Connecticut Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

Many Connecticut residents may find it challenging to trace their family histories without a significant amount of assistance. This is where the Connecticut family history centers come into play. These branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City provide a wealth of resources to help church members - as well as the general public - discover their roots. With a seemingly endless array of print material, microfilm and computer resources, as well as a helpful and knowledgeable volunteer staff, these family history centers are the perfect place to begin your genealogy search. The centers are operated by the Connecticut LDS church, and office hours vary from location to location.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to [email protected].

Bloomfield Family History Center
1000 Mountain Rd
Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002
(860) 242-1607
Tue & Wed. 10am-2pm, 7-9pm, Thurs. & Fri. 10-2, Sat. 9-5

Goshen Family History Center
Rte 63 & Ivy Mountain Rd
Goshen, Connecticut 06756
(860) 489-0876
Wed 7PM-9PM, Thur 10AM-2PM, 1st Sat of month Noon-3PM, Sun 12:30-2:30PM

Madison Family History Center
275 Warpas Rd
Madison, Connecticut 06443
(203) 245-8267
Tu 10:00-2:00 We 7:00-9:00 (pm) Sa 10:00-2:00
Notes: If door is locked, ring bell

Manchester Family History Center
30 Woodside St
Manchester, Connecticut 06040
(860) 643-4003
Wed. 10-2:30, 6-8:30 Thur.1-4

Mystic Family History Center
1230 Flanders Rd
Mystic, Connecticut 06355
(860) 536-5102
Mon Tu Th 10-1, Tu W Th 7-9, Fri 7-9, Sat 10-2

New Canaan - Family History Center
682 South Ave
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
(203) 966-5849
Tues. 9-12, Wed. 9-12, 6-9, Thurs. 6-9

Newtown Family History Center
16 Saw Mill Rd
Newtown, Connecticut 06470
(203) 426-1752
Tue,Thu 10-2, 7-9pm, Wed 10-2, Sun 2-5

Southington Family History Center
750 Meridan-Waterbury Tpk (Rte 322)
Southington, Connecticut 06489
(860) 628-0617
Tue,Thu 10-2, 7-9pm

Woodbridge Family History Center
990 Racebrook Rd
Woodbridge, Connecticut 06525
(203) 387-2012
Mon 12PM-4PM, Tue, Wed, Thu 10AM-1PM, 7PM-10PM, Sat 9AM-1PM

Connecticut Genealogy Resources

Connecticut State Library, History & Genealogy
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 757-6580
Note: The Charles R. Hale collection of cemetery inscriptions (1640-1930) and Newspaper Marriage & Death Notices, plus more.

Godfrey Memorial Library
134 Newfield Street
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 346-4375

CT Department of Public Health
State Office of Vital Records
410 Capitol Ave. MS#11VRS, PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
(860) 509-7700
Note: Connecticut Department of Public Health State Office of Vital Records holds Birth, Death, and Marriage Records: 1897 - present. For vital records pre-1897 contact Connecticut State Library's History and Genealogy Unit or call at (860) 757-6580.

Connecticut Historical Society, Museum and Library
One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-5621

Connecticut Society of Genealogists Library
175 Maple Street
East Hartford, CT 06118-2634
(860) 569-0002

Connecticut College, Linda Lear Center for Special Collections & Archives
Shain Library
270 Mohegan Ave
New London CT 06320
(860) 439-2654
Note: Repository for the Prudence Crandall Collection is a great source for African American and women research. The Prudence Crandall school for girls opened in 1831. Crandall, a Quaker, admitted African American girls as early as 1833.

Connecticut Genealogy Websites

Cyndi's List - US - Connecticut

Family Search Wiki - Connecticut

Connecticut Newspapers, Chronicling America, The Library Of Congress - Use this database as a finding aid for locating historical newspapers.

Connecticut Gen Web Project

Connecticut Formation Maps 1643-1960 - Research tool outlines changing county borders (searchable by year) to assist in locating genealogical records.

The Memorial History of Hartford County Connecticut, 1633-1884, vol. 1; James Hammond Trumbull

Connecticut Record Collections

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