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Research CT

Due to the number of requests we have had about the history of Hartford, CT and/or the history of Connecticut we have included this page in the hope of helping those requesting such information. The primary interest of the Historical Society of East Hartford is the history of our town, East Hartford, CT. Usually only as they relate to our town do we consider other histories. Though many, these links are not exhaustive. Please feel free to send comments and/or suggestions to webmaster@hseh.org; include HSEH in the subject line.

Connecticut History & Research

The Antiquarian and Landmarks Society
Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
Connecticut Historical Societies and Museums
Connecticut Historical Society
Connecticut History Online - Digital Images
Connecticut Humanities Council: Connecticut's Heritage Gateway
Connecticut Humanities Council: Connecticut's Cultural Life
Connecticut League of History Organizations
Connecticut River Museum
Connecticut State Library
Connecticut State Library / Sources of Information on Connecticut's History
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center
Mystic Seaport


Conservation & Preservation

American Association for State and Local History. Bookstore has extensive list of low cost pamphlets on various historic topics including conservation and preservation.
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, "Caring for Your Treasures"
Library of Congress - Preservation - Caring for Your Collections
Northeast Document Conservation Center Online Course Preservation 101
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
Stanford University (Preservation Department), Conservation Online
Stanford University, Conservation/Preservation for the General Public
Stanford University, Online Preservation Links


Dates in Connecticut History

Connecticut Towns and Their Establishment from the Connecticut State Library
Selected Important Dates In Connecticut's History Source: Connecticut Historical Commission



We wish to thank the Ct State Library for its genealogical research, web site suggestions.

Census Finder CT
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Find a Family History Center Near You
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Family Search
Connecticut Ancestry Society
Connecticut Historical Society
Connecticut Society of Genealogists
Connecticut State Library
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites - Index
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites - Lookups & Free Searches by Volunteers
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites - US, Connecticut
French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut
The Genealogy Homepage
Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut
Lithuanian Americans Connecticut Vital Records
National Archives, Northeast Region
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Polish Genealogical Society of CT
ROOTSWEB Data Bases & Files: Connecticut
ROOTSWEB,The oldest and largest free genealogical site
The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut - lists societies interested in early CT history
US GenWeb Project Hartford County
US GenWeb Page for Connecticut



The Connecticut Gravestone Network
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites - Cemeteries,
Dream of Genealogy - Connecticut Cemeteries (incl Center Cemetery)
Find a Grave, Connecticut
Find a Grave
Friends of Center Cemetery, Inc - see John Spaulding's index for burial listings
The Political Graveyard, see near the start of the page "Politicians Who Were Born (Lived/Died) in Hartford County"
The Political Graveyard
The Tombstone Transcription Project, Connecticut (incl Center Cemetery)
The Tombstone Transcription Project


Hartford, CT

At this time Hartford, CT unfortunately does not have its own historical society. Hopefully these sites and others on this page will help in researching Hartford's history.

Connecticut Historical Society
Connecticut State Library
Friends of Center Cemetery, Inc Center Cemetery was an 'east of the CT River' Hartford cemetery until 1783 when East Hartford separated from Hartford. Center Cemetery was the 2nd oldest cemetery in Hartford and is the oldest in East Hartford. It was founded in 1709.
A Miscellany of Hartford History
middtown@courant.com Email your questions about Connecticut to the Hartford Courant. Questions can also be faxed to 860-343-5220 or mailed to Since You Asked, 373 E. Main St., Middletown, CT 06457. Please include your name and hometown. Courant columnist Marlene Clark will research your questions.
A Virtual tour of Hartford's landmarks, history, and neighborhoods


Local and Nearby Historical Societies

Connecticut Society of Genealogists
Friends of Center Cemetery, East Hartford
Glastonbury, Historical Society of
Manchester Historical Society
South Windsor Historical Society


National Historical Societies & Sites

Library of Congress
Library of Congress, US Copyright office
National Archives and Records Administration
Smithsonian Institution
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities


Purchase Connecticut Records, etc

Copies of Historical Records on CD and Microfiche (ancestorspy)
Copies of 19th Century Gazetteers, Old Maps (goldbug)

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