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Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut Genealogy

Brief History

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Washington, 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 Washington, 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 Washington:

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 Washington:

Libraries and Historical Societies

Gunn Memorial Library & Museum
5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT 06793
(860) 868-7586
E-Mail: GunnCirc@biblio.org
Website

Maps

The following are online maps of the town of Washington:

Newspapers

Probate Records

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

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 Washington 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.

Washington Town Clerk
2 Bryan Plaza
Washington Depot, CT 06794
(860) 868-2786
Website

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

References

Adjacent towns: