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New London County, Connecticut
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Contents

County Courthouse

New London County Courthouse
181 State Street
New London, CT 06320
Phone: 860.447.5204 

Clerk of the Superior Court  has divorce records; Town Clerks  have birth, marriage, death and land records from 1659 and burial records from 1893.[1]

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Bozrah 1786,
Colchester 1698,
Franklin 1786,
Groton 1705,
Lebanon 1700,
Lisbon 1786,
Lyme 1665,
Montville 1786,
New London 1646,
Norwich 1659,
Preston 1687,
Stonington 1649,
Voluntown 1721

  • There is no county government.
  • The government is at the town level.

Quick Facts

  • Named for the City of London, England.

Parent County

  • One of four original counties, created 10 May 1666 from the Colonial lands. [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890 (note:The 1890 Census Veterans Schedules for Fort Trumbull and the U.S. Naval Station are available - see Military History and Records section below.)

Places / Localities

ConnecticutRhode IslandNew London CountyMiddlesex CountyHartford CountyTolland CountyWindham CountyProvidence CountyKent CountyWashington CountyVoluntownNorth StoningtonStoningtonGrotonLedyardPrestonGriswoldLisbonNorwichMontvilleWaterfordSpragueBozrahEast LymeSalemColchesterLebanonFranklinNew LondonOld LymeLymeOld SaybrookWestbrookClintonEssexDeep RiverChesterHaddamEast HaddamEast HamptonMarlboroughGlastonburyManchesterVernonBoltonHebronCoventryAndoverColumbiaMansfiledChaplinWindhamScotlandHamptonPomfretBrooklynCanterburyKillinglyPlainfiledSterlingFosterCoventryWest GreenwichExeterHopkintonWesterlyFishers Island (part of Southold) NY
Modern towns and cities in New London County, Connecticut. Click map to go to each respective town page.

















Resources

Archives and Libraries

Biographies

  • Linkpendium, Biographies, Oral Histories, Diaries, Memoirs, Genealogies, Correspondence, New London County, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
  • Duane Hamilton Hurd, History of New London County, Connecticut with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : J.W. Lewis & Co., 1882).  Available online at Google Books, (accessed 3 Mar 2011), and Internet Archives, (accessed 3 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.65 H2h, or FHL US/CAN Film 1000152 Item 1.
  • Benjamin Tinkham Marshall, A modern history of New London County, Connecticut, (New York, New York : Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1922).  Includes index, in volume 3. 
  1. Volume 1 available at Google Books, (accessed 3 Mar 2011), and Internet Archives, (accessed 3 Mar 2011). 
  2. Volume 2 available at Internet Archives, (accessed 3 Mar 2011). 
  3. Volume 3 available at Internet Archives, (accessed 3 Mar 2011). 
  4. A database for this book can be found at ancestry.com$, (accessed 3 Mar 2011). 
  5. All three volumes are available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Books 974.65 H2m, and FHL US/CAN Films- Volume 1:1035733 Item 10, Volume 2: 1035727 Item 13, and Volume 3: 1035733 Item 11.
  • Genealogical and biographical record of New London County, Connecticut containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the early settled families, (Chicago, Illinois : J.H. Beers & Co., 1905).  Includes index.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.65 D3bg, or Part 1: FHL US/CAN Film 844968 Item 1, Part 2: FHL US/CAN Film 962323 Item 1, or FHL US/CAN Film 1000152 Item 2.
  • Biographical Review Publishing Company, Biographical review containing life sketches of leading citizens of New London County, Connecticut, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1967).  Includes index.  Available online at Internet Archives, (accessed 3 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 528759 Item 1.   Also see Biographical review. : containing life sketches of leading citizens of New London County, Connecticut, a database at ancestry.com$, (accessed 3 Mar 2011).

Cemeteries

  • Charles R. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemeteries and Inscriptions, New London County Cemetery Records, (accessed 25 Feb 2011). This website has a collection of cemetery links, organized by town.
  • Connecticut Genealogy, New London County Cemeteries, (accessed 6 Mar 2011).
  • Connecticut Genealogy Trails, Cemeteries of New London County, (accessed 6 Mar 2011). Alphabetical list by town, some links provided.
  • East Lyme (aka Niantic or Flanders) Cemeteries
  • findagrave, New London County Cemeteries, (accessed 6 Mar 2011). (520 listings)
  • Interment, New London County Cemetery Records, (accessed 6 Mar 2011). This site has published burial records for several New London County Cemeteries.
  • The Political Graveyard, (accessed 4 Mar 2011).  Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in New London County.
  • The Tombstone Transcription Project, (accessed 4 Mar 2011).  New London County, Connecticut.
  • USGenWebArchives, Cemeteries and Tombstone Photographs, (accessed 6 Mar 2011).  Links to cemeteries are listed by town.
  • USGenWebProject, New London County Cemeteries, (accessed 6 Mar 2011). Some of these cemetery listings are actual tombstone transcriptions done in the field.
  • Ross Gordon Graves, New London county cemeteries inscriptions, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1979).  Cemetery inscriptions were gathered in 1947-1948.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1029520 Item 4.
  • Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry, Cemetery records of New London County, Connecticut, Typescript (photocopy).  Includes indexes.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.65 V3e v. 2, and FHL US/CAN Film 874014 Items 3-4.
  • New London County, ''Connecticut cemeteries, 1646-1850, (Arvada, Colorado : Ancestor Publishers, [199-?]). "Originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register." Includes index. Contents: Ancient burial ground at New London, Conn, 1646-1783 -- Inscriptions in the old burying ground at Colchester, Conn., 1750-1850 -- Inscriptions from the burying-ground in Norwich, Ct, 1764-1832 -- Ancient burying ground at Stonington, Conn., 1723-1783. Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Access Window 6334417.

Census

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

Church Records

  • Connecticut Genealogy, New London County Church Records, (accessed 6 Mar 2011). Includes church and vital records.
  • Hiram P. Arms, Historical notes of the Congregational churches in New London County, from 1836 to 1869 presented to the conference at Montville, October 12th, 1869, (Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilms, 1987).  A database for this book is available at ancestry.com$, (accessed 3 Mar 2011).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6062281.
  • First Congregational Church, A list of all those who have been members of the First Congregational Church in New-London, between the fifth day of October, 1670, and the first day of May, 1840, (Sarasota, Florida : Aceto Bookmen, 1996).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.65/N2 K2Lf.
  • 34 Church Records are available at the Family History Library for New London County, Connecticut related to the Stonington Union Association.

Court Records

  • New London County Connecticut Court Records Directory, (accessed 8 Mar 2011). 
  • Connecticut. Superior Court (New London County), Divorce papers, 1719-1875, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989).  Available at the Family History Library, 1st of 18 films, FHL US/CAN Film 1638067 Item 2.
  • Grace Louise Knox, Connecticut divorces Superior Court records for the counties of New London, Tolland & Windham, 1719-1910, (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, c1987).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 P2k.
  • Connecticut. County Court (New London), Records of trials, 1661-1700, in the county court of New London County, Connecticut, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1954).  Some pages wanting.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 5138.

Directories

  • Linkpendium, Directories, New London County, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
  • Norwich directory, (New Haven [Connecticut] : Price and Lee Co., 1930-).   Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.65/N1 E4p.
  • Montville, Ledyard (New London County, Conn.) city directory including Gales Ferry, Uncasville, Mohegan and Oakdale, (New Haven [Connecticut] : Price & Lee, 1972-).   Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.65 E4pm.
  • Norwich (Connecticut) suburban directories,  ([Woodbridge, Connecticut] : Primary Source Microfilm, [199-?]).   1912 available at the Family History Library, FHL US/Can Film 2310367 Item 7, 1923-24, Item 8.
  • New London (Connecticut) city directories, (Woodridge, Connecticut : Research Publications, c1980-1984, [199-?].  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6044248. (5 fiche, 14 films covering a variety of years between 1855 and 1935.)

Emigration and Immigration

Vessels sailing from New London, Connecticut between 1803 and 1878 made over 2500 voyages to foreign ports. A Crew List was required to be filed stating the vessel's destination and its crew. An Index to those Lists, containing over 37,400 names, may be found at http://library.mysticseaport.org/initiative/CrIndex.cfm. The Index may provide the following information:

• Name
• Age
• Birth Place
• Residence
• Complexion
• Voyage (Name of ship and date)

Gazetteers

New London County, Gazetteer, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).

Genealogy

  • Betty Brown Sheeran and Arthur D. Fiske, Browne-Brown ancestral lines Browne-Brown and allied families of Lynn, Massachusetts; Stonington, Connecticut; Ellisburg, New York; Rochester, Minnesota; Waseca, Minnesota, (Fall City, Washington : Sheeran of Stonegate Press, c1997).   Includes Adams, Avery, Beecher, Brooks, Bullard, Burdick, Chesebrough, Clarke, Collins, Fenn, French, Frink, Graves, Hall, Holdridge, Hudson, Lewis, Marvin, Miner, Nichols, Palmer, Pardee, Parker, Reed, Scott, Shumway, Weld, Wilcox, Wilkins, York and related families.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B815sb v. 1, and v.2, also FHL US/CAN Film 2055431 Items 5 - 6.
  • Gerald James Parsons, The Palmer family ancestors and descendants of Othniel Palmer (1743-c1798), Revolutionary soldier of Stonington, Conn., and Saratoga and Cayuga Counties, N.Y., ([Syracuse, New York] : G.J. Parsons, 1978).  Includes bibliographic references.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 P182pgj, or FHL US/CAN Film 1321493 Item 8.

Genealogy - Bibliography

  • Susan Fraile, James R. Benn and Southeastern Connecticut Library Association, Genealogical and local history resources in New London County libraries, ([Groton, Connecticut] : Southeastern Connecticut Library Association, 1982).   Includes indexes.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.65 D23f.

History

  • Linkpendium, History, New London County, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
  • Benjamin Tinkham Marshall, A modern history of New London County Connecticut, (New York, New York : Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1922).   Includes index, in volume 3.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.65 H2m. All 3 Volumes also on film, FHL US/CAN Film 1035733 Item 10-11 and FHL US/CAN Film 1035727 Item 13.
  1. A modern history of New London County, Connecticut; (Volume 1)
  2. A modern history of New London County, Connecticut; (Volume 2)
  3. A modern history of New London County, Connecticut; (Volume 3)
  • Frances Manwaring Caulkin, History of New London, Connecticut, from the first survey of the coast in 1612 to 1860, (New London : Published by H.D. Utley, 1895.)  Available online at Google Books, (accessed 3 Mar 2011), or Internet Archives, (accessed 3 Mar 2011).
  • Leading business men of New London and vicinity embracing Groton and Niantic, (Washington [District of Columbia] : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1988).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1486502.
  • Google Timeline, New London, Connecticut History 1600-2011, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).

See the Biographies category for other sources.

History - Bibliography

  • Susan Fraile, James R. Benn, Genealogical and local history resources in New London County libraries, ([Groton, Connecticut] : Southeastern Connecticut Library Association, 1982).  Includes indexes.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.65 D23f.

Indexes

  • Cecilia Griswold, Index to History of New London, Connecticut, from the first survey of the coast in 1612 to 1860 by Frances Manwaring Caulkins, (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1985).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1550133.

Land and Property

  • Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division, New London County, Connecticut land ownership map, 1854, Washington, District of Columbia : Library of Congress, 1983).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6079303.

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, New London County, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).

Military Records

Civil War

Service men from New London 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 New London County.

  1. 1st Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery - Company D
  2. 1st Regiment, Connecticut Cavalry - Company C
  3. 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Rifle Company C
  4. 3rd Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Rifle Company D
  5. 8th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company G
  6. 14th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company H
  7. 18th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company A and F
  8. 21st Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company C, E, F, G and H.
  9. 26th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company C, E, F, H, I and K.
World War I and World War II

Native Races

  • Will Ottery, Rudi Ottery and Samson Occum, A man called Sampson the ancestry and progeny of Sampson, a Mashantucket Pequot Indian, born in what is now New London County, Connecticut - including brief descriptions of family connections to other historic native American family groups, the ancient Pequot tribe, the Pequot War ..., (Weare, New Hampshire : W. & R. Ottery, c1989).  Includes index.   Surnames include Sampson, Samson, Smith, Welch, Roulette, Pendleton, Miller, Mathers, Johnson, Coyhis, Baker, and others.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 Sa48o.

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Connecticut. Court of Common Pleas (New London County), Naturalization books, 1874-1906, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983).  Additional indexes included in each volume.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1319755. (4 Films)
  • Connecticut. Superior Court (New London County), Naturalization books, 1856-1905, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983).  Indexes are found within each volume.   Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1319742 Item 4, and FHL US/CAN Film 1319743 Items 1-3.
  • Connecticut. Superior Court (New London County), Naturalization records (New London County, Connecticut), 1872-1906, 1909-1945, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983-2008).  Includes index.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1319743 Item 4. (27 Films)
  • Connecticut. Court of Common Pleas (New London County), Naturalization papers, 1875-1902, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983).  Contains naturalization testimony, some declarations of intention.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1319744. (6 Films)
  • Connecticut. Court of Common Pleas (New London County), Declarations of intentions, 1875-1906, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983).  Indexes included within each volume.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1319741 Item 4, and FHL US/CAN Film 1319742 Items 1-3.

Newspapers

 

Probate Records

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

Schools

  • John Keep, Adin Webb and Baptist Church in Homer, New York, Miscellaneous records of Homer, New York, 1794-1860, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1941).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 17702, or FHL US/CAN Film 1421103 Items 2-4.

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  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.
  2. WorldCat 50140092FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)