Connecticut, United States Genealogy

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

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The {{Connecticut, United States Genealogy}} template has been created as an adoption sign to be used in the Adopt-A-Wiki Page Program.

When this template is added to a page, the page will be automatically added to Category:Adopted pages.


You type You get

{{Connecticut, United States Genealogy}}

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{{Connecticut, United States Genealogy|Add '''custom''' text}}

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Example of use on a user page

{{Connecticut, United States Genealogy}}

Template:Connecticut, United States Genealogy

Adding sign inside an infobox

It is possible to add the adoption sign inside an infobox. To do so add the following code inside the infobox template on the page.

| adoption_sign = Connecticut, United States Genealogy


There are two parameters that are used to create the custom look of the adoption sign. Edit this one template to make changes in the sign wherever it has been added in the wiki.

These parameters are:

(optional) This is the filename of the image to be used as a logo inside the sign. If the parameter is not defined no logo is displayed and the text part of the sign will fill the complete width.
This is the text (can include wikicode) that will be displayed within the sign. If this parameter is not defined then the default text is This page is available for adoption.

| custom_text = {{{1|}}}

Then on different pages, different custom text can be added as needed.

{{Connecticut, United States Genealogy|add custom text inside the template}}
(optional) Add addtional custom text to the adoption sign. Wiki markup allowed.
Welcome to the Connecticut page,
the Nutmeg State

Image:Ctcolony.png|thumb|right|175px|Connecticut, New Haven, and Saybrook colonies from 1636-1776. Click map to enlarge it.]]Most unique genealogical features:


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.
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Extinct or Lost Areas:  Long Island · 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

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

Things you can do

Below list some of the many tasks you can help with:


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