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Guide to '''Connecticut ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Connecticut Information==
<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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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.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Connecticut" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref> The capital is Hartford and there are 8 counties in Connecticut.  <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 1 Nov 2016.</ref>  
*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>  
 
*[[Connecticut Probate Records|CT wills]] are filed by probate districts
 
*State {{FHL|354857|item|disp=probate index on microfilm}}
 
*[[Connecticut Land and Property|CT land records]] were kept by town clerks and are found at the town halls
 
 
 
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== Counties  ==
 
  
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==Getting Started ==
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*[[Fairfield County, Connecticut|Fairfield]]  
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<h3>Getting Started with Connecticut Research</h3>
*[[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford]]
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Links to articles on getting started with Connecticut research.
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*[[Step-by-Step Connecticut Research, 1880-Present]]
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*[[How to Find Connecticut Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Connecticut Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Connecticut Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[Connecticut Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
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*[[Litchfield County, Connecticut|Litchfield]]  
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<h3>Connecticut Research Tools</h3>
*[[Middlesex County, Connecticut|Middlesex]]
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Connecticut research.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/connecticut/ Boundary Changes for Connecticut Counties]
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*[[Connecticut Archives and Libraries|Connecticut Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://www.ctgenweb.org/ CTGenWeb]
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Connecticut.
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|}{{Click|Image:CT_ORP.png|Connecticut Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
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== Connecticut Clickable Map==
*[[New Haven County, Connecticut|New Haven]]
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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.
*[[New London County, Connecticut|New London]]
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==Counties==
*[[Tolland County, Connecticut|Tolland]]  
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*[[Windham County, Connecticut|Windham]]
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*[[Fairfield County, Connecticut Genealogy|Fairfield]]
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*[[Hartford County, Connecticut Genealogy|Hartford]]
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*[[Litchfield County, Connecticut Genealogy|Litchfield]]  
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*[[Middlesex County, Connecticut Genealogy|Middlesex]]
  
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*[[New Haven County, Connecticut Genealogy|New Haven]]
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*[[New London County, Connecticut Genealogy|New London]]
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*[[Tolland County, Connecticut Genealogy|Tolland]]
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*[[Windham County, Connecticut Genealogy|Windham]]
 
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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]]}}
 
  
=== Major Repositories  ===
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'''Extinct or Lost Areas:''' {{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 Genealogy|Westmoreland]]}}
  
[[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)]]
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== Connecticut Migration Routes  ==
  
=== 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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*[[King's Highway|Boston Post Road or King's Highway ]]
 
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*[[Connecticut River Valley]]
[[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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*[[Farmington River Valley]]
 
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*[[Housatonic Valley]]
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*[[Catskill Road]]
 
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*[[Connecticut Turnpike]]
*[[Connecticut County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]]  
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*[[Greenwood Road]]
*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]]  
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*[[King's Highway|King's Highway or Boston Post Road]]
*The [[New England Historic Genealogical Society]] has many important Connecticut manuscript collections.
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*[[Long Island Sound]]
*[http://www.Connecticutgenealogy.net/ Connecticut Genealogy] offers databases, transcribed records, and a social network for Connecticut researchers.
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*[[New Haven and Milford Turnpike]]
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/connecticutgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Connecticut]
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*[[New London and Lyme Turnpike]]
 
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*[[Old Connecticut Path]]
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*[[Pequot Path]]
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*[[Philipstown Turnpike]]  
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*[[Connecticut Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Connecticut Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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==FamilySearch Resources==
*[[Connecticut Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Connecitcut Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records]]  
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
*[[Connecticut Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Connecticut Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
*[[Connecticut Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Connecticut Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
*[[Connecticut Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Connecticut Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/31?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch  
*[[Connecticut, Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Connecticut, Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Connecticut Family History Center locator map]
  
=== Things you can do  ===
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== Additional Resources ==
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*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://dunhamwilcox.net/0_ct-index.htm Connecticut Index]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ct/ Cyndi's List] - Connecticut genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/conn/ Connecticut Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Connecticut
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/connecticut-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Connecticut
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/connecticut-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Connecticut genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/connecticut-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Connecticut
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Connecticut.pdf Connecticut Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
  
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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=== References ===
  
Below list some of the many tasks you can help with: <br>  
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Guide to Connecticut ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Connecticut Information

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

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.

{{{link}}} Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Connecticut Clickable Map

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.

Fairfield CountyLitchfield CountyHartford CountyTolland CountyWindham CountyNew LondonMiddlesex CountyNew HavenConnecticut-county-map.gif
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Counties


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

Connecticut Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Connecticut" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 1 Nov 2016.



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