Litchfield Genealogy Resources

To help solve genealogy brickwall problems, focus your research around places where your ancestors lived, says Donna Potter Phillips, a genealogist from Spokane, Washington. Create master lists or bibliographies of resources for each place where you are hunting for ancestors or important evidence or documents. Here is my master list for Litchfield township in Litchfield County, Connecticut, once home for some of my Bradley ancestors.

LISTS OF LINKS & RESOURCES
> Cyndi’s List for Connecticut
> Cyndi’s List for Litchfield
> CousinConnect Queries for Litchfield County
> FindaGrave Cemetery Listings for Litchfield County
> Genealogy Links for Litchfield County
> Genealogy Trails for Litchfield County
> Guide to Historical & Genealogical Resources in NW CT
> Kindred Trails for Litchfield County
> Linkpendium for Litchfield County
> Litchfield, Connecticut – AHGP
> Litchfield GenWeb
> Litchfield County Genealogy Links
> Litchfield Listings from Connecticut Society of Genealogists
> Litchfield Resources from Rootsweb

LOOK-UPS FOR GENEALOGY
> Look-ups for Litchfield from GeneaSearch
> Look-ups for Connecticut
> Look-ups for Connecticut from RAOGK

MESSAGE BOARDS, LISTS & FORUMS
> Connecticut Genealogy Forum
> Litchfield County Genealogy Forum
> Email Lists covering Litchfield County
> Litchfield, Connecticut, Message Board at Rootsweb
> Litchfield, Connecticut, Message Board at Ancestry

ORGANIZATIONS & GOVERNMENT BODIES
> Litchfield Historical Society
> Litchfield History Museum & Ingraham Memorial Research Library
> Address forĀ  Litchfield Town Clerk
> NoteĀ  Under Burough of Bantam – area once Bradleyville – is this:
=> Bantam Historical Society, Fletcher Cooper, Chairman
=> Bantam Historical Society, Inc. PO Box 436, Bantam, CT 06750-0436
> Towns of Litchfield County with addresses

BOOKS
> Books We Own Look-ups for Connecticut
> Bradley families in Litchfield, transcribed from “A Genealogical Register of the Inhabitants of the Town of Litchfield, Conn.” by George C. Woodruff. [full volume is on Google Books]
> Genealogical Notes on Families of Litchfield, Connecticut, Connecticut State Library
> Search Google Books for terms Bradley and Litchfield for references in historic books

CENSUS RECORDS
> 1790 Census for Litchfield County, transcribed
> 1840 Census of Pensioners, Litchfield County, Connecticut

OTHER
> Litchfield, Connecticut today
> Litchfield County Profile at ePodunk
> Litchfield Ancestry Guide at ePodunk
> Activities in Litchfield, Connecticut
> History of Litchfield, Connecticut
> Lodging in Litchfield
> Visiting Litchfield, Connecticut

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  1. Thank you for this great list of Litchfield resources! I recently discovered my husband’s ancestors lived in Litchfield County around the time of the Revolutionary War. I agree that it is vitally important to compile resources on a locality, even though it takes a lot of time. Your list will be tremendously helpful as I get started on my Litchfield County research!

    • Hello Shelley,
      Thanks for the good words on these Litchfield resources. I’ve become familiar with the family names in Litchfield during my research, so let me know if I can be of help. I enjoy doing volunteer genealogy research when time allows. My Revolutionary War ancestor was Aaron Bradley who enlisted twice, both times while a teenager, to work as a blacksmith in the Army artificer’s shop and then as a guard for prisoners and weaponry. Good luck with your Litchfield research.
      Barbara

  2. I’d like to thank you for the list as well.

    The Lithcfield Historical Society in particular has a great set of resources. They are open to the public for a few hours per week. I would encourage anyone who has Litchfield County Connecticut Ancestors and lives within a driveable distance to visit the Litchfield Historical Society.

    There is also a website which is putting some Connecticut Records on-line for free. The website is http://www.hiddengenealogynuggets.com. It has early Norfolk and Washington Marriage records on-line right now.

    Regards, Jim


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