Free Online Connecticut City Directories

City and business directories are available online from all over the U.S. and are what I consider another important set of information that can assist you in advancing your family history and genealogy research.

This activity of presenting links is a collaborative effort between The Ancestor Hunt and Miriam Robbins, who for years has made available the Online Historical Directories website, which presents links to directories of all types that are available online, including free collections as well as those available only via subscription. I wish to thank Miriam for her help in launching this category of records at The Ancestor Hunt.

So, what kinds of directories are available to the researcher?  Naturally city and business directories, but also telephone directories, and alumni, farm, lodge, rural, and social directories.

What can you find in these records? How about:

  • Full names, including middle names
  • Spouse name
  • Occupation
  • Widows, working women, and adult children at home.
  • Maps
  • Businesses (and index to advertisers).
  • Addresses and maps of churches, schools, funeral homes, cemeteries, post offices, courts, hospitals, benevolent associations, and newspapers.
  • Whether a woman is a widow (including the name of her husband).
  • List of marriages and deaths of the previous year.
  • Death date.
  • etc.

Here are a few good primers on the benefits of searching historical city and other directories:​

And here are various places where you can find other city directories online: 

Note: Some of the links listed take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. Near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital. To take full advantage, please make sure that you are logged in to FamilySearch. The results may be different if you are signed in, rather than not.

(Updated August 2023)

Connecticut City Directories

Links to these free collections are presented initially with statewide collections, followed in alphabetical order by city or county. Generally, the publishing company is included in the reference to the collection, along with the collection title, and the date(s) of the directory:

Statewide

Alandar

Alford

Ansonia

Ashley Falls

Athol

Attawaugan

Avon

Ballouville

Barkhamsted

Branford

Bridgeport

Bridgeport District

Bristol

Bristol County

Brooklyn Center

Canaan

Cheshire

Clayton

Clinton

Connecticut Mills

Connecticut Valley

Cos Cob

Danbury

Danielson

Darien

Dayville

Derby

East Brooklyn

East Canaan

East Hampton

East Haven

East Killingly

East Port Chester

Easton

Egremont

Elmville

Enfield

Fairfeld

Fairfield County

Farmington Valley

Gardner

Glendale

Goodyear

Great Barrington

Greenwich

Hamden

Hartford

Hartsville

Housatonic

Interlaken

Kitchener

Leominster

Litchfield County

Manchester

Meriden

Middlesex County

Middletown

Milford

Mill River

Monterey

Mount Washington

Mystic

Naugatuck

New Britain

New Hartford

New Haven

New London

New Marlboro

New Milford

Niantic

Noank

North Canaan

North Egremont

Norwalk

Norwich

Old Saybrook

Pineville

Putnam

Ridgefield

River View

Saybrook

Sheffield

Sound Beach

South Berkshire

South Egremont

Southfield

Southington

Southport

Stamford

State Line

Stockbridge

Stonington

Stratford

Thompsonville

Tolland County

Torrington

Trumbull

Wallingford

Waterbury

Waterford

Wauregan

West Stockbridge

Westport

Willimantic

Windham County

Windsor Locks

Winsted

Woodbridge


For all Free Connecticut Collection Links in 24 Genealogy Categories, go to the By Location Page, click on Connecticut, and then click on the category of interest.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

2 replies on “Free Online Connecticut City Directories”

I have added these to my Directories database. They will appear on my website in my next update. Thank you.

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