Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Salisbury, Connecticut at Wikipedia

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In New England most original vital records of birth, marriage, and death can be found at the town clerk's office

Salisbury Town Clerk
27 Main Street,
Salisbury, CT 06068
Phone: 860-435-5182
Salisbury Town Clerk

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At its founding, Congregationalism was the dominant religion in Connecticut and was even the state religion until 1818. Other common Christian denominations include the Methodist, Episcopal, Roman Catholic, and Baptist churches.

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Migration[edit | edit source]

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Migration routes for early European settlers to and from Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut Genealogy included:[1]

  • Alford and Egremont (MA) Turnpike[2] 1812
  • Catskill Turnpike  (aka Susquehannah Turnpike ) from Catskill, NY to Unadilla, NY; route travelled by Europeans by 1792; toll booths opened by 1804.[9] [6] [10] [11]
  • Columbia (NY) Turnpike 1799
  • Great Barrington and Aford (MA) Turnpike[12] 1812
  • Hampden and Berkshire (MA) Turnpike[14] 1826
  • Housatonic River (MA) Turnpike[15] 1809
  • Massachusetts 10th Turnpike[16] 1800
  • Massachusetts 12th Turnpike[17] 1812
  • Rensselaer and Columbia (NY) Turnpike 1799
  • Salisbury and Canaan (CT) Turnpike[18] 1801-1829

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Revolutionary War, 1775-1783[edit | edit source]

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Civil War, 1861-1865[edit | edit source]

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Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Salisbury:

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

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Libraries[edit | edit source]

Scoville Memorial Library
38 Main Street
Salisbury, CT 06068
Phone: 860-435-2838

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Societies[edit | edit source]

Salisbury Association
The Academy Building
24 Main Street
PO Box 553
Salisbury, CT 06068
Phone: 860 435-0566

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. WorldCat entry; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Frederic J. Wood, The Turnpikes of New England and the Evolution of the Same Through England, Virginia, and Maryland (Boston: Marshall Jones, 1919), map between 56 and 57, and 168. Internet Archive version online.
  3. Isaac Huntting, History of the Little Nine Partners of North East Precinct and Pine Plains, New York, Dutchess County (Amenia, NY: Chas. Walsh, 1897), 99-101. Google Book edition.
  4. List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 6 November 2014).
  5. Ancram Turnpike in Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes (accessed 6 November 2014). The Ancram Turnpike went from Springield, MA to Catskill, NY; and was called the Catskill Road.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Almira E Morgan, The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. Online digital copy.
  7. Catskill Turnpike in Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes (accessed 6 November 2014). The Catskill Turnpike went west from Catskill, NY to Bath, NY; the east part was called the Susquehanna Turnpike.
  8. Huntting, 97-99.
  9. List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 1 November 2014).
  10. Anastassia Zinke, The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History in Catskill Mountain Foundation (accessed 1 November 2014).
  11. Joan Odess, The Susquehanna Turnpike (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).
  12. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 186-88.
  13. Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 348-49.
  14. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 203-205.
  15. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 166-67.
  16. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 76-78.
  17. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 79-80.
  18. Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 363-64.