Today we have updated the database Newtown, CT: Vital Records, 1704-1850. This update provides the original images from the manuscript and the index includes full names, including parents and spouses where available. In total this database now includes 155 pages, 3,900 records, and 9,000 searchable names.
Newtown, Connecticut is located in Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut not far from the New York border. The land was purchased from the natives in 1705 but not really settled until 1708. In 1711 the town was incorporated by the legislature. A part of the town was set off to form part of the town of Brookfield in 1780. They primarily cover events through 1850. Some events occurring prior to 1850 were not registered until as late as 1892 but are included here.
This update is made possible by the efforts of our volunteers Collen Alm, Ron Wilson, and Charlie Watson. If you have some time and would like to get involved in the database digitization and indexing process, please contact Rachel Adams, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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