The Bristol Town Clerk's Office has received $142,500 in Connecticut State Library Historic Documents Preservation Grants from 2001 through 2016 to preserve historic land record documents, maps, and vital records. In 2009, the office received a $26,000 National Historical Publications and Records Grant to continue a citywide records management program.
The project reorganized storage areas and provided much needed equipment and supplies to city departments. With the help of the consultant, several historical gems were uncovered including the 1811 Grand List, the 1837 Book of Corporations, and the 1819 Admission of Electors. These documents are now carefully housed under controlled environmental conditions in the town clerk's vault.