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Town of Washington
Litchfield County, Connecticut
State Flower of Connecticut
A Day the World will Always Remember
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My name is Linda Pingel and I am the host for the town of Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut. This page is part of the US Gen Web Project. If you have any information to contribute for the town of Washington, please contact me via e-mail.
Early Washington History
(check back often as new information will be added soon)
Commemorative Biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties Connecticut
Publisher: J.H. Beers & Co., Chicago; 1903
So, you have searched & searched and that ancestor refuses to come to the fore-front and remains as elusive as the day that he vanished from his last known location. You are beginning to think that he is an alien from another world...that he changed his name to escape the law...that he took off on a grand adventure and was never seen or heard from again. Well, maybe, but more than likely not. Someone...somewhere has just that clue that you need to continue your search...to scale that "brick wall" so that you may move ahead (or back as I call it in the world of genealogy.) So...let others help you in your quest for that "elusive one" by submitting a query.
Submit and View Queries
Washington Resources and Links
Gunn Memorial Library & Museum, Wykeham Rd, 860-868-7586; Jean Chapin, Executive Director.
Marriages from Church Records for:
New Preston Congregational Church (Washington)
Washington Congregational Church
My apologies.......the web site link for the above records has disappeared into cyberspace........ probably the same place where some of my ancestors reside :):)
If the web site
should reappear, I will re-establish the link.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused to any of my visitors.
However, please note that I have reproduced the records from the Congregational Church....records prior to 1800. See Early Marriages here or at the top of the web page.
I have in my possession a well-worn copy of the History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut from the First Indian Deed in 1659 to 1854 including the towns of Washington, Southbury, Bethlem, Roxbury, and a part of Oxford and Middlebury. This book was written by William Cothren in 1854 and I would be happy to do limited lookups for anyone researching this area. The format of this volume is oodles of lists of political, religious, military, and fraternal entries (primarily just say that they were a member of such & such and are not indexed). The real meat of the volume is in the Family Histories, which are indexed and contain a vast amount of information. If interested, just e-mail me the particulars and I'll see what I can find. Linda Dolby
Prior to 1779, Washington was known as Judea. Some of the families that lived in early Washington were: Calhoun, Coe, Ferry, Guthrie & Clark.Dan Stevens has a partial history of the Calhoun family if others are interested.
Town of Washington - Municiple Web Site - Current/Local Information
If you have any reference material on or related to Washington and would like to volunteer as a resource, or if you know of a Washington link that would be appropriate to add to this page, please e-mail me with the details......thank you. Linda Pingel
When contacting a resource volunteer, please do not forget to thank them for their time and effort.
Volunteers Needed!!! Your Name & Resource Can be Listed Here
Other Genealogical Sites of Interest
Newspaper Abstracts - an interesting and growing collection of news articles dating back into the 1800's. You may find your ancestor, place them in time and place, and read an article about their life.
Cyndi's List - many many many links can be found here.
Ancestry - many sites can be searched for free but membership will get you into all the sites.
(This one is well worth the membership fees)
US Biographies - numerous biographies "on line" by state.
For Canadian searchers (especially Quebec) visit Marlene Simmons' site.
GenForum - chat, search and post queries - all in the same visit.
Higginson Books - when you can't find it, buy it.
LDS (Latter Day Saints) - on line search
Roots Web - list your surnames
Scotland searchers - find information on your clan history here.
Scotland - found your clan? View and order your tartan at the House of Tartan
Surname Origins and Meanings - also includes spelling variations (excellent site), but has disappeared as of my last check 3/01. If anyone knows if this site has moved, please let me know.
My Home Page with many more links - visit here
My "Cemetery" Page - visit here.....not yet available..... still "work in progress".
My "Lost and Found" Photo Pages - mostly Wisconsin - mostly unknown - visit here
Berlin Public Schools 1882-1883 - teachers, staff, pupils, former graduates, and an etching of the high school - Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin - visit here
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November 1, 2009