Connecticut County History and Listings

Connecticut County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of Connecticut has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

Fairfield
1061 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 579-6527
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctfairfi
Incorporated: May 10, 1666
Parent county: Original county
Birth records: start in 1700, kept by Town Clerk
Marriage: 1700, Town Clerk
Death: 1700, Town Clerk
Land: 1649, Town/City Clerks
Probate: 1648, Town Probate Clerks
Vital: 1640, Town/City Clerks
Notes: Towns organized before 1800: Brookfield 1788, Danbury 1687, Fairfield settled in 1639 incorporated in 1947, Greenwich settled in 1640 incorporated in 1955, Huntington (Shelton) 1789, New Fairfield 1740, Newtown 1711, Norwalk 1651, Redding 1767, Ridgefield 1709, Stamford 1641, Stratford 1639, Trumbull 1797, Weston 1787, Westport 1735.

Hartford
95 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 548-2700
http://www.munic.state.ct.us/hartford.htm
Incorporated: May 10, 1666
Parent county: Original county
Birth records: unknown start, kept by Town/City Clerks
Marriage: unknown, Town/City Clerks
Death: unknown, Town/City Clerks
Land: 1635, Town/City Clerks
Probate: 1641, Town Probate Clerk
Burial: unknown, Town/City Clerks
Vital: 1621 Town/City Clerks
Notes: Towns organized before 1800: Berlin 1785, Bristol 1785, Canton 1737 incorporated 1806, East Hartford 1783, East Windsor 1768, Enfield 1683, Farmington 1685, Glastonbury 1690, Granby 1664 incorporated 1786, Hartford 1635, Hartland 1761, Simsbury 1670, Southington 1779, Suffield 1674, Wethersfield 1634, Windsor 1633.

Litchfield
Box 247, Litchfield, CT 06759
(860) 567-0885
http://www.litchfieldcty.com
Incorporated: Oct. 14, 1751
Parent counties: Hartford, Fairfield
Birth records: unknown start, Town Clerk
Marriage: unknown, Town Clerk
Death: unknown, Town Clerk
Divorce: 1752, Clerk/Superior Court
Land: 1659, Town/City Clerks
Probate: 1719, Probate Judge
Court: ca. 1800, Clerk/Superior Court
Vital: 1683, Town/City Clerks
Notes: Towns organized before 1800: Barkhamstead 1779, Bethlehem 1787, Canaan 1739, Colebrook 1779, Cornwall 1740, Goshen 1739, Harwinton 1737, Kent 1739, Litchfield 1719, New Hartford 1738, New Milford 1712, Norfolk 1758, Plymouth 1795, Roxbury 1796, Salisbury 1741, Sharon 1739, Torrington 1740, Washington 1779, Warren 1786, Watertown 1780, Winchester 1771, Woodbury 1674.

Middlesex
1 Court St., 2nd Floor, Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 343-6400
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctmiddle/midlsxco.htm
Incorporated: May 2, 1785
Parent counties: Hartford, New London, New Haven
Birth records: unknown start, kept by Town Clerk
Marriage: unknown, Town Clerk
Divorce: 1800, Clerk/Superior Court
Death: unknown, Town Clerk
Land: 1647, Town/City Clerks
Probate: 1741, Town Probate Clerks
Court: 1639, Clerk/Superior Court
Vital: 1640, Town/City Clerks
Notes: Towns organized before 1800: Chatham 1767, Durham 1708, East Haddam 1734, Haddam 1668, Killingsworth 1667, Middletown 1651, Saybrook 1635.

New Haven
235 Church St., New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 503-6800
http://www.munic.state.ct.us/newhaven.htm
Incorporated: May 10, 1666
Parent county: Original county
Birth records: unknown start, kept by Town Clerk
Marriage: unknown, Town Clerk
Death: unknown, Town Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Clerk/Superior Court
Land: 1639, Town/City Clerks
Probate: 1647, Town Probate Clerks
Court: unknown start, Clerk/Superior Court
Vital: 1639, Town/City Clerks
Notes: Towns organized before 1800: Branford settled 1644 incorporated 1685, Cheshire 1780, East Haven 1785, Guilford 1639, Hamden 1786, Meriden incorporated 1806, Milford 1639, New Haven 1784, North Haven 1786, Oxford 1798, Seymour settled 1678 incorporated 1850, Southbury 1787, South Derby 1675, Wallingford 1670, Waterbury 1686, Wolcott 1796, Woodbridge 1784.

New London
70 Huntington St., New London, CT 06320
(860) 443-5363
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctnewlon
Incorporated: May 10, 1666
Parent county: Original county
Birth records: start in 1659, kept by Town Clerk
Marriage: 1659, Town Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Clerk/Superior Court
Death: 1659, Town Clerk
Land: 1646, Town/City Clerks
Probate: 1675, Town Probate Clerks
Burial: 1893, Town/City Clerks
Vital: 1640, Town/City Clerks
Notes: Towns organized before 1800: Bozrah 1786, Colchester 1699, Franklin 1786, Groton 1705, Lebanon 1700, Lisbon 1786, Lyme 1667, Montville 1786, New London 1648, Norwich 1662, Preston 1687, Stonington settled 1649 incorporated 1662, Voluntown 1721.

Tolland
69 Brooklyn St., Rockville, CT 06066
(860) 896-4920
http://users.rcn.com/lmerrell/tolland.html
Incorporated: Oct. 13, 1785
Parent county: Windham
Birth records: unknown start, kept by Town Clerk
Marriage: unknown, Town Clerk
Death: unknown, Town Clerk
Land: 1702, Town/City Clerks
Probate: 1759, Town Probate Clerks
Court: unknown, Clerk/Superior Court
Vital: 1665, Town/City Clerks
Notes: Towns organized before 1800: Bolton 1720, Coventry 1711, Ellington 1786, Hebron 1708, Mansfield 1702, Somers 1749, Stafford 1719, Tolland 1715, Union 1734, Vernon settled 1726 incorporated 1808, Willington 1727.

Windham
155 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260
(860) 928-7749
http://users.rcn.com/lmerrell/windham.html
Incorporated: May 12, 1726
Parent county: Hartford, New London
Birth records: start in 1692, kept by Town Clerk
Marriage: 1692, Town Clerk
Death: 1692, Town Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Clerk/Superior Court
Land: 1686, Town/City Clerks
Probate: 1719, Town Probate Clerks
Burial: 1900, Town/City Clerks
Vital: 1665, Town/City Clerks
Notes: Towns organized before 1800: Ashford 1714, Brooklyn 1786, Canterbury 1703, Hampton 1786, Killingly 1708, Plainfield 1699, Ponfret 1713, Sterling 1794, Thompson 1785, Windham 1692, Woodstock (New Roxbury) 1690.


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