Canterbury Town Clerks on Municipal Records Available to Support Your Research

03/14/2014 - 7:00 pm
Community Room of the Canterbury, CT Town Hall
1 Municipal Drive - Canterbury, CT 06331

There will be a brief business session at 7:00 pm, followed by program & refreshments.

If you’ve ever wondered what records in the town vault might answer your research questions, this program’s for you. Canterbury Town Clerk Natalie Cordes and Assistant Town Clerk Joy Bissonnette will describe the available records and how to go about accessing them. On file in the town hall are:

  • Land records/titles, 1703 to present
  • Tax records, 19th century to present
  • Probate court records and probate inventories, 1835 to 2003
  • Marriage, birth, and death records, 1896 to present
  • Burial and cemetery records, 1885 to present
  • Town clerk records, with town meeting minutes and election records, 1717 to present
  • Selectmen records, including minutes of selectmen meetings, 1755 to present
  • Survey maps, mid-19th century to present
  • Miscellaneous school records, late 18th to mid-19th centuries
  • Treasurer’s reports, 1722 to present
  • Annual town reports, 1883 to present

In cases where dates or areas of interest fall outside the town’s holdings, or if the available records are partial, Ms. Cordes and Ms. Bissonnette will also share with us how and where the missing information might be located, including through online searches.

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