They Lived in Windsor:

A Reconstruction of the 1890 Census

for Windsor, Connecticut


Researched and compiled by Elaine D. Brophy
from a variety of period sources


$45 + $10 shipping & handling

In 2014, the Windsor Historical Society published They Lived in Windsor: A Reconstruction of the 1890 Census for Windsor, Connecticut. US Federal Census figures reported that there were more than 3,000 people living in Windsor at the time of the 1890 census, but the individual names and demographic information is no longer available due to the destruction of the enumeration sheets. By compiling a comprehensive list of the residents of Windsor, we hope to bring to light not only those who were prominent or descendants of the old founding families, but also the women and children, farm laborers and mill workers, immigrants and others who may have more recently settled in town.

Researcher and compiler Elaine Brophy has examined a variety of period sources, both here in the collections of the Windsor Historical Society and in other area repositories. She has tried to identify all those who may have been living in Windsor in the 1890s and to ascertain the aspects of their demographic information which would have been on the census forms: age, race, birthplace, occupation, and related family members. The work will be of enduring value to genealogists, local history aficionados, and social historians interested in immigration and labor patterns.

They Lived in Windsor is comprised of a Master Census List and four supporting tables. Each entry in the Master Census List indicates where that name was found in the documentary sources. A fully searchable CD containing the entire 282 page work is included with the book. Although the entries in all five tables are arranged alphabetically by family name, we wouldn’t want you to miss a single maiden name, birthplace, country of origin, or occupation.


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