If you're involved in Connecticut Genealogy research — or any genealogy for that matter — we expect that you will find this section of our site to be of interest. Our goal is to introduce you to the basic elements of family history research and then make sure you have an easy way to connect with Connecticut Genealogy resources.
If you have deep roots from more than one family line in the Nutmeg State, the Connecticut Society of Genealogists Web site has an extensive collection of material specific to Connecticut. Their online collection is growing and includes information from the Colonial period prior to statehood. We will focus primarily on general topics of interest and materials found in our 8Towns region.
View 8towns.com directory listings for Genealogy & History
Local Genealogy & History Resources
As we discover useful Web sites dealing with genealogy and history for the 8Towns region and/or neighboring communities, we will add them to this page. If you are aware of a helpful site, please contact us so we can add it to this page. If you are a member of a Connecticut genealogy or history organization located in one of our 8 towns, please be sure to register your organization in our directory so that others can easily find you — the listings are FREE!
Genealogy Trivia Puzzle Pays Cash Prize
This great new Web site pays cash to lucky winners who can solve genealogy related trivia puzzles. If you love genealogy and also love a challenging puzzle, check out this site and be sure to register to win. Not only can you win cash, but so can your favorite genealogy society!! Visit GenealogyPays.com.
Links to Area Historical Societies:
Historical Society of Easton
Fairfield Historical Society
Milford Historical Society
Monroe Historical Society
Newtown Historical Society
Shelton Historical Society
Stratford Historical Society
Trumbull Historical Society
Connecticut Society of Genealogists
Connecticut Ancestry Society
Upcoming Genealogy Events and/or Genealogy Sites of Interest:
» Learn about Ellis Island Records
» This workshop is coming soon - check back for details!
» Italian Immigration through Ellis Island & the Port of New York
» Historic Boston Walking Tours
» Professional Genealogy - What does this really mean?
» NY Arrivals
» Family History Zone (Information on vital records, military records and more
BREAKING GENEALOGY NEWS — Newly revised FREE site about the 1930 Census, as well as a Census 101 section geared towards those just starting out. This site also covers the 1920 Census, 1910 Census, 1900 Census, and the free 1880 Census! SO, if you're looking for census records, these sites are a must visit!!
BREAKING GENEALOGY NEWS:
London-based FindMyPast.com (formerly 1837online.com) has launched www.AncestorsOnBoard.com, a new service which includes 1890-1960 outward passenger lists from all U.K. ports. The project is being undertaken in cooperation with The National Archives. These original records have never been filmed before and include the 1912 departure of The Titanic, among others. Known as BT27, the availability of this record set is likely to be the most significant new genealogy offering of 2007.
NOTE: We're still working on many aspects of this site, but are hoping to have this section completed within the next two months. If you are interested in Connecticut Genealogy, we encourage you to visit this section often to see the new materials that will be posted here. In the mean time, you can enjoy some Facts From This Day in History.