- Start with Google. Search for the term genealogy + "(insert town name)." You're almost guaranteed to find a few new sites.
- Contact the town's historical society and local library. Most have local collections. Even if they don't, they generally can tell you who to call.
- Connecticut has a few formulaic contacts:
- Vital records: town clerk or, in a city, health department.
- Land records: town clerk.
- Colonial church records: search for the "First Congregational Church" + town name.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Tuesday's Tip: Starting Research in a New Connecticut town...
You've probably wondered how I find resources in a new town, when I don't live, work or study in most of Connecticut (I'm Middlesex/New London County focused). Here are a couple of my favorite methods: