Connecticut Fast Facts and Key Resources

Connecticut Fast Facts and Key Resources

Rely on these essential Web sites, books and archives to trace your Connecticut roots.

Statehood: 1788

First federal census: 1790

Statewide birth, marriage and death records begin: 1897

State-land state

Counties: Four in 1666 (Fairfield, Hartford, New Haven and New London); borders set at eight counties in 1785

Contact for vital records: Connecticut Department of Public Health

Vital Records Section

410 Capitol Ave., First Floor
Hartford, CT 06134
(860) 509-7897

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Web Sites

26th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers
Colonial ConnecticutRecords 1636-1776

Connecticut Genealogy Records

Connecticut GenWeb Project

Connecticut History

Connecticut History Online

Connecticut Migrations Project

Cyndi’s List — Connecticut

Farber Gravestone Collection

Guide to the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Archives


Connecticut 1670 Census by Jay Mack Holbrook (Holbrook Research Institute)

Connecticut: A Bibliography of Its History edited by Roger Parks (University Press of New England)

Connecticut Place Names by Morse S. Allen and Arthur H. Hughes (Connecticut Historical Society)

Connecticut Researchers’ Handbook by Thomas Jay Kemp (Gale Research Co.)

Connecticut Sources for Family Historians and Genealogists by Kip Sperry (Everton Publishers)

Connecting to Connecticut by Betty Jean Morrison (Connecticut Society of Genealogists)

The Family Tree Resource Book for Genealogists edited by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack and Erin Nevius (Family Tree Books)

Genealogies of Connecticut Families from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register CD (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research, 4th edition, by Marcia D. Melnyk (New England Historic Genealogical Society)

The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783 edited by Henry P. Johnston (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Organizations and Archives

Center for Connecticut Studies
Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham St., Willimantic, CT 06226, (877) 353-3278 Ext. 54512 < /depts/ ctstudies>
Connecticut Historical Society
1 Elizabeth St., Hartford, CT 06105, (860) 236-5621, <>
Connecticut Society of Genealogists
Box 435, Glastonbury, CT 06033, (860) 569-0002, <>
Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106 , library: (860) 757-6500, archives: (860) 757-6595, <>
Godfrey Memorial Library
134 Newfield St., Middletown, CT 06457, (860) 346-4375, <>
The Middlesex Genealogical Society
Box 1111, Darien, CT 06820, <>
New England Historic Genealogical Society

101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, (617) 536-5740, <>
From the June 2005 Family Tree Magazine 

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