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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Connecticut|Connecticut]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Middlesex County'''''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Connecticut|Connecticut]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Middlesex County'''<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| county = Middlesex County
 
| county = Middlesex County
 
| county_map = Ct-middlesex.png
 
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| state = Connecticut
 
| state = Connecticut
 
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| founded year = 1785
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| founded date = May 2
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| seat wl = Middletown
 
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| building address = 265 DeKoven Drive<br>Middletown, CT 06457<br>Phone: 860.344.2966<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Middlesex-County-Connecticut-Courts.htm  '''Middlesex County Website''']
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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<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
  
 
*There is no county government.  
 
*There is no county government.  
*The government is at the town level.
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*The government is at the town level.  
 
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*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  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*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" />
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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No records kept at county level except in very rare cases. For specific losses, please visit town pages.  
 
No records kept at county level except in very rare cases. For specific losses, please visit town pages.  
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
{{Middlesex County, Connecticut}}  
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{{CTMidCoTownsMap}}<br> '''City:&nbsp;''' ▪ {{AutoLink|Middletown, Connecticut|Middletown}}  
  
=== Clickable Town Map  ===
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'''Towns'''
  
{{Ct-middlesextownimagemap}}  
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*{{AutoLink|Chester, Connecticut|Chester}}
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*{{AutoLink|Clinton, Connecticut|Clinton}}
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*{{AutoLink|Cromwell, Connecticut|Cromwell}}
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*{{AutoLink|Deep River, Connecticut|Deep River}}
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*{{AutoLink|Durham, Connecticut|Durham}}
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*{{AutoLink|East Haddam, Connecticut|East Haddam}}
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*{{AutoLink|East Hampton, Connecticut|East Hampton}}
  
== Resources  ==
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*{{AutoLink|Essex, Connecticut|Essex}}
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*{{AutoLink|Haddam, Connecticut|Haddam}}
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*{{AutoLink|Killingworth, Connecticut|Killingworth}}
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*{{AutoLink|Middlefield, Connecticut|Middlefield}}
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*{{AutoLink|Old Saybrook, Connecticut|Old Saybrook}}
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*{{AutoLink|Portland, Connecticut|Portland}}
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*{{AutoLink|Westbrook, Connecticut|Westbrook}}
  
=== Archives and Libraries  ===
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*[http://www.youseemore.com/middlesex/ Middlesex County Public Library], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).
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'''Borough:&nbsp;''' {{AutoLink|Fenwick, Connecticut|Fenwick}}
*[http://www.publiclibraries.com/connecticut/middlesex.htm Middlesex County Public Libraries], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; This site lists the addresses and websites of the public libraries in Middlesex county.  
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'''Unincorporated communities:&nbsp;''' {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Centerbrook, Connecticut|Centerbrook}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Essex Village, Connecticut|Essex Village}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Higganum, Connecticut|Higganum}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Ivoryton, Connecticut|Ivoryton}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Lake Pocotopaug, Connecticut|Lake Pocotopaug}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Leesville, Connecticut|Leesville}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Little Haddam, Connecticut|Little Haddam}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Middle Haddam, Connecticut|Middle Haddam}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Millington, Connecticut|Millington}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Moodus, Connecticut|Moodus}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Saybrook Manor, Connecticut|Saybrook Manor}} }}
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'''Neighboring counties:&nbsp;''' {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|New Haven County, Connecticut|New Haven}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|New London County, Connecticut|New London}} {{!}}}} '''''New York counties:&nbsp;''''' {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Suffolk County, New York|Suffolk}} }}
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Archives and Libraries  ====
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*[http://www.publiclibraries.com/connecticut.htm Middlesex County Public Libraries], (accessed 16 Dec 2011).&nbsp; This site lists the addresses and websites of the public libraries in Connecticut.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html USGenWeb Connecticut Archives, Middlesex County], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html USGenWeb Connecticut Archives, Middlesex County], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).
  
=== Biographies  ===
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==== Biographies  ====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html Wright, Benjamin] 1610 - March 26, 1677, USGenWeb CTArchives  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html Wright, Benjamin] 1610 - March 26, 1677, USGenWeb CTArchives  
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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.}}
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html#cems Cemeteries], USGenWeb CTArchives has links to transcriptions.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html#cems Cemeteries], USGenWeb CTArchives has links to transcriptions.  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/connecticut/middlesex.html The Tombstone Transcription Project], (accessed 4 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Middlesex County, Connecticut.
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/connecticut/middlesex.html The Tombstone Transcription Project], (accessed 4 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Middlesex County, Connecticut.
  
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Individual cemeteries:
  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11183 Marcomas Cemetery, Middletown] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11504 Upper Cemetery, Old Saybrook Center] BillionGraves
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}
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==== Census  ====
 
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=== Census  ===
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*Census Finder, [http://www.censusfinder.com/connecticut.htm Connecticut Census Records], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).&nbsp; Online links by county.  
 
*Census Finder, [http://www.censusfinder.com/connecticut.htm Connecticut Census Records], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).&nbsp; Online links by county.  
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*Lowell M. Volkel, ''An index to the 1800 federal census of Fairfield and Hartford counties, state of Connecticut'', ([S.l.]&nbsp;: L.M. Volkel, c1968).&nbsp;&nbsp; Available at the Family History Center, {{FHL|242488|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 X22v 1800.}}
 
*Lowell M. Volkel, ''An index to the 1800 federal census of Fairfield and Hartford counties, state of Connecticut'', ([S.l.]&nbsp;: L.M. Volkel, c1968).&nbsp;&nbsp; Available at the Family History Center, {{FHL|242488|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 X22v 1800.}}
  
==== Federal 1890  ====
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{{Census|Connecticut}}
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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===== Federal 1890  =====
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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.
  
=== Court Records  ===
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==== Court Records  ====
  
*Connecticut.&nbsp; Superior Court, Middlesex County, ''Court Records, 1786-1797'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989).&nbsp; Microfilm of original records in the Connecticut State Archives, Hartford.&nbsp; Court papers are arranged in several files: miscellaneous, partition of land, jurors, court expense, costs, travel and inquest.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|616283|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1639454 Items 2-8.}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html#deeds Deeds and Land Records], USGenWeb CTArchives
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html#deeds Deeds and Land Records], USGenWeb CTArchives
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*[http://www.courtreference.com/Middlesex-County-Connecticut-Courts.htm Middlesex County Connecticut Court Records Directory], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
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*Connecticut.&nbsp; Superior Court, Middlesex County, ''Court Records, 1786-1797'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989).&nbsp; Microfilm of original records in the Connecticut State Archives, Hartford.&nbsp; Court papers are arranged in several files: miscellaneous, partition of land, jurors, court expense, costs, travel and inquest.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|616283|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1639454 Items 2-8.}}
  
=== Directories  ===
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==== Directories  ====
  
 
*Linkpendium, [http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/dir/ Directories, Middlesex County], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  
 
*Linkpendium, [http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/dir/ Directories, Middlesex County], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  
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*''Connecticut River Valley directories,'' (Woodbridge, Connecticut&nbsp;: Research Publications, 1995). Available at the Family History Library, 1913-14 {{FHL|1043673|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 2308483 Item 1,}} continues through Item 5 (1928).
 
*''Connecticut River Valley directories,'' (Woodbridge, Connecticut&nbsp;: Research Publications, 1995). Available at the Family History Library, 1913-14 {{FHL|1043673|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 2308483 Item 1,}} continues through Item 5 (1928).
  
=== Divorce Records  ===
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==== Divorce Records  ====
  
 
*Connecticut.&nbsp; Superior Court, Middlesex County, ''Divorce Records, 1786-1797'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989).&nbsp; Microfilm of original records in the Connecticut State Archives, Hartford.&nbsp; Records are in two chronological groupings, 1786 to 1789, 1790 to 1797.&nbsp;&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|616280|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1639454 Item 1.}}
 
*Connecticut.&nbsp; Superior Court, Middlesex County, ''Divorce Records, 1786-1797'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989).&nbsp; Microfilm of original records in the Connecticut State Archives, Hartford.&nbsp; Records are in two chronological groupings, 1786 to 1789, 1790 to 1797.&nbsp;&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|616280|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1639454 Item 1.}}
  
=== Gazetteers  ===
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
 
[http://connecticut.hometownlocator.com/ct/middlesex/ Middlesex County, Gazetteer], (accessed 2 Mar 2011).  
 
[http://connecticut.hometownlocator.com/ct/middlesex/ Middlesex County, Gazetteer], (accessed 2 Mar 2011).  
  
=== History  ===
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==== History  ====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html#history Town Poor], USGenWeb CTArchives  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html#history Town Poor], USGenWeb CTArchives  
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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.}}
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
 
*Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division, ''Middlesex County, Connecticut land ownership map, 1859'', (Washington, District of Columbia&nbsp;: Library of Congress, 1983).&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1154383|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6079300.}} Also available online at [http://www.flickr.com/photos/uconnlibrariesmagic/3386956185/ flickr from Yahoo], (accessed 2 Mar 2011).
 
*Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division, ''Middlesex County, Connecticut land ownership map, 1859'', (Washington, District of Columbia&nbsp;: Library of Congress, 1983).&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1154383|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6079300.}} Also available online at [http://www.flickr.com/photos/uconnlibrariesmagic/3386956185/ flickr from Yahoo], (accessed 2 Mar 2011).
  
=== Maps  ===
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==== Maps  ====
  
 
*Department of Economic and Community Development, [http://www.ct.gov/ecd/cwp/view.asp?a=1106&Q=250996 Connecticut Maps], (accessed 2 Mar&nbsp;2011).&nbsp;&nbsp;Organized by State and County.&nbsp; Links to road maps, county outlines, colored outlines and lists of towns.  
 
*Department of Economic and Community Development, [http://www.ct.gov/ecd/cwp/view.asp?a=1106&Q=250996 Connecticut Maps], (accessed 2 Mar&nbsp;2011).&nbsp;&nbsp;Organized by State and County.&nbsp; Links to road maps, county outlines, colored outlines and lists of towns.  
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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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==== Military Records  ====
  
==== Civil War  ====
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===== 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.  
 
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.  
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#[[24th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry|24th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry]] - Company A, B, D, F and G.
 
#[[24th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry|24th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry]] - Company A, B, D, F and G.
  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924097556595#page/n57/mode/1up Middlesex County In The Civil War], Chapter VIII, History of Middlesex County, by J.B. Beers &amp; Co., publishers; Henry Whittemore; New York, 1884. American Libraries Online Book. A list of volunteers by town starts on page 44.
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civl War Research Database] $, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).&nbsp;
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*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
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*[http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/index.php Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War,] (accessed 8 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Grave Database&nbsp;
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924097556595#page/n57/mode/1up Middlesex County In The Civil War],&nbsp;(accessed 8; Mar 2011). &nbsp;Chapter VIII, History of Middlesex County, by J.B. Beers &amp; Co., publishers; Henry Whittemore; New York, 1884. American Libraries Online Book. A list of volunteers by town starts on page 44.
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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===== World War I and World War II  =====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6482&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 World War I&nbsp;Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918] $,&nbsp;(accessed 8 Mar 2011).&nbsp;
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946] $, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U. S. World War II&nbsp;Draft Registration Cards, 1942] $, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).&nbsp;
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1861144&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D United States, World War II&nbsp;Draft Registration Cards, 1942], (accessed 8 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Collection Description:&nbsp;Images of cards for men, age 45-64 (born 1877-1897), included in the fourth draft conducted on Arpil 27, 1942.
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
*Connecticut. County Court and Superior Court, (Middlesex County), ''Naturalization records, 1844-1871'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984).&nbsp; Contains declarations of intent, and records of naturalization.&nbsp;Includes records of the County Court and the Superior Court.&nbsp; For index to naturalizations in these records see: Connecticut. Superior Court (Middlesex County). Naturalization index, 1844- 1955.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|403921|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1398618 Items 4-5.}}  
 
*Connecticut. County Court and Superior Court, (Middlesex County), ''Naturalization records, 1844-1871'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984).&nbsp; Contains declarations of intent, and records of naturalization.&nbsp;Includes records of the County Court and the Superior Court.&nbsp; For index to naturalizations in these records see: Connecticut. Superior Court (Middlesex County). Naturalization index, 1844- 1955.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|403921|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1398618 Items 4-5.}}  
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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.
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
*[http://www.allyoucanread.com/middlesex-county-newspaper-ct/ Middlesex County Newspaper List], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).
 
*[http://www.allyoucanread.com/middlesex-county-newspaper-ct/ Middlesex County Newspaper List], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).
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{{RAOGKobituary}}  
 
{{RAOGKobituary}}  
  
=== Obituaries  ===
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
*Linkpendium, [http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/obits/ Obituaries and Funeral Homes], Middlesex County, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  
 
*Linkpendium, [http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/obits/ Obituaries and Funeral Homes], Middlesex County, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  
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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).  
  
=== Taxation  ===
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==== Taxation  ====
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html#vitals Births, Deaths, Marriages], USGenWeb CTArchives  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html#vitals Births, Deaths, Marriages], USGenWeb CTArchives  
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*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.]&nbsp;: Connecticut Valley Shore Research Group, c1985).&nbsp; Includes index.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|353937|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.66 V2v.}}
 
*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.]&nbsp;: Connecticut Valley Shore Research Group, c1985).&nbsp; Includes index.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|353937|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.66 V2v.}}
  
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*[http://www.csginc.org/middlesex_county_connecticut.php Connecticut Society of Genealogists], (accessed 2 Mar 2011).  
 
*[http://www.csginc.org/middlesex_county_connecticut.php Connecticut Society of Genealogists], (accessed 2 Mar 2011).  
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*Linkpendium, [http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/lib/ Libraries, Museums and Archives], (accessed 8 Mar 2011), and&nbsp;[http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/soc/ Societies, Middlesex County], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
 
*Linkpendium, [http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/lib/ Libraries, Museums and Archives], (accessed 8 Mar 2011), and&nbsp;[http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/soc/ Societies, Middlesex County], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
  
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**Goshen, Connecticut
  
== Websites  ==
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=== Websites  ===
  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Connecticut/Middlesex/Default.aspx ancestry.com]$, (accessed 8 Mar 2011). Available databases for Middlesex County.
 
*Census Finder, [http://www.censusfinder.com/connecticut-vital-records.htm Connecticut Vital Records], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).&nbsp;&nbsp; Online transcriptions are listed by county.  
 
*Census Finder, [http://www.censusfinder.com/connecticut-vital-records.htm Connecticut Vital Records], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).&nbsp;&nbsp; Online transcriptions are listed by county.  
 
*Connecticut Genealogy, [http://connecticut-genealogy.com/Middlesex-County-Genealogy.cfm Middlesex Countywide Sources], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  
 
*Connecticut Genealogy, [http://connecticut-genealogy.com/Middlesex-County-Genealogy.cfm Middlesex Countywide Sources], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctmiddle/midlsxco.htm The Middlesex County CTGenWeb Project], a member of The CTGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctmiddle/midlsxco.htm The Middlesex County CTGenWeb Project], a member of The CTGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.mygenealogist.com/connecticut-genealogy/middlesex-county.htm MyGenealogist], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).&nbsp; Middlesex County, Connecticut Genealogy Resources  
 
*[http://www.mygenealogist.com/connecticut-genealogy/middlesex-county.htm MyGenealogist], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).&nbsp; Middlesex County, Connecticut Genealogy Resources  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html The USGenWeb Archives Project]&nbsp;
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/CT/Middlesex/ Web Sites&nbsp;at RootsWeb&nbsp;for Middlesex County], (accessed 4 Mar 2011).  
 
*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/CT/Middlesex/ Web Sites&nbsp;at RootsWeb&nbsp;for Middlesex County], (accessed 4 Mar 2011).  
*{{FHL|184643|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Middlesex County
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United States Gotoarrow.png Connecticut Gotoarrow.png Middlesex County

Middlesex County, Connecticut
Map
Map of Connecticut highlighting Middlesex County
Location in the state of Connecticut
Map of the U.S. highlighting Connecticut
Location of Connecticut in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 2, 1785
County Seat Middletown
Courthouse
Address 265 DeKoven Drive
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: 860.344.2966
Middlesex County Website

Contents

County Courthouse



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.


City: Middletown

Towns

Borough:  Fenwick

Unincorporated communities:  Centerbrook | Essex Village | Higganum | Ivoryton | Lake Pocotopaug | Leesville | Little Haddam | Middle Haddam | Millington | Moodus | Saybrook Manor

Neighboring counties:  Hartford | New Haven | New London | New York counties:  Suffolk

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.