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February, June and September:

Stamford Historical Society

1508 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT

March, July and October:

Danbury Public Library

170 Main St, Danbury, CT

April, August and November:

The Trumbull Library

33 Quality St, Trumbull, CT

May:

Fairfield Museum & History Center

370 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT

 

Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc.

PO Box 249, Stamford, CT 06904

Focused on southwestern Connecticut

Bridgeport Resources

Towns, Villages & Districts: Black Rock, East Bridgeport, Golden Hill, Grover Hill, Mill Hill, Newfield, Ox Hill

 

History: Bridgeport was established in May 1821 from portions of Fairfield and Stratford. City incorporated May 1836.

 

City Office:

Bridgeport Bureau of Vital Statistics

City Hall Annex

999 Broad Street, 1st Floor

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Website: www.bridgeportct.gov

Telephone: (203) 576-7445 or (203) 576-7477

Fax: (203) 332-5633

Hours: Monday 9 am – 6:45 pm

Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 4:30 pm

(Tuesday – Genealogists' Access 9 am – 4:30 pm)

Birth Records: 1847 – Present

Marriage Records: 1833 – Present

Death Records: 1847 – Present

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

 

Probate Office:

Bridgeport Probate District

City Hall Annex

999 Broad Street

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Telephone: (203) 576-3945

Fax: (203) 576-7898

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 5 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm

Probate History:

May 1821 - June 3, 1840, Stratford District
June 4, 1840 - Present, Bridgeport District

Additional Notes: The Bridgeport Probate Office also has records for Stratford from May 1782 to June 4, 1840 and for Easton (which included Weston) from July 22, 1875 to March 4, 1878.

Probate Records at Connecticut State Library:

Record Group 004:015, Bridgeport Probate Court
contains Probate record books, 1840-1955; Probate files, 1790-1963; bulk 1833-1963. 

 

Cemeteries: Lakeview, Maple Grove, Mount Grove, Old Stratfield, Park, Pembroke, St. Augustine's, St. James, St. Michael's

 

Other Sources:

Bridgeport Public Library

925 Broad Street

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Website: www.bportlibrary.org

Telephone: (203) 576-7400

Hours: Monday 9 am – 6 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 am – 8 pm

Friday, Saturday 10am – 5 pm

Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

 

Bridgeport Public Library History Center

Website: www.bportlibrary.org/hc

Telephone: (203) 576-4700 ext. 7

Hours: Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Monday – Wednesday by appointment

 

Stratford Historical Society

967 Academy Hill

PO Box 382

Stratford, CT 06615-0382

Website: www.stratfordhistoricalsociety.org

Telephone: (203) 378-0630

Hours: Wednesday, Sunday (1st Sunday of June through October) 12 pm – 4 pm

Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 9 am – 2:30 pm



Bridgeport – FHL films

1428468

b. index (1886-1890)
b. 1886-1890, p. 1-598
b. index (1890-1894 [actually to 1893])
b. 1890-1894 [actually to 1893], p. 1-291 - "p. 292-part of 299 missing from original book; they seem to be in the 1894-96 typed book."
b. index (1894-1896)
b. Feb. 1894-Aug. 1895, p. 1-269 [typed, with Jan. 1894 from p. 139-167]

 

1428469

b. Aug. 1895 (cont.)-1896, p. 269-509
b. index (1896-1898 [actually to 1900])
b. 1896-1898, p. 1-203
b. 1898-1900, p. 204-399
m. 1831-1854, p. 1-118 (p. 1 begins Oct. 1, 1833. Earliest m. on p. 3, Apr. 19, 1831 – last m. on p. 117, June 26, 1854) - includes index of grooms at beginning of register
m. index (1855-1870)
m. 1855-1870, p. 1-226

 

1428470

m. index (1871-May 1893) by grooms only
m. 1871-1893, p. 1-475
m. index (June 1893-Sept. 1899) by grooms only
m. 1893-1899, p. 1-201
m. index (Sept. 1899-1905 [actually only to 1900]) by grooms only
m. 1899-1905, p. 1-264

 

1428471

d. 1853-1870, p. 1-108
Burials (reported by cemetery): 1871-1877, 1870, 1865-1869, 1856-1865
d. index (1871-1888)
d. 1871-1877, p. 1-177
d. 1878-1888, p. 1-444
d. index (1889-1893)
d. 1889-1892, p. 1-200 (cont.)

 

1428472

d. 1892 (cont.)-1893, p. 200-249
d. 1893-1899, p. 1-382

 

1513442

Index (1900-1904)
d. 1900-1904, p. 1-359

 

1428299

Index, b., m., d. (1847-1854)
b., m., d. 1847-1854 [by school district]
b. 1850-1884, p. 1-167 St. James RC (1-72), St. Augustine RC (73-167), St. John Episcopal & other churches
b. 1857-1887, p. 167-250 St. Mary RC
b. 1850-1899, p. 1-50 Trinity Episcopal, St. James/St. Augustine RC & other churches
b. index (1855-1864)
b. 1853/4-1864, p. 1-270 (organized by MD returns, not always in date order)
b. index (1864-1870)
b. 1864-1870, p. 1-46 (organized by MD returns, not always in date order)

 

1428300

b. 1864-1870, p. 46-238 (organized by MD returns, not always in date order)
Burials (reported by cemetery), 1879-1884
b. index (1871-1878)
b. 1871-1878 [typed], p. 1-432, (organized by MD returns, not always in date order)
b. index (1878-1885)
b. 1878-1885 [typed], p. 2-429, (organized by MD returns, not always in date order)

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