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The History and Genealogy Unit serves as the reference point for the State Archives. The Guide to the Archives in the Connecticut State Library and other finding aids give researchers information on archival and manuscript collections. For information about accessing materials, please read the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records, Original Newspapers, and Secured Collections Materials. Not all materials are stored on site; please see Use of Offsite and Secured Collections.
Sources of Information for Genealogy
Genealogical and Historical Collections
Some guides are listed below, though check the main CSL Index page for many more.
For immediate information about Connecticut, consult the About Connecticut - Quick Facts section of the CSL Research Resources page and/or contact a local library, genealogical society, historical society, or municipal historian.