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 Mansfield Genealogy Related Web Sites  Mansfield Marriages
History  Records  Resources  Roll Call  Future Plans  Site Problems
Mansfield Look-up Library  Mansfield Queries   Mansfield Pictures

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Mansfield Genealogy Related Sites

An exciting project by the Mansfield Town Clerk's office and made into a website by Andrew Franklin: An Online Index of the Town of Mansfield's Vital Records to 1906!

Mansfield Vital Records 1679-1906

Description from the website: "A basic vital records index for the town of Mansfield, Connecticut is now available online.  This index comprises the early vital records through 1906.  Previously unavailable in this format, the index is easily accessible for genealogical research.  Alphabetized by last name, the table ... provides a link to separate pages for ease of use.  The index provides first and middle names when available, the date, volume and page, and the event recorded in the town vital records.  The entire 52,000 index card set was transcribed by the staff at the Town of Mansfield Town Clerk’s Office.  The index provided here represents the 100 year cut-off of vital records available to the general public, nearly 16,000 entries."


Mansfield residents of couples married before 1750

  • A database/gedcom containing all the residents who lived in Mansfield, CT before 1750 and also the first generation of residents who married before 1750. Graciously created and uploaded by George Waller.


~ Wonderful genealogy related papers by Sharon Barrows Sanzo: ~
"Time to Get Those Skeletons out of the Closet!"
"Sepulchral Monument Studies"

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Mansfield History

The town of Mansfield is located in east central Connecticut, southwest corner of  Tolland County  - "the quiet corner" of the state.  The town covers 44 square miles, is the home of the main campus of the University of Connecticut and Mansfield Hollow Lake and State Park. The town has 3 post offices: Mansfield Center (1,043 pop) - the original settlement, Storrs (12,198 pop.), and Mansfield Depot. Mansfield Four Corners, Gurleyville, Atwoodville, Mount Hope, and Spring Hill are boroughs of Storrs.

Mansfield was formed from a section of the Town of Windham, CT, and was originally in Windham County : "Miss Ellen D. Larned's valuable History of Windham County, tells us that Mansfield was included in a tract of land left by Joshua, third son of a Mohegan chief, to Capt. John Mason and fifteen other gentlemen from Norwich. After the tract was surveyed, and divided into lots, three sites were 'selected for villages. The Hither Place, now Old Windham village, the Ponde Place, now Mansfield Centre, and the valley of the Willimantic, near the site of the present Willimantic Borough.

"The town of Mansfield was incorporated in May, 1703, [1702 according to the town seal and the Town Clerk's office] but it was not until 1710 that Mr Eleazer Williams, son of Rev. John Williams of Deerfield, Mass, was ordained a pastor of the first church.

"In 1737, the town was divided into North and South Parishes, and in 1744 a second church was established in the North Parish, over which Rev. Wm. Thorp from Lebanon, was ordained as pastor. There are very few records of the second church in its early days."

Dimock's Births, Baptisms Marriages and Deaths Mansfield, Conn. (1898)

Mansfield Historical Society

Mansfield Historical Society. Old Houses Committee

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Records Mansfield Records
with links to records online
Vital   Cemetery   Court   Divorce   Land   Probate
  • Court Records:
    • Vital Records Office, Courthouse, Rockville (Town of Vernon), CT.
  • Probate Records:
    • Mansfield Probate District (078)
      Municipal Bldg., 4 South Eagleville Rd.
      Storrs, CT 06268
      Judge Claire C. Twerdy - Judge of Probate
      Clerk: Patricia H. Maines
      Telephone: 860-429-3313
      Fax: 860-429-4088
      Hours: Tues. 9:00-12:00, 2:00-5:00; Wed. 2:00-5:00; Thurs. 2:00-6:30; Fri. 9:00-12:00
    • CT Probate Records Information

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line_silverMansfield Resources
Churches   Libraries, Societies and Museums
Local Government   Maps   General Area Information

churches

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libraries, societies, museums

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  • Mansfield Historical Society and Museum
    Route 195, Storrs, CT 06268
    Telephone: 860-429-6575
    Open: June - September, Thursday and Sunday, 1:30 - 4:30 PM. ("...housed in the former town office building and Town Hall (1843), changing exhibits, research library") - Pictures

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  • Museums in Tolland County
  • Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
    University of Connecticut
    Rte 195, Storrs, CT 06269
  • William Benton Museum of Art
    Rt. 195, Storrs, CT 06269
  • Gurleyville Grist Mill
    Stone Mill Road, Mansfield, CT
    Mill and Musuem are open: Sundays 1-4 PM from the 3rd Sunday in May to the 2nd Sunday in October., Call 860-429-9023.  ("Built in 1830 on the Fenton River, this stone grist mill remains intact with the original equipment. Near the mill is the miller's house, also once home to Governor Wilbur Cross. The house now contains a museum. Free admission.")
  • German-American Social Club
    860-429-3839
    Franz Hoerzer
    409 Wormwood Hill, Mansfield Center, CT 06250

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Town of Mansfield seal and text

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Maps

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Queries Mansfield Queries
  • Town of Mansfield Queries click:  HERE

  • To format a query:

  1. SubjectMansfield Query
  2. First line of message:   surname only of person in CAPITALS/UPPER CASE - one surname per query.
  3. Second line: the date you are sending the query, your name and E-mail address.
  4. Third line: start your query:
    1. Make it short and specific.
    2. Make sure all SURNAMES in your query are CAPITALIZED, in UPPER CASE, - only capitalize the first letter of given names - example: Joseph SMITH.
    3. Be sure to include dates (at least a time frame) of the person include names of spouse(s) and children if known.

  5. Only queries pertaining to people who lived in the town of Mansfield will be accepted. If you do not know the town of residence in Tolland County then post your query on the RootsWeb Message Board Tolland Co.

  • To submit/post a query:

  • Follow the format instructions and send a request to:

    Susan Taylor:

    My e-mail address

You will receive an automatic acknowledgment that query has been received. If you do not receive the acknowledgment in a day or so, it means either I didn't receive your query or your query did not have the correct subject as instructed and won't be brought to my attention for processing. Queries with the correct subject are automatically filtered to the Mansfield Query mail box, are replied to with a rote message, and will be brought to my attention.

  • This query system may not be used to track down living persons.

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Roll Call!

Mansfield Roll Call !!

Calling for Mansfield Surnames !

Have you researched a Mansfield family surname? Do you have a website with Mansfield genealogy data? If so, come add your Mansfield surname(s) to this listing with your E-mail and/or website address so others with similar interests may share.

 

A database/gedcom containing all of the residents who lived in Mansfield, CT before 1750 and also the first generation of residents who married before 1750 graciously uploaded by George Waller.

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Future Plans

  • More records such as:
    • An index to over 1,100 original land grants from the proprietors - includes grantor/ee, location, adjacent properties, date, allotment # all of which is searchable/sortable.
    • Lists of individuals from families created before 1750.
    • Head of households from 1st census - 1790.

  • More Look-up resources.
  • Genealogy reports of the early settlers.
  • Cemetery records/headstones/burials.

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Volunteers needed!!!

Do you have any Mansfield, Tolland County or/and Connecticut resources such as published VRs, probate records, land records, burial records, church records, court records, histories, family genealogies, etc... in book, microfilm, or CD format?   Please, contact me if you are interested in being a Look-up volunteer.

Do you have a website with any Mansfield resources like transcripts of genealogies, VRs, and/or family genealogy charts, reports, etc... of Mansfield families?  Please contact me if you want a link on this site to yours.

Do you have any transcriptions of Mansfield records or/and family genealogy reports in file format not up on the Internet anywhere? Please, contact me if you are willing to have them turned into a webpage(s) (HTML coded), linked to this site and credited to you.

Please use subject: Mansfield Volunteer.

My e-mail address

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 Mansfield Genealogy Related Web Sites  Mansfield Marriages
History  Records  Resources  Roll Call  Future Plans  Site Problems
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Site Problems

Do note, I live no where near CT and have never lived in Tolland County. I have no other resources for the area than those on this site. If you have a problem with any pages or links on this site, please send an E-mail message to me:

  1. Tell the specific problem, like what link to where isn't working.
  2. Give the webpage address/URL ***where*** the problem/broken link/etc... is located.
  3. Use "Mansfield site problems" as subject.

  My e-mail address
The above button is not E-mail hyperlink - just a graphic.

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