Connecticut Genealogy Blogs

 General Connecticut Blogs: 
  1.  Biography
    1. While it is written for a historical society in Alaska, the Skagway Historical Society Blog offers biographies of Connecticut born locals. Here's my review.  
  2. Connecticut Writers: 
    1. Books New Haven : The blog covers new Connecticut writers and their projects. Read my review here.
  3. Genealogy
    1. GenBlog covers genealogy techniques, including links for Connecticut sources. Read my review here. 
    2. Cathy's Genealogy Blog contains posts on her family research in early Connecticut. Here's the review. 
    3. News from CSL provides updates to the Connecticut State Library's online databases. Read my review.
  4. Historic Preservation
    1. A Preservationist's Technical Notebook shares preservation techniques and the history of local homes. Check out my review   
    2. Historic Buildings of Connecticut traces Connecticut's historic buildings through photos and written histories. Here's the review. 
    3. A Fashionable Frolick  
    4. Windham County Cemeteries offers an overview of cemetery history, focusing on Willimantic. Enjoy the review.   
    5. Review, Restore, Renew traces a house restoration in East Berlin. Here's the review.
  5.  Inventions
    1. Connecticut Invents traces Connecticut's history of inventions. Enjoy the review.
  6. Military History:
    1. Boston 1775 provides a view into life during the American Revolution. Check out the review for more details.
    2. Connecticut Commemorates the Civil War promotes Connecticut Civil War events. Here's the review. 
    3. Irish in the American Civil War suggests what your Irish ancestor's life may have been like. Enjoy the review.
  7. Newspapers
    1. History's Newsstand features snippets of historic newspapers. Here's the review.
  8. Surname Blogs
    1.  Relative Musings studies Connecticut's Bradley family. Read the review here.
    2. Holmes Genealogy traces the history of the Holmes family in Connecticut. Enjoy the review.
    3. The Scrappy Genealogist covers the history of several Connecticut families. Here's the review  
    4.  Sinotte Loiselle traces the history of both families. Read the review here
    5. Sprague Family Research follows the Sprague family of  Connecticut. Enjoy the review.
    6. Parkman Genealogy offers an overview of the Parkman family. Read the review here.
  9. Travel and History: 
    1.  Connecticut Museum Quest: A blog visit to Connecticut's museums. Here's my review.
    2. The Size of Connecticut:  A travel blog on Connecticut. Read my review here.
    3. The UConn Law Blog covers the law school's day to day function and a bit of history. Take a look at my review
    4. The Best of New England: Written as a travel blog, the Best of New England offers some fun historical tourism. Here's my review.
    5. traces war monuments throughout the state. Here's the review.
    6. Twilight at Morningside is a Connecticut food and travel blog. Enjoy the review.
    7. The Distracted Wanderer follows a writer through her travels. Here's the review.  

Town Specific Blogs:
  1. Avon: The Avon Historical Society's blog provides a nice history of the town. Enjoy the review here.
  2. Barkhamsted: Enjoy the history of the town on the Historical Society's blog. Here's the review.
  3.  Branford: Trace the history of 19th century Branford through one set of eyes with
    Llewellyn Barker Diaries. Read the review here.
  4. Bridgeport: 
    1. Bridgeport's city historian traces the town's past through Curious Historian. Enjoy the review.
    2.  Sections of Bridgeport's history appear in Lost History of Bridgeport. Here's the review.
  5. Bristol: While it's mostly an event blog, the Bristol Public Library blog offers a few great posts. Check out the review....
  6. East Haven: The local library runs an archives blog. Enjoy my review.
  7. Easton: The Easton Historical Society blog contains some great information, although it may take some digging to find it. 
  8. Greenwich: The Greenwich Public Library has two blogs. Historically Speaking is run as their event blog, but there are some great profiles of Greenwich natives. Read the review here.  They also run an oral history program. You can read that review here.
  9. Guilford: Historic Guilford, the blog for Guilford's historic tourism program. Here's my review.  
  10. Hartford:
    1.  Old Hartford is a Facebook group for sharing Hartford's history. Read my review here.
    2. Hartford studies events in Hartfort’s past. Here’s the review.
    3. Hartford Daily Photo offers a fun view into life in Hartford. Enjoy the review.
  11. Killingworth: While the blog just covers the Griffin family, the Samuel Griffin Family Blog can provide you with ideas for research. Enjoy the review.
  12. Ledyard: Simply Ledyard CT is run by a local realtor and features local history and more.  Here's my review. 
  13. Litchfield:
    1. Miss Wiggin's Attic is the blog of Litchfield's historical society. Enjoy the review.
    2. Hidden in Plain Sight profiles people and places from the town's history. The review is here. 
  1. Lyme: The Florence Griswold Museum runs From the Archives. Read the review. 
  2. Mansfield:
    1. The Mansfield Historical Society runs their own blog featuring items from the collection and scenes from town. Here's the review.
    1.  Fresh Pickin's, run by a UCONN archives, offers some great views of Mansfield. Enjoy the review.
  1. Middlefield: Judy and Conrad Productions provides a personal view of Middlefield's history. Read my review here. 
  2. Middletown: Wesleyan University's Special Collections blog shares more than just artifacts of the University. It also covers Middletown's  history. Enjoy the review.
  3. New Hartford: Another historical society blog... Here's my review!
  4. New Haven: 
a.          Written by a professional genealogist, Once Upon a Time in New Haven covers New  Haven  history. Read the review here. 
    1. Although intended as a family history blog, the Ives Family History blog provides a nice overview of early New Haven. Read my review here.
    2. Yale’s Manuscript and Archives blog helps trace the history of campus. Here’s the review.
  1.  North Haven: The North Haven Historical Society offers a view into the town's history. Enjoy the review.
  2. Norwich: It may be part of a newspaper site, but Norwich Nuggets offers some great research opportunities. Here's the review.
  3. Rocky Hill: Although it's a bit disorganized, the Rocky Hill Historical Society's blog is worth a read.
  4. Sharon: Although a bit outdated, the Sharon Historical Society blog offers some good overviews of town history. Read the review.  
  5. Waterbury: Waterbury Thoughts mixes Waterbury history and modern life. Here's the review
  6. Wethersfield: Who doesn't learning more about this old town?
    1. Check out the Curator's Corner and my review.
    2. You can also enjoy Trees for Wethersfield with this review.

General Genealogy Help: 
  1. Cemeteries:
a. Memento Stones traces gravestone art. Read my review here.

  1. Civil War:
a. Genealogy Circle covers basic Civil War research. It's a fun read. Check out my review.


  1. This list is a valuable resource! Thanks for putting this together.

    1. Thanks Colleen. Please let me know if you have ideas on anything to add or improve.

  2. I was glad to discover your blog. I was born in New London, and my mom's family moved from Maine to Connecticut where she was born in Danbury. I've also discovered some roots in Connecticut with other ancesters that go back to the 1800's and 1700's, so I'm looking forward to using some of the links you provided above.