Windham, Windham County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Windham is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. It contains the city of Willimantic and the villages of Windham Center, North Windham, and South Windham. The city of Willimantic was consolidated with the town in 1983.

The town of Windham was incorporated on May 12, 1692. Mohican Sachem Chief Joshua willed the land to sixteen men, most of whom resided in Norwich. The land called Windham consisted of what is now the towns of Windham (which includes Willimantic), Mansfield, Scotland, Chaplin, and Hampton.

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.

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

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 Windham:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Windham Historical Society/Jillson House Museum
P.O. Box 105
627 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
860.456.2316
Email: jillson@windhamhistory.org
Website

Willimantic Public Library
905 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
860-465-3079
E-Mail: willimanticpubliclibrary@biblio.org
Website

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Windham:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. Windham Probate Records covers Towns of Windham and Scotland. Town of Pomfret was included until it was set off in May 1752. Windham was included in Hartford and New London Probate District until October session, 1719. The following are online probate records for the town of Windham:

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 Windham 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.

Windham Town Clerk
3 N Lowell Rd
Windham, NH 03087
603-434-5075
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

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