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Guide to Tolland County Connecticut genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Tolland County, Connecticut
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Map of Connecticut highlighting Tolland County
Location in the state of Connecticut
Facts
Founded October 13, 1786
County Seat Rockville
Courthouse
Address 69 Brooklyn Street
Rockville, CT 06066-3643
Phone: 860.875.6294
Tolland County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


 

Town clerks  have birth, marriage, death and land records; Probate Judge  has probate records; Clerk of the Superior Court  has court records.[1]

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Bolton 1730,
Coventry 1712,
Ellington 1786,
Hevron 1708,
Mansfield 1702,
Somers 1734,
Stafford 1719,
Tolland 1715,
Union 1734,
Vernon 1716,
Willington 1727.

  • Connecticut no longer has county governments; local government is at the town level.

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  • Named for the hamlet of Tolland, Somerset, England.

Parent County

  • West part of Windham county was used to create Tolland County 13 Oct 1786.[1]

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

  • Lost census: 1890

Places / Localities

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


Extinct town:   • Rockville

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Biographies

  • Commemorative biographical record of Tolland and Windham counties, Connecticut containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and of many of the early settled families, (Chicago, Illinois : J.H. Beers, 1903).  Includes fullname index (in part 1 for pts. 1 and 2).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.64 D3c pt. 1 and 2, or FHL US/CAN Film 982349.
  • J.R. Cole, History of Tolland County, Connecticut including its early settlement and progress to the present time; a description of its historic and interesting localities; sketches of its towns and villages: portraits of some of its prominent men, and biographies of many of its representative citizens, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1035602 Item 3.

Index

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Society. Volunteer Aids, Index to Commemorative biographical record of Tolland and Windham counties, Connecticut, part 1, Manuscript.  Includes fullname index to part 1 but only through pt. 1's page 602.  Available online at ancestry.com$.  Available in the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.64 D3c pt. 1 index.

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

Census

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

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.

  • Connecticut Genealogy, Tolland County Church Records, (accessed 6 Mar 2011). Includes church and vital records.
  • Tolland County, Connecticut, church papers, 1760-1861, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977).  Contains lists of pastors in Tolland County churches, a copy of the Connecticut Courant, Nov. 21, 1815, a list of members of the Vernon Church and of the Vernon Ecclesiastical Society and other miscellaneous papers.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1014187 Item 3.

Court Records

  • Tolland County Connecticut Court Records Directory, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
  • Grace Louise Knox & Barbara B. Ferris, Connecticut divorces Superior Court records for the counties of New London, Tolland & Windham, 1719-1910, (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, c1987).  Includes index.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 P2k.
  • Connecticut. Superior Court (Tolland County), Depositions, 1892-1893, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989).  A record of depositions taken for a trial in the Superior Court, Tolland County, Connecticut. Depositions have to do with the suit of George W. Adams, of Tolland County, Connecticut, vs. Charles I. Rawson, of Oxford, Massachusetts.  Available at the Family History Library,FHL US/CAN Film 1637443 Item 1.
  • Connecticut. Superior Court (Tolland County), Executions, A-Z, 1772-1891, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989).  A record of executions of court judgements.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1637443 Item 2.

Directories

  • Rockville (Connecticut) city directories, (Woodridge, Connecticut : Research Publications, [1992?]).   Available at the Family History Library, Vault US/CAN Film 2156522 Item 1. (3 Films covering a variety of years between 1883-1934.

Divorce Records

  • Connecticut. Superior Court (Tolland County), Divorce papers, 1787-1910, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989).  Records are in approximate alphabetical order.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1637443 Item 3, first of 16 films.

Gazetteers

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

Genealogy

  • Walter Everett Corbin, Lottie S. Corbin and Robert J. Dunkle, The Corbin Collection, (Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, c2003-c2005).  3 CD's available on the desktop at the Family History Library, Computer US/CAN Desktop CD-ROM no. 2644 v. 1, and CD-ROM no. 2644 v.2 and CD-ROM no. 2644 v. 3.

History

  • Linkpendium, History, Tolland County, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
  • Loren P. Waldo, The early history of Tolland an address delivered before the Tolland County Historical Society, at Tolland, Conn., on the 22d day of August and 27th day of September, 1861, (Hartford [Connecticut] : Case, Lockwood, 1861).   Includes index.  Includes sketches of family history.  Available online at Google Books, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.643/T1 H2w, or FHL US/CAN Film 1033531 Item 1.
  • Google Timeline, Tolland County, Connecticut History 1600-2011, (accessed 2 Mar 2011).

See Biographies for further sources.

Land and Property

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 Family History Library Catalog under the name of the town.

  • Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division,Tolland County, Connecticut land ownership map, 1857, (Washington, District of Columbia : 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 6079304.

Maps

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Military History and Records

Civil War

Service men from New Haven County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Most of the men from the following companies were from Windham County.

  1. 14th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company D
  2. 25th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry - Company D
World War I and World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Connecticut. Superior Court and County Court (Tolland County),  Declarations of intention, 1853-1914, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983).  Indexes are found within each volume.  Includes some records of the County Court, 1853-1856.  Available at the Family History Library, 1853-1906 FHL US/CAN Film 1319927 Items 2-3, and 1906-1914 FHL US/CAN Film 1319930 Item 2.
  • 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. Superior Court and County Court (Tolland County), Naturalization records (Tolland County, Connecticut), 1853-1945; naturalization index, 1853-1955, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983-2008).  Additional indexes are found within each volume.  Includes some records of the County Court, 1853-1855.   Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1319928. (11 Films)

Newspapers

Probate District Courts

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

Taxation

Vital Records

See also How to order Connecticut Vital Records

  • Linkpendium, Vital Records, Tolland County, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
  • Tolland County. (Connecticut). Coroner, Coroner's records, 1883-1942, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1602846 Item 3, 1st of 3 films.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 113. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

 

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