As a state recognized, incorporated genealogy society, The Indian and Colonial Research Center has several responsibilities. Educating it’s members in proper etiquette in conducting research at town halls is one responsibility. It must be remembered that town clerks are not employed to conduct genealogical research, only to facilitate access to records according to Connecticut State Statute. The following link will provide a nice overview to how researchers and town clerks should interact, and frequently asked questions regarding access to Connecticut vital records. The Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council and members representing Connecticut Town Clerks have met several times to help improve relations between researchers and town clerks. Both groups should be applauded for their efforts to ease this facilitation

Please note that  I C R C  does not have a professional on our staff but our volunteers will do their best to help you with your research at our facility

Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council


Cyndislist   A massive index to genealogy sites grouped by subject and location. This should be a starting point when trying to determine what records are available on-line for your particular interest

Family Search   The Mormon Church’s  free searchable database of several record groups including the International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, Pedigree Resource File, Social Security Death Index, Vital Records Index and 1880 United States and 1881 Great Britain and Canada census. The site also provides research guides, printable forms, and computer software to organize your research

Ancestry   A pay for use site that contains millions of names from records of North America and the United Kingdom. Users pay fees for access to parts of the site, or the entire site. A nice feature is the ability to enroll in on-line genealogy classes for $30.00. This includes full access to the site for the length of the class

New London County Rootsweb   A well-organized site devoted to New London County genealogy. Links to databases, personal family pages, and resources

Connecticut State Library   The State Library’s guide to the History and Genealogy division Provides details about the resources of the library

Connecticut Genealogy Society   The Connecticut Society of Genealogists Inc    ( C S G ) encourages and promotes genealogical research and publication, maintains and elevates genealogical standards and provides instructional and educational programs and publications. C S G  is among the largest societies devoted exclusively to U.S. genealogy

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Local Family Societies

Denison Homestead

Chesbro Genealogy