Connecticut Introduction

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The ''place'' where your ancestor lived, such as:  
 
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::'''CONNECTICUT, FAIRFIELD''' - CEMETERIES  
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::'''''CONNECTICUT, FAIRFIELD''''' - CEMETERIES  
::'''CONNECTICUT, FAIRFIELD, WILTON''' - VITAL RECORDS<br><br>
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::'''''CONNECTICUT, FAIRFIELD, WILTON''''' - VITAL RECORDS<br><br>
  
 
The ''record type'' you want to search, such as:  
 
The ''record type'' you want to search, such as:  
  
::UNITED STATES - '''CENSUS'''  
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::UNITED STATES - '''''CENSUS'''''  
::CONNECTICUT - '''PROBATE RECORDS'''  
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::CONNECTICUT - '''''PROBATE RECORDS'''''  
::CONNECTICUT, FAIRFIELD - '''CEMETERIES'''  
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::CONNECTICUT, FAIRFIELD - '''''CEMETERIES'''''  
::CONNECTICUT, FAIRFIELD, WILTON - '''VITAL RECORDS'''<br><br>
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::CONNECTICUT, FAIRFIELD, WILTON - '''''VITAL RECORDS'''''<br><br>
  
 
The page titles in the Connecticut Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the catalog.  
 
The page titles in the Connecticut Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the catalog.  

Revision as of 16:32, 14 October 2010

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Connecticut  Gotoarrow.png  Introduction

This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from Connecticut. As you read this outline, 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 these Connecticut Wiki pages. The major holdings include vital records, genealogies, local histories, censuses; and church, military, probate, land, and court records.

Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. 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.

Family History Library Catalog

The library's records are listed in the Family History Library Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in a online or microfiche version. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the 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 page titles in the Connecticut Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the catalog.