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Plainfield Connecticut
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The town of Plainfield is located in the Southeast corner of Connecticut.  It is bordered by Canterbury to the West, Brooklyn to the Northwest, Killingly to the North, Sterling to the East.  The town is appx. 43 square miles with a 2000 population of 14,619 residents spread out between the villages of Plainfield, Central Village, Mossup and Wauregan.  The area was incorporated in May 1699 under the name Quinebaug and later renamed to Plainfield. During the 18th century agriculture was its primary industry which gave way to manufacturing during the 19th and early 20th century, with the resources of the Mossup and Quinebaug Rivers and 2 railways running from major cities.







If you have records you are willing to share with researchers, please email the Town Coordinator.
Please specify your resource[s], plus any specific preferences. Thank you!

The following people have volunteered to do lookups:

Debbie Smith

  • Town Clerk's Office for Birth, Marriage, Death and Probate Records.
  • "Moosup Journal" newspaper. Dates of coverage are from Feb 1900 through 1976.
  • "The Hartford Courant" for the year of 1860 only.

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Vital Records after 1897 can be obtained from the CT Dept of Heath. Records before that time are avialble from the town clerk's office. In order to access most  vital records less than 100 years old, you must be a member of an incorporated genealogical society such as the CT Society of Genealogists. Verification of hours, fees and locations is advised before visiting the office.






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