Starting Sept. 30, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: U.S. States: Connecticut: Fairfield County

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: 1700's Fairfield County/Dutchess County NY
Posted by: judy g (ID *****6818) Date: June 18, 2002 at 13:35:22
In Reply to: 1700's Fairfield County/Dutchess County NY by Carol Sturdevant of 974

Border areas can be tough - so it pays to look in both areas. I know nothing about New York records, but Fairfield County records are held at the town level - even back to the 1700s. However, vital records up to 1850 have been compiled into one state-wide database called the Barbour Collection or Barbour Index. It is widely available at any library with a sizeable collection of New England material and is available through your local FHC. Also, in recent years the collection for each town is being published (they were doing a couple of towns each year in alphabetical order, but I don't know what town they are up to now). But they might be available through interlibrary loan.

Good luck!


Notify Administrator about this message?
Followups:
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/ct/fairfield/messages/355.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network