Connecticut Research Tips and Strategies
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Connecticut Research Strategies
Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Connecticut
- Connecticut Online Genealogy Records
- How to find Connecticut Birth Records
- How to find Connecticut Marriage Records
- How to find Connecticut Death Records
Connecticut Research Tips
These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Connecticut.
- Birth information: Birth records in Connecticut start on the state level in 1897 and was generally complied with by 1819. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
- Finding Parents: The State of Connecticut began recording deaths in 1897. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search Connecticut death records
- Look in all censuses: Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.
Connecticut Record Finder
This Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.
|1. What you are looking for:||2. Try these records first:||3. Other useful records|
|Birth information||Birth records, Death records, Obituaries, Church records||Cemeteries, Naturalization and Citizenship, Bible records, Military records (pension)|
|Marriage information||Marriage records, Obituaries, Bible records||Church records, Probate records, Military records|
|Death information||Death Records, Cemeteries, Obituaries||Probate Records, Church Records, Bible Records|
|Parents||Birth records, Death records, Obituaries, Census, Church records||Biography, Genealogy|
|Maiden name||Marriage Records, Obituaries, Probate records||Church Records, Military Records (pension)|
|Immigration date||Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census||Obituaries, Biography, History|
|Naturalization||Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Court Records||Voting Registers, Biography, Periodicals|
|Physical description||Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship (after 1906)||Biography, History|
Further Connecticut Research
For more research on Connecticut, including research at the county level, visit the Connecticut page on the Research Wiki.
Search all of the Connecticut record collections at FamilySearch.