History & Genealogy
Resources for people doing historical and genealogical research.
The Connecticut State Library Collections in Ancestry.com include the following:
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."
A comprehensive biographical resource for all disciplines. Coverage of more than 600,000 individuals, over 2.2 million records, links to over 300,000 related full-text articles, as well as abstracts and images from thousands of periodicals. Access provided by iCONN.
A comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies on notable personalities. Access provided by iCONN.
Provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Also included is a digitized version of The Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739, which contains bibliographic records and extracts for thousands of additional documents.
Lists members of the Connecticut General Assembly. The list of state Senators dates back to 1776, and entries for House members begin with 1849. Database created by the Connecticut State Library.
MyHeritage Library Edition from EBSCO is an internationally diverse genealogy database that includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries in 40 languages, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and more. The data repository includes birth, death and marriage records, the complete US and UK censuses, immigration, military and tombstone records and more than 1.5 billion family tree profiles.
Note: CT State Library has trial access to MyHeritage Library Edition through January 31, 2015.
Historical New York Times with Index.
Coverage: Full-text: 1851-2009. Index: 1851-1993.
Full text of the New York Times newspaper, 1980 to current. The complete text of recent articles is provided in the ASCII format. The New York Times Book Review and Sunday Magazine are provided in PDF format. Access provided by iCONN.
The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital...
The Hale Collection includes Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions, Newspaper Marriage and Death...