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 for  Litchfield Town Clerk
> Note  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

Published in: on November 15, 2010 at 4:38 am  Comments (3)  

Litchfield, Connecticut, Genealogy

Yesterday, I attended an informative genealogy workshop sponsored by the Whitman County Genealogical Society here in Pullman, Washington.  Donna Potter Phillips, one of the main presenters, discussed a strategy for finding ancestors and breaking through brickwalls, namely organizing your research by place.

More specifically, she recommended developing a detailing listing or bibliography of resources for the specific place where you hope to find an ancestor and their extended family. Inspired by her recommendation, I will post here a listing of resources for the town of Litchfield in Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA.

While I have connected my Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bradley ancestors to their Litchfield, Connecticut, forebears, I still would like documentation to officially connect Sherman Abernethy Bradley to his father Leaming Hawkins Bradley. There is no birth record for Sherman in Litchfield county, at least as far as archivists can see. Leaming H. Bradley is found in the 1840 Census for Washington township, just south of Litchfield township, Litchfield County. There were two young males in the household, one likely Sherman. But of course that census only lists head of household, with everyone else just tallied by age.

I will post the resources here soon. Stay tuned.

Published in: on November 15, 2010 at 1:20 am  Leave a Comment  
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