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Litchfield County Resources

USGenWeb Project's Official Lookups Policy is the same policy that Litchfield County and the towns located within Litchfield County and indexed on this page, abide by. If you have any reference material on this county and would like to be listed as a resource please let me know

When requesting help from a resource volunteer, please follow these guidelines:

  1. Put Litchfield County Help in subject of message.
  2. Put name of reference material you are requesting help with in the first line of the message, as many of these wonderful people have volunteered to be a resource for several things.
  3. Limit your requests and don't forget to thank your volunteer for their time and effort.

 

 

Main Surnames Description Volunteer
Woodbury Residents History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut 1659 to 1854 including towns of Washington, Southbury, Bethlem, Roxbury, and part of Oxford and Middlebury. Written by William Cothren in 1854. Lots of un-indexed lists, but the real meat is in the Family Histories, which are indexed and contain a vast amount of information. This book is now on-line and is searchable, as part of the University of Michigan's Digital Library. Searchable History of Ancient Woodbury, CT
Judson Author of "Descendants of William Judson of Connecticut" which includes major allied families of Beach, Beardsley, Beebe, Beers, Clark, Curtis/Curtiss, Gillespie, Gowey, Hawley, Hine, Hull, Hurd, Lewis, Minor, Miller, Mitchell, Peck, Perry, Sherman, Sperry, Towle, Walker, Welles/Wells. Refer to The Judson Connection for more info. Linda-Jeanne Dolby
Hart Andrews Genealogical History of Deacon Stephen Hart and his Descendants, Alfred Andrews, Hartford, 1875. Richard Hart
Beach Beech For anyone researching their Beach/Beech ancestry. He has a large database of over 7000 early Beach family members, including most of the Litchfield County families and their descendants in New York and the mid-west. He also edits a newsletter, The Beach Family Journal. Eugene H. Beach, Jr.
Judson Parmelee Warner Dudley For anyone researching their Judson, Parmelee, Dudley or Warner lines. She maintains a large database and is editor of the Judson Connection. Linda-Jeanne Dolby
Mygatt Mygatt family of Connecticut, including "A Historical Notice of Joseph Mygatt, One of the First Settlers of Hartford, Conn.", published in 1853. Dan Robbins
Scoville Hotchkiss Have much information; from copies of vitals, land records, church records, probates, etc. Janice Falvey
Warren Willing to help anyone looking for info on Warren families; presently working on early Warren records in Kent. Fran Johnson
-- "The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633" by Robert Charles Anderson. Indexes: Surname, First Names, Places, and Ships. Since many CT settlers came between 1620 & 1633, I would be happy to check to see if a name is listed. Leona L. Gustafson
-- I have the following resource material and would be willing to do lookups for "Rolls and Lists of Connecticut Men in the Revolution 1775 - 1783" published by the Connecticut Historical Society; "Honor Roll of Litchfield County Revolutionary Soldiers" prepared by the Mary Floyd Tallmadge Chapter of the DAR; Litchfield and Morris Inscriptions; and " A Record of Tombstone Inscriptions" compiled by Charles Thomas Payne. Jackie Bull Rish
Burnham Clark Gold Harrison Hart Ives Leete Pratt Rogers Scoville Sedgwick href="http://home.att.net/~winrogers/index.htm">Bryant Rogers' homepage includes families in the left column. It also includes biographies of Ethan Allen, Oliver Burnham, Rev. H. Gold, T. S. Gold, Judge Harrison, Rev A.B. Pratt, Capt. E. Rogers, Noah Rogers III, H. Obookiah, Gen Sedgwick I, Gen Sedgwick II. Bryant Rogers
Stancliff From book Descendants of James Stanclift of Middletown, Connecticut and Allied Families, By Robert C. and Sherry [Smith] Stancliff; includes many allied families. Robert C. Stancliff
-- I am willing to do limited lookups in the following book: 'Connecticut Divorces - Superior Court Records for the Counties of Litchfield 1752-1922 and Hartford 1740 - 1849' compiled by Barbara B. Ferris and Grace Louise Knox. Published in 1989 by Heritage Books, Inc. Leigh A. Viertel
-- I have a copy of the Barbour Index for New Hartford and Milford and am willing to do lookups. Please put the town in the subject box when emailing me. Anita Schultz-Peters
-- A Genealogical Register of the Inhabitants of the Town of Litchfield, Conn by George C. Woodruff, 1845; from the settlement of the town, A.D. 1720 to the year 1800. Collected from the records of said town, probate records of wills, distributions, etc., and from other sources. Joyce Peck

Where to write for Vital Records:

  1. State: Vital Records, Dept of Public Health, 410 Capital Ave, P.O. Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134, (860) 509-7700
  2. County: Litchfield County, P.O. Box 247, Litchfield, CT 06759, (203) 567-0885
  3. On the town level, if you do not know the address, in many instances mail can be delivered if you address your envelope: Vital Records, Town Clerk, Name of Town, Connecticut, ZIP CODE and enclose $5 per query.
  4. Vital Info - Access to Birth, Death and Marriage records.
Litchfield Co. Databases:
  • New Preston CT Marriages to 1800
  • Norfolk CT Marriages to 1800
  • North Cannon Marriages to 1800
  • Torrington CT Marriages to 1800
  • Cornwell CT Marriages to 1800
  • Washington CT Marriages to 1800
  • Salisbury CT Vital Records Page
  • Chapinville Cemetery, Salisbury, CT
  • Dutcher's Bridge Cemetery, Salisbury, CT
  • Town Hill Cemetery, Salisbury, Ct.
  • MT. Riga Cemetery, Salisbury, CT

There are a number of Litchfield Resources on the American History & Genealogy Project site.

Genealogy Books for Litchfield County contains just a few of the many books available. This list was contributed by Robbie Giles.

On September 28, 1996 I went to the Dallas Library and copied from Microfilm CT 0982124, Record of Connecticut Men in the War of Rebellion 1861-1865, a list that includes the surnames Judson, Parmelee, Dudley, and Kemp.

African American research links: