Stamford, CT


Stamford is a coastal town bounded on the north by Westchester County, New York; on the west by Greenwich; on the east by New Canaan and Darien, and on the south by Long Island Sound.

In 1640 Andrew Ward and Robert Coe, representing a group of settlers from Wethersfield, CT purchased a large tract of land on the banks of the Rippowam River from the New Haven colony. Each man in the group was expected to pay thirty-three pounds of produce as soon as possible. The Indians called the area Toquam or Rippowam, but in 1642, the English settlers named it Stamford after a town in England.

Click here for a current map of downtown Stamford
showing where the early settlers lived,
  with links to their genealogies.


Today, Stamford, "The City That Works," is home to a disproportionately large number of Fortune 500 corporate headquarters, including Pitney Bowes, Clairol, Xerox, GE Capital, Champion-International, Time Warner Cable, Cadbury-Schweppes USA, SwissBank USA, to name only a few. Stamford has about 117,000 residents but its population swells to 250,000 during the workday.

Click here to see a 360 degree view of six different areas of Stamford.

For a detailed account of Stamford history, click here

Stamford Town Clerk:
Town Hall
888 Washington Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06901

Main Office: (203)977-4054
Birth Records:(203) 977-4707

Hours:

Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. (call for summer hours)

Birth records:
1640-Present

Marriage Records: 1640-Present
Death Records:
1640-Present

Comments: Non-certified copies of birth, death, marriage certificates are available. (Check with Town Clerk for current rates.)


CT State Records at LDS Family History Centers


Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths of Stamford Families by Reverend Elijah B. Huntington


Stamford Barbour Index (1641-1853)
Stamford Churches

The Hale Collection of CT Cemetery Inscriptions for selected Fairfield County Towns
Stamford Probate Office
Town Hall

888 Washington Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06901
Main Office: (203) 977-4054
Title Search: (203) 977-5452


Hours:

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

Probate Records:

1650 to Present

Note:
Records may also be found at the Fairfield Probate Offices and at the CT State Library.

The Connecticut State Library
  has received most Probate records prior
to 1850. Pre-1850 records are alsoavailable 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.
Fairfield Memorial Park
230 Oaklawn Ave.,
Stamford, CT
(203) 325-1315


Queen of Peace Catholic C. located on

Rock Rimmon Road in  Stamford, CT
25 Camp Ave., Darien, CT
(203) 322-0455

Roxbury Cemetery of Stamford

429 Roxbury Rd., Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 322-6098

St. John's Catholic Cemetery

25 Camp Ave., Darien, CT
(203) 322- 0455

Woodland Cemetery

66 Woodland Pl., Stamford, CT
(203) 323-2681

NOTE:
If you would like to share records from any cemeteries in Stamford or anywhere in Fairfield County with the Fairfield County USGenWeb Project, please e-mail the Stamford coordinator Barbara Kaye.  Thank you!


Hale Collection of CT Cemetery Inscriptions
(1600's to 1930's) for other towns are available through a 
The Connecticut State Library      
Ferguson Public Library
One Library Plaza
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 964-1000
Books about Stamford History and Genealogies at the Ferguson Library

Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday &
Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Stamford Historical Society
1508 High RidgeRoad
Stamford, CT 06903
(203) 329-1183

Hours
Tuesday to Saturday,
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

CT Society of Genealogists

PO Box 435
Glastonbury, CT 06033-0435
(806) 569-0002

The Advocate
75 Tresser Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 964-2200

Other CT Newspapers

Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc.
(nee Stamford Genealogical Society)
PO Box 249
Stamford, CT  06904-0249

For an internet map of Stamford, click here.

REFERENCES: [1] Jeanne Majdalany. The Early Setllement of Stamford, Connecticut 1641-1700 Heritage Books (1990)
[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)


BOOKS ABOUT STAMFORD AND ITS HISTORY

974.69 M322S Marcus, Ronald. Stamford Revolutionary War damage claims / edited by Ronald Marcus
974.69 M322SC Marcus, Ronald. Stamford, Connecticut: a bibliography / by Ronald Marcus.
974.69 R332 Reflections. [Stamford,Conn.: Stamford Mail, 1986]
974.69 S554S Sherwood, Herbert Francis,1872- The story of Stamford, by Herbert F. Sherwood
974.69 S783SC Stamford scenes from yesteryear / the Fidelity Trust Company
974.69 T448 This is Stamford.
974.69 W17S Walton, AlfredGrant. Stamford historical sketches, by Alfred Grant Walton
974.69 W253 The War years 1939-1945: a living history of Stamford as recorded in the pages of The Stamford Advocate.  Verplanck, N.Y.: Historical Briefs, c1991.

974.6904 S783S  Stamford, Conn. Welcome Celebration Committee. Stamford's welcome to the soldiers and sailors of the Great War: October 10, 11, 12&131919. Stamford, Conn.: [s.n.], 1919.
974.692 M233H Majdalany, Jeanne.  The History of the Cove in Stamford, Connecticut / by Jeanne Majdalany.
974.692 M322F Marcus, Ronald. Fort Stamford; a concise study.
974.692 S783S Stamford,Conn.Stamford Bicentennial Committee. Stamford, past & present, 1641-1976; Stamford Revolutionary bicentennial, 1776-1976 /Stamford Bicentennial Committee.
974.692 S783ST Stamford, Our City / League of Women Voters of Stamford, Connecticut.
     

Click here to see a list of the books available for genealogical research in the Stamford Room
on the second floor of the Ferguson Library. These materials may not be removed
from the library but they are available to anyone.

STAMFORD CHURCHES AND SYNAGOGUES

Anglican Church of the Advent, 815 High Ridge Rd.,Stamford, CT 06905, (203) 329-9885
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1230 Newfield Ave., Stamford, CT 06905, (203) 322-2093
Bethany Assembly of God, 2 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903, (203) 322-4050
Bethel A M E Church, 150 Fairfield Ave., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 348-3879
Bethel Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, 101Stillwater Ave, Stamford, CT 06902, (203)348-1594
Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, CT 06903, (203) 322-9417
Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 800 Stillwater Rd., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 324-1852
Church of the Archangels, 1527Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06901, (203) 322-1522
Church of the Holy Spirit, 403 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903, (203) 322-3722
Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 29 Spruce St., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 348-3009
Congregation Agudath Shalom, 301 Strawberry Hill, Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 358-2200
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 93 Crystal St., Stamford, CT 06905, (203) 348-3021
Emanuel Episcopal Church, 977 Hope St., Stamford, CT  06907, (203)324-7539
Evangelical Community Church, 1155 Newfield Ave., Stamford, CT 06907, (203) 322-1330
Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church, 29 Grove St., Stamford, CT 06901, (203)348-8755
First Congregational Church, Walton Place, Stamford, CT 06901, (203) 323-0200
First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06905, (203) 324-9522
First United Methodist Church, Cross Rd., Stamford, CT 06905, (203) 324-1323
French Speaking Baptist Church, 28 Adams Ave., Stamford, CT 06902, (203)323-7835
French Speaking Church of God, 690 Pacific St., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 359-0113
Good Samaritan Church, 298 West Main St., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 325-1970
Grace Evangelical Free Church, 241 Courtland Ave., Stamford, CT 06906, (203) 323-6737
Holy Name of Jesus, 24 Pulaski St., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 323-4967
Jehovah's Witnesses, 891 Newfield Ave., Stamford, CT  06905, (203)322-3293
Little Zion Church of God in Christ, 73 Manhattan St., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 323-3251
Long Ridge Church, 455 Old Long Ridge Rd., Stamford, CT, (203) 322-6975
N. Stamford Congregational Church, 31 Cascade Rd., Stamford, CT 06903, (203) 322-1255
N. Stamford Seventh Day Adventist, 2136 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, CT 06903, (203) 329-8995
New Hope Apostolic Church, 7 Spruce St., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 969-7715
New Jerusalem Pentecostal Church, 568 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT 06901, (203) 327-8308
New Testament Church of God, 724 Pacific St, Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 359-0781
One Way Church of Christ, 94 Richmond Hill Ave., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 357-9521
Our Lady of Monserrat Church, 93 Hope St., Stamford, CT 06906, (203) 322-6991
Our Lady Star of the Sea Rectory, 1200 Shippan Ave., Stamford, CT 06902,(203) 324-4634
Ridges Roxbury United Methodist, 429 Roxbury Rd, Stamford, CT 06902, (203)322-6098
Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Ave., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 325-9544
Saint Gabriel Rectory, 914 Newfield Ave., Stamford, CT 06905, (203) 322-7426
Spring of Life Church of God, 140 Cove Rd., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 325-9373
St Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1231Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT, (203) 531-4265
St Francis' Episcopal Church, 503 Old Long Ridge Rd., Stamford, CT, (203) 322-2949
St John's Episcopal Rectory, 2628 Main St., Stamford, CT 06901, (203) 323-7359
St. Benedict's Church, 1 St. Benedict's Cir., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 327-7250
St. Bridget Church, 278 Strawberry Hill, Stamford, CT 06905, (203) 324-2910
St. Cecelia's Rectory, 1184 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905, (203) 322-1562
St. Clement's Church, 5535 Fairfield Ave., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 348-4206
St. John's Catholic Church, 279 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT 06901, (203) 324-1553
St. John's Lutheran Church, 884 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905, (203) 322-0066
St. Leo's Church, 24 Roxbury Rd, Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 322-1669
St. Mary's Catholic Church, 566 Elm St., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 324-7321
St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church, 141 Den Rd., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 329-9933
St. Vladamir's Cathedral, 24 Wenzel Terrace, Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 324-0242
Stamford Baptist Church, 602 High Ridge Rd.., Stamford, CT 06905, (203) 322-0031
Stamford United Christian Church, 126 Selleck St., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 359-2993
Stamford-Greenwich Society of Friends, 572 Roxbury Rd, Stamford, CT 06902, (203)595-9405
Temple Beth El, 350 Roxbury Rd., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 322-6901
Temple Sinai, Lakeside Drive, Stamford, CT 06903, (203) 322-1649
Trinity Episcopal Church, 20 Brookdale Rd., Stamford, CT 06903, (203) 322-1330
Trinity Lutheran Church, 265 Seaside Ave., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 325-1143
Turn of River Presbyterian Church, 49 Turn of River Rd., Stamford, CT 06905, (203) 322-5327
Union Baptist Church, 817 Newfield Ave., Stamford, CT 06905, (203) 322-0881
Union Memorial Church, 58 Church St., Stamford, CT 06906, (203) 324-6715
Unitarian Universalist Society, 520 Forest St., Stamford, CT 06901, (203) 348-0708
United Methodist Church, 1116 Hope St., Stamford, CT 06907, (203) 322-6302
Woodside AME Zion Church, 77 Woodside., Stamford, CT, (203) 327-9126
Young Israel of Stamford, 69 Oaklawn Ave., Stamford, CT 06905, (203) 348-3955,
Zion Lutheran Church 132 Glenbrook Rd., Stamford, CT 06902, (203) 327-7751


RECORDS AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR STAMFORD, CT

Stamford Barbour Index

Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths of Stamford Families by Elijah B. Huntington

The Hale Collection of CT Cemetery Inscriptions for selected Fairfield County Towns

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