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Connecticut State Library
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231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
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Godfrey Memorial Library

Connecticut State Genealogy Archives
On online dababase of free genealogy records
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Connecticut State Archives
Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 757-6595
Fax: (860) 757-6542

Railroad History Archive
Thomas J Dodd Research Center
University of Connecticut Libraries

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Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc.
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The Connecticut
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One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: (860) 236-5621
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Connecticut Society of Genealogists
P.O. Box 435
Glastonbury Connecticut
Phone (860) 569-0002

The Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
~ Website ~

The Connecticut State Society of the National Society Daughters of the
American Revolution
~ Website ~

French-Canadian Genealogical Society
of Connecticut

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The Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut
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Connecticut Genealogy & Family History Resources
Capital: Hartford         Statehood: 1788 (5th State)

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  Occupations, Education & Institutions
  • Connecticut Poorhouse History
    County poorhouses were common throughout the United States during the 19th century. This website's goal is to make all such records available for free genealogical and historical research.
  Ethnic Genealogy Resources
  History & Culture
  • Penny Postcard from Connecticut
    A Special USGenWeb Archives Project
    These postcards cost 1˘ to mail. Postage was temporarily raised to 2˘ from 1917 to 1919 to cover the cost of World War I & from 2925 to 1928. All of the cards shown on this site are in the hands of private collectors.
  • History and People of Connecticut
    A historical look at Connecticut from its earliest inhabitants through World War II.
    By: Rickie Lazzerini
  • Connecticut American Local History Network
    Part of the Amerian Local History Network, a central point of entry to independent web sites with historical or genealogical content.
  • Barbour Collection of Connecticut Towns
    Provided by Coralynn's Ancestors
  • Connecticut Freedom Trail
    Buildings reported to have been used on the Underground Railroad, sites associated with the Amistad case of 1839-1842...
  • Connecticut History Collections
    University of Connecticut Libraries Special Collections
    Thomas J Dodd Research Center
  • Connecticut History Online
    Connecticut History Online (CHO) is a digital collection of over 15,000 digital primary sources, together with associated interpretive and educational material.
  • Railroading in Connecticut
    Connecticut Railroad History
  • The Charters of Freedom
    The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights
    National Archives & Records Administration
    ~ Find Connecticut Delegates to the Constitutional Convention
  • Connecticut Historical Collections
    Containing a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, &c. relating to the history and antiquities of every town in Connecticut, with geographical descriptions
    Internet Archive - Archive.org
  • Genealogical and family history of the State of Connecticut
    A record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation, Volume 3 ~ Online Collection at BYU
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