Indexes for the Wallingford Center Street Cemetery
There are many sources available for cemetery research. However, the Center Street Cemetery Association cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the material since it is subject to human error. Most of the websites and other resources have been the result of individual research which has then been submitted and compiled. As in all genealogy research, it is important to verify information with multiple sources and determine the supporting material and where it is located.
The Charles R. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions contains vital information from headstone inscriptions in over 2,000 Connecticut cemeteries that were recorded in a W.P.A. project directed by Charles R. Hale ca. 1932-5. These records are bound in volumes for each town and are indexed on slips in a single alphabetical file. These slips reside in the Connecticut State Library. However subsequent lists by town and by cemetery have been transcribed and are posted on the Internet.
A subset of the Hale collection, plus additional entries, covers the Center Street Cemetery in Wallingford. It was transcribed circa 2006, by Gary Nilson of Wallingford, CT, and includes the Hale records plus an additional 2000 gravesites for a total of 3511 names presented in alphabetical order.
Starting in the fall of 2015, Mary Beth Applegate and Cathy Granucci have been using the cemetery burial records to enter additional names, dates and locations to the Hale-Nilson index. To date, we have added 590 burials from 1952 through 1960. Cathy is currently working on the 1961-1972 records. We will continue filling in missing sections as time permits.
----The Hale records were collected from headstones so these show the Death Date.
----The later records are from the burial records and show the Burial Date.
----Other information is provided where available.
Click below to open the updated list of names in alphabetical order.