Woodbridge, New Haven County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Woodbridge was originally called "Amity", having been carved out of land originally belonging to New Haven and Milford as an independent parish in 1739. In 1742, the Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge was ordained in Amity, and it is after him that the modern town was named.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Woodbridge, 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 Woodbridge:

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 Woodbridge:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Amity & Woodbridge Historical Society
1907 Litchfield Turnpike
Woodbridge, CT 06525
203-768-1029
E-Mail: info@woodbridgehistory.org
Website

Woodbridge Town Library
10 Newton Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525
203-389-3433
Website

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Woodbridge:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. New Haven Probate District covers Town of Woodbridge. The following are online probate records for the town of Woodbridge:

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 Woodbridge 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.

Woodbridge Town Clerk
11 Meetinghouse Lane
Woodbridge, CT 06525
203-389-3422
E-mail: sciarleglio@woodbridgect.org
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]