Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

 

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.

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

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 Meriden:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Bernice Morehouse Research Center
1090 Hanover Avenue
South Meriden, CT 06451
(203)639-1913
E-mail: meridenhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Website

Meriden Historical Society
P. O. Box 3005
Meriden, CT 06450
E-mail: meridenhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Website

Meriden Public Library
105 Miller Street
Meriden, CT 06450
203.238.2344
E-mail: Croseboro@meridenct.gov
Website

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Meriden:

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 Meriden:

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 Meriden 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.

Meriden Town Clerk
142 East Main Street
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 630-4000
E-mail: <cityclerk@meridenct.gov>;
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns:New Haven Co.: Cheshire | Wallingford | Middlesex Co.: Middlefield | Middletown | Hartford Co.: Berlin | Southington