Connecticut Compiled Genealogies

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Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies have special collections and indexes of genealogical value. These must usually be searched in person.

Online Databases[edit | edit source]

Manuscript Collections[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has copies of significant sources such as the Frank T. Calef and other collections of Mayflower and Puritan descendants, the Charles D. Parkhurst manuscripts for New London, and compiled genealogies for early families in Fairfield, Hartford, New Haven, and other areas.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection consists of transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills. It was microfilmed in 1970 and 1971 at the DAR Library in Washington, DC, and is on 24 microfilms at the Family History Library (beginning with FHL film 844451). The collection is listed in the FamilySearch Catalog under CONNECTICUT - COLLECTED WORKS.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has many important manuscript collections, not only for New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont). It also has major collections for New York and other states. Search the library catalog to see what may be of interest for you.

Published Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Connecticut Society of Genealogists. Ancestry Service. Ten Volumes. Glastonbury, Connecticut: Connecticut Society of Genealogists, ca. 1979-84. As of 1997, volumes listing surnames A-S have been published. The ancestor charts, 1962-1990, and ancestry service, 1962-1988, have been microfilmed  (on 59 Family History Library films beginning with1754015 item 2).
  • Ancestry Service: with Husband-Surname Index. [Glastonbury, Connecticut] : Connecticut Society of Genealogists, [198?]- . 10 volumes. A record of "names of lineal ancestors of members of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists as submitted by them between 1968 and August 31, 1978." FHL books 974.6 D2ca
  • Cutter, William Richard, et al. Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut. . . . Four Volumes. New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911. (Family History Library book 974.6 D2c; film 1000146.)
  • An index to this and other New England publications by Cutter is Norma Olin Ireland and Winifred Irving, Cutter Index: A Consolidated Index of Cutter's Nine Genealogy Series (Fallbrook, California: Ireland Indexing Service, 197?; Family History Library book 974 D2ci; film 1036507 item 6; fiche 6046737).
  • Greenlaw, William Prescott. The Greenlaw Index of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Two volumes. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1979. This is an index to many local histories and genealogies published between 1900 and about 1940. (Family History Library book Q 974 D22g.)
  • Hinman, Royal Ralph. A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut. . . . 1846. Second Edition. 1852-56. Reprint. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1968. The second edition includes surnames A-Danielson only. (Family History Library book 974.6 D2hra 1968; 1856 ed. is on film 186114.) The 1846 edition contained surnames for the full alphabet (Family History Library film 908908 item 2.)
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society. English Origins of New England Families: From the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. First Series, Three Volumes, 1984. Second Series, Three Volumes., 1985. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co. (Family History Library book 974 D2e; fiche 6047919-21; second series book 974 D2en; fiche 6047922-24.)
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society. Genealogies of Connecticut Families from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Three Volumes. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983. (Family History Library book 974.6 D2g.)
  • Rider, Fremont, ed. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. (AGBI). Volumes 1-186. Middletown, Connecticut: The Godfrey Memorial Library, 1952-. (Family History Library books 973 D22am Ser. 2.) An earlier version in 48 volumes is The American Genealogical Index, 1942-51. (Family History Library books 973 D22am and films 1425577-86.)
  • The Godfrey Memorial Library ($) can send copies of the original source referred to in the AGBI if you send a request.
  • Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England . . . Four Volumes. 1860-62. Reprint. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1965. Description. An online version is available. Also available through Google Books. (Family History Library FHL|283037|title-id|disp=books 974 D2s; films 496426 item 3 to 496428}}.

Connecticut General Assembly[edit | edit source]

Senate and House Members
Lists names of members of: Senate 1776-present, and House 1849-present.
Information Given:
Years Served
Date of Death

Writing and Sharing Your Family History[edit | edit source]

Sharing your own family history is valuable for several reasons:

  • It helps you see gaps in your own research and raises opportunities to find new information.
  • It helps other researchers progress in researching ancestors you share in common.
  • It draws other researchers to you who already have information about your family that you do not yet possess.
  • It draws together researchers with common interests, sparking collaboration opportunities. For instance, researchers in various localities might choose to do lookups for each other in remote repositories. Your readers may also share photos of your ancestors that you have never seen before.
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