Litchfield County, Connecticut Genealogy

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

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Litchfield County, Connecticut
Map
Map of Connecticut highlighting Litchfield County
Location in the state of Connecticut
Map of the U.S. highlighting Connecticut
Location of Connecticut in the U.S.
Facts
Founded information needed
County Seat
Courthouse


County Courthouse

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

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

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.
... 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.
The New York Times, New York, NY 12 Jun 1886
(source:GenDisasters)

Places / Localities

Clickable Town Map

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Resources

African American

New Milford Minority Surnames/No Surnames

New Milford Blacks who served in the American Revolution

New Milford Blacks who served in the Civil War

Bible Records

Atwood Family Bible, USGenWeb CTArchives

Cemeteries 

Cemeteries, USGenWeb CTArchives

Church

Church Records, USGenWeb CTArchives

Court

Court Records, USGenWeb CTArchives

Wills, USGenWeb CTArchives

Gazetteers

History

History Records, USGenWeb CTArchives

Land

Deeds and Land Records, USGenWeb CTArchives


Maps

Military

American Revolution, USGenWeb CTArchives

Eliphalet Luddington
Mary/Mollie Fellows
George Fields
James Wright

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. 28th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company E and F.

Native American

Newspapers

 

Obituaries

Obits, USGenWeb CTArchives

Probate District Courts

  • Sharon - Kent, Salisbury and Sharon Towns

Taxation

Tax Lists, USGenWeb CTArchives

Vital Records

USGenWeb CTArchives

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].