Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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 Sherman, 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 Sherman:

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 Sherman:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Sherman Historical Society
10 Route 37 Center
Sherman, CT 06784
860-354-3083
E-Mail: office@shermanhistoricalsociety.org
Website

Sherman Library
P.O. Box 40
1 Sherman Center
Sherman, CT 06784
(860) 354-2455
E-Mail: sl@biblio.org
Website

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Sherman:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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

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 Sherman 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.

Sherman Town Clerk
9 Rt 39 North
Sherman, Connecticut 06784
(860) 354-5281
E-mail: chavens@townofshermanct.org
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: Fairfield Co.: New Fairfield | Litchfield Co.: Kent | New Milford | New York Dover | Pawling