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Ancestry.Com Library Edition

Use this genealogy and family history database to search for census records, birth and death records, marriage records, passenger lists and more. This database can only be used while in the library.

Connecticut Digital Collections  
Connecticut State Library Collection in  

Hartford Courant Historical – 1764-1922

Search the earliest years of the Courant for articles and images that relate Connecticut and national history.

Heritage Quest

Search U.S. federal censuses, family and local histories, and primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, and probate records. Materials date back to the 1700s.

History Reference Center  
Free Internet Links You Might Want to Try

Cyndi's List of Sites

A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.

Ellis Island Records

Ships' registers from 1892-1924.

Family Search

Access to the Mormon Church's vast database with
step-by-step research guidance on searching for your ancestors.

Roots Web

This site contains extensive interactive guides and numerous research tools for tracing family histories.

American Memory

American Memory is a gateway to source material relating to the history and culture of the United States.

Best of History

The Best of History website contains links to over 800
history-oriented online resources in a wide range of

Connecticut History

The Connecticut History Online website currently contains about 14,000 images of photographs, drawings and prints which may be searched or browsed in a variety of ways, including by keyword, subject, creator, title and date. Online learning tools created especially for middle and high school students provide suggestions for interpreting and exploring the database.

History Place

Independently published site devoted to "a fact-based,
common sense approach in the presentation of the
history of humanity."

Smithsonian Institute

Interesting and diverse history and culture links at the Smithsonian Institute's website.

Biographies from

Find biographies by category or name.

More than 25,000 biographies from the A&E TV Network

Learn more about your ancestors from government records:  national and state archives, the census, immigration and naturalization records, passenger ship arrivals, vital documents, land records, veterans gravesite locators, prison records, and much more. 

Dead or Alive

"Ever wanted to know if a famous person was dead or alive? This site will help you find your answer. Famous (and semi-famous) people from various walks of life - entertainment, politics, sports, music, law, ... and others" ... are listed.


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