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===Libraries and Historical Societies===
===Libraries and Historical Societies===
'''Connecticut Historical Society'''<br> One Elizabeth Street<br> Hartford, CT 06105<br> 860 236-5621 X 228<br> 860 236-2664<br> E-Mail:[mailto:education_assistant@chs.org education_assistant@chs.org]<br> [http://chs.org/research/family-history Website]<br>
'''Hartford Public Library'''<br>500 Main Street<br>Hartford, CT 06103<br>860-695-6300<br>E-Mail: [mailto:contactus@hplct.org contactus@hplct.org]<br>[https://www.hplct.org/ Website]<br>

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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 West Hartford, visit.

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

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 West Hartford:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Connecticut Historical Society
One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
860 236-5621 X 228
860 236-2664

Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
E-Mail: contactus@hplct.org

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of West Hartford:

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 West Hartford:

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 West Hartford 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.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: