The Town of Canton was incorporated in 1806. Records before that time can most likely be located in Simsbury or Burlington. Please note, however, that there was a fire in the Canton Town Clerk's office in 1838 so records before that time are not complete.
Researching genealogical information can be done in Canton by the public under the guidelines of the General Statutes. Genealogical research is not done by the Town Clerk staff. If you are unable to come into Town Hall yourself, you can hire one of the many approved genealogical society members through the Connecticut State Library or the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council to do the work for you. Click HERE to learn more about resources available to you. In addition, the Canton Public Library offers access to Ancestry.com. Click HERE to go to the Canton Public Library site.