Connecticut Genealogists

Our Connecticut genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in Connecticut, including:

  • Connecticut State Archives
    Court records, Fitch’s Home for soldiers database (records relating to Civil war and Spanish American war), Noble pension database, WWI veterans database, and Wethersfield prison records
  • Connecticut State Library
    Court records, military records, pensions, prison records, wills, bonds, letters, probates. The Library holds the following records:
    Connecticut vital records (births, marriages, and deaths) to about 1850 (Barbour Collection)
    25,000 records from Bibles and other family records (1600s-1900s)
    US censuses for Connecticut, 1790-1850
    Records from 600 Connecticut churches (since 1600s)
    Headstone inscriptions from 2,000 Connecticut cemeteries
    Newspaper Marriage and Death Notices (1750-1865)
    Veterans’ Deaths Index
    Most extant pre-1850 probate estate papers and, for much of the state, papers dated into the 1900s
    “Connecticut Archives” (1629-1820), petitions, drafts of bills, acts, resolves, and other early government documents
    City directories
    Land records
    Military records, including service records
    Naturalization records
    Newspapers, including many that can only be accessed at this location
    Probate records since 1638
    Ships’ passenger lists
    Visit the Connecticut State Library Website to view and access holdings. You may use the CSL Finding Aids to access collections for your own research. Search the Library Catalog of the Connecticut State Library. View the vast amounts of Digital Collections in their archives. Find one of many Newspapers held in the CSL archives.
  • National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)
    Records created by federal agencies in Connecticut, including all available federal census records, naturalization records, passenger arrivals, military records, and other historical resources
  • Connecticut Society of Genealogists Library
    Census records, tax lists, family histories, church records, local histories
  • Connecticut Historical Society
    Manuscripts, photos, books, maps
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
    Library with national scope with a large collection

  • Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

The collections include:
Many literary papers and rare books in the fields of literature, theology, history, and the sciences
Yale collection of American, German, and Western Americana literature
Early books and and manuscripts (pre 1500)
Early modern books and manuscripts (1500-1800)
Modern books and manuscripts (post 1800)

  • New England Historic Genealogical Society Library Library with national scope with a large collection

    Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

    If you want to know more about how our genealogists can further your research, you can request a research quote.

    Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Connecticut include:

    • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1630s
    • Birth, marriage, and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1897 to the present
    • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790
    • State, territorial, and colonial censuses were recorded ifrom 1669 to 1917
    • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
    • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1635 to the present
    • Churches sometimes kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
    • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods which contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
    • Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of Connecticut have also been written
    • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts as early as 1791
    • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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