Connecticut Fast Facts and Key Resources

By James M. Beidler Premium


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

Colonial ConnecticutRecords 1636-1776
Connecticut Resources at RootsWeb
Connecticut History Illustrated
<>• Connecticut Migrations Project
Cyndi’s List — Connecticut

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)

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

• First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts by Nathaniel Goodwin (New England Historical Genealogical Society)


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, <>
• National Archives and Records Administration, Boston
380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452,
(866) 406-2379, <>
New England Historic Genealogical Society
101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, (617) 536-5740, <>
From the December 2017 Family Tree Magazine


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