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Connecticut State Library & Archives

The Connecticut State Library provides an excellent library of genealogy records including: local histories and genealogies, with particular emphasis on Connecticut and New England; most Connecticut town vital records, land records, and probate records from the 1600s to the early 1900s on microfilm; church records from hundreds of Connecticut churches, most available on microfilm; transcriptions of family Bible records and cemetery inscriptions; abstracts of newspaper notices of marriages and deaths; and military records. It holds Federal census records for Connecticut, 1790-1920 and for the other New England states, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, 1790-1850 and the Index to New England Naturalization Petitions on microfilm; and indexes to, and collections of, published and microfilmed ships' passenger lists and other immigration records, with emphasis on New England and New York.

Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106

(860) 757-6500

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The Center for Connecticut Studies

The Center for Connecticut Studies collects primary and secondary resources on the state history and culture. The Center's focus is on Windham, Tolland, and New London counties. The scope of the Center's activities is always expanding. Materials include town histories and reports, newspapers, journals, military rolls, city directories, Federal Population Census, New England materials, and genealogical materials.

Selected LDS Family History Centers

The following family history centers in Connecticut offer the most comprehensive genealogy resources, including census records, death records, family history records, obituaries, marriage records, vital records, court records, and various other public records.:

Groton Connecticut
1230 Flander Road
Mystic, Connecticut

(860) 536-5102

Hartford Connecticut
1000 Mountain Road
Bloomfield, Connecticut

(860) 242-1607


New Haven Connecticut
990 Racebrook Road
Woodbridge, Connecticut

(203) 387-2012

Stamford Connecticut
834 Stillwater Rd
Stamford, Connecticut

(203) 324-9575

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