Collections / Services for Historians, Genealogists
Resources for people doing historical and genealogical research.
Historical newspaper database covering over 400 cities and towns from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. dating back as far as the 1700's. More details in the library catalog.
The primary research site of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. It offers online newsletters, access to databases, and other resources.
Biographies, Events, Primary Sources, Timelines, Images, Maps and Charts, Tribes and Culture Areas. More details in the library catalog.
Digitized images of over 1,100 American magazines and journals that began publication between 1740 and 1900. More details in the library catalog.
The Connecticut State Library Collections in Ancestry.com include the following:
Directory of repositories and collections of primary source material housed across the United States. Formerly known as "Archives USA." More details in the library catalog.
Searchable archive of more than 2,900 full-text articles published in the journal Avotaynu from 1985-2011. The scope of the articles cover many aspects of Jewish family history research. Available at the Reference Desk only. Please ask a Librarian for assistance.
Publisher's blurb: "Enables users to locate biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources. This index contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor."
The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital...
The Hale Collection includes Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions, Newspaper Marriage and Death...
Probate records contain information about family relationships, property holdings and values, and land and building descriptions and descriptions. Documents in probate records include wills; petitions for probate or administration; bonds, inventories and accounts; receipts from heirs and/or...