Canterbury Videos on YouTube
Scroll through our list of informative videos about Canterbury on YouTube.
Town of Canterbury Public Records
The public can access official Canterbury town records through the town clerk’s office. Available records (which are not digitized for online viewing) include:
- 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, the town clerk or assistant town clerk may be able to suggest how and where the missing information might be located, including through online searches.
Visit the Town Clerk page on the official Town of Canterbury website, for contact information and operating hours.
Historical Organizations and Websites
Canterbury Historical Society on Facebook – (Facebook.com/CanterburyHistoricalSociety.CT)
Avidly updated, chatty, slightly quirky, informative, and fun. Lots of photos, old and new, along with historical tidbits and general musings.
Canterbury Historical Society on Twitter – (Twitter.com/CantrbryHistory)
Like Facebook, another view of the Canterbury Historical Society’s lighter side.
Canterbury Town Page on ConnecticutHistory.org – (ConnecticutHistory.org)
Profile of Canterbury featuring archival links and related historical information.
Connecticut Historical Society – (CHS.org)
A nonprofit museum, library, and education center. This organization also offers expert genealogical research guidance at no charge, other than the normal price of admission.
Finnish American Heritage Society – (FAHS-CT.org)
Of Canterbury, Connecticut, a nonprofit corporation committed to the preservation of Finnish-American heritage.
Killingly Historical and Genealogical Society – (KillinglyHistorical.org)
A nearby historical society that offers genealogical research services.
Plainfield Historical Society – (PlainfieldHistory.org)
Canterbury was part of Plainfield until 1703.
Prudence Crandall Museum – (CT.Gov – Prudence Crandall Museum, Canterbury )
New England’s first academy for black girls, right here in Canterbury. The museum is owned and operated by the State of Connecticut.
Applications Now Being Accepted for Canterbury’s Old Home Day 2023
The Canterbury Historical Society is currently taking applications for exhibitors and vendors for Old Home Day which will be held on Saturday, September 30th, 2023 from 10 am to 3 pm on the town Green. If you'd like to be a part of this fall favorite, please download,...