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=== Records of the Family History Library  ===
 
=== Records of the Family History Library  ===
  
The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has many of the records described in this outline. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.
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The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has many of the records described in this outline. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.  
  
 
The library's major holdings of Connecticut records include vital, church, census, cemetery, probate, land, newspaper, military, family, and local history records.  
 
The library's major holdings of Connecticut records include vital, church, census, cemetery, probate, land, newspaper, military, family, and local history records.  
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:CONNECTICUT, FAIRFIELD, WILTON - '''VITAL RECORDS'''
 
:CONNECTICUT, FAIRFIELD, WILTON - '''VITAL RECORDS'''
  
The section headings in this outline match the names of record types used in the Family History Library Catalog.
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The titles of the pages  match the names of record types used in the Introduction to the [[Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]].

Revision as of 15:51, 22 September 2010

This set of Wiki pages describe major sources of information about families from Connecticut. As you read these pages, also study the United States set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records of the Family History Library

The Family History Library has many of the records described in this outline. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.

The library's major holdings of Connecticut records include vital, church, census, cemetery, probate, land, newspaper, military, family, and local history records.

Family History Library Catalog

The library's records are listed in the Family History Library Catalog. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog for:

The place where your ancestor lived, such as:

UNITED STATES - CENSUS
CONNECTICUT - PROBATE RECORDS
CONNECTICUT, FAIRFIELD - CEMETERIES
CONNECTICUT, FAIRFIELD, WILTON - VITAL RECORDS

The record type you want to search, such as:

UNITED STATES - CENSUS
CONNECTICUT - PROBATE RECORDS
CONNECTICUT, FAIRFIELD - CEMETERIES
CONNECTICUT, FAIRFIELD, WILTON - VITAL RECORDS

The titles of the pages  match the names of record types used in the Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog.