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Vital Records

Ridgefield Town Clerk
400 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 431-2783
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Birth, Marriage and Death Records: 1709 to Present

Comments: Non-certified copies of birth, marriage and death records are not available.


Probate & Land Records

Ridgefield Probate Office
Jacquie Buckle, clerk
Judge Joseph A. Egan, Jr.
Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center, One School Street, Bethel, CT.
(203) 794-8508 

Effective January 1, 2011, Ridgefield is part of the Northern Fairfield County Probate District, which is comprised of Bethel, Newtown, Redding and Ridgefield.   

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Probate Records: June 1841 to Present. Earlier probate records may be found in either Fairfield or Danbury Probate Offices.

  • The Connecticut State Library has received most Probate records prior to 1850. Pre-1850 records are also available on microfilm.

  • 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
  • Beers
  • Branchville
  • Catholic
  • Davis
  • Fair Lawn
  • Florida
  • Gamaliel Smith
  • Hurlbutt
  • Loungsbury
  • Mapleshade
  • Old Episcopal Church
  • Old Florida
  • Old Town
  • Rev. Battle Ground
  • Ridgebury
  • Ridgefield
  • Scott
  • Selleck
  • Seymour
  • Smith
  • St. Mary's
  • Town

NOTE: If you have cemetery or funeral home records from any of the cemeteries or funeral homes of Ridgefield, and would like to share these with the Fairfield County USGenWeb Project, please e-mail the CTFAIRFI County Coordinator. Thank you!


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

The Association for Gravestone Studies
278 Main Street, Suite 207
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301
(413) 772-0836


Libraries

Ridgefield Public Library
472 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 438-2282

Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 to 6:00; Tues, Thurs 10:00-9:00; Sat 9:00 to 5:00; Sun 1:00 to 5:00


Historical Societies

Ridgefield Historical Society
Email: ridgefieldhistory@sbcglobal.net
4 Sunset Lane,
Ridgefield CT 0687
(203) 438-5821
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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


Newspapers

The Ridgefield Press
Box 1019, Ridgefield CT 06877
(203) 438-1183


Sources:

[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 Ed. Boston: NEHGS (1993)


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