Litchfield County, Connecticut

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''This article is about a county in Connecticut. For other uses, see [[Litchfield (disambiguation)|Litchfield (disambiguation)]].''  
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:''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''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Connecticut|Connecticut]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Litchfield County'''<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| county = Litchfield County
 
| county = Litchfield County
 
| county_map = Ct-litchfield.png
 
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| state = Connecticut
 
| state = Connecticut
 
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| founded year = 1751
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| founded date = October 14
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| seat wl = Litchfield
 
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| building address = PO Box 247<br>Litchfield, CT 06759<br>Phone: 203.567.0885<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Fairfield-County-Connecticut-Courts.htm '''Litchfield County Website''']
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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<br>&nbsp;<br><br>'''''Clerk Superior Court''''' &nbsp;has divorce and court records from 1800’s; '''''Town Clerks''''' &nbsp;have birth, marriage, death, and land records; '''''Probate Judge''''' &nbsp;has probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 113. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>
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'''Towns Organized Before 1800:''' <br>Barkhamstead 1799, <br>Bethlehem 1787, <br>Canaan 1739, <br>Colebrook 1799,<br>Cornwall 1740, <br>Goshen 1739, <br>Harwinton 1737, <br>Kent 1739, <br>Litchefield 1719, <br>New Hartford 1738, <br>New Milford 1712, <br>Norfolk 1758, <br>Plymouth 1795, <br>Roxbury 1796, <br>Salisbury 1741, <br>Sharon 1739, <br>Torrington 1740, <br>Washington 1779, <br>Warren 1768, <br>Watertown 1780, <br>Winchester 1771, <br>Woodbury 1673.
  
 
*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 name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*14 October 1751 from [[Fairfield County, Connecticut|Fairfield]] and [[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford]] counties.<ref>''Handybook'', 181.</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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... 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''])  
 
... 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  ==
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
{{Litchfield County, Connecticut}}  
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{{CTLitCoTownsMap}}  
  
=== Clickable Town Map  ===
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'''City:&nbsp;''' {{AutoLink|Torrington, Connecticut|Torrington}}
  
{{Ct-litchfieldtownimagemap}}
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'''Towns'''
  
== Resources  ==
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*{{AutoLink|Barkhamsted, Connecticut|Barkhamsted}}
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*{{AutoLink|Bethlehem, Connecticut|Bethlehem}}
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*{{AutoLink|Bridgewater, Connecticut|Bridgewater}}
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*{{AutoLink|Canaan, Connecticut|Canaan}}
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*{{AutoLink|Colebrook, Connecticut|Colebrook}}
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*{{AutoLink|Cornwall, Connecticut|Cornwall}}
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*{{AutoLink|Goshen, Connecticut|Goshen}}
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*{{AutoLink|Harwinton, Connecticut|Harwinton}}
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*{{AutoLink|Kent, Connecticut|Kent}}
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*{{AutoLink|Litchfield, Connecticut|Litchfield}}
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*{{AutoLink|Morris, Connecticut|Morris}}
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*{{AutoLink|New Hartford, Connecticut|New Hartford}}
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*{{AutoLink|New Milford, Connecticut|New Milford}}
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*{{AutoLink|Norfolk, Connecticut|Norfolk}}
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*{{AutoLink|North Canaan, Connecticut|North Canaan}}
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*{{AutoLink|Plymouth, Connecticut|Plymouth}}
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*{{AutoLink|Roxbury, Connecticut|Roxbury}}
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*{{AutoLink|Salisbury, Connecticut|Salisbury}}
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*{{AutoLink|Sharon, Connecticut|Sharon}}
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*{{AutoLink|Thomaston, Connecticut|Thomaston}}
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*{{AutoLink|Torrington, Connecticut|Torrington}}
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*{{AutoLink|Warren, Connecticut|Warren}}
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*{{AutoLink|Washington, Connecticut|Washington}}
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*{{AutoLink|Watertown, Connecticut|Watertown}}
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*{{AutoLink|Winchester, Connecticut|Winchester}}
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*{{AutoLink|Woodbury, Connecticut|Woodbury}}
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'''Boroughs:''' {{AutoLink|Bantam, Connecticut|Bantam}} | {{AutoLink|Litchfield (borough), Connecticut|Litchfield}}
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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}} }}
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'''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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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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*USGenWeb Census Project, [http://www.us-census.org/states/connecticut/l-ct.htm Litchfield County, Connecticut Federal Census Index], (accessed 6 Mar 2011). Transcriptions in progress.  
 
*USGenWeb Census Project, [http://www.us-census.org/states/connecticut/l-ct.htm Litchfield County, Connecticut Federal Census Index], (accessed 6 Mar 2011). Transcriptions in progress.  
 
*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.}}
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{{Census|Connecticut}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#church Church Records], USGenWeb CTArchives  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#church Church Records], USGenWeb CTArchives  
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*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.}}
  
==== Court Records ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#court Court Records], USGenWeb CTArchives  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#court Court Records], USGenWeb CTArchives  
*[http://www.courtreference.com/Litchfield-County-Connecticut-Courts.htm Litchfield County Connecticut Court Records Directory], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
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*[http://www.courtreference.com/Litchfield-County-Connecticut-Courts.htm Litchfield County Connecticut Court Records Directory], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#wills Wills], USGenWeb CTArchives  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#wills Wills], USGenWeb CTArchives  
 
*Barbara B. Ferris and Grace Louise Knox, ''Connecticut divorces Superior Court records for the counties of Litchfield, 1752-1922 and Hartford 1740-1849'', Available on the desktop at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1024430|item|disp= Computer US/CAN Desktop CD-ROM no. 2630 v. 2.}}
 
*Barbara B. Ferris and Grace Louise Knox, ''Connecticut divorces Superior Court records for the counties of Litchfield, 1752-1922 and Hartford 1740-1849'', Available on the desktop at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1024430|item|disp= Computer US/CAN Desktop CD-ROM no. 2630 v. 2.}}
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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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.
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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 Family History Library Catalog] under the name of the town.
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#deeds Deeds and Land Records], USGenWeb CTArchives  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#deeds Deeds and Land Records], USGenWeb CTArchives  
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*Josephine Ellis Richards, ''Honor Roll of Litchfield County Revolutionary Soldiers'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1969).&nbsp; Transcription available online&nbsp;at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctlitch2/RevWar/index.htm rootsweb], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Organized by Town.&nbsp; Also available at the&nbsp;Family History Library, {{FHL|213356|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 599295 Item 2.}} Includes index.&nbsp; Can also be found&nbsp;on the Family History Library Desktop, {{FHL|1024430|item|disp= Computer US/CAN Desktop CD-ROM no. 2630 v.2.}}
 
*Josephine Ellis Richards, ''Honor Roll of Litchfield County Revolutionary Soldiers'', (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1969).&nbsp; Transcription available online&nbsp;at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctlitch2/RevWar/index.htm rootsweb], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Organized by Town.&nbsp; Also available at the&nbsp;Family History Library, {{FHL|213356|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 599295 Item 2.}} Includes index.&nbsp; Can also be found&nbsp;on the Family History Library Desktop, {{FHL|1024430|item|disp= Computer US/CAN Desktop CD-ROM no. 2630 v.2.}}
  
===== '''Civil War''' =====
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===== 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.  
 
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.  
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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).&nbsp;  
*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).
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*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  
 
*[http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/index.php Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War],&nbsp;(accessed 8 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Grave Database&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/index.php Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War],&nbsp;(accessed 8 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Grave Database&nbsp;  
 
*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.  
 
*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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===== World War I and World War II  =====
 
===== World War I and World War II  =====
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6482&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 World War I&nbsp;Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918] $, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).&nbsp;
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6482&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 World War I&nbsp;Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918] $, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).&nbsp;  
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946] $, (accessed 8&nbsp;Mar 2011).&nbsp;
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946] $, (accessed 8&nbsp;Mar 2011).&nbsp;  
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U. S. World War II&nbsp;Draft Registration Cards, 1942] $, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).&nbsp;
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U. S. World War II&nbsp;Draft Registration Cards, 1942] $, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).&nbsp;  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1861144&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D United States, World War II&nbsp;Draft Registration Cards, 1942], (accessed 8 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Collection Description:&nbsp;Images of cards for men, age 45-64 (born 1877-1897), included in the fourth draft conducted on Arpil 27, 1942.
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1861144&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D United States, World War II&nbsp;Draft Registration Cards, 1942], (accessed 8 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Collection Description:&nbsp;Images of cards for men, age 45-64 (born 1877-1897), included in the fourth draft conducted on Arpil 27, 1942.
  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*Vi L. Kemp, Thomas Jay Kemp, Middlesex Genealogical Society,''&nbsp;Index to obituaries, Litchfield County times, Litchfield, Connecticut, 1989'', (Darien, Connecticut&nbsp;: Middlesex Genealogical Society, c1990).&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|561551|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 D25p no. 4.}}  
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*''Index to obituaries, Litchfield County times, Litchfield, Connecticut, 1989'' <ref>Vi L. Kemp, Thomas Jay Kemp, Middlesex Genealogical Society,''&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Index to obituaries, Litchfield County times, Litchfield, Connecticut, 1989'', (Darien, Connecticut&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;: Middlesex Genealogical Society, c1990).&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|561551|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 D25p no. 4.}} </ref>
 
*[http://www.newspaperobituaries.net/connecticut/litchfield_county_obituaries.htm Litchfield County, Connecticut Obituaries], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; A directory of obituary databases and archives on the internet.  
 
*[http://www.newspaperobituaries.net/connecticut/litchfield_county_obituaries.htm Litchfield County, Connecticut Obituaries], (accessed 1 Mar 2011).&nbsp; A directory of obituary databases and archives on the internet.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#obits Obits], USGenWeb CTArchives
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html#obits Obits], USGenWeb CTArchives  
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ct/litchfield/webbbs_config.pl Litchfield County, Connecticut Obituary Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. This is Taken From Various Funeral Homes in the New Milford, Watertown, Torrington, Plymouth, Harwinton, and surrounding areas.
  
 
==== Probate District Courts  ====
 
==== Probate District Courts  ====
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*Linkpendium, [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/vr/ Vital Records, Litchfield County], (accessed 7 Mar 2011).
 
*Linkpendium, [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/vr/ Vital Records, Litchfield County], (accessed 7 Mar 2011).
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
 
*[http://www.csginc.org/litchfield_county_connecticut.php Connecticut Society of Genealogists], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).  
 
*[http://www.csginc.org/litchfield_county_connecticut.php Connecticut Society of Genealogists], (accessed 28 Feb 2011).  
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*Linkpendium, [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/lib/ Libraries, Museums, and Archives, Litchfield County], (accessed 7 Mar 2011).
 
*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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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Connecticut/Litchfield/Default.aspx ancestry.com]$, (accessed 8 Mar 2011). Available databases for Litchfield County.  
 
*[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://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/ Linkpendium], (accessed 28 Feb 2011). &nbsp;Litchfield County Genealogy and Family History  
 
*[http://linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/Litchfield/ Linkpendium], (accessed 28 Feb 2011). &nbsp;Litchfield County Genealogy and Family History  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Litchfield County.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/lichfeld.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Litchfield County.&nbsp;
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ct/lichfeld.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Litchfield County (backup site)
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/CT/Litchfield/ Web Sites at RootsWeb for Litchfield County], (accessed 4 Mar 2011).  
 
*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/CT/Litchfield/ Web Sites at RootsWeb for Litchfield County], (accessed 4 Mar 2011).  
*{{FHL|184606|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Litchfield County.
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*{{FHL|Connecticut%2C+Litchfield|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} Litchfield County Subjects.
 
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Revision as of 21:52, 3 April 2013

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

United States Gotoarrow.png Connecticut Gotoarrow.png Litchfield County

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 October 14, 1751
County Seat Litchfield
Courthouse
Address PO Box 247
Litchfield, CT 06759
Phone: 203.567.0885
Litchfield County Website

Contents

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

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

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


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 

Census

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

Church

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.

  • 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

Desription 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

  • 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 Family History Library Catalog under the name of the town.

  • Deeds and Land Records, USGenWeb CTArchives
  • 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

  • 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, Litchfield County, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).
  • Clark's Map of Litchfield County, Connecticut, flickr from yahoo, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).  

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

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

Taxation

Tax Lists, USGenWeb CTArchives

Vital Records

  • 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.
  • 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, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).
  • Linkpendium, Vital Records, Litchfield County, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).

Societies and Libraries

  • Connecticut Society of Genealogists, (accessed 28 Feb 2011).
  • Linkpendium, Societies, Litchfield County, (accessed 7 Mar 2011).
  • Howard Williston Carter, The Litchfield County University Club a brief historical sketch with list of members, 1896-1903, (Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilms, 1987).  Available online at Google Books, (accessed 1 Mar 2011), or Internet Archives, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  A database of this book can be found at ancestry.com$, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6062278.
  • Dudley L. Vaill, The Litchfield County University Club an account of its origin and a brief review of its history, (Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilms, 1987).   A database for this book can be found at ancestry.com$, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).   Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6062279.

Web Sites

  • ancestry.com$, (accessed 8 Mar 2011). Available databases for Litchfield County.
  • Census Finder, Connecticut Vital Records, (accessed 28 Feb 2011).   Online transcriptions are listed by county.
  • Connecticut Genealogy, Litchfield Countywide Sources, (accessed 1 Mar 2011).
  • Cyndi's List, (accessed 28 Feb 2011).  Litchfield County General Resource Sites
  • epodunk, (accessed 28 Feb 2011).  Litchfield County Quick Links
  • FamilyHistory101, (accessed 28 Feb 2011).  Litchfield County Connecticut History, Records, Facts, Genealogy and Ancestry
  • The Litchfield County CTGenWeb Project, a member of The CTGenWeb Project
  • Linkpendium, (accessed 28 Feb 2011).  Litchfield County Genealogy and Family History
  • MyGenealogist , (accessed 28 Feb 2011).  Litchfield County, Connecticut Genealogy Resources.  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.
  • The USGenWeb Archives Project for Litchfield County. 
  • Web Sites at RootsWeb for Litchfield County, (accessed 4 Mar 2011).
  • Family History Library Catalog Litchfield County Subjects.

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. Vi L. Kemp, Thomas Jay Kemp, Middlesex Genealogical Society,&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Index to obituaries, Litchfield County times, Litchfield, Connecticut, 1989, (Darien, Connecticut&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;: Middlesex Genealogical Society, c1990).&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 D25p no. 4.