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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Hartford-County-Connecticut-Courts.htm Hartford County Courthouse]<br>95 Washington Street; <br>Hartford, CT 06103<br>Phone: 203.566.3170&nbsp;<br><br>Town and&nbsp;City Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial and land records; <br>Probate&nbsp;Judge has probate records <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Hartford County, Connecticut, p.113.</ref>  
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<br>&nbsp;<br><br>Town and&nbsp;City Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial and land records; <br>Probate&nbsp;Judge has probate records <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Hartford County, Connecticut, p.113.</ref>  
  
 
<br>&nbsp;<br>Towns Organized Before 1800;<br>Berlin 1785, <br>Bristol 1785, <br>Canton 1740, <br>East Hartford 1783,<br>East Windsor 17658, <br>Enfield 1683, <br>Framington 1645, <br>Glastonbury 1693, <br>Granby 1786, <br>Hartford 1635, <br>Hartland 1761, <br>Simsbury 1670, <br>Southington 1779, <br>Suffield 1674, <br>Wethersfield 1634, <br>Windsor 1633.  
 
<br>&nbsp;<br>Towns Organized Before 1800;<br>Berlin 1785, <br>Bristol 1785, <br>Canton 1740, <br>East Hartford 1783,<br>East Windsor 17658, <br>Enfield 1683, <br>Framington 1645, <br>Glastonbury 1693, <br>Granby 1786, <br>Hartford 1635, <br>Hartland 1761, <br>Simsbury 1670, <br>Southington 1779, <br>Suffield 1674, <br>Wethersfield 1634, <br>Windsor 1633.  
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'''Unincorporated communities:&nbsp;''' {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Blue Hills, Connecticut|Blue Hills}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Collinsville, Connecticut|Collinsville}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Hazardville, Connecticut|Hazardville}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|North Granby, Connecticut|North Granby}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Plantsville, Connecticut|Plantsville}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Sherwood Manor, Connecticut|Sherwood Manor}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Simsbury Center, Connecticut|Simsbury Center}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Southwood Acres, Connecticut|Southwood Acres}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Terramuggus, Connecticut|Terramuggus}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Thompsonville, Connecticut|Thompsonville}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Weatogue, Connecticut|Weatogue}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|West Simsbury, Connecticut|West Simsbury}} }}  
  
'''Neighboring counties:&nbsp;''' {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Litchfield County, Connecticut|Litchfield}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Middlesex County, Connecticut|Middlesex}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|New Haven County, Connecticut|New Haven}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|New London County, Connecticut|New London}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Tolland County, Connecticut|Tolland}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|'''''Massachusetts county:&nbsp;'''''}} {{AutoLink|Hampden County, Massachusetts|Hampden}} }}<br>
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Hartford County, Connecticut
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Location in the state of Connecticut
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Facts
Founded information needed
County Seat Hartford
Courthouse
Address 95 Washington Street;
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 203.566.3170
Website: [
Hartford County Website
Hartford County Website]

Contents

County Courthouse


 

Town and City Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial and land records;
Probate Judge has probate records [1]


 
Towns Organized Before 1800;
Berlin 1785,
Bristol 1785,
Canton 1740,
East Hartford 1783,
East Windsor 17658,
Enfield 1683,
Framington 1645,
Glastonbury 1693,
Granby 1786,
Hartford 1635,
Hartland 1761,
Simsbury 1670,
Southington 1779,
Suffield 1674,
Wethersfield 1634,
Windsor 1633.

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

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Hartford County, Connecticut
  • Named after Hertfordshire, England.

Parent County

  • Created 10 May 1666, one of four original counties from the Colonial lands. [2]

Boundary Changes

  • 14 Oct 1751: The west part was taken to create Litchfield County.
  • 12 May 1726: The east part of the county was taken to form Windham County.
  • 2 May 1785: The southeast portion was taken to create Middlesex County

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places / Localities

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Modern towns and cities in Hartford County, Connecticut. Click map to go to each respective town page.


Cities: Bristol          ▪ Hartford          ▪ New Britain

Towns

Unincorporated communities:  Blue Hills | Collinsville | Hazardville | North Granby | Plantsville | Sherwood Manor | Simsbury Center | Southwood Acres | Terramuggus | Thompsonville | Weatogue | West Simsbury

Neighboring counties:  Litchfield | Middlesex | New Haven | New London | Tolland | Massachusetts county:  Hampden

Resources

Archives and Libraries

African American

Biography

  • Biographies USGenWeb CTArchives
  • Linkpendium, Biographies, Oral Histories, Diaries, Memoirs, Genealogies, Correspondence, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).
  • J.H. Sutherland, The city of Hartford and vicinity and their resources, (Hartford [Connecticut] : Evening Post Association, 1900).  Includes index.  Available at the Family History Library,  FHL US/CAN Book 974.62/H1 D3s.
  • Charles W. Burpee, History of Hartford County, Connecticut. De Luxe Supplement, (Illinois : S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1928).  Includes index.  A selection of biographical sketches from volume 3 of History of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1928, by Charles W. Burpee.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.62 H2b supp.
  • J.H. Beers & Co., Commemorative biographical record of Hartford County, Connecticut containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families, (Chicago, Illinois : J.H. Beers & Company, 1901).  Includes index.   Online book available at Internet Libraries, (accessed 28 Feb 2011).   Part 1 and 2 are available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.62 D3c pt. 1. or FHL US/CAN Fiche 1000149.
  • Charles W. Burpee, History of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1928 being a study of the makers of the first constitution and the story of their lives, of their descendants and of all who have come, (Chicago, Illinois : S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1928).  Includes indexes.  Volumes 1-3 are available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.62 H2b v. 1, or FHL US/CAN Fiche 6048113 6048113-6048115.

Cemeteries

  • Cemeteries USGenWeb CTArchives has links to transcriptions.
  • Charles R. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemeteries and Inscriptions, Hartford County Cemetery Records, (accessed 25 Feb 2011).  This website has a collection of cemetery links, organized by town.
  • Connecticut Genealogy, Hartford County Cemetery Records, (accessed 6 Mart 2011).
  • Connecticut Genealogy Trails, Hartford County Cemeteries, (accessed 6 Mar 2011), alphabetical list.
  • findagrave, Hartford County Cemeteries, (accessed 6 Mar 2011).  (323 listed).
  • Interment, Hartford County Cemetery Records, (accessed 6 Mar 2011).  This site has published burial records for several Hartford County Cemeteries. 
  • Linkpendium, Cemeteries, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).  Hartford County.
  • The Political Graveyard, (accessed 4 Mar 2011).  Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hartford County.
  • The Tombstone Transcription Project, (accessed 4 Mar 2011), Hartford County, Connecticut.
  • USGenWeb Project, Hartford County Cemeteries, (accessed 6 Mar 2011).  This site is organized by town with some links to transcriptions.
  •  William Applebie Daniel Eardeley, Connecticut Cemeteries, 1673-1911, (Stamford, Connecticut : Stamford Genealogical Society (Connecticut), [19--]).  Microfilm of typescripts.  Includes indexes.  Contains inscriptions from cemeteries in Fairfield, Windham, and Hartford counties, with emphasis on cemeteries of Stamford.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 929231 Item 1.
  • Edward Sweetser Tillotson, Wethersfield inscriptions a complete record of the inscriptions in the five burial places in the ancient town of Wethersfield, including the towns of Rocky Hill, Newington and Beckley Quarter (in Berlin), also a portion of the inscriptions in the oldest cemetery in Glastonbury, (Hartford, Conn. : William F.J. Boardman, 1899).  Includes index.  Online book available at Google Books, (accessed 28 Feb 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.62/W2 V3t 198,  or FHL US/CAN Film 908332 Item 1.   A database called Wethersfield Inscriptions can be found for this book  at ancestry.com$, (accessed 28 Feb 2011).

Individual cemeteries:


Census

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

Church History and Records

  • Connecticut Genealogy, Hartford County Church Records, (accessed 6 Mar 2011).  Includes church and vital records.
  • Linkpendium, Church Records, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).  Hartford County.
  • Hartford County Association of Universalists (Hartford County, Connecticut), Records, 1834-1867, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976).   Microfilm of original records.  Contains the constitution and minutes of meetings. From 1834-1836, the association was called the Connecticut Association of Universalists. Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1010151 Item 3.
  • Early records of Hartford, Connecticut land records, 1639-1688; vital records, 1644-1730; probate records, 1635-1750; plus genealogical notes and a manual of the first church in Hartford, (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, c1995).   Online database can be downloaded on any computer at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN CD-ROM no. 98.

Correctional institutions

  • Richard Harvey Phelps, Newgate of Connecticut; its original and early history. Being a full description of the famous and wonderful Simsbury mines and caverns, and the prison built over them. To which is added a relation of all the incidents, insurrections, and massacres, connected with their use as a prison for the Tories during the revolution .... An illustrated description of the state prison at Wethersfield, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 19).  Available online at Google Books, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 528763 Item 1.

Court Records

  • Hartford County Connecticut Court Records Directory, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
  • Connecticut. Probate Court (Hartford District), Probate Records, 1649-1932, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949-1954, 1982).  Microfilm of original records in Hartford, Connecticut.  Hartford Probate District includes the towns of Hartford, Bloomfield, Glastonbury, Newington, Rocky Hill, West Hartford, Wethersfield, and Windsor Locks. Indexes are found within each volume. Volumes 2-6 contain also records of the county courts in Hartford County, sometimes called Quarter courts, Court of Magistrates, particular courts, special courts, etc.  Available at the Family History Library starting with, FHL HL US/CAN Film 4572. 52 microfilm reels, 35 mm.
  • Connecticut. Superior Court (Hartford County), Court expenses, 1814-1847, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989).  Microfilm of original records in the Connecticut State Archives, Hartford.  Avaiable at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1638066 Item 2.
  • Ullmann, Helen Schatvet, Hartford County (Connecticut). County Court, Manwaring, Charles William 1829-1905, Hartford County, Connecticut, county court minutes volumes 3 and 4, 1663-1687, 1697, (Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2005).  Includes fullname index. "This present volume is a transcription of the 'court side' of volumes 3 and 4 of the Hartford County, Connecticut, county court records. In the seventeenth century, Hartford County included the whole northern part of the state, most of the territory from which Litchfield, Middlesex, Windham and Tolland counties were formed. In the reverse of the books are probate records, wills and inventories abstracted many years ago by Charles William Manwaring"...Pref., p. [v].  Available at the Family History Library,FHL US/CAN 974.62 P29u.   Database for the index can be found at American Ancestors$, (accessed 28 Feb 2011).
  • Barbara B. Ferris and Grace Louise Knox, Connecticut divorces Superior Court records for the counties of Litchfield, 1752-1922 and Hartford 1740-1849, (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, c2000).  Includes index.  Available on the desktop at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN CD-ROM no. 2630 v. 2.

Directories

  • Linkpendium, Directories, Hartford County, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).
  • Price & Lee Company, Avon '(Hartford County, Conn.) city directory including Simsbury, East Granby, Granby, (New Haven [Connecticut] : Price & Lee Company, [196-?]-).   Available at the Family History Library,FHL US/CAN Book 974.62 E4pa.
  • Price & Lee Company, Hartford suburban (Hartford County, Conn.) city directory, (New Haven [Connecticut] : Price & Lee, [195-?]-).   Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.62 E4p.
  • Elihu Geer Sons, Hartford city directory including West Hartford and East Hartford, Connecticut, (Hartford [Connecticut] : Hartford Printing, 1837-).   Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.62 E4g.
  • Manchester Directory, (New Haven [Connecticut] : Price & Lee, 1931-). Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.62/M1 E4p.
  • Enfield (Connecticut) city directories, (Woodbridge, Connecticut : Research Publications, [199-?]). Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 2308486 Item 1, first of 3 films.
  • Hartford (Hartford County, Conn.) suburban directories, (Woodbridge, Connecticut : Primary Source Microfilm, [199-?]). Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 2308491 Item 1, first of 3 films.
  • The Greater Hartford directory including Hartford, East Hartford, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Bloomfield, and Newington, (Hartford [Connecticut] : Hartford Printing Company, [19--]-). Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.62 E4ph.

Divorce Records

  • Connecticut. Superior Court (Hartford County), Divorce Papers, 1725-1849, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989).  Microfilm of original records in the Connecticut State Archives, Hartford.  Records are arranged in rough alphabetical order.  Available at the Family History Library, 5 films starting with, FHL US/CAN Film 1637917 Item 2.

Gazetteers

Genealogy

  • Dorothy Huggins Harding, The founder's monument at Hartford, Conn., our lines of descent from early settlers whose names are inscribed on it. Part II, the north face, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968).   Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 547077 Item 19.
  • 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.
  • The Hart family of Wallingford, Connecticut and the Hollister family of Wethersfield and Glanstonbury, Connecticut, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2000).  ncludes pedigree information. Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1425172 Item 34.
  • Connecticut 1600s-1800s, ([S.l.] : Brøderbund, c2000).   Available on CD at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Access Window CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 515 v. 1, or FHL US/CAN Access Window CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 515 v. 2.
  • Wilder Smith and Gustavus F. Davis, Reminiscences of Gustavus Fellowes Davis, D.D., pastor First Baptist chu rch, Hartford, Connecticut, fifty years ago, (Hartford, Conn. : W. Smith, 1884 (167 p.))  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1321368 Item 5.

History

  • Linkpendium, History, Hartford County, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).
  • Lucius Barnes Barbour, Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut, (Baltimore : Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1982).   Includes index.  A database for this book can be found at ancestry.com$, (accessed 4 Mar 2011), or WorldVitalRecords.com$, (accessed 4 Mar 2011).  It is also available online at Google Books, (accessed 4 Mar 2011).
  • J. Hammond Trumbull, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884; (1886), (Bowie, Maryland:Heritage Books, c2000).  Includes index for both vols. at the end of v. 1.  Contents: v. 1. Hartford: county, town, and city.--v. 2. Town histories.  Available online at Internet Archives, Volume 1 and Volume 2, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  Also available on the desktop at the Family History Library, Computer US/CAN Desktop CD-ROM no. 2630 v. 2, or FHL US/CAN Book 974.62 H2tj.
  • Henry R. Stiles, The history of ancient Windsor, Connecticut including East Windsor, South Windsor, and Ellington prior to 1788, the date of their separation from the old town; and Windsor, Bloomfield, and Windsor Locks to the present time; also the genealogies and genealogical notes of those families which settled within the limits of ancient Windsor, Connecticut prior to 1800, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974, 1990).  Microfilm of original published: Albany, N.Y. : J. Munsell, 1863. 2 v. : ill., maps, ports.  Volume 2 includes a supplement to the history and genealogies of ancient Windsor. 134 p.   Available online at Google Books, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, Volume 1:FHL US/CAN Film 1320989 Item 3, Volume 2: FHL US/CAN Film 924647 Item 2.
  • Charles M. Andrews, The river towns of Connecticut a study of Wethersfield, Hartford and Windsor, (Salem, Massachusetts:Higginson, [1994]).  Includes index.  Available online at Google Books, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.62 H2a, or on the computer desktop Computer US/CAN Desktop CD-ROM no. 2630 v.1.
  • Henry R. Stiles, The history and genealogies of ancient Windsor, Connecticut including East Windsor, South Windsor, Bloomfield, Windsor Locks and Ellington, 1635-1891, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965, 1969).  Microfilm of: Rev. ed. Hartford, Conn. : Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1891-1892. 2 v., ill., facsims., maps, ports.  Includes indexes. Contents: v. 1. History -- v. 2. Genealogies and biographies.  Available online at Google Books, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, Volume 1: FHL US/CAN Film 599295 Item 1, Volume 2: FHL US/CAN Film 417935.
  • Google Timeline, Hartford County, Connecticut History 1550-2011, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).

See other sources under the Biography section.

Land and Property

  • Deeds USGenWeb CTArchives
  • Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division, Land ownership maps - Hartford County, Connecticut land ownership maps, 1855 and 1884, (Washington, District of Columbia : Library of Congress, 1983).   Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6079297 -6079298.
  • 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

  • Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Maps, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).  Organized by State and County.  Links to road maps, county outlines, colored outlines and lists of towns.
  • Linkpendium, Maps and Gazetteers, Hartford County, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).

Military History and Records

Civil War

Service men from Hartford 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 Hartford County.

  1. 1st Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery - Company A, C, K and L.
  2. 1st Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Infantry Company A, B, C, G and Rifle Company A and B.
  3. 1st Squadron, Connecticut Cavalry
  4. 3rd Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Rifle Company A and E.
  5. 8th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company B
  6. 14th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company F
  7. 16th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company D, F and K.
  8. 20th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company E
  9. 21st Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company B
  10. 22nd Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I.
  11. 24th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company E
  12. 25th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company C, E and I.

The 1890 Census Veterans Schedules for the Hartford County Hospital are available on roll 118 of "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123). The schedules list veterans and their widows who served as Union soldiers in the Civil War. For more information on the 1890 Veterans Schedules see Union Census Records.

World War I and World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Connecticut. Superior Court (Harford County), Naturalization testimony, v. 1-3, 1868-1898 (Hartford County, Connecticut), (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983).   Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1320430 Items 3-5.
  • Connecticut. Court of Common Pleas (Hartford County), Declarations of intention, v. 1-3, 1876-1906; index to declarations, 1876-1904, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1320430 Items 6-9.
  • Connecticut. Court of Common Pleas (Hartford County), Naturalization testimony, 1876-1903 (Hartford County, Connecticut, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983). Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1320430 Item 11, and FHL US/CAN Film 1320431 Items 1-5.
  • Connecticut. County Court and Superior Court, (Hartford County), Naturalization records, 1834-1906 (Hartford County, Connecticut), (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1319703.  (11 films)
  • Connecticut. City Court (Hartford), Naturalization record book, 1876-1876, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984).  Contains petitions for naturalization for persons from the city of Hartford, or nearby towns of Hartford and Tolland counties.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1398567 Item 5.
  • Connecticut. Court of Common Pleas (Hartford County), Naturalization records, 1876-1906; index to naturalization, 1876-1903 (Hartford County, Connecticut), (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1320430 Item 10.
  • United States. Circuit Court and District Court, (Connecticut District), Naturalization records (Hartford County, Connecticut), 1906-1945 NARA, RG21, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2007-2008).  The petitions are listed as 'Petition for Naturalization' or 'Petition for Citizenship'.  Includes index.  Includes declaration of intention, petition for naturalization, and petition for citizenship.  Available at the Family History Library, Vault US/CAN Film 2429794 Item 1. (110 films)
  • Connecticut. City Court (New Britain) and Connecticut. Superior Court (Hartford County), Naturalization records (New Britain, Connecticut), 1917-1939 NARA, RG21, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2008).  Includes index at the front of each volume. Available at the Family History Library, Vault US/CAN Film 2430055 Item 1. (17 films)

Indexes

  • Connecticut. Court of Common Pleas (Hartford County), Index to naturalization petitions 1876-1906 (Hartford County, Connecticut - Court of Common Pleas), (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2003).  Available at the Family History Library, A to Johanson, Frederick FHL US/CAN Film 2369652 Item 2, and Johanson, Frederick to Z - FHL US/CAN Film 2369653.
  • United States. Circuit Court and District Court, Index to naturalization records, 1926-1992, Hartford [Connecticut], (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2004).  Lists name, volume and page number. Some cards lists name, address, date of admission, petition number, name of court, and signature.  Listed in alphabetical order by surname.  Available at the Family History Library, 1st of 21 Films: FHL US/CAN Film 2370728.

Newspapers

Population

  • United States. Congress (23rd, 1st session : 1833-1834). House of Representatives, Citizens of Hartford County, Ct., 1833, (Signal Mountain, Tennessee : Mountain Press, [199-?]).  Includes index.  A memorial of citizens of Hartford County, in relation to the currency, addressed to Congress. Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.62 X4c.

Probate District Courts

The records are kept at district courts. The County government does not exist. Not every town has a court. Some are included in a district making up from 1 to 5 towns. The Districts are: Avon, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Enfield, Farmington, Granby, Hartford, Hartland, Manchester, Marlborough, Plainville, Simsbury, Southington, Suffield, and Windsor.

Connecticut State Library, Research Guide to Connecticut Probate Districts, (accessed 28 Feb 2011).

Probate Records

  • Charles William Manwaring, A digest of the early Connecticut probate records, (Hartford [Connecticut] : R.S. Peck & Company, 1904-1906).  Includes indexes.  Contents: v. 1. Hartford District, 1635-1700. -- v. 2. Hartford District, 1700-1729. -- v. 3. Hartford District, 1729-1750.
  1. Volume 1 is available online at Google Books, (accessed 8 Mar 2011), Internet Archives, (accessed 8 Mar 2011). 
  2. Volume 2 is available online at Internet Archives, (accessed 8 Mar 2011). 
  3. Volume 3 is available online at Internet Archives, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
  4. All three volumes are available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 P2m, and Volume 1: FHL US/CAN Film 873816 Item 1. Volume 2: FHL US/CAN Film 599296 Item 2. Volume 3: FHL US/CAN Film 873816 Item 2.
  • General index to probate files, Hartford Probate District, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958).  An index to Hartford District probate files deposited in the Connecticut State Library, Dec. 27, 1944, Jan. 4, 1949.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 166067. (11 films)

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Many vital birth, marriage, and death records for Suffield, Connecticut can be found on Migrationtrails.com. Original scanned images of the documents are available as well.
  • Census Finder, Connecticut Vital Records, (accessed 28 Feb 2011).   Online transcriptions are listed by county.
  • Linkpendium, Vital Records, Hartford County, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).
  • Hartford County (Connecticut). Coroner, Coroner's records, 1883-1932, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988).  Microfilm of original records in the Connecticut State Archives, Hartford.  Indexes are found within each volume.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1602529-1602846 Items 1-2. (17 films)
  • Hartford County, Connecticut Marriage Records, (accessed 28 Feb 2011).  Online transcriptions listed by town.
  • Early records of Hartford, Connecticut land records, 1639-1688; vital records, 1644-1730; probate records, 1635-1750; plus genealogical notes and a manual of the first church in Hartford, (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, c1995).   Available on the desktop at the Family History LIbrary, FHL US/CAN CD-ROM no. 98.
  • Hartford County, Connecticut Obituary Collection Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From Various Funeral Homes in the New Britain, Berlin, Newington, Hartford, and Enfield areas.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Hartford County, Connecticut, p.113.
  2. WorldCat 50140092 FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)