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Willington, Tolland County, Connecticut Genealogy

Brief History

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Willington was incorporated in May, 1727.


Cemeteries of Willington, 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

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.

The Church at Willington, 1760-1804 has baptismal records, marriage records and the entrance of church members or their dismissal and where these people went. Gives names and dates.

To see the churches in Willington, 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 Willington:

City Directories

Land Records

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

Libraries and Historical Societies

Willington Historical Society
P.O. Box 214
Willington, CT 06279

Willington Public Library
7 Ruby Road
Willington, CT 06279


The following are online maps of the town of Willington:


Probate Records

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The Probate court is at Town of Tolland. The court records are maintained for Tolland and Windham Towns. The following are online probate records for the town of Willington:

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:

  • 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 Willington town records available online:

Town Clerk

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Willington Town Clerk
40 Old Farms Road
Willington, CT 06279
(860) 487-3121

Vital Records