Connecticut Biography

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A biography is a history of a person’s life. In a biography you may find the individual’s birth, marriage, and death information and the names of his or her parents, children, or other family members. Biographies often include photographs, family traditions and stories, clues to an ancestor’s place of origin, places where he or she has lived, church affiliation, professional accomplishments, military service, and activities within the community. The information must be used carefully since there may be some inaccuracies.

Connecticut Historical Society has the best collection of biographical works for Connecticut.

The Family History Library also has a fine collection. Check the FamilySearch Catalog Last Name search.

Representative biographical encyclopedias for Connecticut include:

  • Genealogical and Biographical Records of American Citizens: Connecticut. 26 Volumes. Hartford, Connecticut: N.p., 1929-49. WorldCat entry.