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