Connecticut Genealogy


My name is Linda Pingel and I am the host for the town of New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut. This page is part of the USGenWeb Project and the American History Genealogy Project. If you have any information to contribute for the town of New Milford,
contact me via e-mail.

1790 Census Heads of Family
A thru I J thru Z
Early New Milford History
Includes early settlers, town development,
ecclesiastical history, original native relationships,
an engraving of the town, news articles,
and cemetery inscriptions....
prior to 1837

Decendants of Caleb Mallory
Contributed by:  Mallory Smith

The First Twelve Settlers
Contributed by: Richard M. Clarke
The War Record
Contributed by: Richard M. Clarke
New Milford Plantation
Contributed by: Richard M. Clarke
Where Did They Go?
those migratory ancestors who once called 
New Milford their home.....
....On Line Now....

Thomas Lewis & Mary Turrell
Capt. Garry Brooks
Nathaniel Hendryx
Sarah Ketchum Pool
Daniel & Sarah Baldwin
The Noble Family

Surname Page

Queries 2004 thru 2007

Queries 2000 thru 2003

Early Marriages

Contributed by: Richard M. Clarke

Biography of: Andrew B. Mygatt


Contributed by: Michael R. Bradbury
Upper Merryall Cemetery

Contributed by: Ray Brown
Long Mountain Cemetery          Three Small Cemeteries


Baptismal Records 1716 to 1830

New England Cemetery Locator Map

New Milford CT Cemetery Locator Map

New Milford CT Cemetery Locator Map
(northern part of town)

New Milford Place Names

The contributions by Richard M. Clarke were transcribed by him from Samuel Orcutt's publication of History of the Towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut, 1703-1882.  Thank you, Richard, for your hard work and dedication to genealogy and for your interest in contributing to this web site :) :)

Commemorative Biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties Connecticut
Publisher: J.H. Beers & Co., Chicago; 1903


Jan Lyon has graciously volunteered to do lookups for the town of New Milford. Jan has lived in New Milford, CT all of her life, is a member of the New Milford Historical Society and lives only a short distance from the town hall. New Milford has their entire, complete collection of vital records from the time the town was officially chartered in 1707. As an interesting factoid of information, New Milford was the first colony in CT to have it's own charter.

Following is a list of books or compiled information that Jan has in her personal library. Please be as specific as possible when submitting your request.

1) "Families and Genealogies of Old Families of Fairfield,CT" by Donald Lines Jacobus. I typed up Richard Lyon and all his descendants and spouses.

2) "Lyon Memorial-Richard Lyon of Fairfield-Henry Lyon of Fairfield, CT" by Sidney Elizabeth Lyon

3) "History and Genealogy of New Milford and Bridgewater, CT 1703-1882" by Samuel J. Orcutt

4) "Biographical Review-The Leading Citizens of Litchfield County, CT" by Boston Biographical Review Publishing Co. 1896

5) My Gaylord (Gaylordsville-Windsor,CT) line

6) "Immigrant Ancestors-A list of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750" by Frederick Adams Virkus

7) "Founders and Leaders of Connecticut" by Charles E. Perry

8) History of the Northville, CT Baptist Church

9) "Howard Peck's New Milford" by Howard Peck

10) "Empire Over The Dam" by Kenneth T. Howell and Einar W. Carlson

11) 1790 Census of New Milford, CT

12) Gaylordsville, CT Cemetery Burial Records

13) First Congregational Church New Milford, CT 1716-1916. Includes membership list from 1716 on

14) Long Mountain Cemetery Burial Record, New Milford, CT

Once again........... Jan Lyon's e-mail

Thank you Jan !!!

I am glad to volunteer to do lookups for the surname "Buckingham" of Milford, New Milford, and Bridgewater. I am a 12 th generation descendant of Thomas Buckingham, a founder of Milford,CT, and my direct line lived in Bridgewater/New Milford from early 1800's to 1921 before removing to Watertown, CT where my family lives now. I have compiled and published a family history in 1999 that is available at Higginson Books in Salem,MA. It is a continuation of the 1872 book "The Buckingham Family,or, The Descendants of Thomas Buckingham, one of the first settlers of Milford, CT" by F.W. Chapman. I can be reached at or at my home address 146 Vaill Road, Watertown, CT 06795..................... R.J. Buckingham

Thankyou R.J. !!!

Janet Krompier has volunteered to do "look ups" from "The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records" for the town of New Milford 1712-1860. Please be as specific as possible.....preferrably providing both the given name and surname as there are many listings for the same surname. Also, please specify "New Milford vital record look up" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Thankyou Janet !!!

Josť Rivera Nieves has graciously submitted the following link of obituary listings for persons who were born in the town of New Milford. The listings cover the years 1999 and 2000. Jose is the coordinator for the Orange County, New York USGenWeb Project.

Visit this listing of current obituaries here.

Thankyou Josť !!!

Kathleen Zuris has contributed a link to a list of Minority Surnames that she has collected from US census and town (New Milford) records.
They can be viewed with this link:

 Thankyou Kathleen!!!

Can't Find that Elusive Ancestor?

Let others help you in your quest for that "elusive one" by submitting a query and/or your surnames

Someone...somewhere has just that clue that you need to continue your search

Submit Your New Milford Surnames & Query Today


Submit via E-mail per the following instructions:
Message Body: Write your query as you would like it to appear
Closing: Name & E-mail Address (required)

If you follow the above format, your query will be uploaded to the web site with as little delay as possible.


Submit via E-mail per the following instructions:
Message Body: List your New Milford Surnames
Closing: Name & E-mail Address (required)

If you follow the above format, your surnames will be uploaded to the web site with as little delay as possible.

New Milford Resources and Links

New Milford Public Library
24 Main Street
New Milford, Connecticut 06776
To the Library

New Milford Historical Society

Surnames, Town History, & the Genealogies of "Noble" & "Hinman" and much more will be found at the historical society's web site

Visit Here

For some reason, the historical society's web site is not always accessible.
Please keep trying.

The most current address I have for them is:
New Milford Historical Society
6 Aspetuck Ave.
P.O. Box 359
New Milford, CT 06776
(860) 354-3069

If you have any reference material on or related to New Milford and would like to volunteer as a resource, or if you know of a New Milford link that would be appropriate to add to this page, please e-mail me with the details. Linda Pingel

When contacting a resource volunteer, please do not forget to thank them for their time and effort.

Volunteers Needed!!! Your Name & Resource Can be Listed on this Web Site


Other Genealogical Sites of Interest

Newspaper Abstracts - an interesting and growing collection of news articles dating back into the 1800's. You may find your ancestor, place them in time and place, and read an article about their life.
Cyndi's List - many many many links can be found here.
Ancestry - many sites can be searched for free but membership will get you into all the sites.
(This one is well worth the membership fees)

US Biographies - numerous biographies "on line" by state.
For Canadian searchers (especially Quebec) visit
Marlene Simmons' site.
GenForum - chat, search and post queries - all in the same visit.
Higginson Books - when you can't find it, buy it.
LDS (Latter Day Saints) -
on line search
Roots Web - list your surnames
Scotland searchers - find information on your clan history here.
Scotland - found your clan? View and order your tartan at the
House of Tartan
Surname Origins and Meanings - also includes spelling variations (excellent site), but has disappeared as of my last check 3/01. If anyone knows if this site has moved, please contact me.
My Home Page with many more links -
visit here
My "Cemetery" Page - visit here.....not yet available..... still "work in progress".
My "Lost and Found" Photo Pages - mostly Wisconsin - mostly unknown -
visit here
Berlin Public Schools 1882-1883 - teachers, staff, pupils, former graduates, and an etching of the high school - Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin -
visit here

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This page was last updated: November 1, 2009

September 11, 2001
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