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Tolland County, Connecticut

Tolland County

Tolland County was established on October 13, 1785 and was formed from Windham County. The county was named after Tolland, Somerset, England. The County Seat was Tolland (1785-1889) and Rockville (1889-1960)

Areas adjacent to Tolland County are Hartford County, New London County, Windham County, Hampden County, Massachusetts, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Tolland County vital records can be found at the Connecticut Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Connecticut for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for Tolland County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Connecticut Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application or Town or City Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Tolland County does have Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Tolland Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Tolland Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Tolland Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms that can help with your research.

Tolland County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Tolland County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Tolland County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often overlook the importance of Tolland County court, probate, and land records as a source of genealogy and family history information. Buried away in Connecticut courthouses and archives everywhere are the dreams and frustrations of many Connecticut citizens. The chances are great that your ancestors have left a detailed record of at least some aspects of their lives in the Tolland County court records. Even if your ancestor is not mentioned in a Court case, consider all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Tolland County Links

The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Tolland County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment.  This is just a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own favorite genealogy or family history related sites.

Tolland Co. CT Books, Newspapers & Publications

Tolland Co. CT Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Tolland Co. CT Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Tolland Co. CT Census Records

Tolland Co. CT Church & Cemeteries

Tolland Co. CT Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Tolland Co. CT General and History Websites

Tolland Co. CT Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Tolland Co. CT Military Records

Tolland Co. CT Schools & Directories

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