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Vital Records
Darien Town Clerk
Town Hall, Room 101
2 Renshaw Road
Darien, CT 06820

(203) 656-7307
Donna E. Rajczewski, Town Clerk

Birth: 1862-Present
Marriage: 1820-Present
Death: 1858-Present

Comments: Earlier birth, marriage, and death records may be found in Stamford. Non-certified copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates are not available.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm; Closed Holidays.

Barbour Records for Darien, 1820-1850: Other Sources:

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Probate & Land Records
Darien Probate Office
Town Hall
2 Renshaw Road
Darien, CT 06611-5416
(203) 656-7342
Judge John B. Rearden, Jr., Judge of Probate

Probate Records: 1959 to Present
Note: Prior Probate records may be found at the Stamford Probate office.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

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Cemetery Records
Spring Grove Cemetery Assoc.
41 Hecker Ave
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-0682

St. John's Catholic Cemetery
25 Camp Ave
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 322-0455

Other Cemeteries:

    • Andreas-Hoyt
      Middlesex Road, south of Ox Ridge Lane
    • Andrews Cemetery
    • Bates
      Cemetery #1-East Lane, west side
      Cemetery #2-Christie Hill Road
    • Bell Cemeteries
      Off Midbrook Lane (interior site)
    • Fitch's (Veteran's) Cemetery
      Post Road and Hecker Ave.
    • Howe Cemetery
      Near Middlesex Middle School (interior site)
    • Hebrew Independent League Cemetery
      Hoyt Street, north of Camp Avenue
    • Lawson Cemetery
      Hanson Road
    • Leeds
      Hoyt Street, west side
    • Lockwood
    • Mather
      Stephen Mather Road, east of Brookside Road
    • Midbrook
      Midbrook Lane
    • Jewish Cemeteries
    • Noroton River
      Post Road, south side
    • Old Jewish
    • Pelton
      171 Old Kings Hwy., South
    • Raymond
      Off Good Wives River Road (interior site)
    • Sammis (Private)
    • Slason
      Hanson Road, north side, near Middlesex
    • Smith
    • Stevens
      Cemetery #1-Hoyt Street, west side, near New Canaan town line
      Cemetery #2-Hoyt Street (interior site)
    • Town Cemetery
      Boston Post Road
    • Waterbury 1-3
      Cemetery #1-Hoyt Street, west side
      Cemetery #2-Hoyt Street, east opposite Leeds cemetery
      Cemetery #3-Mansfield Avenue, north of the intersection with Middlesex Road
    • Weed 1-2
      Cemetery #1-Pasture Lane, east of Nearwater Lane
      Cemetery #2-on Cove Pond, off the Post Road (interior site from Weed's Landing)

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        Cemetery Photos

        Libraries

        Darien Library
        35 Leroy Ave
        Darien, CT 06820
        (203) 655-1234

        Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am to 9 pm; Friday 9am to 6pm;
        Saturday 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 1pm to 5pm.

        Connecticut State Library
        231 Capitol Avenue
        Hartford, CT 06106
        (860)757-6500
        CSL History and Genealogy Unit
        Unit Head: Richard C. Roberts
        Telephone: (860)757-6580, Fax: (860)757-6677

        The CSL collection includes local histories and genealogies, with particular emphasis on Connecticut and New England; Connecticut town vital records, land records, and probate records; church records; family Bible records and cemetery inscriptions (the Hale Collection); newspaper notices of marriages and deaths; military records; Federal census records for Connecticut, New England states, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio; Index to New England Naturalization Petitions; ships' passenger lists and other immigration records; Connecticut atlases and maps, city directories, and newspapers.

        iConn.org
        Connecticut's Digital Library-Search thousands of popular and scholarly articles, from 1980 to the present, including newspapers. Requires a valid library card issued in a Connecticut community.

        The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
        From the "American Memory Project" collection:

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        Historical Societies

        Middlesex Genealogical Society
        PO Box 1111
        Darien, CT 06820-1111
        Meets four times per year at the Darien Public Library. Meetings generally include a guest speaker and are open to the public. An annual fee is charged for membership in the organization.

        Darien Historical Society
        The Bates Scofield House
        45 Old Kings Highway North
        Darien, CT 06820
        (203) 655-9233
        Judy Groppa, Executive Director
        Mimi Berkowitz, Assistant
        Society and Library Hours:
        Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
        Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
        Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
        Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

        Connecticut Society of Genealogists
        Mailing address:
        PO Box 435
        Glastonbury, CT 06033-0435
        (860) 569-0002
        The headquarters building is located at 175 Maple St. in East Hartford. The building is open to members and non-members for research from 9:30 to 4 Monday through Friday. Do not send mail to the Maple Street address.

        LDS Family History Centers
        Search for locations and hours of operation for all Family History Centers.

        Connecticut Historical Commission, Hartford
        59 South Prospect Street
        Hartford, Connecticut 06106

        Connecticut League of History Organizations
        "Keeping History Alive in Connecticut"
        940 Whitney Avenue
        Hamden, CT 06517-4002

        The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
        101 Newbury Street
        Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007
        (617)536-5740

        The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
        "People Who Bring History to Life."


        Historical Information

        John Barber's Darien, 1836
        From Connecticut Historical Collections

        Descent on Middlesex, July 22, 1781
        Poem written by Peter St. John of Norwalk describing the Tory raid on the Middlesex Ecclesiastical Society.

        Stephen Jenkins' Darien, 1913
        From The Old Boston Post Road

        Darien Historical Homes and Landmarks
        from The Connecticut Guide includes a map.

        Town of Darien
        Plaque commemorating the history of the Town of Darien.

        Early Settlers of Stamford
        A part of Stamford until 1820, this page provides information about the original settlers of the Stamford/Darien area.

        Stamford, CT Families (1641-1935)
        Searchable genealogical database of Stamford/Darien families.

        Darien Historic Resources
        Listings by the Town of Darien of its Historic Resources and Landmarks

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        Newspapers
        Newspapers local to the Darien community:

        The Darien News Review--Internet Edition
        24 Old Kings Highway South
        Darien, CT 06820
        Phone: (203) 655-7476

        DarienTimes.com
        4 Corbin Drive
        Darien, CT 06820
        (203) 656-4230
        Fax: (203) 656-4240

        The Stamford Advocate
        75 Tresser Boulevard
        P.O. Box 9307
        Stamford CT 06904

        The Connecticut Post
        410 State Street
        Bridgeport, CT 06604
        (203) 330-6456

        The Norwalk Hour
        346 Main Avenue
        Norwalk, CT 06851
        (203)-846-3281

        Other CT Newspapers


        Old Postcards & Photos

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        Churches
        Calvary Baptist Church
        Founded 1954
        988 Post Rd, Darien, CT  203-655-0318
        First Congregational Church
        First meeting held June 15, 1739
        14 Brookside Rd, Darien, CT  203-655-0491
        Noroton Presbyterian Church
        Organized November 4, 1863
        2011 Post Rd., Darien, CT  203-655-1451
        Saint John (RC) Church Of Darien
        Dedicated December 15, 1889
        1986 Post Rd., Darien, CT  203-655-1145
        Saint Luke Episcopal Church
        Organized August 30, 1855
        1864 Post Rd., Darien, CT  203-655-1456
        Saint Paul Episcopal Church 471 Mansfield Ave, Darien, CT  203-655-8773
        Saint Thomas More Church
        Established September 16, 1966
        374 Middlesex Rd, Darien, CT  203-655-3303
        Talmage Hill Community Church
        Organized 1870
        870 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Darien, CT  203-
        United Methodist Church of Darien 345 Middlesex Rd, Darien, CT  203-655-1469

        Church Records

        Census Records

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        Books about Darien, Connecticut
        DARIEN, 1641-1820-1970; historical sketches. Darien, Conn., Darien Historical Society [1970]

        Mead, Spencer P. ABSTRACTS OF CHURCH RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF DARIEN, County of Fairfield, State of Connecticut, from the Earliest Records Extant to 1850. [1920]

        Huntington, E.B. HISTORY OF STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT: 1641-1868, INCLUDING DARIEN UNTIL 1820.(Reprint: May 1992 )
         
        White, Lorraine C. (Editor) : BARBOUR COLLECTION OF CONNECTICUT TOWN VITAL RECORDS: DANBURY 1685-1847, DARIEN, 1820-1851; DERBY 1655-1852 Reprint: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. [1997]

        THE DARIEN, NOROTON AND NOROTON HEIGHTS CONNECTICUT DIRECTORY 1921-22. Providence, R.I. : C. Dewitt White Co., 1921.

        PERSI Name of Publication Vol. Issue Mo. / Season Year
        Darien Seafarers of the Early Days Darien Historical Society Annual [3]  1  2  March  1956
        First Families of Brookside Rd, Darien Darien Historical Society Annual [3]  2  5  March  1969
        Bates Cemetery, Darien Connecticut Nutmegger [5]  24  1  June  1991
        Cemeteries of Darien Darien Historical Society Annual [3]  1  6  March  1960
        Darien Grove Cemetery, History Middlesex Gen. Soc. Newsletter [4]  9  4  Winter  1992
        Leeds Cemetery, Darien Connecticut Nutmegger [5]  24  1  June  1991
        Norton River Cemetery, Darien Connecticut Nutmegger [5]  24  1  June  1991
        Smith Cemetery, Darien Connecticut Nutmegger [5]  24  1  June  1991
        Waterbury Cemetery 2, Darien Connecticut Nutmegger [5]  24  1  June  1991
        Darien & the America Cup Darien Historical Society Annual [3]  1  6  March  1960
        Darien Depot Architect. Survey Darien Historical Society Annual [3]  4  6    1990
        Darien Houses that Came to Stay Darien Historical Society Annual [3]  3  1  May  1975
        Darien in the 19th Century Darien Historical Society Annual [3]  4  9    1994
        Darien: 23 Leroy Ave., 1926-36 Darien Historical Society Annual [3]  3  10    1984
        Evolution of A New England Town Darien Historical Society Annual [3]  1  8  March  1962
        Memories of Darien from 5 Living Citizens Darien Historical Society Annual [3]  3  7    1981
        Old Homes of Darien. Darien Historical Society Annual [3]  1  7  March  1961
        Pageant of Darien in Summer of 1913 Darien Historical Society Annual [3]  1  9  March  1963
        Darien Map Middlesex Gen. Soc. Newsletter [4]  6  2  Summer  1989
        Darien Submarine Connection Middlesex Gen. Society Newsletter [4]  10  1  Spring  1993
        Revolution/Darien Brothers at War Darien Historical Society Annual [3]  3  2 .  1976
        If you are interested in a copy of these articles, please contact the respective Society below:
        [3] Darien Historical Society Annual, 45 Old Kings Hwy N, Darien, CT 06820. Persi Code: CTDH
        [4] Middlesex Genealogical Society Newsletter, PO Box 1111, Darien, CT 06820-1111. Persi Code: CTMS
        [5] Connecticut Society of Genealogists Nutmegger, PO Box 435, Glastonbury, CT 06033. Persi Code: CTNT
        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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        Sources:
        [1] Gagné, Peter J. Links to Your Connecticut Past. Pawtucket, RI: Quintin Publications (2002)
        [2] Hurd, D. Hamilton. History of Fairfield County, Connecticut. Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co. (1881)
        [3] Lindberg, Marcia Wiswall. Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research. 3rd Edition. Boston: NEHGS (1993)
        [4] Morrison, Betty Jean. Connecting to Connecticut. East Hartford: CT Society of Genealogists (1995)

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