Old Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Modern town borders of Old Lyme in New London County, Connecticut.

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

At its founding, Congregationalism was the dominant religion in Connecticut and was even the state religion until 1818. Other common Christian denominations include the Methodist, Episcopal, Roman Catholic, and Baptist churches.

To see the churches in Old Lyme, visit.

Many Connecticut churches have deposited their records at the Connecticut State Library. The following are church records available online for the town of Old Lyme:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most land records are kept at the town level. The following are online land records for the town of Old Lyme:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Old Lyme Historical Society
PO Box 352
55 Lyme St.
Old Lyme, CT 06371
(860) 434-0684
E-Mail: info@oldlymehistorical.org
Facebook
Website

Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library
2 Library Lane
Old Lyme, CT 06371
(860) 434-1684
Website

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Old Lyme:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Old Lyme:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Old Lyme town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]