Litchfield County Resources
Towns of Litchfield County
Litchfield County Queries
Litchfield County Surname Pages
Additional Resources, Links and Newsgroups
RootsWeb Connecticut Surname Search
If you have a web page for your Litchfield County ancestry and would like to have it included in this section, please e-mail me the URL of your ancestry information, surnames to be highlighted (Litchfield Co. names), and state that you would like me to add this link to the Litchfield Family Ancestry section.
If you do not have a web page but would like to receive email queries re your surname (again, Litchfield Co. names only), please email me the surname of your ancester and state that you would like to be added to the Litchfield Family Ancestry section.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - Connecticut includes the following:
Beginner's Guide to Family History Research by Desmond Walls Allen and Carolyn Earle Billingsley.
Genealogy Collections outside Litchfield County:
-- Through the State of Connecticut Home Page: Frames Version
-- Through the State Library's own Home Page
-- Or directly
Just a few of the links that are provided at the Connecticut State Library are:
Figuring out Family Relationships - are they cousins or cousins once removed?
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Search the USGenWeb-Search.Us files.
USGenWeb Census Projects This search features a companion Advanced Search for each state where you may search for surnames that sound alike, sort census records for browsing, or use other options.
The LostCousins website has a unique system that identifies living relatives who share the same ancestors automatically, confidentially, and with close to 100% accuracy.
Genealogy LookUp Forum is a web site of volunteers who will do various types of look ups in many states such as Birth, Death, Census, Cemetery, Marriage, and obituaries.
The Connecticut Gravestone Network
The Association for Gravestone Studies
The Tombstone Transcription Project - volunteers are transcribing tombstone inscriptions throughout the U.S. and are archiving these here as part of the U.S.GenWeb Project.
Connecticut Union Soldiers interred in the Military Asylum Cemetery, D.C., opened on or about August 1, 1861 and closed May 12, 1864.
Union Soldiers from CT interred in the National Cemetery, Arlington, VA from May 13, 1864 to June 30, 1865; also, interments in the Harmony Cemetery, between the same dates.
Newspaper Obituary Search.
Listing of soldiers' names whose portrait appears in History of the 101st Machine Gun Batalion at Mary Cheney Library in Manchester and CT State Library.
Index to CT Men in the Spanish-American War, Phillipine Insurection, and China Relief Expedition from April 21, 1898 to July 4, 1904.
Index to CT Men who served in Regular Army in Mexican War.
List of names contained in The CT Portrait Index (Civil War) maintained at CT State Library in Hartford.
Search the U.S. Civil War Center's Database for your ancestor surname.
Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Joseph Melvin Leonard Camp No.168 "New England Camp" Sons of Spanish American War Veterans.
An online database run by the United States National Park Service will allow you to search for ancestors who fought on either side in the American Civil War. The database contains over 6 million records. Found it a little slow to respond, but is well worth the wait. Follow the "the system" links on the right side of the screen to begin your search
Orthodox Church in America - Parishes, Institutions, and Monasteries in Connecticut.
Karen's List of Connecticut Resources includes the ROOTS-L Databases and Files and the ability to do a search of Connecticut Surnames in the Roots Surname List.
The Ancestry site contains several searchable databases, including Early CT Marriages Prior to 1800 and Appendices of The Real Founders of New England. If you cannot connect to this site right away, be patient, this site receives alot of traffic.
This site contains links to early New England familes.
The Attic is where I store numerous other genealogical links, including searchable databases.
General Research Aides.
New England Connections
Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
Connecticut Historical Commission
Historical Societies of CT
The Genealogy Exchange Connecticut Page has a ton of material including Marriage indexes and other records.
Early Governors of Connecticut from 1639-1797
WPA Life Histories are first person accounts of life in Connecticut.
American Life Histories from the American Memory Library of Congress contains first person life accounts compiled by the WPA in 1936-1940.
The Old Timer Page - The Way We Used To Do it...
AncientFaces is the visual genealogy website that has thousands of old photos visitors are sharing for free. We also offer a military section just for military photos that contains hundreds of photos covering multiple wars.
CT Newspapers On-Line
My High School contains alumni directories and reunion info for high schools all over the United States.
There are numerous Newsgroups (Lists) that are available for those with e-mail. Newsgroups are primarily developed so that members can exchange, discuss,
or post a query relating to that particular newsgroup, be it surname or area related. Listed below are just a few of those available.
|Roots-L||best known list; to subscribe send e-mail to email@example.com (that's a small L, not a one) - in body say subscribe, nothing else.|
|GenConnecticut||mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in Connecticut. Mailing address for postings is firstname.lastname@example.org - To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message (turn off signature) to email@example.com (for mail mode) or firstname.lastname@example.org (for digest mode).|
|Litchfield County, Connecticut||Rootsweb mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in Litchfield County. - To subscribe send email to CTLITCHF-Lemail@example.com and as the only text in the body of a message (turn off signature) subscribe|
|Litchfield County, Connecticut||mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in Litchfield County. - To subscribe send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and as the only text in the body of a message (turn off signature) subscribe litchfield-ct-digest|
|Northeast-Roots-L||for those researching their ancestry in Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Mailing address for postings is email@example.com - To subscribe send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org - SUB NORTHEAST-ROOTS-L firstname lastname (turn off signature)|
|Surname-Query||mailing list for queries on specific surname searches. Mailing address for postings is email@example.com - To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message (turn off signature) to firstname.lastname@example.org (mail mode) or email@example.com (digest mode).|
|Newsgroup List||State, Area, or Surname Newsgroups|
|GENCMP-L||genealogy computer group; to subscribe send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.orgWorld.com - in body say subscribe GENCMP-L firstname lastname, nothing else.|
|Dick Eastman's newsletter||Not a newsgroup, but a newsletter that is published weekly and contains all the latest news in the genealogy world. For those without Internet connections, there is no charge to receive it by e-mail. To subscribe, send an e-mail to: email@example.com|