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A biography is a history of a person’s life. In a biography you may find the individual’s birth, marriage, and death information and the names of his or her parents, children, or other family members. Biographies often include photographs, family traditions and stories, clues to an ancestor’s place of origin, places where he or she has lived, church affiliation, professional accomplishments, military service, and activities within the community. The information must be used carefully since there may be some inaccuracies.
Connecticut Historical Society has the best collection of biographical works for Connecticut.
Representative biographical encyclopedias for Connecticut include:
- Hart, Samuel, et al. Encyclopedia of Connecticut Biography. 11 Volumes. Boston, Massachusetts: American Historical Society, ca. 1917-23. (FHL book 974.6 D3e vols. 1-2, 4, 7-11; Films 1425622+; Other libraries (WorldCat).
- Genealogical and Biographical Records of American Citizens: Connecticut. 26 Volumes. Hartford, Connecticut: N.p., 1929-49. WorldCat entry.
Aaron Stark Family Chronicles by Clovis LaFleur