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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, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Closed Holidays. Barbour Records for Darien, 1820-1850: Other Sources:


Probate & Land Records
Darien Probate Office
Town Hall
2 Renshaw Road, Room 204
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 656-0774
William P. Osterndorf, Judge of Probate

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

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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)


Cemetery Photos


Darien Library
1441 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-1234

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 pm; Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Darien Library offers several genealogy databases like Ancestry.com Library Edition, American Ancestor, and ones paid for by the Connecticut State Library like Heritage Quest.

Genelogy research help is available via a partnership with the Middlesex Genealogical Society. View all resources

Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
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.

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:


Historical Societies

Middlesex Genealogical Society
PO Box 1111
Darien, CT 06820-1111
Meets five times per year at Darien Library. Meetings include a guest speaker and a social hour for genealogists to converse before the program. Meetings 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
Order microfilm ($) from the FamilySearch catalog at Darien Library. How to order

Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office
1 CT-2
Hartford, Connecticut 06103

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

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


Newspapers local to the Darien community:

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

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

Connecticut State Library Newspapers Collection

Other CT Newspapers

Old Postcards & Photos


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
Talmadge Hill Community Church
Organized 1870
Talmadge Hill Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840  203-966-2314
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]


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
PO Box 1111, Darien, CT 06820-1111. Persi Code: CTMS
[5] Connecticut Society of Genealogists
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


[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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If you have questions, comments or contributions to this collective effort,
please e-mail Darien Town Coordinator, Amanda L. Goodman of Darien Library.

In remembrance of Karen Steel (1947-2012), former Darien Town Coordinator,
who generously gave of her time to the researchers of Fairfield County.

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