Fairfield County, Connecticut Genealogy
- This article is about a county in Connecticut. For other uses, see Fairfield (disambiguation).
Guide to Fairfield County, Connecticut ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Fairfield County, Connecticut|
Location in the state of Connecticut
|Founded||May 10, 1666|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 Quick Facts
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
Towns Organized Before 1800:
Huntington (Shelton) 1789
New Fairfield 1740
- There is no county government.
- The government is at the town level.
- Named for the hundreds of acres of salt marsh that bordered the coast.
- Created 10 May 1666 from the Colonial lands, one of four original counties.
The county was named referring to the beauty of its fields. The county seat has none since 1960 and the county was created 1666. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.
- North part was taken to form Litchfield County 14 October 1751.
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.
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Places / Localities
Extinct town: • Huntington
Unincorporated Communities: Auburn | Bourne | Cableville | Carroll | Carson | China Town | Clarksville | Encina | Jett | Rye Valley | Sanger | Sparta | Whitney
Aspetuck | Botsford | Black Rock | Branchville | Byram | Cannondale | Compo | Cos Cob | Cranbury | East Norwalk | Georgetown | Glenbrook | Glenville | Greenfield Hill | Greens Farms | Hattertown | Hawleyville | Huntington Center | Long Ridge | Lordship | Mianus | Nichols | Old Greenwich | Riverside | Round Hill | Rowayton | Sandy Hook | Silvermine | South Norwalk | Southport | Springdale | Unity
- William Willard Roberts, Pioneers and patriots of Pequannock, 1639-1799, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983). Includes sections of old Fairfield, Stratford, and Stratfield. "This historical synopsis...makes no pretense of being complete." Pequannock now known as Bridgeport, Connecticut. Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6019422.
- J.H. Beers & Company, Commemorative biographical record of Fairfield County, Connecticut containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families, (Chicago, Illinois : J.H. Beers, 1899). Includes fullname index. Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1421858 Items 4-5, or FHL US/CAN Book 974.69 D3c pt.2.
Online County Histories
- History of Fairfield County, Connecticut. Compiled under supervision of D. Hamilton Hurd. 1881. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : J.W. Lewis. Online at: FamilySearch Books Online - Part 1, FamilySearch Books Online - Part 2; Hathitrust; Internet Archive; At various libraries (WorldCat).
- History of Fairfield County, Connecticut, 1639-1928. By Lynn Winfield Wilson. 1929. Chicago, Illinois : S. J. Clarke Pub. Co. Online at: FamilySearch Books Online - Vol. 1, FamilySearch Books Online - Vol. 2; Hathitrust; At various libraries (WorldCat).
Societies, Libraries and Museums
Gaelic American Club, Inc.
74 Beach Rd, Fairfield
101 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830-5387
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.
- Fairfield County, CT History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Connecticut Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Connecticut Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- ancestry.com$, (accessed 28 Feb 2011). Available databases for Fairfield County.
- Connecticut Genealogy, Fairfield County Genealogy
- Cyndi's List, (accessed 28 Feb 2011). Fairfield County General Resource Sites
- epodunk, (accessed 28 Feb 2011). Fairfield County, Connecticut Ancestry and Family History
- The Fairfield County CTGenWeb Project, an member of The CTGenWeb Project
- Linkpendium, (accessed 28 Feb 2011). Fairfield County Genealogy and Famiy History
- MyGenealogist.com, (accessed 8 Aug 2017); Fairfield County Genealogy Resources.
- USGennet, (accessed 28 Feb 2011), provides genealogical research links for the county of Fairfield, Connecticut.
- The USGenWeb Archives Project
- [hhttps://web.archive.org/web/20151023093545/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/CT/Fairfield/ Websites at RootsWeb for Fairfield County], (accessed 4 Mar 2011).
- FamilySearch.org FamilySearch Catalog for Fairfield County
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Fairfield County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairfield_County,_Connecticut 04/27/2017.