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Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Genealogy

Brief History

Hartford is the capital of the state of Connecticut, United States Genealogy. The seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960.

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Hartford, Connecticut online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the Town
See Connecticut Cemeteries for more information

Church Records

At its founding, Congregationalism was the dominant religion in Connecticut and was even the state religion until 1818. Other common Christian denominations include the Methodist, Episcopal, Roman Catholic, and Baptist churches.

To see the churches in Hartford, visit. FamilySearch Places

Many Connecticut churches have deposited their records at the Connecticut State Library. The following are church records available online for the town of Hartford:

City Directories

Land Records

In Connecticut, most land records are kept at the town level. The following are online land records for the town of Hartford:

Libraries and Historical Societies

Connecticut Historical Society
One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
860 236-5621 X 228
860 236-2664
E-Mail:education_assistant@chs.org
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Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
860-695-6300
E-mail: contactus@hplct.org
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The following are branch locations

Albany Branch
1250 Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT 06112
860-695-7380

Barbour Branch
261 Barbour Street
Hartford, CT 06120
860-695-7400

Camp Field Branch
30 Campfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114
860-695-7440

Dwight Branch
7 New Park Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
860-695-7460

Park Branch
744 Park Street
Hartford, CT 06106
860-695-7500

Ropkins Branch
1750 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06120
860-695-7520

Maps

The following are online maps of the town of Hartford:

Newspapers

Probate Records

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Hartford:

Under the jurisdiction of the Particular Court until May session 1666; since then in the Town of Hartford (now city of Hartford).

Several probate courts were set off from the Town of Hartford / City of Hartford Probate Court. They were:

Town Histories

Town Records

In Connecticut, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Hartford town records available online:

Town Clerk

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Hartford Town Clerk
550 Main Street, 1st Floor, Suite 104
Hartford CT 06103
(860) 757-9750
E-mail: [Noel.McGregor@hartford.gov or LUSAE001@hartford.gov <Noel.McGregor@hartford.gov or LUSAE001@hartford.gov>;
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Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

References