Genealogy

  • Access to Archival Databases access to records in historic databases preserved by the National Archives and Records Administration–records of particular interest to genealogists  include–passenger arrivals at the Port of New York during the Irish Famine 1846-1851, Russian, Italian and German immigration records, and Army enlistment and prisoner of war records–the database is continually being added to
  • African-American Research
    an introduction and links to resources for African American genealogy–from the National Archives
  • Afro-American Genealogical Research: Introduction guidebooks, links and bibliographies from the Local History &  Genealogy Reading Room of the Library of Congress
  • Caleb Johnson’s MayflowerHistory.com history, genealogy, and passenger lists
  • Connecticut State Library Research Guide to Naturalization Records at the State Library generally documents consist of two pages for each naturalization, information provided may include petition for citizenship, oath of allegiance, record of previous citizenship, place and date of birth, occupation, place and date of arrival in the US, name of ship, place of residence
  • CTGenWeb online resources for genealogy and family history–this is Connecticut’s section of the USGenWeb Project
  • Cyndi’s List a vast categorized index to genealogical resources on the internet
  • Ellis Island Passenger Arrivals searchable database of passenger information–search by passenger or ship, information on all ships that entered the port of New York 1892-1924
  • Family Search from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints–search “the largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world”
  • Find a Grave locate cemeteries, search grave records, information for over 400,000 cemeteries
  • Heritage Quest search census records 1790-1930, revolutionary war era pension and bounty-land warrant application files, books and genealogy and local history articles–from the Connecticut State Library
  • Interment.net free access to transcriptions of  cemetery records and tombstone inscriptions from around the world
  • ISTG Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild over 9000 immigrant ship passenger lists
  • NARA Genealogy information for genealogists and family historians on records available and how to use them  from the National Archives and Records Administration
  • The Olive Tree Genealogy free genealogy records including passenger lists, ship searches, orphan records, tutorials, and resource guides
  • Online County and Town Histories links to free online county and town histories
  • Relationship Terms determine the relationships between family members–cousin, second cousin, etc.
  • Social Security Death Index if data is available records contain last name, first name, social security number, birth and death date, and last residence–from Ancestry.com
  • US Census Guide how to use resources available from the US Census to do your genealogical research
  • TheUSGenWeb Project genealogy and family history online–internet sites for genealogical research in every state and county (including CT and New Haven County)–noncommercial and free
  • Where to Write for Vital Records state by state listing and rules for obtaining birth, death, marriage or divorce records–from the National Center for Health Statistics