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Introduction

 

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     Connecticut is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, and the state of New York to the west and the south (with which it shares a water boundary in Long Island Sound).  Connecticut is named for the Connecticut River, the major U.S. river that approximately bisects the state. Its capital city is Hartford.

     Connecticut's first European settlers were Dutch and established a small, short-lived settlement in present-day Hartford at the confluence of the Park and Connecticut rivers, called Huys de Goede Hoop. Initially, half of Connecticut was a part of the Dutch colony, New Netherland, which included much of the land between the Connecticut and Delaware rivers.  The first major settlements were established in the 1630s by the English. Thomas Hooker led a band of followers overland from the Massachusetts Bay Colony and founded what would become the Connecticut Colony; other settlers from Massachusetts founded the Saybrook Colony and the New Haven Colony. Both the Connecticut and New Haven Colonies established documents of Fundamental Orders, considered the first constitutions in North America. In 1662, the three colonies were merged under a royal charter, making Connecticut a crown colony. This colony was one of the Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution.

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The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases, as having been either

born, married or died in this U.S. State. Names in dark red denote direct ancestral lines.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

 

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

Click on this link to find out more about each surname listed above as well as other surnames found within our three family databases.

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This link will also lead you to surname resources at Rootsweb, and information about the world-wide distribution of a surname.

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Use this free genealogy site to help you get the best genealogy searches from Google™ by using your family tree, for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or   "tricks"  

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that    will   likely   improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname.

The world’s largest free genealogy search engine, Mocavo.com, provides genealogists access to the best free genealogy content on the web

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including billions of names, dates and places worldwide. Mocavo.com seeks to index and make searchable all of the world’s free genealogy information.

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Click on the LINK to the right to see more information about the World distribution of any surname.  You can get greater

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detail for any of the maps by clicking on the area, i.e state, county that you are interested in.

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Our Ancestral Counties

Gazetteer of Places

Historical Changes in County Boundaries

County Research (Genealogical)

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Our Ancestral Counties

Our Ancestral Counties

 

The following named counties are associated with the history of our DIRECT ancestors.   To select a specific ancestral county, go to our Ancestral Locations home page. Here you will find additional links to our county pages where you can obtain information about our family gen-sites, images of localities, and surnames of persons, in our database, who have lived in the selected county.

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The following Links will take you to gazetteers that identify places within this U.S. State.  These resources feature profiles of cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions.  In addition this site contains maps, data and directions for a wide variety of physical, cultural and historic features.

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Connecticut Cities - profiles of 1,025 Connecticut cities, towns & neighborhoods

Connecticut Schools search by city, county, or address

Connecticut Physical Features such as lakes, islands & steams

Connecticut Cultural Features such as parks, hospitals & airports

Connecticut Civil Features such as Native Areas and Political Subdivisions

Search by Name, County, ZIP Code or Area Code

 

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* includes but not limited to Cemeteries, Churches, Locales,

Military Installations;  Populated Places, Post Offices, Schools, Streams, and Trails

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Boundary changes

Historical Changes in the Boundaries of this State

     Conducting genealogical research in the United States requires an understanding of State and County boundaries.  As the population grew more counties were created to meet the public’s need for localized governments.  This phenomena was common in all states during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.  As such you may be looking for records in the wrong county or state. 

     The web site for the Atlas of Historical County Boundary Project provides interactive maps for all states. The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries is meant to be a resource for people seeking records of past events, as well as people trying to analyze, interpret and display county-based historical data like Land Records, Probate Records, Court Records, Tax Records, and Vital Records that document birth, death, and marriage.  The following link will take you to a list of all the boundary changes to this State and each county or equivalent within this U.S. State, as well as the date these changes occurred.  Each entry is followed by a citation to the primary source(s) used to determine the change.

 

View Interactive Map - Maps and text covering the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county, and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of the first county through 31 December 2000. Choose a date (day, month, and year) to view historical county configurations against the modern county network. Use the toolbar to zoom, pan, measure, view descriptions and citations, or print a desired map. Use the Help button on top right of the interactive map frame to read full descriptions of how to use the layers and tools on the interactive map site.

View Index of Counties and Equivalents - Complete index of every county, county equivalent, or other area relevant to the evolution of evolution of state and county boundaries; includes extinct and proposed counties, non-county areas, and provides cross references for name changes, and hyperlinks to corresponding entries from the Individual County Chronologies. Also accessible from the County Index link at the bottom of the interactive map frame.

View Consolidated Chronology of State and County Boundaries - Organizes the historical data chronologically, combining all the county events into a single composite entry for each date. Each entry is followed by a citation to the primary source(s) used to determine the change. Also accessible from the Chronologies link at the bottom of the interactive map frame.

View Individual County Chronologies - Organizes the historical data alphabetically by county name with each entry covering all the changes to a single county or equivalent. Each entry is followed by a citation to the primary source(s) used to determine the change. Also accessible from the Chronologies link at the bottom of the interactive map frame.

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County Research (Genealogical)

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Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the County’s website.  Here you will find additional links to more information specific to that location.    The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects, at the national level, that were created to collect and disseminate data that goes beyond county and state lines.

Fairfield;   Hartford;   Litchfield;   Middlesex;   New Haven;   New London;   Tolland;   Windham

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Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based mostly on anonymous contributions. Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the Wikipedia article about the county.  Here you will find additional links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

Fairfield | Hartford | Litchfield | Middlesex | New Haven | New London | Tolland | Windham

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Where in the World  are My Ancestors?

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Resources which enhance our knowledge of the places inhabited by our ancestors are almost as important  as  their  names.  The LINK

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to the right will take you to Maps, Gazetteers,   and other helpful  resources  that will assist you in discovering Ancestral Locations. 

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Our “Gen-Tool Kit” has been primarily designed for those researchers who may be traveling to this location to perform on-site studies of their family history, or to just visit some of the interesting historical sites located therein.  It can be very satisfying to mix research with sightseeing at historical and scenic spots.  Such activity not only gives you an understanding of the land but a needed break from intense research sessions.  When visiting an ancestral state for genealogical research we’ve found that the three most important places to visit are the State Archives; the State Library; and the State historical and/or genealogical societies.  It is also good to plan ahead by contacting any site you intend visiting in order to ascertain where it is and when it will be open.  This is especially true with regard to historical and genealogical societies.

 

Most if not all of these links are to websites that do not require a subscription.  We hope that the following information will provide you with a better idea of what resources are available, within this county, to the family historian.

Cemeteries

History

Libraries, Museums

and Archives

Maps and Gazetteers

 Records

Societies

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries

·         Connecticut - Tombstone Transcription Project

·         Connecticut Cemeteries Project 

·         Connecticut Cemetery Directory 

·         Connecticut Cemetery Photos 

·         Connecticut Gravestone Network 

·         The Hale Collection of CT Cemetery Inscriptions 

·         Ct-Indian-Cemeteries-L Mailing List Homepage 

·         CT- Indian Cemeteries: Browseable Archives 

·         CT – Indian Cemeteries: Searchable Archives

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History

HISTORIC PLACES (select a county)

Fairfield Hartford Litchfield Middlesex New Haven New London Tolland Windham

 

·         Collections of the CT Historical Society – Vol. 3

·         Collections of the CT Historical Society - Vol. 4

·         Collections of the CT Historical Society – Vol. 8

·         Collections of the CT Historical Society  - Vol. 9

·         Collections of the CT Historical Society – Vol. 12

·         Colonial Connecticut Genealogy

·         A Complete History of Connecticut, 1818 - Vol. II

·         Connecticut  Facts & Figures

·         Connecticut Heritage Gateway

·         Connecticut historical collections

·         Connecticut History  1981

·         CT Monuments

·         The Early Constitutional History of Connecticut

·         A General History of Connecticut  1782

·         Histories of Connecticut Towns 

·         A History of Connecticut  Its People and Institutions

·         The History of Connecticut - 1842

·         A History of Connecticut - 1887

·         The History of Connecticut 

·         A history of New England 

·         The Judicial and Civil History of Connecticut -1895

·         Rev. Samuel Peters' LL. D. General History of CT 

·         The Baptists of CT - Baptist Encyclopædia, 1881

·         Connecticut Baptist History Index

·         Contributions to the ecclesiastical history of CT

·         The History of the Episcopal Church in CT - Vol. 1

·         The History of the Episcopal Church in CT - Vol. 2

·         The Rogerenes 

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Libraries, museums, arcxhives

Libraries, Museums & Archives

·         Connecticut Bibliography

·         Archives in Connecticut 

·         Connecticut Genealogy Records 

·         The Connecticut Historical Society Library 

·         Connecticut Museum Quest 

·         Connecticut Public Libraries 

·         Connecticut State Archives 

·         Connecticut State Library  History and Genealogy

·         Historic House Museums & Historic Structures 

·         Historic House Museums in Connecticut 

·         Historical Museum Guide for Connecticut 

·         Quinnipiac's Digitized Connecticut History Books 

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Maps and gazetteers

Maps and Gazetteers

 

·         Composite: New England  1776

·         Map of the four New England states - 1785

·         Connecticut  1794

·         Connecticut  1795

·         Connecticut  1796

·         Connecticut  1796

·         Connecticut  1796

·         Connecticut  1796

·         A Correct Map of Connecticut  1797

·         Connecticut  1811

·         Connecticut  1814

·         Gazetteer of Connecticut and Rhode Island - 1819

·         Map of Connecticut  1822

·         Connecticut  1823

·         Mass., R.I., Conn.  1823

·         Map: MA; NH; VT; MA; CT; & RI - 1823

·         Map Of ME; NH; VT; MA; CT; & RI - 1825

·         Map of MA; CT; and RI - 1826

·         Connecticut  1827

·         A Map of the New England  1827

·         Connecticut  1828

·         Connecticut, New-England  1831

·         Connecticut  1831

·         Map of MA; CT; and RI - 1831

·         N.Y., Vt., Maine, N.H., Mass., Conn., R.I., N.J.  1832

·         Mass., Conn., R.I.  1832

·         Massachusetts, Rhode Island & Connecticut - 1835

·         Connecticut  1836

·         Connecticut  1836

·         Connecticut  1838

·         Map of ME; NH; VT; MA; RI; & CT - 1839

·         Massachusetts, Rhode Island, & Connecticut -1840

·         Connecticut  1841

·         Connecticut  1845

·         Connecticut  1846

·         Connecticut  1846

·         Connecticut Post Offices  1846

·         Connecticut  1856

·         County Map of: NY; NH; VT; MA: RI; & CT -  1860

·         Massachusetts Connecticut & Rhode Island - 1860

·         Mass., Conn., R.I.  1870

·         Connecticut  1879

·         Mass., Conn., R.I.  1880

·         Arbuckle Brothers Map, 1889

·         Mass., Conn., R.I.  1890

·         Senatorial districts  1893

·         Congressional districts  1893

·         Connecticut  1893

·         Connecticut 1895 

·         Pam Rietsch's 1895 Atlas

·         Connecticut, R.I.  1897

·         Mendenhall's guide, road map Connecticut  1909

·         Map of Connecticut- 1922

·         Connecticut's Aerial Surveys  1934

·         Connecticut County Maps 1643 - Present 

·         Connecticut Digital Map Library 

·         Connecticut Historical County Boundaries 

·         Connecticut Historical Maps and Atlases

·         Connecticut Maps

·         Connecticut Points of Interest

·         Connecticut Post Offices 

·         Connecticut Postal History 

·         Connecticut Towns and Cities - USGS

·         Guide to the Ghost Towns of Connecticut

·         Historic USGS maps of Connecticut

·         Historical Topographic Maps

·         Maps of Connecticut  Broer Map Library

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Records

·         Connecticut Census Records

·         Connecticut State Census Transcription Project 

·         1670 Connecticut State Census

·         1790 US Federal Census

·         1840 Connecticut State Census of Pensioners 

·         United States Census, 1850  Connecticut

·         United States Census, 1860  Connecticut

·         United States Census, 1870  Connecticut

·         United States Census, 1880  Connecticut

·         1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War 

·         United States Census, 1900  Connecticut

·         United States Census, 1910 

·         United States Census, 1920 

·         1930 United States Census  Connecticut

·         United States Census, 1930 

·         Connecticut Executions 

·         The Judicial and Civil History of Connecticut  1895

·         Legal Correspondents of Wilber Mercantile Agency in Connecticut, 1917

·         Livingston's Law Register, 1851  Statewide Lawyers

·         Connecticut City, County, and Rural Directories

·         Connecticut Business Directory  1856

·         The Boston States Migrations 

·         Connecticut Counties Naturalization Records 

·         Connecticut Immigration & Naturalization Project

·         Connecticut Migrations

·         Connecticut Naturalization & Citizenship Records and Substitutes

·         New England Naturalization Index  1791-1906

·         Connecticut Land Grant Project 

·         1813 Invalid Pensioners - Connecticut

·         1813 Pension List  Connecticut

·         1820 Pension List  Connecticut

·         1840 Connecticut State Census of Pensioners 

·         Connecticut Forts

·         Connecticut Medal of Honor Recipients

·         Connecticut Pensioners Of The United States, 1818

·         Connecticut Wars, Battles and Conflicts

·         Soldiers in King Philip's war

·         1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War  Connecticut

·         The Civil War Archive  Union Regimental Index

·         Civil War Genealogy Database 

·         The Military and Civil History of Connecticut  Part II

·         The Military and Civil History of Connecticut  Part I

·         Record of service of Connecticut men in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion 

·         U.S. Civil War Regimental Histories in the Library of Congress  Connecticut

·         Korean War Casualty List 

·         Sheldon's Horse  Second Continental Light Dragoons

·         ROOTS-L Civil War Links 

·         Vietnam Conflict Casualty List  Connecticut

·         Soldiers of the Great War  Volume I

·         World War II Casualty and POW Lists 

·         CT - World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

·         Centennial newspaper exhibition, 1876 

·         Connecticut Online Historical Newspapers 

·         Old Connecticut Genealogy, History & News 

·         Connecticut Newspaper Obituaries

·         Connecticut Obituaries

·         Connecticut Obituary Search

·         Connecticut Statewide Obituary Collection

·         Directory of Connecticut Funeral Homes 

·         State Office of Vital Records

·         Barbour Collection of Vital Records

·         Barbour Collection for Connecticut Towns

·         Connecticut Birth Certificates, Death Records, Marriage Licenses

·         Connecticut Births and Christenings  1649-1906

·         Connecticut Death Records

·         Connecticut Deaths and Burials  1772-1934

·         Connecticut Marriage Project 

·         Connecticut Marriages  1729-1867

·         Connecticut Vital Records Information 

·         Connecticut, Marriage Index  1959-2001

·         Early Connecticut Marriages 

·         Online Connecticut Death Records & Indexes

·         United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850

·         Connecticut Counties Will Testators Indexes

·         A digest of the early Connecticut probate records 

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societies

Societies (Historical & Genealogical)

·         Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society 

·         Connecticut Ancestry Society 

·         Connecticut Historical Societies 

·         The Connecticut Historical Society 

·         Connecticut Landmarks 

·         The Connecticut League of History Organizations 

·         Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council 

·         Connecticut Society  CAR

·         The Connecticut Society   SAR

·         The Connecticut State Society  DAR

·         Connecticut State Society      U.S. Daughters of 1812

·         Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation 

·         Finnish American Heritage Society of CT 

·         French-Canadian Genealogical Society of CT

·         Historic New England 

·         New England Archivists 

·         New England Historic Genealogical Society 

·         New England Regional Genealogical Conference 

·         New England, New York Gateway 

·         The Polish Genealogical Society - Connecticut

·         The Society of Colonial Wars - Connecticut

·         The Society of Mayflower Descendants -Connecticut

·         Society of the War of 1812  - Connecticut

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Locality Specific Resources

FREE Record Collections

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General Resources

·         GenealogyLinks.net

·         n2genealogy.com

·         50states.com - States and Capitals

·         United States Research Wiki – Family Search

·         Kindred Trails.com

·         Genealogy Trails History Group

·         Family Search,  USA IGI Batches, Localities

·         Birth & Marriage Records Indexes for USA

·         Record Search - Family Search.org

·         Genealogy.com: Resources by county

·         Libweb - Libraries on the Web

·         The USGenWeb Project

·         RootsWeb Town Search 1.0

·         Genealogy Forum: U.S. States

·         Rootsweb.com – U.S. Message Boards

·         Cyndi's List – United States Index

·         USGenWeb Archives

·         Data Base Collections at Ancestry.com$

·         USA Resources at RootsWeb

·         MyGenealogist.com

·         Histopolis.com – Collaborative Genealogy and History

·         Access Genealogy

·         DistantCousin.com - archive of genealogy records

·         Searchable Death Indexes & Records

·         Census Finder –Free Census and other Records

·         StateGenSites - U.S. Genealogy Sites by State

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Locality Specific Resources

Locality Specific Resources

·         Genealogy Links - Connecticut

·         Connecticut at n2genealogy.com

·         50states.com -  Connecticut

·         Research Wiki - Connecticut

·         Kindred Trails.com – Connecticut

·         Genealogy Trails History Group – Connecticut

·         Connecticut Genealogy Forum

·         Rootsweb Message Board – Connecticut

·         Cyndi's List – Connecticut

·         USGenWeb Archives – Connecticut

·         Connecticut Data Collection - Ancestry.com $

·         Connecticut Resources at RootsWeb

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All of the records and databases we’ve collected are FREE and can be accessed and searched online without having to pay for a subscription.   We have divided our collected into 14 record types as follows: Biographical; Birth; Cemetery; Census & City Directories; Church; Court; Death; Immigration & Naturalization; Land; Marriage; Military; Newspapers; Occupational; and Tax Records.    We try not to list any sites that have only a few records for the purpose of getting you to a website that will charge a fee to actually see the record beyond just a name.  

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The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books that pertain to this U.S. State.   Here you will find books about the history and records of this State, as well as its counties and other localities such as towns and churches.   The collection also contains research works about State military units and personnel during America’s wars.  In addition, there are resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who settled in this State.

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