State of Connecticut
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It is good to acquaint yourself with virtually any repository in Connecticut that you choose to might travel to by getting in touch with to the best suited archive or library before you proceed.

The majority of, if not all, Connecticut repositories contain printed materials that introduce its collections as well as research policy.

Connecticut archives and historical institutions likewise have Online sites which provide the same resources. Several even possess downloadable lists for some or parts from the collections.

Connecticut Archives

  • National Archives - North East Region, Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center, 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Connecticut, 02452-6399; Phone: (781) 663-0130; Fax: (781) 663-0154; E-mail: waltham.archives@nara.gov . Serves Connecticut, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
  • Connecticut State Archives, 231 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106 , Tel: 860-757-6595, Fax: 860-757-6542; Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Connecticut Museums

Connecticut Libraries

Connecticut Periodicals

Genealogical magazines will offer you various sources of information, they can be overlooked by genealogy researchers and genealogist in looking around for family history. A lot of regional and county genealogical and/or historical societies produce periodicals that may contain records concerning the region or surrounding area they serve. Often these publications have articles pertaining to records that are not offered anywhere else.

  • New Haven Genealogical Magazine - (formerly The Families of Ancient New Haven and now The American Genealogist) was begun by Donald Lines Jacobus and still sets a standard for its depth and documentation
  • Connecticut Nutmegger - (1968–present) is a current publication of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists.

Connecticut Historical & Genealogical Societies

For nearly every single Connecticut you will find a Connecticut genealogical society, a Connecticut genealogical council, or both. As well as their own work, Connecticut-level groups quite often help synchronize the efforts of local societies inside the Connecticut. Their particular publications, newsletters and quarterlies, supplement those provided by the local area societies

Regional and State

County, Township and City

Religious and Ethnic

Connecticut Newspapers & Publications

Connecticut Genealogical publications (magazines, newsletters, periodicals, books, etc.) contain all sorts of valuable information about individual ancestors, entire lineages and families, places in time, and about all types of genealogical records and repositories. They let you discover a wealth of information about your ancestors from many historical newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals. These types of sources can often supplement public records and provide information that is not recorded anywhere else. Here, you can learn more about your ancestor's possible daily activities by placing them in the context of their time.

Connecticut Newspapers & Publications Links

Books

Newspapers - Connecticut newspapers can supply all sorts of clues about historical events, local history, court and legal notices, obituaries, and much more.

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