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<div style="padding-left: 1px; float: right; width: 75%;"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Connecticut|Connecticut]]''</center>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Connecticut page,<br>the Nutmeg State{{/p}}[[Image:{{ConColMap}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
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*The [[Barbour Collection]] is a statewide birth, marriage, death index<ref>Kip Sperry, ''Connecticut Sources for Family Historians and Genealogists'' (Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1980), 92. ({{FHL|228560|item|disp=FHL Book 974.6 D23s}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6940140 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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*[[Connecticut Probate Records|CT wills]] are filed by probate districts
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*State {{FHL|354857|item|disp=probate index on microfilm}}
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*[[Connecticut Land and Property|CT land records]] were kept by town clerks and are found at the town halls
 
 
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[[Connecticut County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|County Creation Dates and Divisions]] showing dates they were created or renamed and counties created from older counties.
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'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[Connecticut Counties Map|click here]]. {{CTimagemap2}} <br><br>'''Extinct or Lost Areas:&nbsp;''' {{nowrap|[[Dominion of New England]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[Long Island, Connecticut|Long Island]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[Massachusetts Bay Colony]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[New Netherland]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[Connecticut Western Reserve|Western Reserve]]{{·}}}} {{nowrap|[[Westmoreland County, Connecticut|Westmoreland]]}}
  
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=== Major Repositories ===
  
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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[[Connecticut State Library|Connecticut State Library]]{{·}} [[Connecticut Historical Society|Connecticut Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Godfrey Memorial Library|Godfrey Memorial Library]]{{·}} [[J. Eugene Smith Library|J. Eugene Smith Library]]{{·}} [[Homer D. Babbidge Library|Homer D. Babbidge Library]]{{·}} [[Mystic Seaport Museum|Mystic Seaport Museum]]{{·}} [[Yale University Library|Yale University Library]]{{·}} [[New England Historic Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[New York Public Library]]{{·}} [[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]]  
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Connecticut/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
 
*[http://www.ctgenweb.org/ The Connecticut GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
 
  
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=== Migration Routes  ===
  
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Atlantic Coast Ports{{·}} Long Island Sound{{·}} Connecticut River Valley{{·}} Farmington River Valley{{·}} Housatonic Valley{{·}} [[Connecticut Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Greenwood Road]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]] (or Boston Post Road){{·}} [[New Haven and Milford Turnpike]]{{·}} [[New London and Lyme Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Old Connecticut Path]]{{·}} [[Philipstown Turnpike]]
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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:  
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[[Image:Connecticut.png|right|200px|Connecticut.png]] [http://www.sos.CT.gov/archives/CTstatepapers.html The Connecticut State Papers] is a 40 volume set of resources with information for Connecticut researchers. It includes information about the founding of towns, early families, Revolutionary War service rolls, probate record abstracts (1635-1771), court records (1640-1692), and a multitude of other information valuable to the genealogist. To begin your search in this valuable resource [http://www.sos.CT.gov/archives/CTstatepapers.html click here].
  
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*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/CT/CTfiles.htm Connecticut GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
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*[http://www.colonialct.uconn.edu/ Colonial Connecticut Records 1636-1776] has full text searchable digital images. [[Image:Connecticut flag.png|right|150px|Connecticut flag.png]]
*[[How to author an article in the Wiki|Create a new article]]  
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*The [[New England Historic Genealogical Society]] has many important Connecticut manuscript collections.
*[[How to categorize an article|Categorize articles]]
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*[http://www.Connecticutgenealogy.net/ Connecticut Genealogy] offers databases, transcribed records, and a social network for Connecticut researchers.
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/connecticutgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Connecticut]
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*[[Connecticut Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Connecticut Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Connecticut Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Connecitcut Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records]]
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*[[Connecticut Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Connecticut Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Connecticut Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Connecticut Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Connecticut Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Connecticut Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records]]  
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*[[Connecticut, Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Connecticut, Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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A "must read" concerning the addition of vital records: [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ct/statewide/history/ctvitalrecords.txt Connecticut Vital Records General Statutes]
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Revision as of 18:13, 13 March 2013

This article is about the U.S. state in New England. For other uses, see Connecticut (disambiguation).

Connecticut Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Connecticut Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Connecticut
Welcome to the Connecticut page,
the Nutmeg State

Connecticut, New Haven, and Saybrook colonies from 1636-1776. Click map to enlarge it.
Most unique genealogical features:
Hand and keyboard.jpg Connecticut
Online Records



Counties

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Fairfield CountyLitchfield CountyHartford CountyTolland CountyWindham CountyNew LondonMiddlesex CountyNew HavenConnecticut-county-map.gif
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Extinct or Lost Areas:  Dominion of New England · Long Island · Massachusetts Bay Colony · New Netherland · Western Reserve · Westmoreland

Major Repositories

Connecticut State Library · Connecticut Historical Society · Godfrey Memorial Library · J. Eugene Smith Library · Homer D. Babbidge Library · Mystic Seaport Museum · Yale University Library · New England Historic Genealogical Society · New York Public Library · National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)

Migration Routes

Atlantic Coast Ports · Long Island Sound · Connecticut River Valley · Farmington River Valley · Housatonic Valley · Connecticut Turnpike · Greenwood Road · King's Highway (or Boston Post Road) · New Haven and Milford Turnpike · New London and Lyme Turnpike · Old Connecticut Path · Philipstown Turnpike

Featured Content

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The Connecticut State Papers is a 40 volume set of resources with information for Connecticut researchers. It includes information about the founding of towns, early families, Revolutionary War service rolls, probate record abstracts (1635-1771), court records (1640-1692), and a multitude of other information valuable to the genealogist. To begin your search in this valuable resource click here.

 Research Tools

Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:  

A "must read" concerning the addition of vital records: Connecticut Vital Records General Statutes

Help with the Connecticut Wiki pages

Wiki Volunteers Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need willing volunteers. You can help:

  • Expand county articles
  • Check links on pages
  • ...and more

Find more opportunities to help with the Connecticut pages.

Sources

  1. Kip Sperry, Connecticut Sources for Family Historians and Genealogists (Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1980), 92. (FHL Book 974.6 D23s) WorldCat entry.