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Connecticut County Listings —
* NOTE: The counties in Connecticut are not 'counties' by standard definition since the 1965 Constitutional Convention. Each county is treated as a division or a geographical region.

  • Fairfield County, Connecticut —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 11, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of "New World" territories. One of the four original Counties.
    Established:  10-May-1666
    * County Seat (historic):  Fairfield, Connecticut (1666-1853) and
                                               Bridgeport, Connecticut (1853-1960)


    County history - Fairfield County is named for the local city of Fairfield.

    Fairfield Courthouse
    GHLL Fairfield County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Fairfield County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Fairfield County, CT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Brookfield Museum and Historical Society (Brookfield, CT)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Danbury Museum & Historical Society (Danbury, CT)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Darien Historical Society (Darien, CT)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Fairfield County Middlesex Genealogy Society (Darien, CT)
    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Fairfield Museum and History Center (Fairfield, CT)
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Greenwich Historical Society (Greenwich, CT)
    11. Society/Museum/Assn - (Monroe Historical Society (Monroe, CT)
    12. Society/Museum/Assn - (Newtown Genealogy Club (Newtown, CT)
    13. Society/Museum/Assn - (Stamford Historical Society (Stamford, CT)
    14. US/CTGenWeb site - Fairfield County Archives
    15. US/CTGenWeb - Fairfield County Genealogy & History
    16. Fairfield County Vital Records - Fairfield County Clerk, 1061 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604-4222.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Litchfield County (north), New Haven County (east), Westchester County, New York
             (southwest), Putnam County, New York (west), Dutchess County, New York
             (northwest).

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        Fitch's Home for Soldiers and Orphans - (1863-1940), also known as the Noroton Home, (Darien, CT) - Connecticut
             State Library
        Stamford Grand Lists - Taxation in Stamford, CT from 1641 to the Code of 1821

    Census Information:
        1790 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census Fairfield County, Connecticut (Index: 1 pg / Text: Brookfield Twp.)

    Please report errors or additions:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Hartford County, Connecticut —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 7, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of "New World" territories, [One of four original Counties].
    Established:  10-May-1666
    * County Seat (historic):  Hartford, Connecticut (1666-1853)

    County history - Hartford County is named for the local city, which was named for Hertford England.

    Hartford Courthouse

    Capitol history - The Capitol was opened in 1878 and stands in the picturesque setting of Bushnell Park. (Construction 1872 - 1879).
             The site was contributed by the city of Hartford, and the commission retained James G. Batterson to build the Capitol from plans designed by noted architect Richard M. Upjohn.
             The building houses the State Senate and House of Representatives, as well as the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the State, and several legislative leaders.

    Connecticut State Capitol

    GHLL Hartford County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Hartford County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hartford County, CT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Connecticut Valley Tobacco Historical Society (Windsor, CT)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Connecticut Society of Genealogists (Glastonbury, CT)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hartland Historical Society (East Hartland, CT)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Society of East Hartford (East Hartford, CT)
    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Museum of Connecticut History (Hartford, CT)
    10. US/CTGenWeb site - Hartford County Archives
    11. US/CTGenWeb - Hartford County Genealogy & History
    12. Vital Records - Hartford County Clerk, 95 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06103

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hampden County, Massachusetts (north), Tolland County (east), New
                London County
    (southeast), Middlesex County (south), New Haven County
             (southwest), Litchfield County (west).

        Avon Township - Welcome to Avon, Connecticut
        Bristol Township - Welcome to Bristol, Connecticut
        Farmington Township - Genealogical History of Farmington
        Southington Township - Southington Connecticut Genealogy
        Windsor Township - Windsor

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    Census Information Hartford County):
  • 1920 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Hartford county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Litchfield County, Connecticut —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Fairfield, Hartford and New Haven Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1751
    * County Seat (historic):  New Milford, Connecticut (1666-1853) and
                                               Winsted, Connecticut (1853-1960)


    County history - Litchfield County is named for the local town, which had been named for Lichfield, England.

    Litchfield Courthouse
    GHLL Litchfield County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Litchfield County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Litchfield County, CT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Litchfield County Genealogical Society / township, CT)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Litchfield County Historical Society / Litchfield, CT)
          Area Historical Society
          address
          address
          address

         County Genealogical Society
         address
         address
         address

    7. US/CTGenWeb site - Litchfield County Archives
    8. US/CTGenWeb - Litchfield County Genealogy & History
    9. Litchfield County Vital Records - Litchfield County Clerk, P.O. Box 247, Litchfield, CT 06759.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Berkshire County, Massachusetts (north), Hampden County, Massachusetts
             (northeast), Hartford County (east), New Haven County (southeast), Fairfield County
             (south), Dutchess County, New York (west), Columbia County, New York (northwest).



  • Middlesex County, Connecticut —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Hartford and New London Counties).
    Established:  02-May-1785
    * County Seat (historic):  Middletown, Connecticut (1785-1960)

    County history - Middlesex County name is derived from Middlesex Parish, the original name by which Darien, Connecticut, was known before becoming incorporated in 1820. The group's founders were from Darien and chose "Middlesex" to honor the town, which in turn, was named for Middlesex, England.

    Middlesex Courthouse
    GHLL Middlesex County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Middlesex County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Middlesex County, CT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Middlesex County Genealogical Society / Darien, CT)
    6. US/CTGenWeb site - Middlesex County Archives
    7. US/CTGenWeb - Middlesex County Genealogy & History
    8. Middlesex County Vital Records - Middlesex County Clerk, 1 Court Street, CT 06457-3442.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hartford County (north), New London County (east), New Haven County (west).

        Durham Township - Town Information
        Middlefield Township - Town Information (Wikipedia)



  • New Haven County, Connecticut —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 16, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of "New World" territories, [One of four original Counties].
    Established:  10-May-1666
    * County Seat (historic):  New Haven, Connecticut (1666-1960)

    County history - New Haven County is named for a port in Sussex, England.

    New Haven Courthouse
    GHLL New Haven County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - New Haven County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - New Haven County, CT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cheshire Historical Society / Cheshire, CT)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (New Haven Colony Historical Society / New Haven, CT)
    7. US/CTGenWeb site - New Haven County Archives
    8. US/CTGenWeb - New Haven County Genealogy & History
    9. New Haven County Vital Records - New Haven County Clerk, 165 Church Street, Rm 154, New Haven, CT 06510.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hartford County (north), Middlesex County (east), Fairfield County (west), Litchfield
                County (northwest),
    Long Island Sound (south).

        Biographies Project - A to Z County Biography Index
        Branford Township - Branford Connecticut Genealogy
        East Haven Township - East Haven Connecticut Genealogy

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        Milford Township - Milford lies in New Haven County on Long Island sound. First named Wepowage (after
             an Indian-named river).
        New Haven - 1894 City Directory
        North Branford Township - North Branford Genealogy
        Waterbury Township - 1730 - 1783 New Haven County; A list of Tax Paying Inhabitants Extracted
             from Ancient Burying-Grounds (also see Census).

    Census Information:
        1790 Census (I) and (T) - Township of Branford


  • New London County, Connecticut —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 24, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of "New World" territories, [One of four original Counties].
    Established:  10-May-1666
    * County Seat (historic):  New London, Connecticut (1666-1960)

    County history - New London County is named for the local city, which, in turn, was named for the city in England.

    New London Courthouse
    GHLL New London County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - New London County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - New London County, CT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (New London County Historical Society / New London, CT)
    6. US/CTGenWeb site - New London County Archives
    7. US/CTGenWeb - New London County Genealogy & History
    8. New London County Vital Records - New London County Clerk, 181 State St., New London, CT 06320.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Windham County (north), Kent County, Rhode Island (northeast), Washington
                County, Rhode Island
    (east), Middlesex County (west), Tolland County (northwest),
             Hartford County (northwest).

        Biographies Project - A to Z County Biography Index
        Colchester Township - The land that Colchester occupies was originally part of Hartford County. On October 13,
             1698, the land was transfer990000 to New London and named Colchester.
        Franklin Township - Franklin (city) Genealogy
        Lebanon Township - Governor Jonathan Trumbull House and Museum
        Lyme Township - US/CTGenWeb web site. From 17th Century New England and right into 21st Century America.
        New London County - New London Genealogy
        Norwich Township - Norwich Genealogy
        Salem Township - Salem Genealogy

    Census Information:
        1850 Census (T) - Franklin Township
        1850 Census (T) - Lebanon Township



  • Tolland County, Connecticut —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 28, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Hartford and Windham Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-xxxx
    * County Seat (historic):  Tolland, Connecticut (1785-1889) and
                                             Rockville, Connecticut (1889-1960)


    County history - Tolland County is named in honor of named for the local city, which was named for the city Tolland, in Somerset, England. Conversly, some believe the county derives its name from being a toll station on the old road between Boston and New York.

    Tolland Courthouse
    GHLL Tolland County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Tolland County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Tolland County, CT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Tolland County Historical Society / Tolland, CT)
    6. US/CTGenWeb site - Tolland County Archives
    7. US/CTGenWeb - Tolland County Genealogy & History
    8. Tolland County Vital Records - Tolland County Clerk, 69 Brooklyn Street, Vernon-Rockville, CT 06066-3643.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hartford County (west), New London County (south),
             Windham County (east), Hampden County, Massachusetts (northwest), Worcester
                County, Massachusetts
    (northeast).

        Mansfield Township - Mansfield Genealogy Home Page
        Somers Township - GenWeb site
        Tolland County - Welcome to Tolland County
        Tolland Township - Originally purchased from native Indians by the gentry in Windsor Township. In 1715 it was
             incorporated by the Assembly, the village began with the settlement of two families.

    Census Information:
        1790 Census (T) - Federal Census, Tolland County (9 listed towns, by head of household).


  • Windham County, Connecticut —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Hartford and New London Counties.
    Established:  12-May-1726
    * County Seat (historic):  Willimantic, Connecticut (1666-1960)

    County history - Windham County is named for the local city, Windham, which was named for Windham (now Wineham) in Sussex, England.

    Windham Courthouse
    GHLL Windham County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Windham County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Windham County, CT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Aspinock Historical Society / Putnam, CT)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Killingly Historical and Genealogical Society / Danielson, CT)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Thompson Historical Society / Thompson, CT)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Windham Historical Society / Willimantic, CT)
    9. US/CTGenWeb site - Windham County Archives
    10. US/CTGenWeb - Windham County Genealogy & History
    11. Vital Records - Windham County Clerk, Courthouse, Putnam, CT 06260.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Worcester County, Massachusetts (north), Providence County, Rhode Island (east),
             Kent County, Rhode Island (southeast), New London County (south), Tolland County
             (west).

        Hampton Township - Hampton, Connecticut Gen Web
        Windham Township - Town of Windham, US/CTGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
        Windham Township - Windham, Windham County, Connecticut History


    Census Information:
        1790 Census (T) - Willington Township


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