North Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of North Canaan, 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 North Canaan, 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 North Canaan:

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 North Canaan:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

The Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society
44 Railroad Street
Falls Village, CT 06031
P.O. Box 206
Falls Village, CT 06031
860-824-8226
E-mail: fvchs8226@gmail.com
Website

Douglas Library
108 W Main St
Canaan, CT 06018
(860) 824-7863
E-mail: douglaslibrary@comcast.net
Website

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of North Canaan:

Migration[edit | edit source]

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Migration routes for early European settlers to and from North Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut Genealogy included:[1]

  • Columbia (NY) Turnpike 1799
  • Great Barrington and Aford (MA) Turnpike[12] 1812
  • Hampden and Berkshire (MA) Turnpike[14] 1826
  • Housatonic River (MA) Turnpike[15] 1809
  • Massachusetts 10th Turnpike[16] 1800
  • Massachusetts 12th Turnpike[17] 1812
  • Rensselaer and Columbia (NY) Turnpike 1799
  • Salisbury and Canaan (CT) Turnpike[18] 1801-1829

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 North Canaan:

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 North Canaan 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.

North Canaan Town Clerk
100 Pease Street #3
Canaan Ct 06018
(860) 824-7313 ext. 106
E-mail: Steven.allyn.zoning@gmail.com
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. WorldCat entry; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Frederic J. Wood, The Turnpikes of New England and the Evolution of the Same Through England, Virginia, and Maryland (Boston: Marshall Jones, 1919), map between 56 and 57, and 168. Internet Archive version online.
  3. Isaac Huntting, History of the Little Nine Partners of North East Precinct and Pine Plains, New York, Dutchess County (Amenia, NY: Chas. Walsh, 1897), 99-101. Google Book edition.
  4. List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 6 November 2014).
  5. Ancram Turnpike in Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes (accessed 6 November 2014). The Ancram Turnpike went from Springield, MA to Catskill, NY; and was called the Catskill Road.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Almira E Morgan, The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. Online digital copy.
  7. Catskill Turnpike in Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes (accessed 6 November 2014). The Catskill Turnpike went west from Catskill, NY to Bath, NY; the east part was called the Susquehanna Turnpike.
  8. Huntting, 97-99.
  9. List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 1 November 2014).
  10. Anastassia Zinke, The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History in Catskill Mountain Foundation (accessed 1 November 2014).
  11. Joan Odess, The Susquehanna Turnpike (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).
  12. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 186-88.
  13. Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 348-49.
  14. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 203-205.
  15. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 166-67.
  16. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 76-78.
  17. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 79-80.
  18. Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 363-64.

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