Source Information Hartford County, Connecticut: Memorial History 1633-1884,Volume I-II [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002.
Original data: J. Hammond Trumbull, ed. The Memorial History of Hartford County Connecticut 1633-1884. Vol. I-II. Boston, MA, USA: Edward L. Osgood Publisher, 1886.

About Hartford County, Connecticut: Memorial History 1633-1884,Volume I-II

This database contains a history of Hartford County, Connecticut. Hartford County is located in the north-central part of the state and was formed as an original county in 1666. This history covers a 250-year time span from 1633-1884 in two volumes. Within these two volumes the history is divided into essentially three parts - the county, Hartford town and city, and the towns of Hartford County (excluding the town of Hartford). Topics found in this database include:
    Early History of Hartford County
    The River Towns, 1635-1666
    The Colonial Period
    The War of Rebellion
    The Bench and Bar
    The Medical History of Hartford County
    Hartford in Literature
    The Milita
    Settlement of the Town of Hartford
    The Town Since 1784
    The City of Hartford
    The Churches of Hartford
Knowing the history of the area you are researching is an important part of family history work. It not only helps you to know more about where and when to look for records, but it also helps you put your ancestors into a historical context.