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Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, fraternal, family name, and ethnic societies often collect, transcribe, and publish records useful to family historians. Local genealogical societies often help family history researchers contact local record searchers or copy records that mention the researcher's ancestors. A current list of archives and libraries can be found in the Connecticut Archives and Libraries Wiki article. Some of these organizations have their own Internet sites. You can also find local society addresses by using directories cited in the United States Societies Wiki article.

To learn of Connecticut genealogical and historical societies that have records and services that may help you, contact:

Statewide Genealogical Societies

Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc.
President: Paul Keroack
P.O. Box 249
Stamford, CT 06904-0249
E-mail: president@connecticutancestry.org
Facebook: Connecticut Ancestry Society

Connecticut Society of Genealogists
President: Richard C. Roberts
CSG, Inc.
P.O. Box 435
Glastonbury, CT 06033-0435
Telephone: (860) 569-0002
Facebook: Connecticut Society of Genealogists

Regional Genealogical Societies

American Antiquarian Society
President: Ellen S. Dunlap
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609-1634
Telephone: 508-755-5221
E-mail: library@americanantiquarian.org
Facebook: American Antiquarian Society

New England Historic Genealogical Society
President: D. Brenton Simons
99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116-3007
Telephone: (888) 296-3447 or (617) 536-5740
E-mail: library@nehgs.org
Facebook: New England Historic Genealogical Society

Southern Connecticut Ancestry Network (SCAN)
Serving New Haven County and/or surrounding towns in south central Connecticut
P.O. Box 185323
Hamden, CT 06518
Facebook: Southern Connecticut Ancestry Network

Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-1788
Telephone: (216) 721-5722 x1509
E-mail: reference@wrhs.org

Lineage and Hereditary Societies

Connecticut Commandery
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
Commander: Harold L. Colvocoresses
36 Arundel Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06107-1705
Telephone: 860-521-5349
E-mail: colvo@snet.net

Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution
State Regent: Alice Ridgway
E-mail: website@ctdar.org
Facebook: Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution, Inc.
NSDAR - Parent organization
1776 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-5392
Telephone: (202) 628-1776
Facebook: Daughters of the American Revolution National Headquarters

Connecticut Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America
Governer: Damien Cregeau
Telephone: (203) 648-1730
E-mail: damien_cregeau@hotmail.com
The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America - Parent organization
E-mail: info@founderspatriots.org
Facebook: Founders and Patriots of America

Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
President: Ethan A. Stewart, Sr.
P.O. Box 411
East Haddam, CT 06423
Telephone: (860) 873-3399
E-mail: bstew220@optionline.net
Facebook: Connecticut Society of Sons of the American Revolution

Connecticut State Society United States Daughters of 1812
President: V J Chase
E-mail: vjchase@earthlink.net
National Society United States Daughters of 1812 - Parent organization
1461 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005-5402
Telephone: (202) 745-1812
E-mail: contact@usdaughters1812.org

Department of Connecticut Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Commander: Stephen Twining
E-mail: suvcw1@gmail.com
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - Parent organization
Facebook: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - National Organization

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut
Membership Chair: Arthur Phillips Sultan
1051 Weed St.
New Canaan, CT 06840
Telephone: E-mail: info@colonialwarsct.org

Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Connecticut
Governor: Mary Brown
32 Nichols Lane
Waterford, CT 06385
E-mail: mbrown06239@gmail.com
General Society of Mayflower Descendants - Parent organization
E-mail: library@themayflowersociety.org
Facebook: General Society of Mayflower Descendants

Ethnic and Religious Societies

Ethnic Heritage Center
President: Valerie Bertrand
270 Fitch Street
New Haven, CT 06515
Telephone: (203) 392-6126
E-mail: ethnicheritagecenter270@yahoo.com
Facebook: Ethnic Heritage Center

African American

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society-New England Chapter
President: Stella Pierce
5 Old Planters Road
Beverly, MA 01915
E-mail: aahgsnewengland@gmail.com
Facebook: Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society-New England Chapter, Inc.

Finnish

Finnish American Heritage Society
President: Stanley Karro
76 North Canterbury Road
P.O. Box 252
Canterbury, CT 06331
Telephone: (860) 546-6671
E-mail: info@fahs-ct.org
Facebook: Finnish American Heritage Society of Canterbury, CT

French-Canadian

French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut
Presiden: Maryanne LeGrow
P.O. Box 928
Tolland, CT 06084-0928
Telephone: (860) 872-2597
E-mail: mlegrow@fcgsc.org
Facebook: French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut, Inc.

Irish

Connecticut Irish American Historical Society
President: George Waldron
P.O. Box 185833
Hamden, CT 06518-5833
Telephone: (203) 281-1742
E-mail: ctiahs@gmail.com
Facebook: CT Irish American Historical Society

Jewish

Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut
JGSCT
22 Marilyn Rd.
South Windsor, CT 06074
Telephone: (860) 233-2955
E-mail: info@jgsct.org
Facebook: Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut (JGSCT)

Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven
Archivist: Marvin Bargar
P.O. Box 3251
New Haven, CT 06515-0351
Telephone: (203) 392-6125
E-mail: jhsgnh@yahoo.com
Facebook: Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven

Polish

Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast
President and Archivist: Jonathan Shea
8 Lyle Road
New Britain, CT 06053-2104
Telephone: (860) 229-8873
E-mail: pgsctne@yahoo.com
Facebook: Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast

Historical Societies

Bridgeport Community Historical Society
President: Audrey Blair
P.O. Box 1956
Bridgeport, CT 06601-1956
Telephone: 203-371-6397

Connecticut Historical Society
CEO/Executive Director: Jody Blankenship
One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Telephone: (860) 236-5621
E-mail: ask_us@chs.org
Facebook: Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library

Historic New England
President/CEO: Carl R. Nold
Otis House
141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114-2702
Telephone: (617)227-3956
E-mail: Info@HistoricNewEngland.org
Facebook: Historic New England

Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea
President: Stephen C. White
75 Greenmanville Avenue
P.O. Box 6000
Mystic, CT 06355-0990
Telephone: (888) 973-2767 or (860) 572-0711
E-mail: info@mysticseaport.org
Facebook: Mystic Seaport

New Haven Colony Historical Society
President: George Rapport
114 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06510
Telephone: (203) 562-4183 x19
E-mail: dwardle@newhavenmuseum.org

Stamford Historical Society
Chairman: Pamela Coleman
1508 High Ridge Rd.
Stamford, CT 06903-4107
Telephone: (203) 329-1183
E-mail: history@stamfordhistory.org
Facebook: Stamford Historical Society

Additional Connecticut Societies (Local or Special Interest)

Federation of Genealogical Societies
Society Hill Click the link under Alphabetical Listings
US GenNet
Roots-L Go to Societies, Historical and Genealogical
Linkpendium Click on location and go to Societies
Cyndi's List