Connecticut Archives, Libraries, and Societies

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This entry was originally written by Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG, in Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

This article is part of
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the Connecticut Family History Research series.
History of Connecticut
Connecticut Vital Records
Census Records for Connecticut
Background Sources for Connecticut
Connecticut Maps
Connecticut Land Records
Connecticut Probate Records
Connecticut Court Records
Connecticut Tax Records
Connecticut Cemetery Records
Connecticut Church Records
Connecticut Military Records
Connecticut Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections
Connecticut Archives, Libraries, and Societies
Connecticut Immigration
Ethnic Groups of Connecticut
Connecticut County Resources
Connecticut Town Resources
Map of Connecticut

Connecticut State Library

History and Genealogy Unit
231 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106

This major research repository includes the State Archives and the History and Genealogy Unit. The unit provides the researcher with access in person and by mail to the archival material, genealogical indexes, and published materials described in various sections above. The staff is not available for research, however. Guides to their original source materials are available at the cost of photocopying and postage and on their website. They are extremely helpful in focusing research.

Connecticut Historical Society

1 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06105

A major genealogical reference library with excellent holdings in family genealogies, town histories, census records, and a book loan program for members.

Connecticut Society of Genealogists

P.O. Box 435
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Their publication, Connecticut Nutmegger, is available by subscription or with membership. The society meets often during the year with an educational program for genealogists.

Connecticut Ancestry Society

P.O. Box 249
Stamford, CT 06904

Formerly called the Stamford Genealogical Society, the society holds monthly meetings and produces a publication called Connecticut Ancestry, previously Bulletin of the Stamford Genealogical Society (1971).

Godfrey Memorial Library

134 Newfield St.
Middletown, CT 06457

Links to current addresses of all Connecticut libraries, historical societies, and municipal historians are available from the Connecticut State Library’s website (see above).