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D. Joshua Taylor, the New England genealogy expert who delivered
genealogy news to several famous folks on NBC’s “Who Do You think You
Are?” is hard at work putting together the Connecticut
Genealogy Crash Course webinar he’ll present next Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m.
Josh shares these Connecticut research tips, which he’ll expand on in the Connecticut
Genealogy Crash Course:
Many of the common resources for Connecticut research have been published, transcribed,
retranscribed, and republished in various formats, so always look for the original
source of the information. In the webinar, we’ll discuss key resources for tracing
Connecticut families, including the Barbour and Hale records
collections, which require a bit of sleuthing to use effectively.
Connecticut keeps probate records by districts, rather than by counties or towns.
But there’s a quick way to search all of Connecticut’s probate records through one
central source! Tune in to the webinar to learn how.
Connecticut’s shared borders can cause dilemmas for genealogists. We’ll talk briefly
about the complexities surrounding the western border with New York and ideas for
tracing Connecticut families who might’ve spent time in and around Dutchess County,
Subscribe to the Connecticut Society of
Genealogists‘ quarterly The
Connecticut Nutmegger. It’ll keep you up to date on Connecticut resources
and provide book reviews, record abstracts and other guidance.
If you have a chance, visit the Connecticut State
Library. Although many of its resources are on microfilm (much of it available
through interlibrary loan or from the Family
History Library), there’s nothing like researching on-site and using resources
in the original formats.
Got Connecticut ancestors? Register
for the Connecticut Genealogy Crash Course now and you’ll save $10 with our early
bird special and get a chance to submit your Connecticut research question to Josh
ahead of time.