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:''This article is about a county in Connecticut. For other uses, see [[Litchfield (disambiguation)|Litchfield (disambiguation)]].''
 
:''This article is about a county in Connecticut. For other uses, see [[Litchfield (disambiguation)|Litchfield (disambiguation)]].''
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Connecticut|Connecticut]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Litchfield County'''<br>
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Guide to '''Litchfield County, Connecticut ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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{{Click|Image:CT_ORP.png|Connecticut Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
Guide to '''Litchfield County Connecticut genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
 
 
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*There is no county government.  
 
*There is no county government.  
 
*The government is at the town level.
 
*The government is at the town level.
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=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*14 October 1751 from [[Fairfield County, Connecticut|Fairfield]] and [[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford]] counties.<ref>''Handybook'', 181.</ref>
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*14 October 1751 from [[Fairfield County, Connecticut Genealogy|Fairfield]] and [[Hartford County, Connecticut Genealogy|Hartford]] counties.<ref>''Handybook'', 181.</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The county was named after Lichfield, in England. The county seat has none since 1960 and the county was created 1751. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Litchfield County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litchfield_County,_Connecticut 04/27/2017.</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Connecticut county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/connecticut/ "Rotating Formation Connecticut County Boundary Maps"] (1643-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
*Lost census: 1890
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'''1886''' The Litchfield County courthouse was destroyed by fire, but no records were lost. Additionally, Lawyer H. B. Graves's library, which contained many rare and valuable works, and D. C. Kilbourn's historical library were destroyed.<ref>[http://www3.gendisasters.com/connecticut/6492/litchfield-ct-court-house-other-buildings-fire-jun-1886 ''GenDisasters'']</ref>
 
 
'''A LARGE PORTION OF THE TOWN ENTIRELY DESTROYED.'''  
 
 
 
... Besides its national reputation as a resort, Litchfield has a local fame as the county seat ... Next to the block stood the Court House, a big building also of wood, and its turn came next. The townsmen could do nothing to save it, and it burned down before their eyes, but the county records were saved. Close to the Court House there was the only brick building in that part of the town and it proved an effective barrier, the Court House being the last building on West-street to be destroyed. <br>... Among the property destroyed was Lawyer H. B. Graves's library, which contained many rare and valuable works, and D. C. Kilbourn's historical library.<br>The New York Times, New York, NY 12 Jun 1886<br>(source:[http://www3.gendisasters.com/connecticut/6492/litchfield-ct-court-house-other-buildings-fire-jun-1886 ''GenDisasters''])
 
  
 
=== Places / Localities  ===
 
=== Places / Localities  ===
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'''Communities:&nbsp;''' {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|East Plymouth, Connecticut|East Plymouth}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Falls Village, Connecticut|Falls Village}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Flanders, Connecticut|Flanders}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Gaylordsville, Connecticut|Gaylordsville}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Hotchkissville, Connecticut|Hotchkissville}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Lakeville, Connecticut|Lakeville}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Lime Rock, Connecticut|Lime Rock}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Milton, Connecticut|Milton}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|New Preston, Connecticut|New Preston}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Northfield, Connecticut|Northfield}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Northwest Harwinton, Connecticut|Northwest Harwinton}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Oakville, Connecticut|Oakville}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Pine Meadow, Connecticut|Pine Meadow}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Riverton, Connecticut|Riverton}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Sharon Valley, Connecticut|Sharon Valley}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|South Kent, Connecticut|South Kent}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Terryville, Connecticut|Terryville}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Torringford, Connecticut|Torringford}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|West Goshen, Connecticut|West Goshen}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Winsted, Connecticut|Winsted}} }}  
 
'''Communities:&nbsp;''' {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|East Plymouth, Connecticut|East Plymouth}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Falls Village, Connecticut|Falls Village}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Flanders, Connecticut|Flanders}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Gaylordsville, Connecticut|Gaylordsville}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Hotchkissville, Connecticut|Hotchkissville}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Lakeville, Connecticut|Lakeville}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Lime Rock, Connecticut|Lime Rock}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Milton, Connecticut|Milton}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|New Preston, Connecticut|New Preston}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Northfield, Connecticut|Northfield}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Northwest Harwinton, Connecticut|Northwest Harwinton}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Oakville, Connecticut|Oakville}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Pine Meadow, Connecticut|Pine Meadow}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Riverton, Connecticut|Riverton}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Sharon Valley, Connecticut|Sharon Valley}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|South Kent, Connecticut|South Kent}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Terryville, Connecticut|Terryville}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Torringford, Connecticut|Torringford}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|West Goshen, Connecticut|West Goshen}} {{!}}}} {{nowrap|{{AutoLink|Winsted, Connecticut|Winsted}} }}  
  
'''Neighboring counties:''' &nbsp;[[Fairfield County, Connecticut|Fairfield]] | [[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford]] | [[New Haven County, Connecticut|New Haven]] | '''''Massachusetts counties: &nbsp;''''' [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire]] | [[Hampden County, Massachusetts|Hampden]] | '''''New York counties:&nbsp;''''' [[Columbia County, New York|Columbia]] | [[Dutchess County, New York|Dutchess]] <br><br><br>  
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'''Neighboring counties:''' &nbsp;[[Fairfield County, Connecticut Genealogy|Fairfield]] | [[Hartford County, Connecticut Genealogy|Hartford]] | [[New Haven County, Connecticut Genealogy|New Haven]] | '''''Massachusetts counties: &nbsp;''''' [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Berkshire]] | [[Hampden County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampden]] | '''''New York counties:&nbsp;''''' [[Columbia County, New York Genealogy|Columbia]] | [[Dutchess County, New York Genealogy|Dutchess]] <br><br><br>  
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*Connecticut State Library, [http://www.cslib.org/LitchfieldMinorities.asp Litchfield County African Americans and Native Americans Collection], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).
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*Connecticut State Library, [http://cslib.cdmhost.com/utils/getfile/collection/p128501coll2/id/29150/filename/271915.pdfpage/page/4 Litchfield County African Americans and Native Americans Collection]  
 
*[http://www.bostwicktypingservice.com/nmminoritynames.html New Milford Minority Surnames/No Surnames]  
 
*[http://www.bostwicktypingservice.com/nmminoritynames.html New Milford Minority Surnames/No Surnames]  
 
*[http://www.bostwicktypingservice.com/nmblacksamerevolution.html New Milford Blacks who served in the American Revolution]  
 
*[http://www.bostwicktypingservice.com/nmblacksamerevolution.html New Milford Blacks who served in the American Revolution]  
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==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#bible Atwood Family Bible], USGenWeb CTArchives  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ct/litchfield/bibles/atwoodfa3gbb.txt Atwood Family Bible], USGenWeb CTArchives  
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#cemetery Cemeteries], USGenWeb CTArchives has links to transcriptions.  
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{{CT Cemeteries Intro|Litchfield }}
*Charles R. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemeteries and Inscriptions, [http://www.hale-collection.com/litchfield.htm Litchfield County Cemetery Records], (accessed 25 Feb 2011).&nbsp; This website has a collection of cemetery links, organized by town.
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*Connecticut Genealogy, [http://connecticut-genealogy.com/Litchfield-County-Cemetery-Records.cfm Litchfield County Cemetery Records], (accessed 6 Mart 2011).
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*Connecticut Genealogy Trails, [http://genealogytrails.com/conn/litchfield/cemeteries.html Cemeteries of Litchfield County], (accessed 6 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Alphabetical list.
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*findagrave, [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=306 Litchfield County Cemeteries], (accessed&nbsp;6 Mar 2011). &nbsp;(269 listings)
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Litchfield, Connecticut''' online and in print</center>
*Interment, [http://www.interment.net/us/ct/litchfield.htm Litchfield County Cemetery Records], (accessed 6 Mar 2011).&nbsp;&nbsp;This site has published burial records for several&nbsp;Litchfield County Cemeteries.  
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*Linkpendium, [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/cem/ Litchfield County Cemeteries], (accessed 7 Mar 2011).  
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/CT/LI.html#CEM The Political Graveyard], (accessed 4 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Litchfield County.  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/connecticut/litchfield.html The Tombstone Transcription Project], (accessed 4 Mar 2011).&nbsp; &nbsp;Litchfield County, Connecticut.
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*USGenWebProject, [http://www.judsonconnection.com/litchcem.html Litchfield County Cemeteries], (accessed 6 Mar 2011).&nbsp; This site is organized by town with&nbsp;some&nbsp;links to transcriptions.
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=8&GScnty=306&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/colitchfield/ CTGENWEB]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#cemetery CTGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/connecticut/litchfield.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.hale-collection.com/litchfield.htm Charles R Hale Collection]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|482864|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Litchfield+Connecticut&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=306 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Connecticut&county=Litchfield&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=9188&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=111&stateAbbv=&stateName= Litchfield County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Litchfield-county-connecticut-cemetery-records.htm Litchfield  Connecticut Cemetery Records]
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The following web sites may have additional information on Litchfield  County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/CT/index.htm Interment.net] Connecticut cemetery records by County.
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Litchfield-County-Cemetery-Records.htm Litchfield County Cemetery Records], Connecticut Genealogy.
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/conn/litchfield/cemeteries.html Cemeteries of Litchfield County], Connecticut Genealogy Trails, &nbsp; Alphabetical list.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/cem/ Litchfield County Cemeteries]by Linkpendium.  
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*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/CT/LI.html#CEM The Political Graveyard], &nbsp; Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Litchfield County.  
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*Joyce Mackenzie Cropsey, ''Register of revolutionary soldiers and patriots buried in Litchfield County'', (Canaan, New Hampshire&nbsp;:Phoenix Publishing, c1976).&nbsp; Published for the Mary Floyd Tallmadge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.&nbsp; Bibliography: p. 153-154.&nbsp;Includes index.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|228312|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 V22c.}}
 
*Joyce Mackenzie Cropsey, ''Register of revolutionary soldiers and patriots buried in Litchfield County'', (Canaan, New Hampshire&nbsp;:Phoenix Publishing, c1976).&nbsp; Published for the Mary Floyd Tallmadge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.&nbsp; Bibliography: p. 153-154.&nbsp;Includes index.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|228312|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 V22c.}}
  
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/CT/Litchfield/ Census Online<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1299469047437_625" />], (accessed 6 Mar 2011),&nbsp;Litchfield County Records.  
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/CT/Litchfield/ Census Online<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1299469047437_625" />], (accessed 6 Mar 2011),&nbsp;Litchfield County Records.  
 
*Census Finder, [http://www.censusfinder.com/connecticut.htm Connecticut Census Records], (accessed 6 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Online links by county.  
 
*Census Finder, [http://www.censusfinder.com/connecticut.htm Connecticut Census Records], (accessed 6 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Online links by county.  
*Connecticut Genealogy, [http://connecticut-genealogy.com/Litchfield-County-Census-Records.cfm Litchfield County Census Records], (accessed 6 Mar 2011).  
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*Connecticut Genealogy, [http://ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Litchfield-County-Census-Records.htm Litchfield County Census Records], (accessed 6 Mar 2011).  
 
*Linkpendium, [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/cen/ Census Records and Indexes], (accessed 6 Mar 2011). Litchfield County, Connecticut.  
 
*Linkpendium, [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/cen/ Census Records and Indexes], (accessed 6 Mar 2011). Litchfield County, Connecticut.  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/list#page=1&recordType=Census&countryId=1 US Census Collection], (accessed 8 Mar 2011), FamilySearch.  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/list#page=1&recordType=Census&countryId=1 US Census Collection], (accessed 8 Mar 2011), FamilySearch.  
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*Lowell M. Volkel, ''An index to the 1800 federal census of Litchfield, New Haven, Tolland and Windham counties, state of Connecticut,'' ([S.l.]&nbsp;: L.M. Volkel, c1969).&nbsp;&nbsp; Available at the Family History Center, {{FHL|242483|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 X22vLm 1800.}}
 
*Lowell M. Volkel, ''An index to the 1800 federal census of Litchfield, New Haven, Tolland and Windham counties, state of Connecticut,'' ([S.l.]&nbsp;: L.M. Volkel, c1969).&nbsp;&nbsp; Available at the Family History Center, {{FHL|242483|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 X22vLm 1800.}}
  
{{Census|Connecticut}}  
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{{Census|Connecticut}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
{{TX Church Intro}}
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The [[Congregational Church in the United States|Congregational Church]] was predominant in early Connecticut and was [http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Connecticut.pdf the state church until 1818]. Other prominent churches in the state are the [[Methodist Church in the United States|Methodist]] and [[Episcopal Church in the United States|Episcopal]] churches (colonial period), and the [[Roman Catholic Church in the United States|Roman Catholic]] and [[Baptist Church in the United States|Baptist]] churches (19th century).
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It is recommended that you also look at the [[Connecticut Church Records|Connecticut Church Records]] page, which has additional information about church records in Connecticut.
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#church Church Records], USGenWeb CTArchives  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#church Church Records], USGenWeb CTArchives  
*Connecticut Genealogy, [http://connecticut-genealogy.com/Litchfield-County-Church-Records.cfm Litchfield County Church Records], (accessed 6 Mar 2011). Includes church and vital records.  
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*Connecticut Genealogy, [http://ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Litchfield-County-Church-Records.htm Litchfield County Church Records], (accessed 6 Mar 2011). Includes church and vital records.  
*Arthur Goodenough, ''The clergy of Litchfield County'', (Winchester, Connecticut&nbsp;: Litchfield County University Club, 1909).&nbsp; Available online at [http://books.google.com/books?id=JdqU9Sd4WwAC&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+clergy+of+Litchfield+County&source=bl&ots=WsLfc_RvJ8&sig=BcZ94wpMGfd5Vdk9jzqscmk1-LU&hl=en&ei=F7dtTY3lKIGosQPZx-i1BQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], (accessed 1 Mar 2011), or [http://www.archive.org/stream/clergyoflitchfie00good#page/n15/mode/2up Internet Archives], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; A database for this book can be found at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16199 ancestry.com]$, (accessed&nbsp;1 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|23086|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 K2g,}} or FHL US/CAN Fiche 6100461.  
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*Arthur Goodenough, ''The clergy of Litchfield County'', (Winchester, Connecticut&nbsp;: Litchfield County University Club, 1909).&nbsp; Available online at [http://books.google.com/books?id=JdqU9Sd4WwAC&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+clergy+of+Litchfield+County&source=bl&ots=WsLfc_RvJ8&sig=BcZ94wpMGfd5Vdk9jzqscmk1-LU&hl=en&ei=F7dtTY3lKIGosQPZx-i1BQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], (accessed 1 Mar 2011), or [http://www.archive.org/stream/clergyoflitchfie00good#page/n15/mode/2up Internet Archives], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; A database for this book can be found at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16199 ancestry.com]$, (accessed&nbsp;1 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|230862|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 K2g,}} or FHL US/CAN Fiche 6100461.  
 
*Litchfield County Foreign Mission Society (Litchfield County, Connecticut), ''Semi-centennial of the Litchfield Co. Foreign Mission Society celebrated at Litchfield, October 16, 1861'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1995).&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|585659|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1598359 Item 14.}}
 
*Litchfield County Foreign Mission Society (Litchfield County, Connecticut), ''Semi-centennial of the Litchfield Co. Foreign Mission Society celebrated at Litchfield, October 16, 1861'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1995).&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|585659|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1598359 Item 14.}}
  
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*Linkpendium, [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/dir/ Litchfield Directories], (accessed 7 Mar 2011).  
 
*Linkpendium, [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/dir/ Litchfield Directories], (accessed 7 Mar 2011).  
*''Waterbury suburban city directory including Middlebury, Terryville, Thomaston, Watertown, and Wolcott'', (New Haven [Connecticut]&nbsp;: Price ; Lee Company, 1940?-).&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|807531|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.67 E4pws.}}  
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*''Waterbury suburban city directory including Middlebury, Terryville, Thomaston, Watertown, and Wolcott'', (New Haven [Connecticut]&nbsp;: Price&nbsp;; Lee Company, 1940?-).&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|807531|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.67 E4pws.}}  
*Price Lee Company, ''Southbury (New Haven County and Litchfield County, Ct.) city directory including Roxbury, Washington and Woodbury'', (New Haven [Connecticut]&nbsp;: Price Lee Company, [197-?]-).&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|801215|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.67/S3 E4p.}}  
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*Price Lee Company, ''Southbury (New Haven County and Litchfield County, Ct.) city directory including Roxbury, Washington and Woodbury'', (New Haven [Connecticut]&nbsp;: Price Lee Company, [197-?]-).&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|801215|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.67/S3 E4p.}}  
 
*''Torrington, Winsted, Litchfield, Norfolk, Goshen directory combining five distinct directories: governmental directory, buyers' directory, alphabetical directory, numerical directory, classified directory,'' (New Haven [Connecticut]&nbsp;: Price Lee, 1931-).&nbsp;&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|330795|item|disp= FHL US/CAN 1425529 Item 3.}}&nbsp; (3 Films)  
 
*''Torrington, Winsted, Litchfield, Norfolk, Goshen directory combining five distinct directories: governmental directory, buyers' directory, alphabetical directory, numerical directory, classified directory,'' (New Haven [Connecticut]&nbsp;: Price Lee, 1931-).&nbsp;&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|330795|item|disp= FHL US/CAN 1425529 Item 3.}}&nbsp; (3 Films)  
*Price Lee Company, ''New Milford (Litchfield County, Conn.) city directory including Bridgewater, Brookfield, Brookfield Center, New Fairfield and Sherman'', (New Haven [Connecticut]&nbsp;: Price Lee Company, [196-?]-).&nbsp;&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|801192|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 E4p.}}
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*Price Lee Company, ''New Milford (Litchfield County, Conn.) city directory including Bridgewater, Brookfield, Brookfield Center, New Fairfield and Sherman'', (New Haven [Connecticut]&nbsp;: Price Lee Company, [196-?]-).&nbsp;&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|801192|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 E4p.}}
  
 
==== Divorce Records  ====
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
*R. Manning Chipman, ''The history of Harwinton, Connecticut'', (Hartford [Connecticut]&nbsp;: Williams, Wiley & Turner, 1860).&nbsp; Includes bibliographical references and index.&nbsp; Available online at [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofharwint00chip#page/n7/mode/2up Internet Archives], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available at the Family&nbsp;History Library, {{FHL|48354|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.61/H1 H2c,}} or FHL US/CAN Film 1698076 Item 4.  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Litchfield-County.htm Litchfield County Genealogy] 1,332 Litchfield county genealogy record sources.
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*R. Manning Chipman, ''The history of Harwinton, Connecticut'', (Hartford [Connecticut]&nbsp;: Williams, Wiley &amp; Turner, 1860).&nbsp; Includes bibliographical references and index.&nbsp; Available online at [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofharwint00chip#page/n7/mode/2up Internet Archives], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available at the Family&nbsp;History Library, {{FHL|48354|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.61/H1 H2c,}} or FHL US/CAN Film 1698076 Item 4.  
 
*Elmer I. Shepard, ''Elmer I. Shepard Collection Connecticut and Vermont family group records, ca. 1550-1900'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990).&nbsp; The Shepard Collection represents the working files of Elmer I. Shepard. He gathered his material from a number of sources, both primary and secondary, and then combined it on 3 x 5 index cards, arranged by geographic location (county and town) and then by surname, listed under the heads of families.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, 4 films starting with, {{FHL|556360|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1684312 Items 12-19.}}
 
*Elmer I. Shepard, ''Elmer I. Shepard Collection Connecticut and Vermont family group records, ca. 1550-1900'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990).&nbsp; The Shepard Collection represents the working files of Elmer I. Shepard. He gathered his material from a number of sources, both primary and secondary, and then combined it on 3 x 5 index cards, arranged by geographic location (county and town) and then by surname, listed under the heads of families.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, 4 films starting with, {{FHL|556360|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1684312 Items 12-19.}}
  
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*''History of Litchfield County, Connecticut with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971).&nbsp; Microfilm of original published: Philadelphia, Pa.&nbsp;: J.W. Lewis, 1881. 1 v. in 2 (730 p.), [278] leaves of plates&nbsp;: ill., maps, ports.&nbsp; Available online at [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyoflitchfi00jwle#page/n1/mode/2up Internet Archives], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|49348|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 496898 Items 1-2.}}  
 
*''History of Litchfield County, Connecticut with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971).&nbsp; Microfilm of original published: Philadelphia, Pa.&nbsp;: J.W. Lewis, 1881. 1 v. in 2 (730 p.), [278] leaves of plates&nbsp;: ill., maps, ports.&nbsp; Available online at [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyoflitchfi00jwle#page/n1/mode/2up Internet Archives], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|49348|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 496898 Items 1-2.}}  
*Berkshire Genealogist Indexing Committee, ''Index to History of Litchfield County, Connecticut published by J. W. Lewis & Co. 1881'', (Pittsfield, Massachusetts&nbsp;: Berkshire Family History Association, c1999).&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1368564|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 H2h index.}}  
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*Berkshire Genealogist Indexing Committee, ''Index to History of Litchfield County, Connecticut published by J. W. Lewis &amp; Co. 1881'', (Pittsfield, Massachusetts&nbsp;: Berkshire Family History Association, c1999).&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1368564|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 H2h index.}}  
 
*Litchfield County (Conn.), Samuel Church, Horace Bushnell, ''Litchfield County centennial celebration held at Litchfield, Conn., 13th and 14th of August, 1851'', (Ann Arbor, Michigan&nbsp;:&nbsp;University Microfilms, 1987).&nbsp; Includes "Address ... on the occasion of the centennial celebration, 1851 / by Judge Church": p. [21]-69&nbsp;; "The age of homespun. A discourse ... 1851 ' by Horace Bushnell": p. [105]-130.&nbsp; Available online at [http://books.google.com/books?id=ZtRfHL9qVAcC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Litchfield+County+centennial+celebration+held+at+Litchfield,+Conn.,+13th+and+14th+of+August,+1851&source=bl&ots=Ib5tA09p5x&sig=PJ9hO2ga-57kCtRf8YCoF0k4imc&hl=en&ei=dsJtTa77GIS4sAO54Im3Cw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], (accessed 1 Mar 2011), or [http://www.archive.org/details/litchfieldcounty00litciala Internet Archives], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|660045|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6062275.}}  
 
*Litchfield County (Conn.), Samuel Church, Horace Bushnell, ''Litchfield County centennial celebration held at Litchfield, Conn., 13th and 14th of August, 1851'', (Ann Arbor, Michigan&nbsp;:&nbsp;University Microfilms, 1987).&nbsp; Includes "Address ... on the occasion of the centennial celebration, 1851 / by Judge Church": p. [21]-69&nbsp;; "The age of homespun. A discourse ... 1851 ' by Horace Bushnell": p. [105]-130.&nbsp; Available online at [http://books.google.com/books?id=ZtRfHL9qVAcC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Litchfield+County+centennial+celebration+held+at+Litchfield,+Conn.,+13th+and+14th+of+August,+1851&source=bl&ots=Ib5tA09p5x&sig=PJ9hO2ga-57kCtRf8YCoF0k4imc&hl=en&ei=dsJtTa77GIS4sAO54Im3Cw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], (accessed 1 Mar 2011), or [http://www.archive.org/details/litchfieldcounty00litciala Internet Archives], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|660045|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6062275.}}  
 
*Dorothy Deming, ''Settlement of Litchfield County'', (New Haven, Connecticut&nbsp;: Yale University Press, 1933).&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|228414|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 H2c no. 7,}}or FHL US/CAN Film 1697313 Item 7.  
 
*Dorothy Deming, ''Settlement of Litchfield County'', (New Haven, Connecticut&nbsp;: Yale University Press, 1933).&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|228414|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 H2c no. 7,}}or FHL US/CAN Film 1697313 Item 7.  
*R. Manning Chipman, ''The history of Harwinton, Connecticut'', (Hartford [Connecticut]&nbsp;:Williams, Wiley & Turner, 1860).&nbsp; Includes bibliographical references and index.&nbsp; Available online at [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofharwint00chip#page/n7/mode/2up Internet Libraries], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|48354|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.61/H1 H2c,}} or FHL US/CAN Film 1698076 Item 4.  
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*R. Manning Chipman, ''The history of Harwinton, Connecticut'', (Hartford [Connecticut]&nbsp;:Williams, Wiley &amp; Turner, 1860).&nbsp; Includes bibliographical references and index.&nbsp; Available online at [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofharwint00chip#page/n7/mode/2up Internet Libraries], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|48354|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.61/H1 H2c,}} or FHL US/CAN Film 1698076 Item 4.  
 
*William Cothren, ''History of ancient Woodbury, Connecticut from the first Indian deed in 1659 ... including the present towns of Washington, Southbury, Bethlem, Roxbury, and a part of Oxford and Middlebury'', (Waterbury, Connecticut&nbsp;: Bronson Brothers, 1854-1879).&nbsp; Photocopies of originals.&nbsp; Vols. 2-3 have imprint: Woodbury, Conn.&nbsp;: W. Cothren, 1872-1879.&nbsp;Includes indexes.&nbsp;Vols. 1-2 contain history and genealogy, vol. 3 contains vital records, including those for ancient Stratford.&nbsp; Available online, Volume 1&nbsp;: [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofancient02coth Internet Archives], (accessed 1 Mar 2011), and Volume 2, pt. 1: [http://books.google.com/books?id=SHEFAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=History+of+ancient+Woodbury,+Connecticut+from+the+first+Indian+deed+in+1659+...+including+the+present+towns+of+Washington,+Southbury,+Bethlem,+Roxbury,+and+a+part+of+Oxford+and+Middlebury&source=bl&ots=DIcN6hKqFH&sig=7fhr7FgBuI_WM8-qu4G_Kvllryk&hl=en&ei=dL9tTYOPNIuesQOJ35XNCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], (accessed 1 Mar 2011), and Volume 2, pt. 2: [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofancient22coth Internet Archives], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|227810|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 H2cw v. 1 and 2,}} and Volume 1, FHL US/CAN Film 2055359 Item 4 and Volume 2-3: FHL US/CAN Film 6181 Items 2-3.  
 
*William Cothren, ''History of ancient Woodbury, Connecticut from the first Indian deed in 1659 ... including the present towns of Washington, Southbury, Bethlem, Roxbury, and a part of Oxford and Middlebury'', (Waterbury, Connecticut&nbsp;: Bronson Brothers, 1854-1879).&nbsp; Photocopies of originals.&nbsp; Vols. 2-3 have imprint: Woodbury, Conn.&nbsp;: W. Cothren, 1872-1879.&nbsp;Includes indexes.&nbsp;Vols. 1-2 contain history and genealogy, vol. 3 contains vital records, including those for ancient Stratford.&nbsp; Available online, Volume 1&nbsp;: [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofancient02coth Internet Archives], (accessed 1 Mar 2011), and Volume 2, pt. 1: [http://books.google.com/books?id=SHEFAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=History+of+ancient+Woodbury,+Connecticut+from+the+first+Indian+deed+in+1659+...+including+the+present+towns+of+Washington,+Southbury,+Bethlem,+Roxbury,+and+a+part+of+Oxford+and+Middlebury&source=bl&ots=DIcN6hKqFH&sig=7fhr7FgBuI_WM8-qu4G_Kvllryk&hl=en&ei=dL9tTYOPNIuesQOJ35XNCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], (accessed 1 Mar 2011), and Volume 2, pt. 2: [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofancient22coth Internet Archives], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|227810|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 H2cw v. 1 and 2,}} and Volume 1, FHL US/CAN Film 2055359 Item 4 and Volume 2-3: FHL US/CAN Film 6181 Items 2-3.  
 
*Old Woodbury Historical Society, ''Homes of Old Woodbury'',&nbsp; ([Woodbury, Connecticut]&nbsp;: Old Woodbury Historical Society (Connecticut), c1959).&nbsp; Old Woodbury included the present towns of Woodbury, Washington, Bethlehem, Roxbury, and Southbury.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|476762|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 H2ho.}}  
 
*Old Woodbury Historical Society, ''Homes of Old Woodbury'',&nbsp; ([Woodbury, Connecticut]&nbsp;: Old Woodbury Historical Society (Connecticut), c1959).&nbsp; Old Woodbury included the present towns of Woodbury, Washington, Bethlehem, Roxbury, and Southbury.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|476762|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 H2ho.}}  
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Deeds, mortgages, releases, and other related documents were recorded by the town clerk and are at the town halls. Most are indexed by grantor and grantee. There is no statewide index.  
 
Deeds, mortgages, releases, and other related documents were recorded by the town clerk and are at the town halls. Most are indexed by grantor and grantee. There is no statewide index.  
  
The Family History Library and the Connecticut State Library have microfilm copies of many proprietors' and town records from the earliest years to the mid or late 1800s. Some are as recent as the 1900s. They are listed in the [https://www.familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library Catalog] under the name of the town.  
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The Family History Library and the Connecticut State Library have microfilm copies of many proprietors' and town records from the earliest years to the mid or late 1800s. Some are as recent as the 1900s. They are listed in the [https://www.familysearch.org/catalog-search FamilySearch Catalog] under the name of the town.  
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#deeds Deeds and Land Records], USGenWeb CTArchives  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#deeds Deeds and Land Records], USGenWeb CTArchives[[Image:Ctlitchfield.jpg|right|400px|Ctlitchfield.jpg]]
 
*Library of Congress, Topography and Map Division, ''Litchfield County, Connecticut land ownership map, 1859'', (Washington, DC&nbsp;: Library of Congress, 1983).&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Available online at [http://www.flickr.com/photos/uconnlibrariesmagic/3387765290/ flickr from Yahoo], (accessed 2 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available&nbsp;at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1143465|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6079299.}}  
 
*Library of Congress, Topography and Map Division, ''Litchfield County, Connecticut land ownership map, 1859'', (Washington, DC&nbsp;: Library of Congress, 1983).&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Available online at [http://www.flickr.com/photos/uconnlibrariesmagic/3387765290/ flickr from Yahoo], (accessed 2 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available&nbsp;at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1143465|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6079299.}}  
 
*Tinmouth (Vermont). Proprietors' Clerk, ''Proprietors records, 1761-1809'', (Montpelier, Vermont&nbsp;: Vermont Public Records Division, 1973).&nbsp; Microfilm of original records filmed at Tinmouth, Vermont.&nbsp; Contains deeds and land surveys. Also includes land records from various counties in Connecticut. Includes charter book which contains a copy of the 1761 Tinmouth charter and minutes of proprietors meetings.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|296733|item|disp= FHL US/CAN 944196 Item 4 and 6.}}
 
*Tinmouth (Vermont). Proprietors' Clerk, ''Proprietors records, 1761-1809'', (Montpelier, Vermont&nbsp;: Vermont Public Records Division, 1973).&nbsp; Microfilm of original records filmed at Tinmouth, Vermont.&nbsp; Contains deeds and land surveys. Also includes land records from various counties in Connecticut. Includes charter book which contains a copy of the 1761 Tinmouth charter and minutes of proprietors meetings.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|296733|item|disp= FHL US/CAN 944196 Item 4 and 6.}}
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/connecticut/ Maps of Connecticut (1643-1960)]
 
*Department of Economic and Community Development, [http://www.ct.gov/ecd/cwp/view.asp?a=1106&Q=250996 Connecticut Maps], (accessed&nbsp;2 Mar 2011).&nbsp;&nbsp;Organized by State and County.&nbsp; Links to road maps, county outlines, colored outlines and lists of towns.  
 
*Department of Economic and Community Development, [http://www.ct.gov/ecd/cwp/view.asp?a=1106&Q=250996 Connecticut Maps], (accessed&nbsp;2 Mar 2011).&nbsp;&nbsp;Organized by State and County.&nbsp; Links to road maps, county outlines, colored outlines and lists of towns.  
 
*Linkpendium, [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/maps/ Maps and Gazetteers, Litchfield County], (accessed 7 Mar 2011).  
 
*Linkpendium, [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/maps/ Maps and Gazetteers, Litchfield County], (accessed 7 Mar 2011).  
 
*Clark's Map of Litchfield County, Connecticut, [http://www.flickr.com/photos/uconnlibrariesmagic/3387765290/ flickr from yahoo], (accessed 7 Mar 2011).
 
*Clark's Map of Litchfield County, Connecticut, [http://www.flickr.com/photos/uconnlibrariesmagic/3387765290/ flickr from yahoo], (accessed 7 Mar 2011).
  
[[Image:Ctlitchfield.jpg]]  
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==== Migration  ====
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[[Image:NY MA CT.png|right|450px|NY MA CT.png]]Migration routes for early European settlers to and from {{PAGENAME}} included:<ref>''Handybook'', 847-61.</ref><br><br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_River '''Hudson River'''] a navigable river stretching from north of [[Albany, New York|Albany]] then flowing south to empty into the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Ocean Atlantic Ocean] at [[New York City, New York|New York City]]
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*[[Albany Post Road]] from [[New York City New York genealogy|New York City]] to [[Albany, New York]]<ref name="Old Alb">Wikipedia contributors, "Old Albany Post Road" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Albany_Post_Road (accessed 23 June 2011).</ref> 1669
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*Alford and Egremont (MA) Turnpike<ref>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. [https://archive.org/stream/turnpikesofnewen00woodrich#page/168/mode/1up Internet Archive version online].</ref> 1812
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*Ancram (NY) Turnpike<ref>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. [{{Huntt}} Google Book edition].</ref> 1805, also sometimes called the '''''Catskill Road''''', from [[Salisbury, Connecticut]] to [[Catskill, New York]]
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*[[Catskill Road]] 1750s from [[Springfield, Massachusetts]] to [[Catskill, New York]]<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York List of turnpikes in New York] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 6 November 2014).</ref> <ref name="AncramTpk">[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tqpeiffer/Documents/Ancestral%20Migration%20Archives/Migration%20Webpage%20Folder/Northeast%20U.S.%20Migration%20Routes.htm#_NAME_%28A%29 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'''''.</ref> <ref name="Morgan">Almira E Morgan, ''The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path'' (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. [http://tcpl.org/local-history/documents/nys-cny/Catskill_Turnpike.pdf Online digital copy].</ref> <ref name="CatskillTpk">[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tqpeiffer/Documents/Ancestral%20Migration%20Archives/Migration%20Webpage%20Folder/Northeast%20U.S.%20Migration%20Routes.htm#_NAME_%28C%29 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'''''.</ref> <ref>Huntting, 97-99.</ref>
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*'''''[[Catskill Turnpike]]&nbsp;''''' (aka '''Susquehannah Turnpike&nbsp;''') from Catskill, NY to Unadilla, NY; route travelled by Europeans by 1792; toll booths opened by 1804.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York List of turnpikes in New York] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 1 November 2014).</ref> <ref name="Morgan" /> <ref>Anastassia Zinke, [http://www.catskillmtn.org/guide-magazine/articles/2001-11-the-susquehanna-turnpike-and-america-s-frontier-history.html The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History] in ''Catskill Mountain Foundation'' (accessed 1 November 2014).</ref> <ref>Joan Odess, [http://www.dcha-ny.org/turnpike.pdf The Susquehanna Turnpike] (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).</ref>
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*Columbia (NY) Turnpike 1799
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*Great Barrington and Aford (MA) Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 186-88.</ref> 1812
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*[[Greenwood Road]]<ref>Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 348-49.</ref> 1799 from [[Hartford, Connecticut]] to [[Albany, New York]]
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*Hampden and Berkshire (MA) Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 203-205.</ref> 1826
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*Hillsdale and Chatham Turnpike 1805 from [[Alford, Massachusetts]] to [[Albany, New York]]
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*Housatonic River (MA) Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 166-67.</ref> 1809
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*Massachusetts 10th Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 76-78.</ref> 1800
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*Massachusetts 12th Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 79-80.</ref> 1812
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*[[Minsi Path]] 1766 from [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]] to [[Kingston, New York]]<ref>''Handybook'', 851.</ref> <ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem_Pike Bethlehem Pike] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 17 November 2014).</ref>
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*[[Old Connecticut Path]]<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Connecticut_Path Old Connecticut Path] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 28 October 2014).</ref> <ref>Wood, 25.</ref> <ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Post_Road Boston Post Road] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 28 October 2014).</ref> 1630 from [[Boston, Massachusetts]] to [[Hartford, Connecticut]]
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*Rensselaer and Columbia (NY) Turnpike 1799
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*Salisbury and Canaan (CT) Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 363-64.</ref> 1801-1829
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*[[Ulster and Delaware Turnpike]] 1802 from [[Salisbury, Connecticut]] to [[Bainbridge, New York]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://dunhamwilcox.net/ct/barkhamsted_ct_miltary.htm Military Data Extracted From Barkhamsted, Conn]. , Its Centennial 1879 To Which is Added A Historical Appendix 1881, transcribed by Jane Devlin.&nbsp; A list of Barkhamsted men who served in the War of the Revolution, the War of 1812-14, the Mexican War and the Rebellion of 1861-65.
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*[http://dunhamwilcox.net/ct/barkhamsted_ct_miltary.htm Military Data Extracted From Barkhamsted, Conn]. , Its Centennial 1879 To Which is Added A Historical Appendix 1881, transcribed by Jane Devlin.&nbsp; A list of Barkhamsted men who served in the War of the Revolution, the War of 1812-14, the Mexican War and the Rebellion of 1861-65.
  
 
===== American Revolution  =====
 
===== American Revolution  =====
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====== Internet Sites  ======
 
====== Internet Sites  ======
  
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civl War Research Database] $, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).&nbsp;
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civl War Research Database] $, (accessed 8 Mar 2011)  
*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
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*[https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database], (accessed 9 Aug 2017);
*[http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/index.php Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War],&nbsp;(accessed 8 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Grave Database&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.suvcwdb.org/ Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War] Grave Database (accessed 9 Aug 2017);  
*Samuel Orcutt, [http://dunhamwilcox.net/town_hist/new_milf_war.htm History of the Towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut, 1703-1882],&nbsp;(accessed 25 Feb 2011). &nbsp;The War [Transcribed by Richard Clarke]&nbsp; Includes: A Record of the Soldiers who enlisted in the Civil War&nbsp;from New Milford.  
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*Samuel Orcutt, [http://dunhamwilcox.net/town_hist/new_milf_war.htm History of the Towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut, 1703-1882],&nbsp;(accessed 25 Feb 2011). &nbsp;The War [Transcribed by Richard Clarke] Includes: A Record of the Soldiers who enlisted in the Civil War&nbsp;from New Milford.  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctlitch2/towns/sharon/sharon-civel.htm Those who served in the Civil War], (accessed 25 Feb 2011).&nbsp; List of names given from Charles F.&nbsp;Sedgwick's, ''The General History of The Town of Sharon, Litchfield County, Connectictut From Its First Settlement'', (Amenia, NY: Charles Walsh, Printer and Publisher 1877).  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctlitch2/towns/sharon/sharon-civel.htm Those who served in the Civil War], (accessed 25 Feb 2011). List of names given from Charles F.&nbsp;Sedgwick's, ''The General History of The Town of Sharon, Litchfield County, Connectictut From Its First Settlement'', (Amenia, NY: Charles Walsh, Printer and Publisher 1877).  
*[http://members.skyweb.net/~channy/litchctyCW.html Litchfield County and the Civil War], (accessed 25 Feb 2011). &nbsp;Reprint of various articles describing soldiers from the area.
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*[http://archive.today/cxxDQ Litchfield County and the Civil War], (accessed 30 June 2014). Reprint of various articles describing soldiers from the area.
  
 
===== World War I and World War II  =====
 
===== World War I and World War II  =====
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==== Native American  ====
 
==== Native American  ====
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*Connecticut State Library, [http://cslib.cdmhost.com/utils/getfile/collection/p128501coll2/id/29150/filename/271915.pdfpage/page/4 Litchfield County African Americans and Native Americans Collection].
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*[http://libguides.ctstatelibrary.org/hg/nativeamericans/cttribes Connecticut State Library] has an extensive list of Native American Tribes associated with the state of Connecticut.
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/connecticut-indian-tribes.htm Access Genealogy] indicates the Wawyachtonoc, a tribe of the Mahican Confederacy occupied the northwestern corner of Litchfield county, Connecticut.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schaghticoke_tribe Shagihticoke tribe] The Schaghticoke historically consisted of Mahican, Potatuck, Weantinock, Tunxis, Podunk, and their descendants, peoples indigenous to what is now New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The remnant tribes amalgamated in the area near the Connecticut-New York border after many losses. Their reservation, granted in 1736 by the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut, is one of the oldest in the United States. It is located near the New York border within the boundaries of Kent in Litchfield County, to the west of the Housatonic River.
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1851-1992''' {{RecordSearch|2141008|Connecticut, District Court Naturalization Indexes, 1851-1992}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
*Connecticut.&nbsp; Court of Common Pleas.&nbsp; Superior Court, ''Index to naturalization petitions 1790-1906, 1906-1973'' (Litchfield County, Connecticut - Court of Common Pleas, and Superior Court), (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2003). Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1154805|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 2369711 Item 2.}} (3 films)  
 
*Connecticut.&nbsp; Court of Common Pleas.&nbsp; Superior Court, ''Index to naturalization petitions 1790-1906, 1906-1973'' (Litchfield County, Connecticut - Court of Common Pleas, and Superior Court), (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2003). Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1154805|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 2369711 Item 2.}} (3 films)  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.allyoucanread.com/litchfield-county-newspaper-ct/ Litchfield County Newspaper List], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  
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[http://www.usnpl.com/ctnews.php Litchfield County Newspaper List], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  
 
 
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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*Sharon - Kent, Salisbury and Sharon Towns  
 
*Sharon - Kent, Salisbury and Sharon Towns  
*Connecticut State Library, [http://www.cslib.org/probate/districtsf.htm Research Guide to Connecticut Probate Districts], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).
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*Connecticut State Library, [http://libguides.ctstatelibrary.org/hg/probate Research Guide to Connecticut Probate Records].
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1609 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9049 Connecticut Wills and Probate Records 1609-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#taxlists Tax Lists], USGenWeb CTArchives
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ct/litchfield/taxlists/taxabate75gms.txt Litchfield County CT Archives History] - Taxlists .....Tax Abatements, Woodbury (Parish Of Southbury).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*Litchfield County (Connecticut). Coroner, ''Coroner's Records, 1883-1934'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988).&nbsp; Indexes are found within each volume.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, Volume 1-2: {{FHL|530489|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1579556 Items 2-3.}} Volume 3-10: FHL US/CAN Film 1602521-1602525.  
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/connecticut/ct-vital-records/ How to order Connecticut Vital Records]
*Mildred E. Berry Nott, Cythia Nott Ockels, and June Berry, ''The Longfellow birthday book'', Includes primarily birthdates with some death and marriage dates for residents of Burrville, Winsted, and Harwinton, (Litchfield County), Connecticut with other relatives in other states. Entries were kept from 1892-1973.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1051903|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 V2n.}}  
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*'''1640-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2448940|Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*USGenWeb CTArchives, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html Litchfield County], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  
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*'''1883-1934''' - Litchfield County (Connecticut). Coroner, ''Coroner's Records, 1883-1934'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988).&nbsp; Indexes are found within each volume.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, Volume 1-2: {{FHL|530489|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1579556 Items 2-3.}} Volume 3-10: FHL US/CAN Film 1602521-1602525.  
*Linkpendium, [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/vr/ Vital Records, Litchfield County], (accessed 7 Mar 2011).
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*'''1892-1973''' - Mildred E. Berry Nott, Cythia Nott Ockels, and June Berry, ''The Longfellow birthday book'', Includes primarily birthdates with some death and marriage dates for residents of Burrville, Winsted, and Harwinton, (Litchfield County), Connecticut with other relatives in other states. Entries were kept from 1892-1973.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1051903|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 V2n.}}  
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*USGenWeb CTArchives, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html Litchfield County].  
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*Linkpendium, [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/vr/ Vital Records, Litchfield County].
  
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
*[http://www.csginc.org/litchfield_county_connecticut.php Connecticut Society of Genealogists], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).  
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'''Cornwall Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 115<br> Cornwall, CT 06753<br> 860-672-0505<br> E-Mail:[mailto:CornHistSoc@optonline.net CornHistSoc@optonline.net]<br> [http://www.cornwallhistoricalsociety.org/Research.html Website]<br>
*Linkpendium, [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/soc/ Societies, Litchfield County], (accessed 7 Mar 2011).
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*Howard Williston Carter, ''The Litchfield County University Club a brief historical sketch with list of members, 1896-1903'', (Ann Arbor, Michigan&nbsp;: University Microfilms, 1987).&nbsp; Available online at [http://books.google.com/books?id=kEABAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+Litchfield+County+University+Club+a+brief+historical+sketch+with+list+of+members,+1896-1903&source=bl&ots=ycdSBUzJmL&sig=RhEfNmaKvMo06jAyCBtQXJRC3gU&hl=en&ei=EfBtTYi7LpKCsQOZuYTMCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CBcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], (accessed 1 Mar 2011), or [http://www.archive.org/stream/litchfieldcount00cartgoog#page/n10/mode/2up Internet Archives], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; A database of this book can be found at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=14749 ancestry.com]$, (accessed 1 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|660072|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6062278.}}
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'''The Kent Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 651<br> 10 Studio Hill Road <br> Kent, CT 06757<br> 860-927-4587<br> E-Mail: [mailto:info@kenthistoricalsociety.org info@kenthistoricalsociety.org]<br> [http://kenthistoricalsociety.org Website]<br>
*Dudley L. Vaill, ''The Litchfield County University Club an account of its origin and a brief review of its history'', (Ann Arbor, Michigan&nbsp;: University Microfilms, 1987).&nbsp;&nbsp; A database for this book can be found at [http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=14750 ancestry.com]$, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp;&nbsp; Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|660075|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6062279.}}<br>
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'''The Litchfield Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 385<br> 7 South Street<br> Litchfield, CT 06759<br> 860-567-4501<br> Fax: 860-567-3565<br> E-Mail: [mailto:eogrady@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org eogrady@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org]<br> [http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/library/genealogy.php Website]<br>
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'''New Hartford Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 41<br> 537 Main Street<br><br> New Hartford, CT 06057 860-379-6894<br> E-Mail: [mailto:newhartfordhistory@att.net newhartfordhistory@att.net]<br> [http://newhartfordcthistory.org Website]<br>
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<br> '''New Milford Historical Society &amp; Museum'''<br> N°6 Aspetuck Ave<br> New Milford, CT 06776<br> 860 354-3069<br> [http://www.nmhistorical.org/genealogy Website]<br>
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'''Salisbury Association'''<br> The Academy Building<br> 24 Main Street <br> PO Box 553<br> Salisbury, CT 06068<br> 860 435-0566<br> Email: [mailto:salisburyassn@gmail.com salisburyassn@gmail.com]<br> [http://salisburyassn.org/ Website]<br>
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'''Sharon Historical Society'''<br> 18 Main Street<br> P.O. Box 511<br> Sharon, CT 06069<br> 860-364-5688<br> E-Mail: [mailto:sharonhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com sharonhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com]<br> [http://sharonhist.org/geneology Website]<br>
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<br> '''Torrington Historical Society'''<br> 192 Main Street<br> Torrington, CT 06790 <br> 860 482-8260<br> E-Mail: [mailto:mark@torringtonhistoricalsociety.org mark@torringtonhistoricalsociety.org]<br> [http://www.torringtonhistoricalsociety.org/scope-of-collection1.html Website]<br>
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'''Watertown Historical Society, Inc.'''<br> 22 DeForest Street<br> Watertown, CT 06795<br> 860 274-1050<br> E-Mail: [mailto:watertownctmuseum@sbcglobal.net watertownctmuseum@sbcglobal.net]<br> [http://www.watertownhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br>
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==== Family History Center  ====
  
*[http://www.publiclibraries.com/connecticut/litchfield.htm Litchfield County Public Libraries], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; This site lists the addresses and websites of&nbsp;the public libraries in Litchfield county.
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*Linkpendium, [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/lib/ Libraries, Museums, and Archives, Litchfield County], (accessed 7 Mar 2011).
 
  
=== Web Sites ===
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=== Websites ===
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Connecticut/Litchfield/Default.aspx ancestry.com]$, (accessed 8 Mar 2011). Available databases for Litchfield County.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/connecticut/litchfield-county/ Litchfield County, CT History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*Census Finder, [http://www.censusfinder.com/connecticut-vital-records.htm Connecticut Vital Records], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).&nbsp;&nbsp; Online transcriptions are listed by county.  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110320115356112858682 Connecticut Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*Connecticut Genealogy, [http://connecticut-genealogy.com/Litchfield-County-Genealogy.cfm Litchfield Countywide Sources], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106374389457465/ Connecticut Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/ct-local.htm#Litchfield Cyndi's List], (accessed 28 Feb 2011). &nbsp;Litchfield County General Resource Sites  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Connecticut/Litchfield/Default.aspx ancestry.com]$ Available databases for Litchfield County.  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=9188 epodunk], (accessed 28 Feb 2011). &nbsp;Litchfield County Quick Links  
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*Census Finder, [http://www.censusfinder.com/connecticut-vital-records.htm Connecticut Vital Records] Online transcriptions are listed by county.  
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/ct-county-litchfield.html FamilyHistory101],&nbsp;(accessed 28 Feb 2011). &nbsp;Litchfield County Connecticut History, Records, Facts, Genealogy and Ancestry
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*Connecticut Genealogy, [http://ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Litchfield-County.htm Litchfield County Genealogy]  
*[http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/1926/litchfield.html The Litchfield County CTGenWeb Project], a member of The CTGenWeb Project  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/ct-local.htm#Litchfield Cyndi's List] Litchfield County General Resource Sites  
*[http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/ Linkpendium], (accessed 28 Feb 2011). &nbsp;Litchfield County Genealogy and Family History  
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=9188 epodunk] Litchfield County Quick Links  
*[http://www.mygenealogist.com/connecticut-genealogy/litchfield-county.htm MyGenealogist] , (accessed 28 Feb 2011). &nbsp;Litchfield County, Connecticut Genealogy Resources. &nbsp;Our expert research team has put together some helpful links and resources to help you get started with your project. Many of the Fairfield County resources listed on this page are often used by our genealogists to locate important records like birth certificates, obituaries, court records, marriage certificates, land deeds, and family histories.  
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*[http://www.judsonconnection.com/litchfield.html The Litchfield County CTGenWeb Project], a member of The CTGenWeb Project  
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*[http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/ Linkpendium] Litchfield County Genealogy and Family History  
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*[http://www.mygenealogist.com/litchfield-county-connecticut.html MyGenealogist] Litchfield County, Connecticut Genealogy Resources. &nbsp;Our expert research team has put together some helpful links and resources to help you get started with your project. Many of the Litchfield County resources listed on this page are often used by our genealogists to locate important records like birth certificates, obituaries, court records, marriage certificates, land deeds, and family histories.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Litchfield County.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Litchfield County.&nbsp;  
*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/CT/Litchfield/ Web Sites at RootsWeb for Litchfield County], (accessed 4 Mar 2011).
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/CT/Litchfield/ Websites at RootsWeb for Litchfield County]  
*{{FHL|Connecticut%2C+Litchfield|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} Litchfield County Subjects.
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*{{FHL|Connecticut%2C+Litchfield|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Litchfield County Subjects.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:41, 23 August 2017

United States
Connecticut
Litchfield County
This article is about a county in Connecticut. For other uses, see Litchfield (disambiguation).

Guide to Litchfield County, Connecticut ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Litchfield County, Connecticut
Map
Map of Connecticut highlighting Litchfield County
Location in the state of Connecticut
Facts
Founded October 14, 1751
County Seat Litchfield
Courthouse
Address PO Box 247
Litchfield, CT 06759
Phone: 203.567.0885
Litchfield County Website


County Courthouse


 

Clerk Superior Court  has divorce and court records from 1800’s; Town Clerks  have birth, marriage, death, and land records; Probate Judge  has probate records[1]

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Barkhamstead 1799,
Bethlehem 1787,
Canaan 1739,
Colebrook 1799,
Cornwall 1740,
Goshen 1739,
Harwinton 1737,
Kent 1739,
Litchefield 1719,
New Hartford 1738,
New Milford 1712,
Norfolk 1758,
Plymouth 1795,
Roxbury 1796,
Salisbury 1741,
Sharon 1739,
Torrington 1740,
Washington 1779,
Warren 1768,
Watertown 1780,
Winchester 1771,
Woodbury 1673.

  • There is no county government.
  • The government is at the town level.

Quick Facts

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Wikipedia has more about this subject: Litchfield County, Connecticut
  • Named for City of Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. Not to be confused with Litchfield, Hampshire, England.

Parent County

Description

The county was named after Lichfield, in England. The county seat has none since 1960 and the county was created 1751. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.[3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Connecticut county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Connecticut County Boundary Maps" (1643-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1886 The Litchfield County courthouse was destroyed by fire, but no records were lost. Additionally, Lawyer H. B. Graves's library, which contained many rare and valuable works, and D. C. Kilbourn's historical library were destroyed.[4]

Places / Localities


City:  Torrington

Towns

Boroughs: Bantam | Litchfield

Communities:  East Plymouth | Falls Village | Flanders | Gaylordsville | Hotchkissville | Lakeville | Lime Rock | Milton | New Preston | Northfield | Northwest Harwinton | Oakville | Pine Meadow | Riverton | Sharon Valley | South Kent | Terryville | Torringford | West Goshen | Winsted

Neighboring counties:  Fairfield | Hartford | New Haven | Massachusetts counties:   Berkshire | Hampden | New York counties:  Columbia | Dutchess


Resources

African American

Bible Records

Atwood Family Bible, USGenWeb CTArchives

Biographies

  • Linkpendium, Biographies, Oral Histories, Diaries, Memoirs, Genealogies, Correspondence, Litchfield County.
  • Arthur Goodenough, The clergy of Litchfield County, (Winchester, Connecticut : Litchfield County University Club, 1909).   Available online at Google Books, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 K2g.
  • Dwight C. Kilbourn, The bench and bar of Litchfield County, Connecticut, 1709-1909 biographical sketches of members, history and catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, historical notes, (Litchfield, Connecticut : D. C. Kilbourn, c1909).  Includes index.  Available online at Internet Archives.  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 U24k,  or on the desktop at the Family History Library, Computer US/CAN Desktop CD-ROM no. 2630 v. 2.
  • David S. Boardman, Sketches of the early lights of the Litchfield bar, (Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilms, 1987).  Includes index.  Available online at Internet Archives.  Also available in the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6062276.
  • Charles F. Sedgwick, Fifty years at the Litchfield County bar, (Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilms, 1987).  A database for this book is available at ancestry.com$, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6062277.
  • Payne Kenyon Kilbourn, A biographical history of the county of Litchfield, Connecticut comprising biographical sketches of distinguished natives and residents of the county; together with complete lists of the judges of the county court, justices of the quorum, county commissioners, judges of probate, sheriffs, senators, c., (New York, New York : Clark, Austin, 1851).   Available online at Internet Archives, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 D3k.
  • Biographical review, this volume contains biographical sketches of the leading citizens of Litchfield County, Connecticut, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974).   Includes index.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 924619 Item 2. 

Cemeteries 

Cemeteries of Litchfield, Connecticut online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Connecticut Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites may have additional information on Litchfield County cemeteries.

  • Joyce Mackenzie Cropsey, Register of revolutionary soldiers and patriots buried in Litchfield County, (Canaan, New Hampshire :Phoenix Publishing, c1976).  Published for the Mary Floyd Tallmadge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Bibliography: p. 153-154. Includes index.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 V22c.

Census

For tips on accessing Litchfield County, Connecticut Genealogy census records online, see: Connecticut Census.

Church

The Congregational Church was predominant in early Connecticut and was the state church until 1818. Other prominent churches in the state are the Methodist and Episcopal churches (colonial period), and the Roman Catholic and Baptist churches (19th century).

It is recommended that you also look at the Connecticut Church Records page, which has additional information about church records in Connecticut.

  • Church Records, USGenWeb CTArchives
  • Connecticut Genealogy, Litchfield County Church Records, (accessed 6 Mar 2011). Includes church and vital records.
  • Arthur Goodenough, The clergy of Litchfield County, (Winchester, Connecticut : Litchfield County University Club, 1909).  Available online at Google Books, (accessed 1 Mar 2011), or Internet Archives, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  A database for this book can be found at ancestry.com$, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 K2g, or FHL US/CAN Fiche 6100461.
  • Litchfield County Foreign Mission Society (Litchfield County, Connecticut), Semi-centennial of the Litchfield Co. Foreign Mission Society celebrated at Litchfield, October 16, 1861, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1995).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1598359 Item 14.

Court Records

Description and Travel - Guidebooks

  • Newell Meeker Calhoun and Julius Turner Edson, Litchfield County Sketches, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990). Available online at Google Books, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Famiy History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1320920 Item 5.

Directories

  • Linkpendium, Litchfield Directories, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).
  • Waterbury suburban city directory including Middlebury, Terryville, Thomaston, Watertown, and Wolcott, (New Haven [Connecticut] : Price ; Lee Company, 1940?-).    Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.67 E4pws.
  • Price Lee Company, Southbury (New Haven County and Litchfield County, Ct.) city directory including Roxbury, Washington and Woodbury, (New Haven [Connecticut] : Price Lee Company, [197-?]-).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.67/S3 E4p.
  • Torrington, Winsted, Litchfield, Norfolk, Goshen directory combining five distinct directories: governmental directory, buyers' directory, alphabetical directory, numerical directory, classified directory, (New Haven [Connecticut] : Price Lee, 1931-).   Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN 1425529 Item 3.  (3 Films)
  • Price Lee Company, New Milford (Litchfield County, Conn.) city directory including Bridgewater, Brookfield, Brookfield Center, New Fairfield and Sherman, (New Haven [Connecticut] : Price Lee Company, [196-?]-).   Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 E4p.

Divorce Records

  • Connecticut. Superior Court (Litchfield County), Divorce papers, 1752-1922, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989-1990).  Records are in approximate alphabetical order. Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1664674. (26 films)

Dwellings

  • Old Woodbury Historical Society (Woodbury, Connecticut), Homes of Old Woodbury, ([Woodbury, Connecticut] : Old Woodbury Historical Society (Connecticut), c1959).  Old Woodbury included the present towns of Woodbury, Washington, Bethlehem, Roxbury, and Southbury.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 H2ho.

Gazetteers

Litchfield County, Gazetteer, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).

Genealogy

  • Litchfield County Genealogy 1,332 Litchfield county genealogy record sources.
  • R. Manning Chipman, The history of Harwinton, Connecticut, (Hartford [Connecticut] : Williams, Wiley & Turner, 1860).  Includes bibliographical references and index.  Available online at Internet Archives, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.61/H1 H2c, or FHL US/CAN Film 1698076 Item 4.
  • Elmer I. Shepard, Elmer I. Shepard Collection Connecticut and Vermont family group records, ca. 1550-1900, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990).  The Shepard Collection represents the working files of Elmer I. Shepard. He gathered his material from a number of sources, both primary and secondary, and then combined it on 3 x 5 index cards, arranged by geographic location (county and town) and then by surname, listed under the heads of families.  Available at the Family History Library, 4 films starting with, FHL US/CAN Film 1684312 Items 12-19.

Periodicals

  • Mid-Hudson Genealogical journal, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988).   Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1320724 Item 10.

History

  • History of Litchfield County, Connecticut with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971).  Microfilm of original published: Philadelphia, Pa. : J.W. Lewis, 1881. 1 v. in 2 (730 p.), [278] leaves of plates : ill., maps, ports.  Available online at Internet Archives, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 496898 Items 1-2.
  • Berkshire Genealogist Indexing Committee, Index to History of Litchfield County, Connecticut published by J. W. Lewis & Co. 1881, (Pittsfield, Massachusetts : Berkshire Family History Association, c1999).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 H2h index.
  • Litchfield County (Conn.), Samuel Church, Horace Bushnell, Litchfield County centennial celebration held at Litchfield, Conn., 13th and 14th of August, 1851, (Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilms, 1987).  Includes "Address ... on the occasion of the centennial celebration, 1851 / by Judge Church": p. [21]-69 ; "The age of homespun. A discourse ... 1851 ' by Horace Bushnell": p. [105]-130.  Available online at Google Books, (accessed 1 Mar 2011), or Internet Archives, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6062275.
  • Dorothy Deming, Settlement of Litchfield County, (New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, 1933).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 H2c no. 7,or FHL US/CAN Film 1697313 Item 7.
  • R. Manning Chipman, The history of Harwinton, Connecticut, (Hartford [Connecticut] :Williams, Wiley & Turner, 1860).  Includes bibliographical references and index.  Available online at Internet Libraries, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.61/H1 H2c, or FHL US/CAN Film 1698076 Item 4.
  • William Cothren, History of ancient Woodbury, Connecticut from the first Indian deed in 1659 ... including the present towns of Washington, Southbury, Bethlem, Roxbury, and a part of Oxford and Middlebury, (Waterbury, Connecticut : Bronson Brothers, 1854-1879).  Photocopies of originals.  Vols. 2-3 have imprint: Woodbury, Conn. : W. Cothren, 1872-1879. Includes indexes. Vols. 1-2 contain history and genealogy, vol. 3 contains vital records, including those for ancient Stratford.  Available online, Volume 1 : Internet Archives, (accessed 1 Mar 2011), and Volume 2, pt. 1: Google Books, (accessed 1 Mar 2011), and Volume 2, pt. 2: Internet Archives, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 H2cw v. 1 and 2, and Volume 1, FHL US/CAN Film 2055359 Item 4 and Volume 2-3: FHL US/CAN Film 6181 Items 2-3.
  • Old Woodbury Historical Society, Homes of Old Woodbury,  ([Woodbury, Connecticut] : Old Woodbury Historical Society (Connecticut), c1959).  Old Woodbury included the present towns of Woodbury, Washington, Bethlehem, Roxbury, and Southbury.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 H2ho.
  • History Records, USGenWeb CTArchives
  • Linkpendium, History, Litchfield County, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).
  • Google Timeline, Litchfield County, Connecticut History 1650-2011, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).

Bibliography

  • Jean S. Morris, The Pennsylvania-Connecticut controversy bibliography, (Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] : J.S. Morris, [c1984]).  "In 1774, the territory now comprising the Pennsylvania counties of Bradford, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Susquehanna and Wyoming was organized into the Township of Westmoreland, Litchfield County, Connecticut. In 1776 it became a separate county in CT. In 1782 this area was officially awarded to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. At this time the area was mostly within the bounds of Northumberland County, Pa."--Introd.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.8 A1 no. 407.

Periodicals

  • The Lure of the Litchfield hills, (Winsted, Connecticut : N. W. Adams, [1940]-). Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN 974.61 B2L.

Land

Deeds, mortgages, releases, and other related documents were recorded by the town clerk and are at the town halls. Most are indexed by grantor and grantee. There is no statewide index.

The Family History Library and the Connecticut State Library have microfilm copies of many proprietors' and town records from the earliest years to the mid or late 1800s. Some are as recent as the 1900s. They are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog under the name of the town.

  • Deeds and Land Records, USGenWeb CTArchives
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  • Library of Congress, Topography and Map Division, Litchfield County, Connecticut land ownership map, 1859, (Washington, DC : Library of Congress, 1983).    Available online at flickr from Yahoo, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6079299.
  • Tinmouth (Vermont). Proprietors' Clerk, Proprietors records, 1761-1809, (Montpelier, Vermont : Vermont Public Records Division, 1973).  Microfilm of original records filmed at Tinmouth, Vermont.  Contains deeds and land surveys. Also includes land records from various counties in Connecticut. Includes charter book which contains a copy of the 1761 Tinmouth charter and minutes of proprietors meetings.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN 944196 Item 4 and 6.

Maps

Migration

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Migration routes for early European settlers to and from Litchfield County, Connecticut Genealogy included:[5]

Military

  • Military Data Extracted From Barkhamsted, Conn. , Its Centennial 1879 To Which is Added A Historical Appendix 1881, transcribed by Jane Devlin.  A list of Barkhamsted men who served in the War of the Revolution, the War of 1812-14, the Mexican War and the Rebellion of 1861-65.
American Revolution
  • American Revolution, USGenWeb CTArchives, Litchfield County
  • Josephine Ellis Richards, Honor Roll of Litchfield County Revolutionary Soldiers, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1969).  Transcription available online at rootsweb, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  Organized by Town.  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 599295 Item 2. Includes index.  Can also be found on the Family History Library Desktop, Computer US/CAN Desktop CD-ROM no. 2630 v.2.
Civil War

Civil War service men from Litchfield County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Most of the men in the following companies were from Litchfield County.

  1. 1st Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery - Company I - Wolcottville, now known as Torrington
  2. 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery - Company A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
  3. 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Rifle Company E
  4. 19th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry -  Company A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I.
  5. 28th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company E and F.
Internet Sites
World War I and World War II

Native American

  • Connecticut State Library, Litchfield County African Americans and Native Americans Collection.
  • Connecticut State Library has an extensive list of Native American Tribes associated with the state of Connecticut.
  • Access Genealogy indicates the Wawyachtonoc, a tribe of the Mahican Confederacy occupied the northwestern corner of Litchfield county, Connecticut.
  • Shagihticoke tribe The Schaghticoke historically consisted of Mahican, Potatuck, Weantinock, Tunxis, Podunk, and their descendants, peoples indigenous to what is now New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The remnant tribes amalgamated in the area near the Connecticut-New York border after many losses. Their reservation, granted in 1736 by the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut, is one of the oldest in the United States. It is located near the New York border within the boundaries of Kent in Litchfield County, to the west of the Housatonic River.

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Connecticut.  Court of Common Pleas.  Superior Court, Index to naturalization petitions 1790-1906, 1906-1973 (Litchfield County, Connecticut - Court of Common Pleas, and Superior Court), (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2003). Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 2369711 Item 2. (3 films)
  • Connecticut. Superior Court (Litchfield County), Naturalization records (Litchfield County, Connecticut), 1906-1945 NARA, RG21, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2008).  Includes index.  Some volumes have the index at the back of the volume.  Available at the Family History Library, Vault US/CAN Film 2431899 Item 2. (17 Films)

Newspapers

Litchfield County Newspaper List, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).

Obituaries

Probate District Courts

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Litchfield County CT Archives History - Taxlists .....Tax Abatements, Woodbury (Parish Of Southbury).

Vital Records

See also How to order Connecticut Vital Records

  • 1640-1939 - Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939 at FamilySearch — index and images
  • 1883-1934 - Litchfield County (Connecticut). Coroner, Coroner's Records, 1883-1934, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988).  Indexes are found within each volume.  Available at the Family History Library, Volume 1-2: FHL US/CAN Film 1579556 Items 2-3. Volume 3-10: FHL US/CAN Film 1602521-1602525.
  • 1892-1973 - Mildred E. Berry Nott, Cythia Nott Ockels, and June Berry, The Longfellow birthday book, Includes primarily birthdates with some death and marriage dates for residents of Burrville, Winsted, and Harwinton, (Litchfield County), Connecticut with other relatives in other states. Entries were kept from 1892-1973.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.61 V2n.
  • USGenWeb CTArchives, Litchfield County.
  • Linkpendium, Vital Records, Litchfield County.

Societies and Libraries

Cornwall Historical Society
P.O. Box 115
Cornwall, CT 06753
860-672-0505
E-Mail:CornHistSoc@optonline.net
Website

The Kent Historical Society
PO Box 651
10 Studio Hill Road
Kent, CT 06757
860-927-4587
E-Mail: info@kenthistoricalsociety.org
Website

The Litchfield Historical Society
P.O. Box 385
7 South Street
Litchfield, CT 06759
860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
E-Mail: eogrady@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Website

New Hartford Historical Society
P.O. Box 41
537 Main Street

New Hartford, CT 06057 860-379-6894
E-Mail: newhartfordhistory@att.net
Website


New Milford Historical Society & Museum
N°6 Aspetuck Ave
New Milford, CT 06776
860 354-3069
Website

Salisbury Association
The Academy Building
24 Main Street
PO Box 553
Salisbury, CT 06068
860 435-0566
Email: salisburyassn@gmail.com
Website

Sharon Historical Society
18 Main Street
P.O. Box 511
Sharon, CT 06069
860-364-5688
E-Mail: sharonhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com
Website


Torrington Historical Society
192 Main Street
Torrington, CT 06790
860 482-8260
E-Mail: mark@torringtonhistoricalsociety.org
Website

Watertown Historical Society, Inc.
22 DeForest Street
Watertown, CT 06795
860 274-1050
E-Mail: watertownctmuseum@sbcglobal.net
Website



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Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 113. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook, 181.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Litchfield County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litchfield_County,_Connecticut 04/27/2017.
  4. GenDisasters
  5. Handybook, 847-61.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Old Albany Post Road" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Albany_Post_Road (accessed 23 June 2011).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 6 November 2014).
  10. 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.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Almira E Morgan, The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. Online digital copy.
  12. 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.
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  14. List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 1 November 2014).
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  21. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 76-78.
  22. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 79-80.
  23. Handybook, 851.
  24. Bethlehem Pike in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 17 November 2014).
  25. Old Connecticut Path in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 28 October 2014).
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  27. Boston Post Road in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 28 October 2014).
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