Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Modern town borders of Bridgeport in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

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Other than Black Rock and parts of Brooklawn which were originally part of the Town of Fairfield, Bridgeport was originally a part of the Town of Stratford. The first settlement was made in 1659. It was called Pequonnock until 1695, when its name was changed to Stratfield, because of its location between the already existing towns of Stratford and Fairfield. During the American Revolution it was a center of privateering. In 1800, the borough of Bridgeport was chartered, and in 1821 the township was incorporated. The city was not chartered until 1836.


Archives and Libraries


  • History of Bridgeport and vicinity FHL
  • Pioneers and patriots of Pequannock, 1639-1799 FHL



  • The Price and Lee Co.'s new map of Bridgeport, Connecticut : published for the city directory FHL


  • The Price and Lee Co's new map of Bridgeport, Connecticut FHL

Centennial celebrations, etc.

  • The story of Bridgeport FHL

Church History and Records


The United Congregational Church of Bridgeport, Connecticut was organized in 1916 by the union of the First and Second Congregational Churches of Bridgeport. The First Church was known in 1691 as Pequonnock Society in Fairfield and Stratford. The name was changed May 1701 to Stratfield Society and formally changed May 1847 to Bridgeport, First Congregational Church.

  • The history of the First Church of Bridgeport, from 1695 to 1853: with sketches of its ministers FHL
  • Two hundred fifty years: the story of the United Congregational Church of Bridgeport, 1695-1945 FHL
  • United Congregational Church (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
    Church records, 1695-1911 FHL
  • Church records 1805-1838 FHL

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Record of members, 1940-1941 FHL
    Record of members 1940-1941


  • First English Evangelical Luthern Church, 1903-1948 FHL

Protestant Episcopal

  • Calvary Church 1922-1948 FHL
  • St. John's Church, 1784-1863 FHL
  • Christ Church, 1850-1945 FHL
  • Church of the Nativity, 1858-1952 FHL
  • Stratfield Society, 1805-1838 FHL


  • Bridgeport city directories FHL
  • Bridgeport city directory, including Stratford, Fairfield and Southport FHL


  • A history of the old town of Stratford and the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut FHL


  • History of Bridgeport and vicinity FHL

Land and property


Naturalization and citizenship


Probate records

Vital records

Societies, Libraries and Museums



Adjacent towns.: Fairfield Co.: Easton | Fairfield | Stratford | Trumbull