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Bolton, Tolland County, Connecticut Genealogy

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Brief History

Bolton is a small rural town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. It is primarily residential, with an economy made up primarily of small businesses. Bolton was incorporated in October 1720 and is governed by town meeting.

Cemeteries

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.

To see the churches in Bolton, visit.

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

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 Bolton:

Libraries and Historical Societies

Bolton Historical Society
Bolton, CT 06043.
E-Mail: historian@boltoncthistory.org
Website

Bentley Memorial Library
206 Bolton Center Road
Bolton, CT 06043
(860) 646-7349
E-mail: bentley@biblio.org
Website

Maps

The following are online maps of the town of Bolton:

Newspapers

Probate Records

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The records are included in Andover Probate District. The following are online probate records for the town of Bolton:

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 Bolton 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.

Bolton Town Clerk
222 Bolton Center Road
Bolton, CT 06043
860-649-8066 x 6106
E-mail: ewaters@boltonct.org
Website

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

References