Connecticut Archives and Libraries
The following archives, libraries, and societies have major collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers.
Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
A helpful inventory of this library is Connecticut State Library, Guide to Archives in the Connecticut State Library, Third Edition. (Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library, 1981; Family History Library book 974.6 A1 No. 30).
National Archives—Northeast Region (Pittsfield)
10 Conte Drive
Pittsfield, MA 01201-8230
Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 249
Stamford, CT 06904-0249
Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc.
P.O. Box 435
2106 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033-0435
Connecticut Historical Society
1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
A useful guide to the published and original records of Connecticut is Connecticut Researcher's Handbook by Thomas Jay Kemp (Detroit, MI: Gale, 1981. 755p.). (Family History Library book 974.6 D23k).
You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Connecticut in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.
Addresses on the Internet change frequently. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more sites:
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.
A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly-updated research coordination list.
FamilySearch™The Family History Library and Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.