcomas Cemetery, Middletown] BillionGraves  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11504 Upper Cemetery, Old Saybrook Center] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11504 Upper Cemetery, Old Saybrook Center] BillionGraves
 
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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==== Federal 1890  ====
 
==== Federal 1890  ====
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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=== Church Records  ===
  
 
*Connecticut Genealogy, [http://connecticut-genealogy.com/Middlesex-County-Church-Records.cfm Middlesex County Church Records], (accessed 6 Mar 2011). Includes church and vital records.
 
*Connecticut Genealogy, [http://connecticut-genealogy.com/Middlesex-County-Church-Records.cfm Middlesex County Church Records], (accessed 6 Mar 2011). Includes church and vital records.
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See the Biography&nbsp;section for further sources.  
 
See the Biography&nbsp;section for further sources.  
  
==== Indexes ====
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'''Indexes'''
  
 
*J.A. McKenzie, ''Southern California Genealogical Society (Burbank, California), An every name index to History of Middlesex County, Connecticut with biographical sketches of its prominent men'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2005).&nbsp;&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1222501|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1783640 Item 4.}}
 
*J.A. McKenzie, ''Southern California Genealogical Society (Burbank, California), An every name index to History of Middlesex County, Connecticut with biographical sketches of its prominent men'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2005).&nbsp;&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1222501|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1783640 Item 4.}}
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*F.W. Beers &amp; Co., ''County Atlas of Middlesex, Connecticut&nbsp;: from actual surveys / by and under the direction of F.W. Beers. (1874)'', (New York:&nbsp; F.W. Beers &amp; Co., (1874).&nbsp; Available online at [http://www.archive.org/details/countyatlasofmiddlesexct00newy Internet Archives], (accessed 2 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|226563|item|disp= FHL Vault US/CAN Film 1783410 Item 5.}}
 
*F.W. Beers &amp; Co., ''County Atlas of Middlesex, Connecticut&nbsp;: from actual surveys / by and under the direction of F.W. Beers. (1874)'', (New York:&nbsp; F.W. Beers &amp; Co., (1874).&nbsp; Available online at [http://www.archive.org/details/countyatlasofmiddlesexct00newy Internet Archives], (accessed 2 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|226563|item|disp= FHL Vault US/CAN Film 1783410 Item 5.}}
  
=== Military History and Records  ===
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*Connecticut. Superior Court (Middlesex County), Naturalization records (Middlesex County, Connecticut), 1841-1945, (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-2008).&nbsp; Indexes are found within each volume.&nbsp; Vol. 1, 1906-1909, Declarations of intention is missing and was not filmed.&nbsp; The records are filmed in certificate number order.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|403937|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1398618 Item 2.}} (12 films)
 
*Connecticut. Superior Court (Middlesex County), Naturalization records (Middlesex County, Connecticut), 1841-1945, (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-2008).&nbsp; Indexes are found within each volume.&nbsp; Vol. 1, 1906-1909, Declarations of intention is missing and was not filmed.&nbsp; The records are filmed in certificate number order.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|403937|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1398618 Item 2.}} (12 films)
  
===== Index =====
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'''Index'''
  
 
*Connecticut. Superior Court (Middlesex County), ''Naturalization index, 1844-1955'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984).&nbsp;&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|402829|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1398614,}} 1st of 5 films.
 
*Connecticut. Superior Court (Middlesex County), ''Naturalization index, 1844-1955'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984).&nbsp;&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|402829|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1398614,}} 1st of 5 films.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html#obits Obits], USGenWeb CTArchives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html#obits Obits], USGenWeb CTArchives
  
=== Probate District Courts ===
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=== Probate Records ===
  
 
Connecticut State Library, [http://www.cslib.org/probate/districtsf.htm Research Guide to Connecticut Probate Districts], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).  
 
Connecticut State Library, [http://www.cslib.org/probate/districtsf.htm Research Guide to Connecticut Probate Districts], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).  
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Middlesex County, Connecticut
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County Courthouse

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Middlesex County Courthouse
265 DeKoven Drive;
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: 860.344.2966 

Town Clerks  have birth, marriage, death and land records; Clerk of the Superior Court  has divorce and court records from 1800; Probate Judge  has probate records.[1]

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Chatham 1767,
Durham 1704,
East Haddam 1734,
Haddam 1668,
Killingsworth 1667,
Middletown 1651,
Saybrook 1635
  • There is no county government.
  • The government is at the town level.
  • Probate records may be kept at regional courthouses. For example, Middletown's probate court includes records for the immediate area.

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Middlesex County, Connecticut
  • Named for County of Middlesex, England (now part of Greater London, England.)

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

No records kept at county level except in very rare cases. For specific losses, please visit town pages.

Places / Localities

ConnecticutMiddlesex CountyNew Haven CountyHartford CountyTolland CountyNew London CountyDurhamMiddlefieldMiddletownCromwellPortlandEast HamptonEast HaddamHaddamChesterDeep RiverEssexOld SaybrookWestbrookClintonKillingworthPlainvilleNew BritainNewingtonWethersfieldRocky HillGlastonburyMarlboroughBerlinSouthingtonHebronColumbiaMeridenWallingfordNorth BranfordBranfordGuilfordMadisonLebanonColchesterSalemLymeEast LymeOld Lyme
Modern towns and cities in Middlesex County, Connecticut. Click map to go to each respective town page.


Resources

Archives and Libraries

Biographies

  • Wright, Benjamin 1610 - March 26, 1677, USGenWeb CTArchives
  • History of Middlesex County, Connecticut with biographical sketches of its prominent men, (New York :J.B. Beers, 1884).  Available online at Internet Libraries, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 982491 Item 3.
  • Elaine F. Staplins, The Founders of Saybrook Colony and their descendants, 1635-1985, ([S.l. : s.n.], 1985).  Includes index.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.66 D3f.  Also see Saybrook Colony Founders Association, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).
  • Commemorative biographical record of Middlesex County, Connecticut containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families, (Chicago, Illinois : J.H. Beers, 1903).  Includes index.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.66 D3c, or FHL US/CAN Film 982492 Item 4. Also see The Society of Middletown First Settlers Descendants, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).

Indexes

  • J.A. McKenzie for the Southern California Genealogical Society, An every name index to History of Middlesex County, Connecticut with biographical sketches of its prominent men, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2005).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1783640 Item 4.

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

Census

For tips on accessing Middlesex County, Connecticut census records online, see: Connecticut Census.

Federal 1890

Church Records

Court Records

  • Deeds and Land Records, USGenWeb CTArchives
  • Middlesex County Connecticut Court Records Directory, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
  • Connecticut.  Superior Court, Middlesex County, Court Records, 1786-1797, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989).  Microfilm of original records in the Connecticut State Archives, Hartford.  Court papers are arranged in several files: miscellaneous, partition of land, jurors, court expense, costs, travel and inquest.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1639454 Items 2-8.

Directories

  • Linkpendium, Directories, Middlesex County, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
  • Old Saybrook city directory including Chester, Deep River, Essex, Westbrook, (New Haven [Connecticut] : Price & Lee, 1972-).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.66 E4po.
  • Middletown, Portland directory, (New Haven [Connecticut] : Price & Lee, 1931-). Includes index. Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.66 E4p.
  • Durham (Middlesex County, Conn.) city directory including Haddam, Higganum, Middlefield, Rockfall, (New Haven [Connecticut] : Price & Lee, 1973-). Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.66 E4pd.
  • Connecticut River Valley directories, (Woodbridge, Connecticut : Research Publications, 1995). Available at the Family History Library, 1913-14 FHL US/CAN Film 2308483 Item 1, continues through Item 5 (1928).

Divorce Records

  • Connecticut.  Superior Court, Middlesex County, Divorce Records, 1786-1797, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989).  Microfilm of original records in the Connecticut State Archives, Hartford.  Records are in two chronological groupings, 1786 to 1789, 1790 to 1797.   Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1639454 Item 1.

Gazetteers

Middlesex County, Gazetteer, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).

History

See the Biography section for further sources.

Indexes

  • J.A. McKenzie, Southern California Genealogical Society (Burbank, California), An every name index to History of Middlesex County, Connecticut with biographical sketches of its prominent men, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2005).   Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1783640 Item 4.

Land and Property

  • Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division, Middlesex County, Connecticut land ownership map, 1859, (Washington, District of Columbia : Library of Congress, 1983).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6079300. Also available online at flickr from Yahoo, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).

Maps

  • Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Maps, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).  Organized by State and County.  Links to road maps, county outlines, colored outlines and lists of towns.
  • Linkpendium, Maps and Gazetteers, Middlesex County, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
  • F.W. Beers & Co., County Atlas of Middlesex, Connecticut : from actual surveys / by and under the direction of F.W. Beers. (1874), (New York:  F.W. Beers & Co., (1874).  Available online at Internet Archives, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL Vault US/CAN Film 1783410 Item 5.

Military Records

Civil War

Service men from Middlesex County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Most of the men in the following companies were from Middlesex County.

  1. 1st Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery -  Company G and H, (Middletown)
  2. 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Infantry Company A
  3. 14th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company B
  4. 20th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company D
  5. 21st Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company I
  6. 24th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company A, B, D, F and G.

World War I and World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Connecticut. County Court and Superior Court, (Middlesex County), Naturalization records, 1844-1871, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984).  Contains declarations of intent, and records of naturalization. Includes records of the County Court and the Superior Court.  For index to naturalizations in these records see: Connecticut. Superior Court (Middlesex County). Naturalization index, 1844- 1955.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1398618 Items 4-5.
  • Connecticut. Superior Court (Middlesex County), Naturalization records, 1844-1909, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984).  Indexes are found with most volumes.  Naturalization records 1847-1859, includes also declarations of intent 1844-1856.  For general index to these records see: Connecticut. Superior Court (Middlesex County). Naturalization index, 1844-1955.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1398618 Item 3. (4 films)
  • Connecticut. Superior Court (Middlesex County), Naturalization records (Middlesex County, Connecticut), 1841-1945, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-2008).  Indexes are found within each volume.  Vol. 1, 1906-1909, Declarations of intention is missing and was not filmed.  The records are filmed in certificate number order.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1398618 Item 2. (12 films)

Index

  • Connecticut. Superior Court (Middlesex County), Naturalization index, 1844-1955, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984).   Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1398614, 1st of 5 films.

Newspapers

 

Obituaries

Probate Records

Connecticut State Library, Research Guide to Connecticut Probate Districts, (accessed 28 Feb 2011).

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Births, Deaths, Marriages, USGenWeb CTArchives
  • Linkpendium, Vital Records, Middlesex County, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
  • Elizabeth B. Plimpton, The Vital records of Saybrook Colony, 1635-1860 including the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook, Connecticut, ([S.l.] : Connecticut Valley Shore Research Group, c1985).  Includes index.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.66 V2v.

Societies, Libraries, Museums

 

Family History Centers


Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 113. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.