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Connecticut Research Guide Digital Download

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Trace your Connecticut ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide!

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  • You’re getting started tracing your ancestors in Connecticut
  • You want new ideas and resources to get past a Connecticut brick wall
  • Your genealogy search is focused mainly on Connecticut

Trace your Connecticut ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:

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  • a how-to article detailing Connecticut’s history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
  • the best websites, books and other resources for Connecticut research, handpicked by our editors and experts
  • listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
  • timeline of key events in the state’s history

Here’s a sampling of the helpful tips you’ll get in the Connecticut guide:

  • The first Europeans to explore the area were Dutch; English Puritans from Massachusetts set up the first permanent white settlements in the 1630s.
  • Search the Barbour Collection, an index and transcription of vital records in Connecticut created from a town’s beginning to 1850.
  • Connecticut’s probate courts operate on the district level, rather than on a county level. Use the Connecticut State Library’s finding aid to help you determine which court covered your ancestor’s town.

Plus, each guide contains active web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.

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