Connecticut State Library

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Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Telephone: 860-757-6500 or toll free: 866-886-4478
E-mail Us
Website: Connecticut State Library
History & Genealogy References: Home

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.[1]

Large genealogy collection of newspapers, books manuscripts, town histories, maps and lots of genealogies.[2] Holdings include the collection, "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 974.6 A1 No. 30).
The State Library also houses the Museum of Connecticut History (860-757-6521).


  • State Library and Supreme Court Building, 231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, Connecticut. Includes the Library, State Archives, and Museum of Connecticut History.
  • Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St. Middletown, Connecticut
  • Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 198 West St. Rocky Hill, Connecticut
  • State Records Center, 198 West St. Rocky Hill, Connecticut
  • State Library Storage Facility, 75 Van Block Ave. Hartford, Connecticut

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 Archives hosts historical records, maps, indexes, newspapers, vital records, town histories and so much more.  Their website offers a Guide to the Archives in the Connecticut State Library here.  (this link will open in PDF)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. History and Genealogy Home in CT State Library (accessed 21 September 2015).
  2. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 25. WorldCat 39493985. FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.