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Connecticut, United States Genealogy

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Guide to Connecticut ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Connecticut Information[edit | edit source]

Connecticut became the fifth state admitted to the United States in January 9, 1788. Connecticut was created from Connecticut Territory and is located in the northeast region of the United States.[1] The capital is Hartford and there are 8 counties in Connecticut. [2]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Connecticut Research

Links to articles on getting started with Connecticut research.

Connecticut Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Connecticut research.

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Connecticut Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

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Counties[edit | edit source]

Extinct or Lost Areas: Dominion of New England Genealogy · Long Island · Massachusetts Bay Colony Genealogy · New Netherland Genealogy · Western Reserve · Westmoreland

County Government 1666-1960: Connecticut was the second state in the union to establish county government in 1666; and the first to abolish it in 1960. See County government in Connecticut, its history and demise : the development, decline, and abolition of Connecticut's 294-year-old county governments and the transfer of their functions, property, and employees to the State by Rosaline Levenson and The Connecticut county; a description of its organization, function and relationship with other governmental units, by Henry J. Faeth.

Connecticut Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Connecticut" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 1 Nov 2016.