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New Haven County, Connecticut

New Haven  County

New Haven County was established on May 10, 1666 and was formed as One of four original counties created in Connecticut. The county was named after New Haven Harbor, site of one of the early Connecticut colonial settlements. The County Seat was New Haven (1666-1960).

Areas adjacent to New Haven County are Hartford County, Middlesex County, Fairfield County, Litchfield County.

New Haven County vital records can be found at the Connecticut Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Connecticut for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for New Haven County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Connecticut Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application or Town or City Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

New Haven County does have Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

New Haven Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. New Haven Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. New Haven Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms that can help with your research.

New Haven County Society and Family History Resources

A list of New Haven County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

New Haven County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often overlook the importance of New Haven County court, probate, and land records as a source of genealogy and family history information. Buried away in Connecticut courthouses and archives everywhere are the dreams and frustrations of many Connecticut citizens. The chances are great that your ancestors have left a detailed record of at least some aspects of their lives in the New Haven County court records. Even if your ancestor is not mentioned in a Court case, consider all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

New Haven County Links

The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relating to New Haven County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment.  This is just a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own favorite genealogy or family history related sites.

New Haven Co. CT Books, Newspapers & Publications

New Haven Co. CT Birth, Marriage & Death Records

New Haven Co. CT Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

New Haven Co. CT Census Records

New Haven Co. CT Church & Cemeteries

New Haven Co. CT Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

New Haven Co. CT General and History Websites

New Haven Co. CT Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

New Haven Co. CT Military Records

New Haven Co. CT Schools & Directories

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