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NEW FAIRFIELD TOWN RESOURCES

The town of New Fairfield is situated in the northern part of Fairfield County. It's bounded on the north by Sherman, on the east by Litchfield County and the town of Brookfield, on the south by Danbury and on the west by Putnam County, New York.

The town was granted to twelve proprietors, who purchased 31,000 acres of land from Chief Squantz of the Scatacook Indians.These proprietors made a division and allotment of the land and surveyed it about 1736-1737. The town of New Fairfield was incorporated in 1740. It is now a town of about 13,000 citizens.

Among the early residents were Medack Rogers, Jeroe Scudder, Thomas Burse, the Beasleys, the Penfields, the Treadwells and Amos R. Stevens.The Kelloggs were early and prominent settlers. [1]


New Fairfield Congregational Church Records

Thanks to the generous contribution of Barbara Andersen. Barbara has offered to reply to any questions concerning these records by E-mail ldbjand@aol.com.


Lookup Volunteer for the Durgy and Related families: Ted Brooks

I have compiled the genealogy of the "The Genealogy Of John Durgy and Hannah Conover of New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut." Although the material I gathered relates to the Durgy (or Durgey, or Durga) family, there is likely to be information there of interest to others. I will be happy to do lookups for you.



New Fairfield Records from the LDS FHC Card Catalog


Vital Records
New Fairfield Town Hall
Contact the Town Clerk
4 Brush Hill Road
New Fairfield, CT 06812
203-746-8110

Note: birth, marriage and death records prior to 1867 were destroyed in a fire. Non-certified copies of vital records are not available.

Hours:
Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday 8:30am to Noon.
  • Connecticut State Library
  • CT State Records at LDS Family History Centers

  • Probate & Land Records

    New Fairfield Probate Office
    4 Brush Hill Road, New Fairfield, CT 06812
    203-746-8160

    Hours: Wednesday and Thursday,; 9:00 am to 12 noon EST
    Probate Records: 1975 to Present
    Parent District: Danbury


      • The Connecticut State Library has received most Probate records prior to 1850. Pre-1850 records are also available on microfilm .
      • Land Records are recorded and indexed by the town clerk of each town and may be reviewed at town halls.
      • 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.

    Cemetery Records
    New Fairfield Cemetery Records
      • Balls Pound Cemetery
      • Congregational Cemetery
      • Gerow Cemetery
      • Methodist Cemetery
      • Mountain View Cemetery
      • New Fairfield Cemetery
      • Old Cemetery Cemetery
      • Union Cemetery

    The Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions (1600's to 1930's)
    is available through The Connecticut State Library

    The Association of Gravestone Studies
    30 Elm Street
    Worcester MA 01609
    (508) 831-7753


    Churches
      • New Fairfield Congregational Church
      • New Fairfield United Methodist 
        1 Beaver Bog Rd 
        New Fairfield, CT 
        (203) 746-3725
      • St Edward's Roman Catholic Church
        Route 39 
        New Fairfield, CT 
        (203) 746-2200 
      • Good Shepherd Lutheran
        2 Colonial Rd 
        New Fairfield, CT 
        (203) 746-9022
      • United Methodist Church 
        1 Beaver Bog Rd 
        New Fairfield, CT 
        (203) 746-6069 

    Library
    New Fairfield Library located next to the Town Hall.
    mailing address:
    2 Brush Hill Rd.,
    PO Box F, RT. 39,
    New Fairfield, CT 06812
    (203) 312-5682
    FAX : 203-746-3972
    Hours:
    Sunday: 1 - 4 (Sept - Apr)
    Mon & Wed: 10 - 8
    Tues, Thur, Sat: 10 - 5
    Fri: 1 - 8
    E-mail the New Fairfield Librarian

    Historical Societies s
    New Fairfield Historical Society
    PO Box 8156
    New Fairfield, CT 06812
    (203) 312-5687
    Contact: nfhs@newfairfieldlibrary.org

    Connecticut Society of Genealogists
    PO Box 435
    Glastonbury, CT 06033-0435
    (203) 569-00002


    Newspapers

    Books

    Sudol, Joan L. Gone, but Not Forgotten; Epitaphs of New Fairfield Connecticut. (1982)

    There are now many old books online at the books area of www.Google.com.
    You can search for locality, surname or other keywords. You may then view, print or download old books which have been scanned from around the country.


    [1] Hurd, D. Hamilton. History of Fairfield County, Connecticut. Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co. (1881)
    [2] Morrison, Betty Jean. Connecting to Connecticut. East Hartford: CT Society of Genealogists (1995)
    [3] Lindberg, Marcia Wiswall. Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research. 3rd Edition. Boston: NEHGS (1993)
      New Fairfield Civil War Soldiers Date of Enlistment   Date of Discharge
    Couch , Nathaniel ~1st Regiment 19 Apr 1861 01 Jul 1861
    James , J. K. ~1st Regiment, Company E 19 Apr 1861 31 Jul 1861
    Ballard, James ~3rd Regiment, Company C 14 May 1861 12 Aug 1861
    Barnum, George W. 14 May 1861 12 Aug 1861
    Basely, I. B. 14 May 1861 12 Aug 1861
    Beardsley, Henry. S. 14 May 1861 12 Aug 1861 
    Benedict, Alfred L.   14 May 1861   21 Jul 1861 
    Berry, Samuel  14 May 1861  12 Aug 1861
    Beebe, George W. 14 May 1861  12 Aug 1861 
    Bevins, F.  14 May 1861  31 Jul 1861
    Bourne, Horace  14 May 1861  21 Aug 1861 
    Bronson, A. E.   14 May 1861  21 Jul 1861  
    Bronson, Clark T.  14 May 1861  12 Aug 1861 
    Burns, Edwin 14 May 1861 12 Aug 1861

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