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Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut Genealogy

Brief HistoryEdit

CemeteriesEdit

Church RecordsEdit

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 Canterbury:

City DirectoriesEdit

Land RecordsEdit

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

Libraries and Historical SocietiesEdit

Canterbury Historical Society
P.O. Box 2
Canterbury, CT 06331
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Canterbury Public Library
1 Municipal Drive
Canterbury, CT 06331
860-546-9022
E-mail: canterburypubliclibrary@gmail.com
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MapsEdit

The following are online maps of the town of Canterbury:

NewspapersEdit

Probate RecordsEdit

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

Town HistoriesEdit

Town RecordsEdit

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 Canterbury town records available online:

Town ClerkEdit

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

Canterbury Town Clerk
PO Box 27
Canterbury, CT 06331
(860) 546-9377
E-mail: nellston@canterburyct.org
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Vital RecordsEdit

BirthsEdit

MarriagesEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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