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County resources:

1796 Connecticut map, Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division


Statehood: 9 Jan 1788
5th state of the United States

Bordering states:
North: Massachusetts
East: Rhode Island
West: New York

Capital: Hartford

Largest city: Bridgeport

Map: Connecticut, 1796
(click map to enlarge)
Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Counties: Original counties at time of statehood: Fairfield, Hrtford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, and Windham. Connecticut County Creation Dates and Parent Counties. Counties in 2020: 8.

Record Sets-State Level

Connecticut Record Sets 
(Ancestry Collections)

Connecticut Record Sets (Family Search)

Vital Records


Connecticut Vital Records — Index of Marriages, 1897-1969
(Connecticut State Library)

Connecticut, U.S., Marriage Index, 1620-1926 (Ancestry)


Connecticut Death Records Index, 1897-1969
(Connecticut State Library)

Connecticut, U.S., Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934 (Ancestry)

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry)

Virtual Libraries

State of Connecticut

Genealogical and family history of the state of Connecticut, William Richard Cutter, 1911

Historical and Descriptive Sketches of the Counties, Cities and Principal Towns of the Six New England States, vol. 1, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Rev. R. H. Howard, A.M. and Prof. Henry E. Crocker, 1880.

Litchfield County

General history of the town of Sharon, Litchfield county, Conn. from its first settlement, Charles F. Sedgwick, A. M., 1877.

Windham County

History of Windham County, Connecticut, Richard M. Bayles, 1889.


Connecticut Maps, Library of Congress

Connecticut Landowner Maps, Library of Congress

Interactive Map of Connecticut County Formation History, Maps of U.S.

Historical Maps Works: Connecticut


Connecticut Manuscripts, Archive Grid

Connecticut Manuscripts, Library of Congress

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