Last Updated: May 7, 2015
ge·ne·al·o·gy (noun): an account of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or from older forms (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
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- American Ancestors
From the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). Available for in-Library use only.
The Library Editions includes the Social Security Death Index and U.S. Census Records, and numerous databases dedicated to specific ethnic origins and regions. Available for in-Library use only.
- Connecticut Historical Newspapers
This extensive online collection offers nearly 80 newspapers published between 1756 and 1914 in the State of Connecticut.
- Heritage Quest
Trace family history and American culture using searchable images of U.S. federal census records along with the UMI Genealogy and Local History collection catalog.
- Obituaries & Death Notices
NewsBank boasts the largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices.
- 1940 Census
The 1940 census records were released by the US National Archives April 2, 2012, and brought online through a partnership with Archives.com. This website allows you full access to the 1940 census images, in addition to 1940 census maps and descriptions.
- Census Finder
A directory of free census records, linking records available online into one website.
- Connecticut History Online
A collection of images of the state's people, places and events.
- Cyndi's List
A list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
- Ellis Island Immigration
Search the electronic archive of passenger lists from Ellis Island's immigration records.
- Family Search
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides access to genealogical records gathered from all over the world.
- Genealogy Archives
Frequently updated to add new links for genealogical research.
A free online Family Tree builder.
- National Archives & Records Administration Genealogy Page
Find information on how to do genealogical research at the National Archives and other useful links.
- Roots Web
Calls itself the oldest and largest free genealogy site, supported by Ancestry.com.
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