Willington, Tolland County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

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Willington was incorporated in May, 1727.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.

The Church at Willington, 1760-1804 has baptismal records, marriage records and the entrance of church members or their dismissal and where these people went. Gives names and dates.

To see the churches in Willington, visit.

Many Connecticut churches have deposited their records at the Connecticut State Library. The following are church records available online for the town of Willington:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Willington Historical Society
P.O. Box 214
Willington, CT 06279
E-Mail: willingtohistorian@charter.net
Website

Willington Public Library
7 Ruby Road
Willington, CT 06279
860-429-3854
Website

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Willington:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The Probate court is at Town of Tolland. The court records are maintained for Tolland and Windham Towns. The following are online probate records for the town of Willington:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Willington town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]