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Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Farmington is a town located in Hartford County in the Farmington Valley area of Connecticut, United States.

Seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Farmington was originally inhabited by the Tunxis Indian tribe. In 1640, a white settlement was established by residents of Hartford, making Farmington the oldest inland settlement west of the Connecticut River and one of the oldest communities in the state. Settlers found the area ideal because of its rich soil, location along the floodplain of the Farmington River, and valley geography.

The town and river were given their present names in 1645, which is considered the incorporation year of the town. The town's boundaries were later enlarged several times, making it the largest in the Connecticut Colony.

Farmington has been called the mother of towns because its vast area was divided to produce nine other central Connecticut communities.

The borough of Unionville, in Farmington's northwest corner, was once home to many factories harnessing the water power of the Farmington River.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Farmington, 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.

To see the churches in Farmington, 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 Farmington:

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 Farmington:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

THE FARMINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
138 Main St
P.O. Box 1645
Farmington, CT 06034
(860) 678-1645
E-mail: info@fhs-ct.org
Facebook
Website

Farmington Libraries
860-673-6791
E-mail: flref@farmingtonlibraries.org
Facebook
Website

Main Library
6 Monteith Dr
Farmington, CT 06032

Barney Library
71 Main St
Farmington, CT 06032

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Farmington:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. Farmington Probate covers Town of Farmington. Was under the jurisdiction of the Particular Court until May session, 1666; then in Hartford until January, 1769;, since then in Farmington.

Avon (1885), Berlin (1824), Bristol (1830), and Burlington (1834) Probate Courts were set off from Farmington.

The following are online probate records for the town of Farmington:

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 Farmington 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.

Farmington Town Clerk
1 Monteith Drive
Farmington, CT 06032
860.675.2380
E-mail: rayp@farmington-ct.org
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

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