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[[Image:CT State Library & Archives II.jpg|border|right|175px|CT State Library & Archives II.jpg]]'''Connecticut State Library'''<br>231 Capitol Avenue<br>Hartford, Connecticut 06106<br>Telephone: 860-757-6500 or toll free: 866-886-4478<br>E-mailEmail: [mailto:http://ctstatelibrary.org/contact-us/email-us/ Ehttp://ctstatelibrary.org/contact-us/email-mail Usus/] <br>Website: [https://ctstatelibrary.org/ Connecticut State LibraryWebsite]<br>History & Genealogy References: [http://libguides.ctstatelibrary.org/hg/indexes History and & Genealogy HomeReferences]<br><br>
Has the Barbour Collection, Bibles, census, church, Hale Collection newspaper marriages and deaths, cemeteries, probates, vital records, directories, land, local histories, military, naturalization, passenger arrivals, and e-mail questions.<ref>[http://libguides.ctstatelibrary.org/hg/home History and Genealogy Home] in ''CT State Library'' (accessed 21 September 2015).</ref>
:Large genealogy collection of newspapers, books manuscripts, town histories, maps and lots of genealogies.<ref name="DB25">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 25. {{WorldCat|39493985}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> Holdings include the collection, ''[https://libguides.ctstatelibrary.org/c.php?g=426846&p=6696496 "Connecticut Archives," 1629–1820.]'' A helpful inventory of this collection is: Connecticut State Library, ''Guide to Archives in the Connecticut State Library'', Third Edition. (Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library, 1981; Family History Library book {{FHL|221829|title-id|disp=974.6 A1}} No. 30).
:*The main branch in Hartford offers a wide variety of collections and the lower level of the building houses the Connecticut State Archives. The Connecticut State LibraryArchives hosts historical records, maps, indexes, newspapers, vital records, ''town histories and so much more.&nbsp; Their website offers a [https://libguides.ctstatelibrary.org/hg/home Guide to the Archives in the Connecticut State Library'', Third Edition. (Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library, 1981; Family History Library book {{FHL|221829|title-id|disp=974.6 A1}} No. 30)].
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:The State Library also houses the [http://www.museumofcthistory.org/ Museum of Connecticut History] (860-757-6521).<br>
The Connecticut State Library is located in Hartford, Connecticut with Library Service Centers located in Middletown and Willimantic and the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is located in Rocky Hill. '''<span lang="en" dir="ltr"><big><u>Facilities</u></big></span>'''
The main branch in *State Library and Supreme Court Building, 231 Capitol Ave., Hartford offers a wide variety of collections , Connecticut. Includes the Library, State Archives, and the lower level Museum of the building houses the Connecticut State ArchivesHistory. The Connecticut State Archives hosts historical records*Middletown Library Service Center, maps786 South Main St. Middletown, indexesConnecticut*Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, newspapers198 West St. Rocky Hill, vital recordsConnecticut*State Records Center, town histories and so much more198 West St.&nbsp; Their website offers a Guide to the Archives in the Rocky Hill, Connecticut *State Library [http://wwwStorage Facility, 75 Van Block Ave.cslib.org/archives/archivesguide.pdf here].&nbsp; (this link will open in PDF)Hartford, Connecticut <br>
===References===
Jeannie Sherman, Connecticut Town Guides: compiled from collections at the CT State Library.A guide to town vital records held at the CT State Library (with Family History library microfilm numbers). You can download the book as a pdf at [https://cdm15019.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p128501coll2/id/45894 Connecticut Town Guides].
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