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Windham County, Connecticut

Windham County

Windham County was established on May 12, 1726 and was formed from New London County. The county was named after Windham in Sussex, England. The County Seat was Windham (1726-1819), Brooklyn (1819-1895), Willimantic and Putnam (1895-1960).

Areas adjacent to Windham County are Worcester County, Massachusetts, Providence County, Rhode Island, Kent County, Rhode Island, New London County, Tolland County..

Windham 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 Windham 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.

Windham 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.

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

Windham County Society and Family History Resources

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

Windham County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often overlook the importance of Windham 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 Windham 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.

Windham County Links

The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Windham 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.

Windham Co. CT Books, Newspapers & Publications

Windham Co. CT Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Windham Co. CT Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Windham Co. CT Census Records

Windham Co. CT Church & Cemeteries

Windham Co. CT Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Windham Co. CT General and History Websites

Windham Co. CT Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Windham Co. CT Military Records

Windham Co. CT Schools & Directories

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