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Redding, Fairfield, Connctictut


Vital Records

Redding Town Clerk
Town Office Building
100 Hill Road
PO Box 28
Redding Center, CT 06875
(203) 938-2377

Birth, Marriage, Death records: 1767 to Present.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4 pm; closed holidays.

Please note: Non-certified copies of birth, marriage, death certificates are available for $1.00 each.


Probate & Land Records

Redding Probate Office
Town Hall
PO Box 125, Redding, CT 06875-0125

Probate Records: May 1839 to Present.
Please note: Earlier probate records prior to May 1839 may be found in either Fairfield or Danbury Probate Offices.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.


  • The Connecticut State Library has microfilm of copies of deeds, mortgages, releases and related records to about 1900. Grantor and grantee indexes are available, but there is no statewide index.

Cemeteries


  • Baldwin
  • Center
  • Christ Church
  • Ferry
  • Gould
  • Hill
  • Hull
  • Marchant
  • Old Rev
  • Read, Hill, & Sanford
  • Ridge
  • Sanford
  • Umpawaug

Do you have cemetery records to contribute for the town of Redding? If so, please consider donating them to the Fairfield Co. USGenWeb Project Cemetery Records database, attention: Barbara Kaye. Please visit the Cemetery Index to see the cemeteries already listed.



Libraries


Mark Twain Library
Diamond Road and Route 53
PO Box 1009, Redding, CT 06785
(203) 938-2545
Hours:
Monday & Thursday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.; Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm.; Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm.*

* Open Saturdays 10:00am to 1:00pm during Summer and closed Sundays.


Historical & Genealogy Societies


Redding Historical Society
PO Box 1023
Redding, CT 06785
(203) 938-9095

Connecticut Society of Genealogists
PO Box 435, Glastonbury, CT 06033-0435
(203) 569-0002


Newspapers


The Redding Pilot
P.O. Box 389, Georgetown, 06829 (203) 544-9519
URL: http://www.acorn-online.com/
Email: newspaper@acorn-online.com

Other CT Newspapers


Churches


First Church Of Christ, 25 Cross Hwy West Redding, CT
Christ Church, 184 Cross Hwy Redding Ridge, CT
St Patrick's Church Rectory, 169 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding Ridge, CT
St Patrick's Church Hall, 169 Black Rock Tpke, Redding Ridge, CT
Georgetown Bible Church, 5 N Main St, West Redding, CT
Sacred Heart Rectory, 30 Church St, West Redding, CT
St Thomas' Episcopal Church, 95 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT
Bethel-United Methodist Church, 141 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT
First Congregational Church, 46 Main St, Bethel, CT
St Mary's Rectory, 237 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT

Sources: [1] Morrison, Betty Jean. Connecting to Connecticut. East Hartford: CT Society of Genealogists (1995)
[2] Lindberg, Marcia Wiswall. Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research. 3rd Edition. Boston: NEHGS (1993)


NEWTOWN, CT BOOKS


  • Charles Burr Todd: HISTORY OF REDDING, CONNECTICUT--FIRST SETTLEMENT TO PRESENT TIME: With Notes On The Adams, Banks, Barlow, Bartlett, Bartram, Bates, Beach, Benedict, Betts, Burr, Burritt, Burton, Chatfield, Couch, Darling, Fairchild, Foster, Gold, Gorham, Gray, Griffin, ; Unlike neighboring settlements that formed individually, Redding was originally part of the town of Fairfield. Redding's early years were interrelated with the local Indians and their chief, Chickens Warrop. The War of Independence first touched Redding on April 26, 1777. The author has provided two slightly different accounts of this conflict while Redding's involvement in the Civil War is documented in excerpts from town meetings. Includes biographical sketches.
  • Rosenau, Frank: Christ Church Parish - The First 200 Years 1732-1982 ; Redding Ridge, CT: Christ Church Parish, 1982. Library of Congress surplus stamp on ep else NF, americana Connecticut church history.
  • Twain, M. & Taylor, C.B.: MARK TWAIN'S MARGINS ON THACKERAY'S 'SWIFT' ; MARK TWAIN'S MARGINS ON THACKE- RAY'S 'SWIFT', Gotham House, 1935. A detailed history of Twain's move to Redding, Connecticut.


PERSI
(Periodical Source Index )
PERIODICAL VOL. ISS. MO./SEAS. YEAR
Tory Towns: Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin
Persi Code: CTHB
44 3 July 1979
Revolution/Encampment Site in Redding Sar Magazine
Persi Code: AMSR
92 4 Spring 1998
H.H. Monroe Journal, 1847-49, Redding Orange County California Genealogical Society Journal
Persi Code: CAOR
2 2 June 1965
Tax List, Redding, 1853 Connecticut Nutmegger
Persi Code: CTNT
17 3 December 1984
Wakeman house on Old Redding Road, 1789-2005 Chronicle Quarterly. Weston CT
Persi Code: CTCQ
26 3 February 2005
If you are interested in a copy of these articles, please contact the respective Society/Publisher listed.
Unable to get a copy from the Publisher?
Contact the Allen County Public Library Foundation, P.O.Box 2270, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270.
An online order form is at: http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/database/graphics/order_form.html

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