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| link5=[[Somers, Tolland County, ConnecticutGenealogy|Somers]]}}===Brief History===
===Cemeteries===
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Somers, Connecticut''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~cttollan/cemeteries/index.htm CTGENWEB]
=== Brief History ===*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/tolland.html#cemeteries CTGenWeb Archives]
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/connecticut/tolland.html Tombstone Project] * [https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?q.deathLikePlace=Somers%2C%20Tolland%20County%2C%20Connecticut&f.collectionId=2026973&count= Historical Data 20&offset=0&m.defaultFacets=on&m.queryRequireDefault=on&m.facetNestCollectionInCategory=on Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]* [http://www.interment.net/us/ct/tolland.htm CT Interment]|-| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |* {{FHL|331470|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Tolland+Connecticut&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]|-| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the Town'''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/search?cemetery-name=&cemetery-loc=Somers%2C+Tolland+County%2C+Connecticut%2C+United+States+of+America&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=city_23632 Findagrave.com]* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Connecticut&cemetery_county=Tolland&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]* [https://accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/tolland-county-connecticut-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Access Genealogy]* [http://www.hale-collection.com/tolland.htm Charles R Hale Collection]* [https://ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Tolland-County-Cemetery-Records.htm#15 Tolland County Cemetery Records]* [http://genealogytrails.com/conn/tolland/cemeteries.htm Tolland County Genealogy and History by GenealogyTrails]* [http://www.linkpendium.com/tolland-ct-genealogy/cem/ Tolland County by Linkpendium]*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?includeIsParent=true&primaryText=Somers,%20Tolland,%20Connecticut,%20United%20States&reqParents=3779965&reqParentsLabel=Town&reqParentsType=376&searchTypeaheadInputText=Search%20Within:Somers,%20Tolland,%20Connecticut,%20United%20States&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]|-| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Connecticut Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>|}&nbsp;
=== Town Histories 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. <br><br>To see the churches in Somers, visit. [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=3779965&reqParentsLabel=Somers%2C%20Tolland%2C%20Connecticut%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=376&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]<br><br>Many Connecticut churches have deposited their records at the [[Connecticut State Library|Connecticut State Library]]. The following are church records available online for the town of Somers:<br><br>
=== Vital Records City Directories===
=== Probate Land Records ===In Connecticut, most land records are kept at the town level. The following are online land records for the town of Somers:
=== City Directories Libraries and Historical Societies==='''Somers Public Library'''<br>2 Vision Boulevard<br>Somers, CT 06071<br>860-763-3501<br>E-Mail: [mailto:jmmiller@biblio.org jmmiller@biblio.org]<br>[https://www.somerspubliclibrary.org/ Website]<br>
=== Maps ===The following are online maps of the town of Somers:
=== Cemeteries Newspapers===
=== Churches Probate Records===In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Somers:
=== Land Records 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:{| style="width:40%; vertical-align:top;"|- <ul class="column-spacing-halfscreen" style="padding-right:5px;"> <li>Births</li> <li>Marriages</li> <li>Deaths</li> <li>Burials</li> <li>Cemetery records</li> <li>Appointments</li> <li>Earmarks</li> <li>Estrays (stray animals)</li> <li>Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)</li> <li>Land records</li> <li>Mortgages</li> <li>Name changes</li> <li>Care of the poor</li> <li>School records</li> <li>Surveys</li> <li>Tax lists</li> <li>Town meeting minutes</li> <li>Voter registrations</li> <li>Warning outs (of town)</li></ul>|}The following are Somers town records available online:
=== Newspapers =Town Clerk====The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.<br><br>'''Somers Town Clerk'''<br>600 Main Street<br>Somers, CT 06071<br>860.763.8207<br> E-mail: [mailto:alogan@somersct.gov alogan@somersct.gov]<br>[https://www.somersct.gov/town-departments/town-clerk/ Website]<br>
=== Libraries and Historical Societies Vital Records=======Births====*'''1639-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2448938|Connecticut, Births and Baptisms, 1639-1941}} — index*'''1640-1955''' {{RecordSearch|2658554|Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955}} — index
=== References =Marriages====*'''1640-1955''' {{RecordSearch|2658554|Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955}} — index
====Deaths====
*'''1640-1955''' {{RecordSearch|2448941|Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955}} — index
*'''1640-1955''' {{RecordSearch|2658554|Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955}} — index
 
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