The community of Woodbridge was founded in the mid-1600s by families who came from the New Haven Colony and the Milford Colony to the land that was later to become the Town of Woodbridge. Many of the families of the original European settlers are still living in Woodbridge. This website is dedicated to telling the story of Woodbidge.
If you have information or photos you would like to share, or a story you would like to tell, please get in touch by email or phone (203-389-4203). Meanwhile, welcome to the website! Please look around…
In putting together this website, we’ve drawn material from several key sources, both old-fashioned books and information that has migrated to the web, either as digital books (such as old books scanned by Google or other library holdings that have been scanned and posted, such as those found in Open Library), or through other authors’ compilations. Here is a list of some of our favorite ‘go to’ primary sources:
Chapter IV of the History of New Haven, Vol. 2
published in 1892, tells the story of the founding of Woodbridge. Sections include:
The Pane-Joyce Family Genealogy website has information tracing many generations of ancient Woodbridge families, including Hitchcock, Hine, Sperry, Doolittle, and many more. Click the image below to visit this website.
The Oxford Past Genealogy Project website also has information tracing many generations of ancient Woodbridge families, especially those who had branches that eventually settled in Oxford, Connecticut. Click the image below to visit this website.