The Old Document Project is a composite collection of some of the Windsor Historical Society’s primary documents. It contains over 3,000 items dated from 1640 to 1939 and a handful of holdings from the mid-late 20th century.

Each document has been indexed by date, name, and document type. The index is available here, but please note that it is a draft document and has not been fully proofread, so there are some spelling/transcription errors, name omissions, and misrepresentations in description.

The collection contains (but is not limited to):

  • Land records – deeds, land grants, quit claims, leases, surveys. Many documents contain original signatures and seals.
  • Business documents – small account books, bills, payments, receipts
  • Legal documents – court summons, complaints, arrests, tax documents, insurance policies, promissory notes, appointments
  • Estate records – wills, inventories, probate records
  • Town of Windsor records – contracts for road work and school teachers, notices for town meetings, tax lists
  • Lists of district school pupils
  • Military documents – orders, commissions, regimental lists
  • Miscellaneous personal records – genealogies, correspondence
  • Other items – notes, signatures, calling cards, minutes, sermons, and more

Photographs were not included in this project.

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