Connecticut Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  



Project 9: U.S.—Connecticut

Explore research in Connecticut.


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Goal 1: Learn about Connecticut research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Connecticut ancestors.

  1. Learn about basic Connecticut research strategies.
    FS—Basic Connecticut Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Connecticut research on Ancestry.
    AC—Connecticut Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Connecticut research.
    AC—Connecticut State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Connecticut Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—Connecticut Record Finder




Goal 2: Learn about Connecticut archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Connecticut archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Connecticut archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Connecticut Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Connecticut Archives, Libraries, and Societies
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  3. Explore the Connecticut state archives.
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  5. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Connecticut.
  6. Explore Connecticut State Archives collection.
  7. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Connecticut.
  8. Explore the Books We Own site for Connecticut genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.

B. Learn about Connecticut city directories.

  1. Learn about Connecticut city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Connecticut Directories
  2. Explore Connecticut city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Connecticut city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Connecticut historical directories by county.


Goal 3: Learn about Connecticut vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Connecticut vital records.

  1. Learn about Connecticut vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Connecticut Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: Connecticut Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Connecticut Dept. of Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Connecticut vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Connecticut birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Connecticut birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Get help with adoption topics on the Connecticut Adoptees / Birth Parents Facebook page.

B. Explore Connecticut marriage and death records.

  1. Explore links for Connecticut marriage records.
  2. Learn about Connecticut obituaries in this article.
    FS—Wiki: Connecticut Vital Records
  3. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Connecticut death records.
  4. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Connecticut obituaries.
  5. Explore Connecticut death records, indexes, and obituaries.

C. Explore Connecticut census and voter records.

  1. Get an overview of Connecticut censuses in this article.
    FS—Connecticut Census
  2. Learn about Connecticut census records.
    Census Records for Connecticut
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Connecticut state and county census records.
  4. Explore Connecticut census records on the AccessGenealogy site.


Goal 4: Learn about Connecticut church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Connecticut church records.

  1. Get an overview of Connecticut church records in this article.
    FS—Connecticut Church Records
  2. Learn about Connecticut church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Connecticut Church Records

B. Explore Connecticut cemetery records.

  1. Explore Connecticut cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Connecticut Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Connecticut cemetery records.
  3. Search for Connecticut cemetery records online.
  4. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  5. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  6. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.



Goal 5: Learn about Connecticut emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Connecticut emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Connecticut emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Connecticut Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Connecticut migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Connecticut Migration


Goal 6: Learn about Connecticut military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Connecticut military records.

  1. Get an introduction to Connecticut military records.
    Connecticut Military Records
  2. Learn about Connecticut military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Connecticut Military Records
  3. Explore Connecticut military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Connecticut probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Connecticut probate, land and court records.

  1. Learn about Connecticut probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Connecticut Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Connecticut Probate Records
  2. Learn about Connecticut land and property records.
    FS—Connecticut Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Connecticut land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Connecticut Land Records

B. Learn about Connecticut court records.

  1. Learn about Connecticut court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Connecticut Court Records
  2. Learn about Connecticut court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Connecticut Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about Connecticut maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Connecticut maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Connecticut maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Connecticut Maps
  2. Learn about Connecticut maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Connecticut Maps
  3. Learn about Connecticut gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Connecticut Gazetteers

B. Explore Connecticut maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Connecticut maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Connecticut.
  3. Explore historical Connecticut maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Connecticut maps.


Goal 9: Learn about Connecticut newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Connecticut newspapers.

  1. Learn about Connecticut newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Connecticut Newspapers
  2. Learn about researching historical Connecticut newspapers in this tutorial from The Ancestor Hunt.
    Research Free Historical Connecticut Newspapers—10:16
  3. Learn about Connecticut newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Connecticut Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Connecticut newspapers.

  1. Search for Connecticut historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Connecticut newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Connecticut newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Connecticut newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Connecticut newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Connecticut research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 11: Search records from Connecticut.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Connecticut County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Connecticut.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Connecticut Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Connecticut research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Connecticut Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Connecticut Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the U.S. Northeast Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  4. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Connecticut.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Connecticut research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Connecticut research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Connecticut research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Connecticut research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Connecticut research.

C. Learn about Connecticut genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Connecticut in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Connecticut Societies">
  2. Learn about genealogy societies in Connecticut in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Connecticut Societies
  3. Explore the Connecticut Society of Genealogists site.
  4. Explore the Connecticut Historical Society site.
  5. Explore Connecticut genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Connecticut Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Fairfield    A    L Hartford    A    L Litchfield    A    L Middlesex   A    L New Haven   A    L New London    A    L
Tolland    A    L Windham    A    L