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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Connecticut|Connecticut]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Middlesex County'''<br>
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Guide to '''Middlesex County Connecticut genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Middlesex County, Connecticut ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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| county = Middlesex County
 
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| state = Connecticut
 
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| founded year = 1785
 
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| founded date = May 2  
 
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*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  ===
 
=== 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 name="HBG" />
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*Created 2 May 1785 from the parts of [[Hartford County, Connecticut Genealogy|Hartford]], [[New Haven County, Connecticut Genealogy|New Haven]] and [[New London County, Connecticut Genealogy|New London]] counties.<ref name="HBG" />
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==== Description ====
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The county seat has none since 1960 and the county was created May, 1785. The County is located in the south central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Middlesex County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlesex_County,_Connecticut 04/27/2017.</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Connecticut county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/connecticut/ "Rotating Formation Connecticut County Boundary Maps"] (1643-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
No records kept at county level except in very rare cases. For specific losses, please visit town pages.  
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county. For possible town record losses, please visit town pages.
  
 
=== Places / Localities  ===
 
=== Places / Localities  ===
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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}} }}  
 
'''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}} }}  
  
'''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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'''Neighboring counties:&nbsp;''' {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Hartford County, Connecticut Genealogy|Hartford}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|New Haven County, Connecticut Genealogy|New Haven}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|New London County, Connecticut Genealogy|New London}} {{!}}}} '''''New York counties:&nbsp;''''' {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Suffolk County, New York Genealogy|Suffolk}} }}  
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html#cems Cemeteries], USGenWeb CTArchives has links to transcriptions.
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{{CT Cemeteries Intro|Middlesex }}
*Charles R. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemeteries and Inscriptions, [http://www.hale-collection.com/middlesex.htm Middlesex County Cemetery Records], (accessed 25 Feb 2011).&nbsp; This website has a collection of cemetery links,&nbsp;organized by town.
 
*findagrave, [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=307 Middlesex County Cemeteries], (accessed 6 Mar 2011). (169 listings)
 
*Interment, [http://www.interment.net/us/ct/middlesex.htm Middlesex County Cemetery Records], (accessed 6 Mar 2011).&nbsp; This site has published burial records for several Middlesex County Cemeteries.
 
*Linkpendium, [http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/cem/ Middlesex County Cemeteries], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
 
*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/CT/MI.html#CEM The Political Graveyard], (accessed&nbsp;4 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Middlesex County.
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/connecticut/middlesex.html The Tombstone Transcription Project], (accessed 4 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Middlesex County, Connecticut.
 
  
Individual cemeteries:  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Middlesex, Connecticut''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11183 Marcomas Cemetery, Middletown] BillionGraves
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=8&GScnty=307&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11504 Upper Cemetery, Old Saybrook Center] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/comiddlesex/ CTGENWEB]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html#cems CTGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/connecticut/middlesex.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.hale-collection.com/middlesex.htm Charles R Hale Collection]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Middlesex+Connecticut&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=307 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Connecticut&county=Middlesex&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=9198&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=92&stateAbbv=&stateName= Middlesex County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Middlesex-county-connecticut-cemetery-records.htm Middlesex  Connecticut Cemetery Records]
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The following web sites may have additional information on Middlesex  County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/CT/index.htm Interment.net] Connecticut cemetery records by County.
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*[http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/cem/ Middlesex County Cemeteries]by Linkpendium.
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*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/CT/MI.html#CEM The Political Graveyard], &nbsp;Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Middlesex County.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
 
*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.  
*Connecticut Genealogy, [http://connecticut-genealogy.com/Middlesex-County-Census-Records.cfm Middlesex County Census Records], (accessed 6 Mar 2011).  
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*Connecticut Genealogy, [http://ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Middlesex-County-Census-Records.htm Middlesex County Census Records], (accessed 6 Mar 2011).  
 
*Linkpendium, [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/cen/ Census Records and Indexes], (accessed 6 Mar 2011).&nbsp;Middlesex County, Connecticut.  
 
*Linkpendium, [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/cen/ Census Records and Indexes], (accessed 6 Mar 2011).&nbsp;Middlesex County, Connecticut.  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/list#page=1&recordType=Census&countryId=1 US Census Collection], (accessed 8 Mar 2011), FamilySearch.  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/list#page=1&recordType=Census&countryId=1 US Census Collection], (accessed 8 Mar 2011), FamilySearch.  
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{{Census|Connecticut}}  
 
{{Census|Connecticut}}  
  
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
{{TX Church Intro}}  
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{{CT Church Intro}}  
  
*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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*Connecticut Genealogy, [http://ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Middlesex-County-Church-Records.htm Middlesex County Church Records], (accessed 6 Mar 2011). Includes church and vital records.
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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Deeds, mortgages, releases, and other related documents were recorded by the town clerk and are at the town halls. Most are indexed by grantor and grantee. There is no statewide index.  
 
Deeds, mortgages, releases, and other related documents were recorded by the town clerk and are at the town halls. Most are indexed by grantor and grantee. There is no statewide index.  
  
The Family History Library and the Connecticut State Library have microfilm copies of many proprietors' and town records from the earliest years to the mid or late 1800s. Some are as recent as the 1900s. They are listed in the [https://www.familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library Catalog] under the name of the town.  
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The Family History Library and the Connecticut State Library have microfilm copies of many proprietors' and town records from the earliest years to the mid or late 1800s. Some are as recent as the 1900s. They are listed in the [https://www.familysearch.org/catalog-search FamilySearch Catalog] under the name of the town.  
  
 
*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).
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.loc.gov/resource/g3783m.la000063/ Map of Middlesex County (1859)] - available at the Library of Congress. Shows nearly every household name.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/connecticut/ Maps of Connecticut (1643-1960)]
 
*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.  
 
*Linkpendium, [http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/maps/ Maps and Gazetteers, Middlesex County], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  
 
*Linkpendium, [http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/maps/ Maps and Gazetteers, Middlesex County], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  
 
*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.}}
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==== Military Records  ====
 
==== Military Records  ====
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civl War Research Database] $, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civl War Research Database] $, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).&nbsp;  
*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  
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*[https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htmsoldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  
 
*[http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/index.php Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War,] (accessed 8 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Grave Database&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/index.php Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War,] (accessed 8 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Grave Database&nbsp;  
 
*[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.
 
*[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.
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1851-1992''' {{RecordSearch|2141008|Connecticut, District Court Naturalization Indexes, 1851-1992}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
*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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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.allyoucanread.com/middlesex-county-newspaper-ct/ Middlesex County Newspaper List], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).
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*[http://www.ctstatelibrary.org/topics/newspapers Connecticut State Library] holds the best known collection of Connecticut newspapers, including extensive holdings for Middlesex County. Click on "Find Newspapers at the Connecticut State Library" to search by location.
 
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*[http://www.allyoucanread.com/connecticut-newspapers/ Connecticut Newspaper List], (accessed 8 Nov 2014).
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
Connecticut State Library, [http://www.cslib.org/probate/districtsf.htm Research Guide to Connecticut Probate Districts], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).  
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Connecticut State Library, [http://www.cslib.org/probate/districtsf.htm Research Guide to Connecticut Probate Districts], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1609 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9049 Connecticut Wills and Probate Records 1609-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/connecticut/ct-vital-records/ How to order Connecticut 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  
*Linkpendium, [http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/vr/ Vital Records, Middlesex County], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  
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*Linkpendium, [http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/vr/ Vital Records, Middlesex County].  
*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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*'''1635-1860''' - 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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*'''1640-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2448940|Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== Societies, Libraries, Museums  ===
 
=== Societies, Libraries, Museums  ===
  
*[http://www.csginc.org/middlesex_county_connecticut.php Connecticut Society of Genealogists], (accessed 2 Mar 2011).  
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'''Cromwell Historical Society, Inc.'''<br> Post Office Box 146<br> 395 Main Street Cromwell<br> Connecticut 06416<br> 860 635-0501<br> Email: [mailto:Cromwellhistory@aol.com Cromwellhistory@aol.com]<br> [http://www.cromwellhistory.org/Home_Page.php Website]<br>
*[http://www.middlesexhistory.org/ Middlesex County Historical Society], (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).
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'''Essex Historical Society'''<br> P.O.Box 123<br> Essex, CT 06426<br> 860) 767-0681 <br> Email: [mailto:ehs@essexhistory.org ehs@essexhistory.org]<br> [http://www.essexhistory.org/research Website]&lt;br
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<br> '''Godfrey Memorial Library'''<br> 134 Newfield St<br> Middletown, CT 06457 <br> 860-346-4375<br> Fax: 860-347-9874<br> E-Mail: [mailto:Sharon@godfrey.org Sharon@godfrey.org]<br> [http://www.godfrey.org/index.html Website]<br>
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'''Haddam Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 97<br> 14 Hayden Hill Road<br> Haddam ,CT 06438<br> 860 345-2400 <br> E-Mail: [mailto:research@haddamhistory.org research@haddamhistory.org]<br> [http://www.haddamhistory.org/index.htm Website]<br>
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'''Saybrook Colony Founders Association'''<br> P.O. Box 1635<br> Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1000 <br> Email: [mailto:scfainc@snet.net scfainc@snet.net]<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctscfa/index.htm Website]<br>
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'''Old Saybrook Historical Society'''<br> 350 Main Street<br> Post Office Box 4<br> Old Saybrook, CT 06475<br> 860-395-1635<br> Email:[mailto:contact@saybrookhistory.org contact@saybrookhistory.org]<br> [http://www.saybrookhistory.org/web_page.php?id=4 Website]<br>
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'''The Society of Middletown First Settlers Descendants'''<br> Middletown. CT 06457<br> Hal Whitmore, Registrar<br> 1301 North Harrison Street, Apt. 201<br> Wilimington, DE 19806<br> E-mail: [mailto:hbwhitmore@yahoo.com hbwhitmore@yahoo.com]<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctsmfsd/Index.html Website]<br>
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*[[Goshen Connecticut Family History Center]]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Connecticut/Middlesex/Default.aspx ancestry.com]$, (accessed 8 Mar 2011). Available databases for Middlesex County.  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Middlesex-County.htm Middlesex County Genealogy] 983 Middlesex county genealogy record sources.
*Census Finder, [http://www.censusfinder.com/connecticut-vital-records.htm Connecticut Vital Records], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).&nbsp;&nbsp; Online transcriptions are listed by county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/connecticut/middlesex-county/ Middlesex County, CT History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*Connecticut Genealogy, [http://connecticut-genealogy.com/Middlesex-County-Genealogy.cfm Middlesex Countywide Sources], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110320115356112858682 Connecticut Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/ct-local.htm#Middlesex Cyndi's List], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).&nbsp; General Resource Sites  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106374389457465/ Connecticut Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=9198 epodunk], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).&nbsp; Middlesex County Quick Links  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Connecticut/Middlesex/Default.aspx ancestry.com]$. Available databases for Middlesex County.  
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/ct-county-middlesex.html FamilyHistory101], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).&nbsp;&nbsp; Middlesex County, Connecticut History, Records, Facts, Genealogy and Ancestry
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*Census Finder, [http://www.censusfinder.com/connecticut-vital-records.htm Connecticut Vital Records] Online transcriptions are listed by county.  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/ Linkpendium], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).&nbsp;&nbsp; Middlesex County Genealogy and Family History  
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*Connecticut Genealogy, [http://ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Middlesex-County.htm Middlesex County Genealogy]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctmiddle/midlsxco.htm The Middlesex County CTGenWeb Project], a member of The CTGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/ct-local.htm#Middlesex Cyndi's List] General Resource Sites  
*[http://www.mygenealogist.com/connecticut-genealogy/middlesex-county.htm MyGenealogist], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).&nbsp; Middlesex County, Connecticut Genealogy Resources  
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=9198 epodunk] Middlesex County Quick Links  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Middlesex/ Linkpendium] Middlesex County Genealogy and Family History  
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*[http://www.mygenealogist.com/connecticut-genealogy/middlesex-county.htm MyGenealogist] Middlesex County, Connecticut Genealogy Resources  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html The USGenWeb Archives Project]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/midlsx.html The USGenWeb Archives Project]&nbsp;  
*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/CT/Middlesex/ Web Sites&nbsp;at RootsWeb&nbsp;for Middlesex County], (accessed 4 Mar 2011).
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/CT/Middlesex/ Websites&nbsp;at RootsWeb&nbsp;for Middlesex County]  
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Latest revision as of 22:40, 26 May 2017

United States
Connecticut
Middlesex County

Guide to Middlesex County, Connecticut ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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


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

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

Parent County

Description

The county seat has none since 1960 and the county was created May, 1785. The County is located in the south central area of the state.[2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Connecticut county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Connecticut County Boundary Maps" (1643-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county. For possible town record losses, please visit town pages.

Places / Localities


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

Cemeteries of Middlesex, Connecticut online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Connecticut Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites may have additional information on Middlesex County cemeteries.

Census

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

Federal 1890

Church Records

Introduction

The Congregational Church was predominant in early Connecticut and was the state church until 1818. Other prominent churches in the state are the Methodist and Episcopal churches (colonial period), and the Roman Catholic and Baptist churches (19th century).

It is recommended that you also look at the Connecticut Church Records page, which has additional information about church records in Connecticut.

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

Deeds, mortgages, releases, and other related documents were recorded by the town clerk and are at the town halls. Most are indexed by grantor and grantee. There is no statewide index.

The Family History Library and the Connecticut State Library have microfilm copies of many proprietors' and town records from the earliest years to the mid or late 1800s. Some are as recent as the 1900s. They are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog under the name of the town.

  • 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

Ctmiddlesex.jpg

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

  • Connecticut State Library holds the best known collection of Connecticut newspapers, including extensive holdings for Middlesex County. Click on "Find Newspapers at the Connecticut State Library" to search by location.
  • Connecticut Newspaper List, (accessed 8 Nov 2014).

Obituaries

Probate Records

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

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

See also How to order Connecticut Vital Records

Societies, Libraries, Museums

Cromwell Historical Society, Inc.
Post Office Box 146
395 Main Street Cromwell
Connecticut 06416
860 635-0501
Email: Cromwellhistory@aol.com
Website

Essex Historical Society
P.O.Box 123
Essex, CT 06426
860) 767-0681
Email: ehs@essexhistory.org
Website<br


Godfrey Memorial Library
134 Newfield St
Middletown, CT 06457
860-346-4375
Fax: 860-347-9874
E-Mail: Sharon@godfrey.org
Website

Haddam Historical Society
P.O. Box 97
14 Hayden Hill Road
Haddam ,CT 06438
860 345-2400
E-Mail: research@haddamhistory.org
Website

Saybrook Colony Founders Association
P.O. Box 1635
Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1000
Email: scfainc@snet.net
Website

Old Saybrook Historical Society
350 Main Street
Post Office Box 4
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
860-395-1635
Email:contact@saybrookhistory.org
Website

The Society of Middletown First Settlers Descendants
Middletown. CT 06457
Hal Whitmore, Registrar
1301 North Harrison Street, Apt. 201
Wilimington, DE 19806
E-mail: hbwhitmore@yahoo.com
Website


Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Middlesex County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlesex_County,_Connecticut 04/27/2017.