Chester, Middlesex County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Chester, Connecticut online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the Town
See Connecticut Cemeteries for more information

 

Church Records[edit | edit source]

At its founding, Congregationalism was the dominant religion in Connecticut and was even the state religion until 1818. Other common Christian denominations include the Methodist, Episcopal, Roman Catholic, and Baptist churches.

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Many Connecticut churches have deposited their records at the Connecticut State Library. The following are church records available online for the town of Chester:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most land records are kept at the town level. The following are online land records for the town of Chester:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Chester Historical Society
9 West Main Street
PO Box 204
Chester, CT 06412
860.526.5781
E-mail: info@chesterhistoricalsociety.org
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Chester Public Library
21 West Main Street
Chester, CT 06412
860-526-0018
E-mail: library@chesterct.org
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Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Chester:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Chester:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Chester town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Chester Town Clerk
203 Middlesex Avenue
Chester, CT 06412
860-526-0013, Ext. 510
E-mail: TownClerk@chesterct.org
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Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: