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Wilton History: Additional Online Resources

  • Historic House Surveys of Wilton

Phase I (1989) and Phase II (2018)

  • Burial indexes for Wilton Cemeteries

Wilton Cemeteries

  • Local Periodicals

America's Historic Newspapers (Library of Congress), Connecticut newspapers
The Norwalk Hour (Norwalk Library indexes)
The Newtown Bee, 1877-1909
Wilton Bulletin, 1937-2004
Wilton Bulletin, 1997-2005
(Archive Search)
Wilton Bulletin, 2004-present (Newsbank Database; requires Wilton Library card)
Wilton Bulletin (Obituaries Search)

  • Land Records

Wilton became a separate parish from Norwalk in 1726 and an incorporated town in 1802. This means that Wilton’s pre-1802 land records are part of Norwalk’s. Wilton’s probate district was also changed in 1802. Wilton’s pre-1802 probate records are in Fairfield; Wilton’s post-1802 probate records are in Norwalk. These records have been digitized and are viewable through FamilySearch, a nonprofit family history organization. Some records may be viewed only at FamilySearch affiliate libraries. A list of locations is available here

            Land records, 1652-1915 (Norwalk)

            Land records, 1802-1902 (Wilton)

            Probate records, 1648-1916 (Fairfield)

            Probate records, 1802-1916 (Norwalk)