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Eastford, Windham County, Connecticut Genealogy

Brief HistoryEdit

Eastford is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. Eastford was formed in 1847 when it was broken off from Ashford, Connecticut. It has been a rural community for its whole history.


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.

To see the churches in Eastford, visit.

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

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 Eastford:

Libraries and Historical SocietiesEdit

Eastford Historical Society
16 Westford Road
P.O. Box 350
Eastford, CT 06242

Eastford Public Library
179 Eastford Rd.
Eastford, CT 06242
(860) 974-0125


The following are online maps of the town of Eastford:


Probate RecordsEdit

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. Eastford Probate District covers the town only, from 1849. The following are online probate records for the town of Eastford:

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 Eastford 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.

Eastford Town Clerk
16 Westford Road
Eastford, CT 06242
860-974-0133 x5

Vital RecordsEdit