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Connecticut History and Genealogy 

Connecticut, the "Nutmeg State," is one of the thirteen original States.  From east to west it extends about ninety-five miles, from north to south about sixty miles. It is bounded on the north by Massachusetts, on the east by Rhode Island, on the south by Long Island Sound, and on the west by New York.   Read a brief early History of Connecticut.
We hope you will find plenty of great information to assist in your genealogy research.  All of us here at CTGenWeb are volunteers with special connections to this state, although most of us do not live in Connecticut. County Coordinators may not be in a position to answer questions about your family research, but we hope to make this journey fun and informative for you.  There are many ways that you can contribute to the success of this project.  If you have information to share, please contact the appropriate County Coordinator or State Coordinator.  You'll find more about making a contribution   HERE.

The USGenWeb Project
was established in 1996 by a group of genealogists who shared a desire to create online centers for genealogical research. Each of our literally thousands of web sites have been created and are maintained by volunteers. Some of the offerings you're likely to see in these diverse and creative sites include query boards, listings of local sources for records, county and state histories, online genealogy books, research tips, maps, and links to helpful internet resources. You'll even find transcribed records online, accessible for free from the comfort of your home. Our Special Projects, such as the nationally-recognized Tombstone Project, assist in the effort to gather these record transcriptions. The USGenWeb Archives are a major repository of data, which is provided by helpful contributors - people just like you!

Pat Sabin, State Coordinator
Alternate: patriciasabin2012@gmail.com
Jim Rothgeb, Assistant State Coordinator jrothgeb@snet.net


Fairfield County
Maureen Mead

Hartford County
Jana Cortez

Litchfield County
Available !
Info on Adopting
Middlesex County
From portions of Hartford &
New London Counties

Lynn Tooley

New Haven County
Available !
Info on Adopting

New London County
Pat Sabin

Tolland County
Please note that Tolland County is down temporarily until we can move and update the files from RootsWeb.

Lynn Tooley

Windham County


Pat Sabin

Note that in 1960 the responsibilities of government agencies were transferred from the counties to the towns.  On the CTGenWeb site, you will find county wide information as well as contact information for Town Clerks.

The CTGenWeb Project
Welcomes Enthusiastic Volunteers!

Please read "How You May Contribute to the CTGenWeb Project"  to determine if being a County Coordinator, or a Contributor, would be a better fit for you.  If you have any questions, please contact the State Coordinator or any County Coordinator.

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Helpful Links - Connecticut Genealogy Volunteer Information
 How You May Contribute to the CTGenWeb Project
The USGenWeb Project USGenWeb Project Approved Logos

USGenWeb Archives USGenWeb Project Copyright Policy

USGenWeb Archives - Connecticut Files WorldGenWeb Project

Look-Up Volunteers - Connecticut (Various Topics) Queries at RootsWeb - Connecticut Counties

USGenWeb Obituary Project
USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project

Other USGenWeb Special Projects

Historic Connecticut Newspapers Online
Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council, Inc Professional Genealogists in CT (fee based services)

Connecticut Town Clerks - Link to .pdf file
at ctgov.org
Map of Connecticut showing Town Locations & boundaries - .pdf file at ctgov.org

Valuable New England Databases
 Ray Brown's Site

Valuable New England Databases -
Jane Devlin's Site

Special Project - Suffragettes in CT

Yale University is compiling a database of Suffragettes in every state. If you have an Connecticut ancestor who was an active Suffragette in the late 1800s or early 1900s, and you would like to contribute to this project, please contact Eve Bourbeau at eve.bourbeau-allard@yale.edu.

Additional New Data On This Site:

Connecticut Obituaries (A Few Obits from Several Towns)

Connecticut Vintage Postcard Images

Connecticut local government was transferred from the counties to the towns in 1960.
If you are new to CT Genealogy, you may want to read the article linked below.



Connecticut Map 1824
1824 Map of Connecticut  is from the USGenWeb Map Project

Early History of Connecticut


New York       Rhode Island      Massachusetts

Patricia Sabin, State Coordinator (2014-2017)
E-Mail:    patricia.sabin@comcast.net
Alt E-Mail: patriciasabin2012@gmail.com
Please put "CTGenWeb" in your subject line

Jim Rothgeb, Assistant State Coordinator (2014-2017)
E-Mail: jrothgeb@snet.net

The Connecticut GenWeb Project (CTGenWeb) would not be the fine project
  it is without the hard work and talent of the County and Local Coordinators,
and the unfailing dedication of these past State Coordinators:
  • Maureen Mead,  State Coordinator - 2008-2014
  • George Waller,   State Coordinator - 2001-2008
  • Jim Rothgeb,     State Coordinator - 1996-2001

Thank you for your service!

The Official CTGenWeb Logo is an original design
by Maureen Mead

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