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Berlin, Hartford County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Berlin is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. It was incorporated in 1785. The geographic center of Connecticut is located in the town. Berlin is residential and industrial. Named after Prussian capital, Berlin, Germany.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Berlin, 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[edit | edit source]

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.

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

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

The Berlin Historical Society
305 Main Street
PO Box 8192
Kensington, CT 06037
(860) 828-5114
E-mail: berlincthistorical@gmail.com
Facebook
Website

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT 06037
860-828-7125
E-mail: library@berlinpeck.org
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Website

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Berlin:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. Berlin Probate District covers Towns of Berlin and New Britain. Constituted 2 June 1824 from Farmington, Hartford and Middletown. The following are online probate records for the town of Berlin:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

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 Berlin town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

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

Berlin Town Clerk
240 Kensington Rd
Berlin, CT 06037
(860) 828-7036
E-mail: kwall@town.berlin.ct.us
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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